Should we meddle in the love lives of others?
Isy Suttie is an award-winning stand-up comedian, actress, writer, composer and musician best known for her role as Dobby, the ‘geeks’ dream girlfriend,’ in Channel 4′s comedy series The Peep Show. Love Letters is her Radio 4Extra series, which features tales of love told through word and song, and includes real life anecdotes from her own, often disastrous, love life.
I know I shouldn’t be wicked but seriously, this week I went on a date with a man who bore a remarkable resemblance to Jabba the Hut. Ok, I know that is a wicked comparison…but, honestly! When I tentatively suggested that I wasn’t getting the spark he got both cross and sniffy with me – sniffy boo hoo and sniffy peculiar! Apparently it was unnecessarily cruel of me to say this to his face. I should have waited until he was home alone. Especially as I’d seen his photos and they were recent! All I can say is wide angles, clever angles and Photoshop!
Buddhist my arse! The only path to enlightenment he wanted to discover was the direct route into my knickers. Amazing, I’ve started to turn men down. This is quite a breakthrough for a girl who has always been astounded and way too grateful for the slightest whiff of male interest.
POF for the soul. I am on my own journey to making actual choices about my future relationships and who to have them with…and, with any luck, there will be plenty of fun on my magical mystery tour to marriage.
A new book asks whether the sisterhood has forgotten older women.
38 essays written by high profile authors including politicians, policy-makers, academics and campaigners present a picture of an ageing society that isn’t adapting to the new female demographic. Topics explored include health and wellbeing, sex and intimacy, isolation, loneliness, finances and work.
Funding cuts and policy changes that come into place on April 1st will affect sexual health services in a number of ways say health charities, leading to a rise in STIs and abortion and affecting the quality of services on offer. In response, the FPA and Brook launched a joint campaign earlier this year called ...
Last week The Vitality Show featured its very first Sex Academy. The Vitality Show usually consists of various stalls and talks focusing on beauty, health and wellbeing. This year they added even more to the mix with four experts talking about pleasure and sexual health, and one vibrator and lubricant stall that offered us “a collaboration of vibes and slides”.
It was a good start but I wanted more!
Lauren Barri Holstein is a performance artist who uses her body to explore notions of desire, domestication and victimisation. Next week is the premiere of her new show, Splat!, at the Barbican Theatre as part of the 2013 SPILL Festival of Performance. The show has been described as ‘an explicit mix of nudity, rollerskates, pop ...
French artist Laure Prouvost chats to Adrian Searle about her new installation ‘Swallow’ at Whitechapel Gallery, London.
Prouvost has just won the Max Mara art prize for women. ‘Swallow’ is an immersive, sensual film that captures the taste of the sun, eating raspberries, and the sensation of bathing naked in a waterfall.
Her exhibition runs until 7th April.
Love the captions too ;-)
Falbala Embellished Legwear. Even the company name makes me feel sensuous and after meeting the owner, Karen, I’m definitely a fan.
Woman in the Biz:
Karen set up the company herself as she had always wanted to run her own business doing something creative. “I originally trained as a fashion designer and have had various jobs in the fashion industry. My favourite job was working in the wardrobe dept of a large pantomime company. We used to create all the panto costumes for the Christmas shows up and down the country. There was lots of glitter and sequins in the outfits which I loved working on!”