Unzipping the Myths | Issue 25

Posted 2:04pm Sunday 27th September 2015

80 percent of all sexually active adults will get an sexually transmitted disease (STI) at some point in their lives. STIs are stigmatised and shamed, which simply contributes to them being spread more. Having an STI is not a death sentence or something to be ashamed of, but they can be quite Read more...

Unzipping the Myths | Issue 24

Posted 2:33pm Sunday 20th September 2015

Pornography is a controversial subject, but it is now perhaps the most widely accepted and pop-culture-okayed controversial subject (although the discussion seems to be different for anyone who is not a boy). Nearly every boy I know is unapologetic about indulging in porn. Porn is so frequently Read more...

Unzipping the Myths | Issue 23

Posted 2:15pm Sunday 13th September 2015

Ok, so you want to spice up your sex life a bit. You’re bored, it’s not exciting anymore, you want the sense of danger. Whether it’s at the back of the movie theatre or at the beach, everyone seems to have a story about it. This is all well and good, but bear in mind that a) public Read more...

Unzipping the Myths | Issue 22

Posted 3:04pm Sunday 6th September 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey is a terribly written, (inexplicably) terribly popular book series, originally created as fanfiction for a series that featured sparkly vampires. I myself have a few scarves (and ties and jumpers and even a sock) that have been relegated to the graveyard of items of clothing Read more...

Unzipping the Myths | Issue 21

Posted 2:12pm Sunday 30th August 2015

So you want to have a night of hot, consensual, no-strings-attached sex with a person who you have no intentions of seeing or sleeping with again.  You’ve your lube and your condoms (I hate nagging, but I will nag people to wear condoms with their one night stands until the day I die. Read more...

Unzipping the Myths | Issue 20

Posted 2:29pm Sunday 16th August 2015

You know who I don’t fuck with? I don’t fuck with people who think the number of people a person has slept with has any bearing on their worth as a human being. My sex education was presented to me at 13 years old by a nun at my Catholic, all-girls high school. Presenting two Read more...

Unzipping the Myths | Issue 19

Posted 2:15pm Sunday 9th August 2015

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess. A prince won her heart, and they lived happily ever after. For a while, anyway. But it wasn’t long, however, before the prince started pestering the princess for anal. “Everyone is doing it,” he swore. “It feels so much Read more...

Unzipping the Myths | Issue 18

Posted 3:20pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

So there’s this myth right, and it goes something like “your virginity is actually a really big deal”.  Do you know how much bearing your virginity has on your value as a human being? Approximately absolutely none. “Virginity” barely stands up to the weakest Read more...

Unzipping the Myths | Issue 17

Posted 2:58pm Sunday 26th July 2015

Hey there, period-havers. Chances are, if you have the ability to get pregnant, you also have the ability to stress the fuck out about it. This is where birth control comes in. Sure, we all know about the pill, but the real champions of period management / not having a child are long-acting Read more...

Unzipping the Myths | Issue 16

Posted 2:24pm Sunday 19th July 2015

Pubic hair exists for a reason. It is a line of defence against various nasties down there. Shock horror, it even grows on vulvas and the surrounding areas. But, some time between the bush-whacking 70s and today, pubic hair on a vulva became persona non grata.  Maybe the obsession with pubic Read more...

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