Showing posts from April, 2018

Online Dating - How Do You Stay Safe?*

Over the last 18 months or so, we have see more media publicity than ever before about abuse and ill treatment towards women, including things such as the #MeToo movement. The awareness of how men behave towards women in public and, more importantly, in private has increased massively and is now something people are talking about more and more.

As someone who has been treated horrifically by men in the past, the #MeToo movement is something that really resonates with me, and when I started dating again, it was very important to me to find a man who treated me with respect, had the same values and ideas as me and identified as a feminist - which, let me tell you, is not easy to find.

Obviously I started my dating journey online, and that is where I think the problem really begins - whilst hiding behind a computer of phone screen, people can pretend to be whoever they want to be. They have the courage to say whatever they want to say, even if it's in no way appropriate because they…

Florence Grace's New Rules On Sex...

Yesterday, a trending Twitter moment really caught my eye - "Amber Davies new rules on sex", in collaboration with BBC Radio 5 Live. And from Rule 1, I knew we were on a downwards slope. If you missed the moment, don't worry - here is a list of Amber's 'new rules' for sex:

No sex on the first date. "If you don't know the person, don't have sex with the person. It's all about self respect".If there is alcohol involved, ask yourself if you're going to regret this in the morning. Because when you're under the influence of alcohol, you're a lot more vulnerable.Don't think sex is to impress. Amber thinks females and males would be a lot more impressed if you don't put out on the first date.We are absolutely binning the saying "no strings attached" or "friends with benefits". Amber says us females, we all know we get emotionally attached after sex so if you don't want to get hurt don't do it. Don…