In Defense of the Condom

Chloe Pedley Jan 8, 2019 0 comments 0

Thepoor old condoms cop a bad rap (sorry, not sorry) as far as contraception goes. Notorious for being sex interrupters, sensation dullers, and having a nasty habit of breaking, not fitting, or basically being an epic pain in the ass… It’s no wonder that folks avoid using them. The thing is – most of the negative stuff that condoms are…

Family Planning is a Human Right

Chloe Pedley Dec 28, 2018 0 comments 0

Access to family planning resources and information should be the simplest, most accessible part of healthcare for women. And yet, in developing countries it is a huge factor in women’s early death. In developed countries, it’s an issue that still kills women. In this article, we’re going to discuss the impact that family planning has on women and their communities…

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…

Chloe Pedley Oct 17, 2018 0 comments 0

The age of Tinder, and the casual hookup has given Millenials and iGens the reputation of beingall 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 justNOThaving…

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?…

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…

Birth Stories: The Arrival of Wee Finn

Chloe Pedley Apr 6, 2017 0 comments 0

I have had four very different births, three of which have been at home with my very lovely midwife. This is the story of my fourth birth, which was by far my easiest most enjoyable birth, but my most challenging pregnancy. We had decided firmly that three children was enough for us. We had three magnificent little boys, and a…