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17 Things You Can Do For National Random Acts of Kindness Day

17 Things You Can Do For National Random Acts of Kindness Day Today is National Random Acts of Kindness Day! While we hope that you practise kindness 365 days a year, sometimes it is good to have a little reminder and push in the right direction – so use this day to do just that!

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What Is It Like To Be In A Virtual Relationship? Melissa Herrera Blogs

Melissa Herrera on her experiences with virtual dating When I swiped into a “virtual relationship”, it wasn’t by choice. I had every intention of actually meeting the men I’d matched with, as I assumed that was the purpose of online dating. I assumed this was for people looking for an easier outlet to meet other

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10 Things Gossip Girl Taught Us

10 Things Gossip Girl Taught Us 1. Things are never as bad as you think. I mean if Blair can say that having lived through a near-fatal car crash, a divorce, her BFF sleeping with her boyf behind her back (all before the age of 18 mind), then take it as gospel: things are never

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Am I Being Catfished?

A catfish lies about who they are, often going to extreme lengths to hide their real identity.

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Learning to Love Your Body: Lessons from Life Models

We talked body positivity, self-love and naked selfies with three life models who subvert dominant ideologies, and unapologetically bare all to a room full of strangers on a regular basis. Amy, Caitlin and Olivia all make a living posing nude for artists; they tell us what it is really like to be the muse behind

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Sex on Camera: the Porn Industry and its Effects

An ex-worker blogs about her experiences in the sex industry, the reality behind the videos, and the effects of such material on the younger generation I have sampled the sex industry in its full and varied diversity. And in that time, I had taken two overdoses, been raped twice, consistently manipulated and became a functioning

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What is it Like to be a Gay Muslim?

Social Activist and gay Muslim Ejel Khan on reconciling his religion and sexuality, cyberbullying and making a difference through activism. I describe myself as ‘culturally muslim’; in that, I am not so concerned for the dogma that is tied to religion, but I still have faith, regardless of my sexuality. Reconciling my religion and sexuality

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Inside India’s LGBT+ Community

We spoke to Charan Singh about photographing members of the Indian LGBT+ community DTL: What is it like for members of the LGBT+ Community living in India today? Charan: Homosexuality is still punishable by law in India, which means that corruption and homophobic abuse are rampant. Because of these attitudes, the LGBT+ community are subject to

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LGBT+ World Voices: What is it Like to be Gay in Malaysia Today?

What is it like to be gay in Malaysia today? As part of our series, LGBT+ World Voices, Ditch the Label have been speaking to people in the LGBT+ community who are living, or have lived in countries with repressive legislation/strong conservative attitudes. This month sees Pride celebrations happening around the world and with this in

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Top Tips on Safely Sending a Naked Photo

Sex. It’s funny, it’s exciting and it’s part of growing up. It’s natural to be curious and to want to explore your sexuality with people you fancy. In fact, almost 4 in 10 of us admit to sending a naked photo of ourselves at least once, according to The Wireless Report 2014. The fact of

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