We’re sex positive, smart, and we want pretty condoms!

Chloe Pedley Jun 2, 2019 0 comments 0

Dear condom companies, We totally get it. Condoms are marketed to men as your primary user base, and we women are just expected be along for the ride. (pun not intended) We had an inkling that condoms might be letting us down, so we surveyed a bunch of women, smart women, intelligent women, and we found that condoms come up…

Tumblr, Facebook, PayPal and the big bad ban on Sex.

Chloe Pedley Dec 7, 2018 0 comments 0

I’ve been writing as a sex and body positive educator on Polkadotsi for five years now. It’s been an interesting experience finding space to share ideas, content, and spread the idea that bodies are neutral, sex is positive, and talk about all of the things that we should have been taught as children. It seems however, that there’s a section…

I Lost My Virginity to Rape

Chloe Pedley Aug 20, 2018 3 comments 0

I lost my virginity** to non-consensual sex. It’s taken nearly 15 years to  call it rape. It was summer, I was a teenager and I thought I was in love. He was charming, sweet, as sexually inexperienced as I was – and looking back; equally stupid. We had dated for a few hormone driven wonderful months and had at length…

When Sex Isn’t Rainbows and Unicorns.

Chloe Pedley Aug 17, 2018 0 comments 0

Most of us have been sold a lie. Movies, romantic books, and even the social expectations of love and relationships mislead us greatly. Boy meets girl, girl and boy fall in love, lots of orgasms, happily ever after, right?! Apart from being particularly hetero-normative (sorry) and simplistic, it’s a pretty common story for what a lot of us are told…

Birth Stories: Welcome Earthside James Tiberius

Chloe Pedley Jul 8, 2018 0 comments 0

James Tiberius from Fiona Rogerson on Vimeo. JT’s pregnancy was straightforward and healthy – it was a bit of a journey for me, just in the basis that I’m used to connecting spiritually to my babies very early in pregnancy, yet little James and I never felt that connection while he was within me. I spent the 9 months consciously…

My Story: Post Partum Depression

Chloe Pedley Jul 8, 2018 0 comments 0

If you’ve read Finn’s birth story, you might think that it was the perfect start to a new human’s life. A blissed out mother, a perfect baby, and the beginning of a new chapter in an unrolling story. This is my story. It’s pretty dark. But it’s real, and it’s me. I’m one of the lucky ones, and my story…

Podcast Episode 23 Post Partum Fitness & Body Positivity

Chloe Pedley Mar 30, 2018 0 comments 0

Post Partum Fitness is BIG business. In this episode we chat about returning to exercise after birth, what a diastasis is, prolapse, incontinence and the good, the bad and the ugly of post partum body image. We chat about how important it is for women to get back into the sports and exercises that they enjoy, and the benefits of…

Podcast Episode 22: What I Wish I Learned in Sex Ed

Chloe Pedley Mar 24, 2018 0 comments 0

Was your sex education in high school sadly lacking? Mine was. We weren’t taught about consent, we weren’t taught about sex positivity, or pleasure. We spent a great deal of time inflating condoms and watching hideous slides of STIs. In this episode I chat about all of the things I WISH I was taught in sex education. Wouldn’t it be…

Podcast Episode 21: Women in the Weight Room

Chloe Pedley Mar 19, 2018 0 comments 1

In this episode, I chat about how we’ve relegated women to the cardio section of the gym and encouraged them to use tiny weights, with the promise it will make them look like fitness models. This is SUCH a bug bear of mine, women DESERVE to be strong, we DESERVE to feel amazing and independent, and we’re simply not…

The Health Benefits of Orgasms

Chloe Pedley Mar 7, 2018 0 comments 0

Hey girl. Are you eating right, werking it out at the gym and taking good care of your body? High-fives for you! But there is one more thing you can do to improve your health… An orgasm a day (or two, who’s counting?) may not be entirely enough to keep the doctor away, but it does offer some fantastic health…