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,…

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…

We Need To Talk About Sex During Pregnancy

Emma Stewart Dec 1, 2016 0 comments 0

Sex in the first trimester Is It Safe? As a sexologist I’m very often asked about the safety of having sex during pregnancy – well here’s the good news – doing the nasty when you’ve got a bun in the oven is not only hot, it’s perfectly safe.  If you feel well and sexy – it’s a jolly good idea…

Enjoying Your Sexuality While Breastfeeding

Jeannine Nov 19, 2016 2 comments 0

Your relationship with your breasts while breastfeeding is likely to have radically changed; previously there just for your entertainment and to make your clothes fit. Well, now they are working girls with a new agenda. A breastfeeding mother may experience all or some of the following: leaking, pain, feeling over exposed and touched out, have an overflowing bra before a…

Dear Bathroom Scales, We Are Breaking Up.

Chloe Pedley Aug 25, 2015 0 comments 0

Why hello there gorgeous! Yes, you! Right there, staring back at the screen. You’re gorgeous!!! And I’m so happy you’re here reading Polkadotsi, because it means that perhaps, maybe (fingers crossed!!) you’re ready to totally and utterly fall head over heels in love with yourself! (squeeee!) I have a few tools that I’d like you to consider today, while you…

9 Reasons You Should Totally Embrace Using Sex Toys

Chloe Pedley Mar 17, 2015 0 comments 0

Shhhh, don’t tell anyone… I love my vibrators! Oh, who am I kidding, I just posted this on Polkadotsi – everyone knows that I have a love affair with all that buzzes! But it would seem that there is still a lot of stigma and shame associated with getting your wank on. So in the interests of enabling all of…

LELO’s Top 10 Tips for Sex Toy Safety

Chloe Pedley Sep 4, 2014 0 comments 0

The good folks from Lelo know a lot about sex toys, and I have had the pleasure of chatting with their some of their team members. One of the things I love about Lelo is how dedicated they are to producing, promoting and encouraging healthy sex toys. So it is my pleasure to share the following tips, as well as…

Sex Outdoors: How To (Without Getting Caught)

Chloe Pedley May 9, 2014 0 comments 0

Loads of people get a real rush from getting freaky in the great outdoors. The threat of being caught heightens the thrill for some, while others simply like the freedom of a quickie under the stars. The Beach It’s a huge cliché, but for some reason many of us have this enduring fantasy about sex on the beach. There’s sun…