Your Vagina: A How-To Guide

(Originally published here http://vagendamag.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/your-vagina-how-to-guide.html) The vagina is pretty amazing. It can expand and contract up to 200%. It’s self-cleaning, like an oven. It almost never gets caught in your zip. If you’ve got one of these essential bits of kit, be sure you know the rules of ownership. If not they might introduce a licence, and…

What does your husband think about your sideboard?

(originally pubished here http://vagendamag.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/the-mid-life-crisis-of-womens-magazines.html)   There comes a point in every woman’s life when she tires of reading about blow jobs (like, tell me something I don’t know) and yearns instead to read of paint jobs. The questions that keep you awake at night are no longer, What does he really think of my new leather…

Keeping Up With The Kirsties

(Originally published here http://vagendamag.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/keeping-up-with-kirsties.html)   Christmas these days seems to be all about the ads. What latest witchcraft have John Lewis employed to jerk upon our tear-ducts like the evil scarf-peddling puppet-masters that they are? Who’s that dancing in the M&S ad, a smile on their face as they quietly survey the ruin of their career…

50 Shades – an apology

My name’s Claire and I’m a book obsessive. I mean I own about a thousand. I like the smell, the feel. I get shivers when I walk into a book shop. I spend most of my work and leisure time writing, reading, thinking about, or talking about books. But I’m well aware that other people…