A very twisted Valentine’s from Christian Grey, by Beth Penny

I was 18 when I first read 50 shades of grey. Whilst reading it, I felt so uncomfortable and it had nothing to do with the sex or 'kinky' stuff that was happening. After re-reading I realised it was because what was really written on those pages was an abusive relationship being sold to me … Continue reading A very twisted Valentine’s from Christian Grey, by Beth Penny

Things that inspire me about blogging

One of the best things about blogging challenges is that each writer is given a title and then has to find their own interpretation. I'm supposed to be giving you a list of 5 to 10 things that inspire me about blogging today. Now, I could probably give you more - since I often use … Continue reading Things that inspire me about blogging

Day 1 of the Blogtober Challenge – Five(ish) things about me

This month I'm participating in the Blogtober Challenge and will be posting daily so watch out for more regular updates. Today my challenge is 'Five - ten things about you'. I'm very much in favour of navel gazing if there's a self-improvement angle involved - otherwise, I have a tendency to just self-indulge. This first … Continue reading Day 1 of the Blogtober Challenge – Five(ish) things about me

Feminist icon and porn pioneer, Candida Royalle, will be missed – even if you don’t know why…

On Monday, Candida Royalle died after a long, painful battle against ovarian cancer. She was the pioneer of feminist porn. While that medium might not appeal to us all, it's important to remember women like her. She portrayed women enjoying sex from a perspective that was completely novel at the time. She did not concentrate … Continue reading Feminist icon and porn pioneer, Candida Royalle, will be missed – even if you don’t know why…

Too good to be true, too sweet to be sexy?

This week, I stand corrected. Seriously – as surprising as that statement is, not least to me! I recently wrote about the end of ‘old Hollywood’ and the loss of legends. Well, this week, my faith has been strengthened and my belief (at least slightly) renewed. This is because, after almost twenty years, Doris Day … Continue reading Too good to be true, too sweet to be sexy?