Tagged consent

Circumcision should be a personal decision

By Lady Marmalade, September 29, 2017 —  The reasons parents decide to circumcise a newborn baby can vary — it could be based on religion, ideas about cleanliness, health or maybe just what other penises in the family look like. Canadian doctors no longer recommend parents circumcise all male babies and they’re right to. Infants…

The delicate art of giving oral sex

By Lady Marmalade, March 21 2017 —  As someone with a vagina, cunnilingus is very important to my sex life. In fact, like many people with vaginas, it is one of the few ways I can reach orgasm. Penetration just isn’t enough sometimes. And for those with penises, getting a blowjob is a great part…

What I wish I’d known before having sex

By Lady Marmalade, March 7 2017 — Before I was sexually active, people told me a lot of different things about having sex. My mother told me that “everything changes” once you do it for the first time. I was told that I would grow abnormally attached to the person who defaced my womanly virtue…

How to ease your way into the world of BDSM

By Lady Marmalade, February 14 2017 — For people tired of a vanilla sex life, there are some easy ways to ease into a kinkier side without going full dominatrix-sex-dungeon — unless that’s what you want, in which case — hell yeah. BDSM — bondage, dominance, sadism and masochism — is a comprehensive lifestyle for…

Don’t go to online porn for your sex-ed

By Lady Marmalade, November 15 2016 — When I was in grade eight, my math teacher had to teach my class how babies are made and she failed miserably. Not only did her “sex-ed” consist of Googled images of herpes and genital warts to scare us into abstinence, but something she said during these two…

How to lose your virginity in university

By Lady Marmalade, September 6 2016 — While the campus eagerly awaits September’s onslaught of new life, there is always a growing anxiety around the amount of “firsts” that will take place as the fresh faces embark on their university experience. For some, it’s the first all-nighter, first car and first time on your own…

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