Tag: sexuality

Quiz: Shakespeare and sex

Quiz: Shakespeare and sex

Look, we all remember the days when you’d read something saucy in Shakespeare and snigger to yourself in the classroom. We can all be mature about this, and admit that the Bard could be bawdy: there is plenty of sex in Shakespeare. But who said what? We’ve taken some of Shakespeare’s more notorious quotations about […]

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Clarity about ‘the gay thing’

Sometimes, we say what we don’t really mean. ‘You look really tired’, for example, when we mean to be caring rather than disparaging of appearance. ‘I thought you were older than that!’ when we mean to applaud maturity rather than further disparage appearance. And so it is with the gay thing. The accidental difference between […]

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Bisexuality

The love that doesn’t quite know how to speak its name: the nomenclature of bisexuality

If homosexuality is, as the poem has it, the love that dare not speak its name, then I suspect that bisexuality is the love that doesn’t quite know how to speak its name, daring or not. Bi chic, or: How to make a bisexual straight The problem starts with the fact that many people see […]

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