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…

The Hookup Generation? Maybe Not… Millenials Are Not Having Sex!

Chloe Pedley Oct 17, 2018 0 comments 0

The age of Tinder, and the casual hookup has given Millenials and iGens the reputation of being all about the bone. But according to this study it seems that my generation is doing anything but the horizontal samba with frequent and multiple partners. What’s driving this sexual dry spell? It’s a universal trend. Around the world iGens, particularly women are just NOT having…

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

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 is the love, sex, relationship model.  A generation of slut shaming, kink shaming, and the repression of healthy sexual education has left us ashamed,…

Having Better Conversations About Gender

Chloe Pedley Jul 20, 2018 0 comments 0

I’m Chloe, I identify as a bi-woman (my sexuality and  gender), and my preferred pronouns are “She/her” I like to make sure I don’t misgender the folks I hang around with – so I do try to use preferred pronouns, and be sensitive about making assumptions when I meet people. Why? What is all of this about you might ask?…

Is My Sexual Fantasy Normal?

Chloe Pedley Jul 18, 2018 0 comments 0

I went to dinner with a date just recently, and we ordered gelato for desert. I ordered vanilla, he ordered some delicious concoction with brownies, coffee, and hazelnuts… His gelato choices are vastly different to mine, but they’re still gelato. They’re still valid, and they’re very, very much normal. He’s not weird for his differing tastes, and I’m not boring…

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…

Pelvic Floor Safe Workouts

Chloe Pedley Jul 7, 2018 0 comments 0

We want you to MOVE because you love yourself, but sometimes (for as much as 50% of women according to Continence Australia) our movement comes at the cost of little accidents. Not many of us like to admit that we’ve peed a little – or even a lot, and while it’s great to get movin’ it’s even better to look…

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…