Indulge is a new club night in London for big, beautiful women and men, their friends and admirers (and folk of any size) to have a little fun. Its ethos is to provide a cosy, relaxed space for plus size people to meet and mingle. We spoke to its founder, Miranda Cheeseman, to find out more.
So how did a nice woman like me end up writing filth?
I see myself in the dock, facing the judge and having to answer his question. How did a nice middle class, middle-aged woman like me end up writing lascivious copy? I can’t even pretend that my debut novel is a bodice ripper in the traditional sense because I used some very frank language and also the sex scenes went on for pages. I didn’t hide behind the euphemisms normally employed to soften text. I did not have my heroine have a ‘between her legs’ or ‘lady garden’ and I didn’t have my heroes have ‘throbbing manhoods’ or ‘sabres’. I called a phallus a phallus and a vagina a vagina. Actually, I used colloquialisms instead, including the quite harsh words such as ‘pussy’ and ‘cock’. And I had them doing some very descriptive things – did I mention these couplings went on for pages?
Rude magazine recently reviewed Passion’s ‘School of Passion’, held at their city road headquarters in Cardiff. Now it’s time to get up close and personal with the fabulous owner of the brand, Faith Attwell….
We’ve all complained that we have ‘nothing to wear!’ at some time or another, bemoaned our wardrobe or yearned for a more exciting and individual sense of style. But how to get it? Well we got together one afternoon with the most fabulous Miss Tempest Rose of the House of Burlesque and asked her to share some of her secrets on accessorising corsets, sorting out your drawers (ahem) and the rules of customising – and as we’re a really nice bunch we just couldn’t wait to share them with you, our lovely Rude readers…
Mr Lost is a book about a wife’s journey into her marriage: frustrations, sexual fantasies, doubts and adultery. It explores why women have affairs, what they want, and why they leave ‘good’ marriages. Do sexual fantasies harm or help?
The narrator, who isn’t named, starts writing a blog under a pseudo-name (Lucrezia Borgia), in which imaginary character Emma Bovary is free to live the alternative, fuller and exciting life the real person wishes for, separated from her own desires by two levels of fiction (Lucrezia and Emma).
We met the author, Angie Voluti, to talk about her motivations for writing Mr Lost and how she juggles her work as a writer with heading up her own PR company, AV PR.
You may remember that the luscious owner of Rude Magazine, Nicci, recently did a review of MEME’s lingerie.
This fantastic company sent myself and Nicci a beautiful Playful Promises ‘LOVE’ set each to review: a blood-red vintage stitch bra, panties and a 4-strap suspender belt. Swoon!
We decided it was time to get to know this company a little better. So I met the lovely CEO, Mark, and here’s what happened…