In Favour of Valentine’s Day

An argument in favour of Valentine’s Day is something I never thought I’d write. I have previously spent years gone by hating on the hallmark holiday. But now, finding myself in the precarious position of being in a long-term relationship, the targeted ads, the pressure surrounding the card the presents etc. is beginning to rear…

Beating off the January Blues

So 2019 has arrived, everyone and their mother is looking at starting the new year with good intentions except me! Things that folks might be aware of though is that January is statistically the worst month of the year for people struggling with depression and has the highest rates of suicide. So what has this…

Generation Gender: The Prime Time special on Transgender issues, and why it sparked outrage

Last Tuesday (22nd Jan) RTÉ aired a Prime Time special which examined the experiences of Transgender individuals in Ireland. The programme aimed to explore the ‘exponential growth in the number of young people seeking to change gender, and the implications of the proposed new law allowing them to do so without parental consent.’ Under the…

Getting in the (Festive) Mood

Navigating relationships, whether they be new, long term or just being freshly single can be difficult anytime of the year, but emotions and tensions seem to be heightened even more when the festive season rolls around.   Studies have shown that during the colder weather months, relationships are under significantly more strain than at any…

Ethical Porn

Over the last number of years there has been a rise in production companies that pride themselves on producing ‘free trade’ or ‘ethical porn’. With such an ease of accessibility to mainstream porn, often free and catering to the wider consumer mass, we want to find out what exactly is ‘ethical’ porn and what sets…