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How I became a feminist

Feminist [noun]: A person who supports feminism.  Feminism [noun]: the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes. a belief in the social, political, economic equality of the sexes.  I guess it started from a young age. I grew up in a feminist household. My mother was always very strong-willed, and my father was always this quiet, gentle yet strong presence. He went to work whilst…

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I’m a horrible person / Delete the haters

Sometimes I think I’m a horrible, disgusting person. Not because of how I act or behave, or the way I treat people or the way I think. I feel like a horrible person because people tell me I am… I’m a horrible person because of the advice I give to 14-year-old girls on this blog. I’m ruining their lives, taking their innocence, and turning something sacred and special like sex into a…

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Blowjobs: An act of submission?

This post is part of my sex-ed series. To get these posts in your inbox sign up here.  I had a comment recently from a reader in which she talks about how her boyfriend has stopped going down on her. Despite this she still performs blowjobs on him whenever they meet. The issue, however, is that she is now left disappointed and resentful towards him. Which got me thinking about…

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Why wasn’t I told?! Learning how to masturbate and what it could mean for gender equality

This post is part of my sex-ed series. To get these posts in your inbox sign up here.  I started masturbating at 18. By that point I had been sexually active for four years. I had a handful of sexual partners to date, dispensed sex advice to friends, and prided myself on my knowledge of sexual health. In many respects, I was considered “experienced”. But my savviness when it came…

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What to do when the condom breaks or falls off?

This post is part of my sex-ed series. To get these posts in your inbox sign up here.  You’ve done everything possible to have safe sex. You bought condoms, you read the funny diagram instructions on the box and followed them to a tee. Maybe you practiced putting the condom on a banana. Or maybe you didn’t.   Either way, it failed, and you now could be facing pregnancy, herpes, or…

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USA and Canada Road Trip 2016

In March 2016 my husband and I embarked on a five-week road trip around the USA and Canada. By any measure it was a trip of a lifetime and certainly one we’ll never forget. Driving from state-to-state has always been considered a novel and romantic journey – one that dreams, books and movies are made of. Who hasn’t had the desire to hop into an old beat-up Ford and drive down…

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How to have sex and not be labeled a slut

This post is part of my sex-ed series. To get these posts in your inbox sign up here

Slut [derogatory noun]:

  • Dated meaning: A woman with low standards of cleanliness.
  • Present day meaning: A woman who has had many casual sexual partners.

Never in my life did I think I would be offering advice about sex on my personal blog. But here I am and here you are, reading it.

If you type “losing virginity at 14” into Google, my blog is the first result.

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If I died tomorrow know this

This weekend was a difficult one for me. It’s always tough when I return to London after spending two weeks with my family and friends back home. The distance it takes me to get there, and the six or so months I have to wait to see them again, sometimes makes my first few days back a bit emotional. There’s usually a week of adjustment that I have to endure. And during this time I usually question what I’m doing with my life. Why do I wish to live here so far away from my family? What’s my life purpose? What lies ahead for the next six months? Am I really where I want to be in life? You get the drift.

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Cook with Brooke: Lobster Cottage Special

My mom’s side of the family is from Nova Scotia, Canada. They are what we call Maritimers. And they have profound love of lobster. Every summer, my grandparents would come back from their holidays in Atlantic Canada, and bring with them a load of fresh lobsters. They would gather around the table and ravage these poor crustaceans like savages, leaving no shell untouched. Needless to say, we still consider lobster a…

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