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Retrospective: Sex Week 2017

Co-Chair of Sexpression Manchester, Caitlin Astbury, discusses the success of Sex Week 2017, and encourages people to get involved in time for next year

Sexpression: Sex Week Print

Preview: Sex Week 2017

Let’s talk about sex. Here’s the line-up for this year’s annual Sex Week

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Sex sells

As feminism attempts to concur all, it cannot be denied that female sexuality is a taboo that causes mixed responses from the feminist community. Kim Kardashian, Emily Ratajkowski and Emma Watson’s recent controversy are claiming that there bodies and their sexuality do not contradict their feminism. This week Jenny Knowles has a look at how sex sells in fashion and, whether it’s the women who profit?

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Mobile app officially approved as form of contraception

A new mobile app, called Natural Cycles, has been found to be just as effective as the contraceptive pill, without any of the side effects

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Alternatives to the contraceptive pill

Following the headlines about the possible side effects of the contraceptive pill, Shannon Winterbone considers other alternatives available to young women

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Classic Review: Barbarella

Bizarre and gratuity indulgent, Barberella’s cult following still stands

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Let’s Talk About Sex

Joanna Melville explains why we need to use upcoming Sex Week as an important political and social tool to improve our society

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Diary of a Tinder Addict

Looking for love in all the wrong places…

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The evolution of “Netflix and chill”

Rowan Jenner charts the evolution of “Netflix and chill” from innocent beginnings to misleading euphemism

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The night we lost our Ann Summers Virginity

‘Fuck it Fiona’ peels back the lace to reveal the rabbits, romping, and ridiculous behaviour of an Ann Summers party

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Patriarchy vs. Matriarchy

Grace Iona Annesley-Mair casts a critical eye over offensive comments made by prominent feminist Germaine Greer

iCub—a humanoid robot testbed currently being used for research into human cognition and artificial intelligence. Photo: Lorenzo Natale @ Wikimedia Commons

Is our pursuit of A.I. as intelligent as we think?

With artificial intelligence becoming more and more sophisticated, Ed John fears that we are undermining human experience