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My life has been failing the Bechdel test – and that’s a good thing

My life has been failing the Bechdel test – and that’s a good thing

A lot of conversations with my friends recently have been about a guy, and this hasn’t proved to be a bad thing
Unravelling the modern dating dilemma: Challenges in student relationships

Unravelling the modern dating dilemma: Challenges in student relationships

Is university ruining dating, or is dating ruining university?
A ‘quarter-life crisis’?: Finding your feet after a break-up

A ‘quarter-life crisis’?: Finding your feet after a break-up

Do you feel like you are experiencing a ‘quarter-life crisis’ in your final year? Have you experienced a break-up? Read on to find out how you can find your feet in these (perhaps not so) difficult times
What’s Love Got to Do with It? review: Fickle feel-good film falls flat

What’s Love Got to Do with It? review: Fickle feel-good film falls flat

Working Title’s latest romantic comedy leaves much to be desired
Navigating long-distance for the first time

Navigating long-distance for the first time

Lifestyle discusses the anxieties of long-distance relationships, how to navigate them, and how to not let a period of long-distance be defined by missing your partner.
Switching on your ‘university brain’

Switching on your ‘university brain’

A long break from uni is both a gift and a curse. Finally, we get a moment to breathe, to switch off, and relax. But, this only makes coming back to uni in January harder. Lifestyle discusses the trials and tribulations of switching on your ‘university brain’
Alice, Darling review: A poignant portrayal of psychological abuse

Alice, Darling review: A poignant portrayal of psychological abuse

Mary Nighy’s directorial debut explores themes of female friendship and coercive control
Thursday – the new Friday? 

Thursday – the new Friday? 

Thursday is a dating app which promises something other than your usual, tired, swipe-left-swipe-right, never-actually-go-on-date, dating app. Thursday is helping us to reclaim the online-dating scene in safe and comfortable ways
Agony Aunt Angela: A library full of possibilities

Agony Aunt Angela: A library full of possibilities

Flustered, a distracted student reaches out to Aunt Angela about a library crush. But is it possible to overcome your fears and find love in the Ali G? Or should they just keep dreaming from afar?
Crying in Manchester: Japanese Breakfast at the Albert Hall

Crying in Manchester: Japanese Breakfast at the Albert Hall

Japanese Breakfast performs with jubilance at Manchester’s Albert Hall as part of their long-awaited tour of their new album, Jubilee
A cure for homesickness: Books to annotate and gift to loved ones

A cure for homesickness: Books to annotate and gift to loved ones

The winter blues can sometimes make homesickness unbearable. Stay connected with those at home with our creative gift exchange idea: book annotations
Agony Aunt Angela: Trapped by tears

Agony Aunt Angela: Trapped by tears

A student stuck in a toxic relationship needs out, but can’t seem to stay single for long. Can Aunt Angela help them dump their ex guilt free?
Agony Aunt Angela: Heartbreak hotel

Agony Aunt Angela: Heartbreak hotel

“Someone I know had their heart broken nearly a year ago. But they aren’t able to get over it…” Have a friend in need? Aunt Angie’s here!

SeXion Introduction!

We’re launching the Mancunion’s newest section about all things sex and relationships – an inclusive space for all bodies and genders
Agony Aunt Angela: Dating and depression

Agony Aunt Angela: Dating and depression

“My boyfriend is going through a depressive episode at the moment, but it only seems to show in our relationship…”
Sex Toys: A beginner’s guide to reclaim your body

Sex Toys: A beginner’s guide to reclaim your body

Buying your first sex toy and reclaiming your right to sexual pleasure can be daunting, but we’re here to guide you through it!
Why we don’t leave

Why we don’t leave

With unpublished testimonies of friends, I explore the realities of unhealthy relationships, and why it is we don’t just leave
An Equal Relationship: Do entrenched norms still define dating?

An Equal Relationship: Do entrenched norms still define dating?

Traditional ideas of who does what when dating is still out there, but why?
Agony Aunt Angela: Cum on Eileen

Agony Aunt Angela: Cum on Eileen

“Sex with my boyfriend is rare, and when we do have sex, I rarely finish. Is this Orgasm?” Can Agony Aunt Angela save this sex life?
Agony Aunt Angela: Toxic Troubles

Agony Aunt Angela: Toxic Troubles

“They’re getting manipulated. I love them, but I don’t know how to help them.” Can Agony Aunt Angela fix this?…