Geek Pride

Hoopy Frood and Proud

The 25th of May was a very special day for geeks everywhere. Not only was it towel day – it…

Yes - No! Polyamory debate

Challenging Challenges (part 2)

Take a deep breath, and let’s make the dive into debating territory. What other arguments are there that I hear…

My Granddad

My Granddad

My granddad passed away recently. He was one of the few people in my family who I liked and respected…

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

Sex Education in a Time Warp

Originally published in The Skinny Sometimes I get up in the morning, read the news, and wonder which century I…

Night

Night

Written at 2:30am I love the night time. Specifically, I find 4:30am to be the most perfect of times. It…

Me and Kitty kissing

No Rings on Us

My partner and I (the one who lives locally, at any rate) have been in a relationship for over two and…

Half empty of half full? A representation of homeopathy

Watered Down Bullshit

Why do people seem to want to cling on to magical potions, and supernatural, inexplicable hocus-pocus cures? Yep, today I’m…

Marriage equality

Lets Legalise More Love

The issue of marriage equality is filling our newspapers, our airwaves and our screens right now. The UK government has…

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A Happy Life of Apathy

Apathy has long had a bad reputation as a response to events, but to me that reputation is an ill…

Calvin & Hobbes Argument (about polyamorous issues, clearly)

Challenging Challenges (part 1)

We polyamorous and other ethically non-monogamous folks are used to being criticised, challenged and questioned about our love styles. It’s…

Obscenity is a joke -

The Obtuseness of Obscenity (Don’t Protect Me)

Obscenity has been a hot topic of late – just last month Michael Peacock was found unanimously not guilty of…

Objection - teach debating skills to our kids

Where Did You Learn To Argue?

I am a philosopher. I studied philosophy from a young age; particularly religious philosophy & theological discussions, because I was…

Food, Sex and Lies by Laurie Rollitt

Eating Out

When people think about food and sex, they tend to go down limited avenues of thought. There’s Aphrodisiac Avenue, where…

Soldier Silhouette - help our heroes

Heroes My Arse

I have noticed a plague sprouting up on social networking sites. You’ll have seen it if you’re on Facebook, G+…

I Want You to Spend a Lot

Bah, humbuggery

You know what I hate most about the empty, souless celebration of boosting flagging mid-winter profit margins on ugly, ill-fitting…

masturbation is not a crime

Go Forth and Fuck Yourself

Everybody does it. Me, you, your parents – even your grandparents did it, but probably with more guilt. That’s right,…

Consequences of gay marriage for the benefit of the Church of England

A Holy Embuggerance

When I wrote about the state of the world yesterday, a part of me wondered if I would be able…

Spider Jerusalem rage

Get Fucked

I have found myself angry at the world of late. So very angry, in that impotent, hopeless way that every…

I Am Not A Naughty Boy

“You’ve been a naughty girl” “I’m such a bad boy” “I want to do terrible things to you” Anyone who’s…

Skirting the Issue by Steven Jarvis

Skirting the Issue

We are moving inexorably towards gender equality, but there are many things still to change before we reach the distant…

Assassins Guild Crest

Character Assassination

He looked across the table at Jeremy, his long, elegant fingers steepled together and pressed to his lips. He inspected…

Fried egg sandwich

Good Morning

As you step lightly down the stairs, you tie your dressing gown loosely around your body. The thick scent of…

Polyamory by Gavin Rutherford

So, What Is This Polyamory Thing?

I think my girlfriend is absolutely amazing. That comes as no surprise to anybody. What does surprise some folks is…

How insecurity saved my relationship

I am absolutely terrified of losing the girlfriend I’ve been with for just shy of 2 years. Why am I,…