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Sex And Sexuality

ELLE explores different themes of sex and sexuality through the lens of feminist men and women in the 21st century. We dig into themes of gender fluidity, sexual trauma, slut-shaming, LGBTQ experiences and the impact that religion and evolving adolescence have had on our sex lives.

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How To Enjoy Sex After You've Experienced The Trauma Of Sexual Assault
Our second instalment talks to India* about being attacked aged 11
Wedding bride and groom
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After Staying a Virgin Until Marriage, I Couldn't Have Sex With My Husband
I didn't even kiss him until we were at the altar.
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How To Enjoy Sex After You've Experienced Trauma: Postnatal Depression
In the first of our sex post-trauma series, ELLE meets Rebecca whose postnatal depression nearly ended her marriage
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We Need To Talk To Young People About Porn
Should porn be on the school agenda?
Coming out
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5 Beautiful LGBTQ 'Coming Out' Stories To Make Your Heart Burst
'All you can do is be brave, own who you are and hope for the best'
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'I Was Slut-Shamed By My Doctor'
Many women say they have felt judged about their sex lives, but just how common is it?
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Everything You Need To Know About Emergency Contraception
A handy guide
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'My Mother Still Thinks FGM Was Good For Me'
ELLE speaks to a Somali survivor about fighting back
Contraception including birth control pill, IUD, ring
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Superdrug Is Releasing A Half-Price Morning After Pill
'There is frankly now no excuse for others not to do the same'
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