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We are the Hotbed Collective.
We are making life better one orgasm at a time with our podcast The Hotbed, and our new book More Orgasms Please: Why Female Pleasure Matters. We also have a decent Instagram account. We are Anniki Sommerville, Lisa Williams and Cherry Healey.

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August 10, 2018

The Hotbed has been named one of the best sex and relationship podcasts. It is a top 20 Apple Podcasts hit, and is co-hosted by Cherry Healey (Inside the Factory), Anniki Sommerville (Selfish Mother) and Lisa Williams (TantrumXYZ).

October 5, 2017

Cherry, Anniki and Lisa all tried In2Mate's Natural Lubricant which claims to have 'rejuvenation' properties, whatever they are... Here is what we all thought...

August 8, 2017

Clemmie Telford (@clemmie_telford) is a freelance Creative Strategist at Facebook & Instagram. She’s also a top blogger and writer of lists at Mother of All Lists.com. She’s Mum to 2 boys; Bertie (4), Woody (2.5). Today she tells us all about ‘finding time’ for your ot...

‘I used to love it all but just cannae be bothered now! My younger child-free self would be furious!’

We surveyed you about your sex lives after having kids. It was all completely anonymous, and revealed that 77% of parents are unhappy with their sex lives, with lack of...

April 6, 2016

We are The Hotbed Collective. We are making life better one orgasm at a time.Because sexual adventure has got to be about more than penis pasta on the occasional hen. Please, god, let it be more. 

  • We believe in good sex, better sex, even in long-term relationships,...

April 5, 2016


Did you watch TV last night? Did you see the scene in 'Girls' where Marnie gets shoved up against the kitchen sink and has sex doggy-style with Desi? Or how about when Celeste in 'Big, Little Lies,' has violent, hate-sex with her monster husband Perry? Was it as good...

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About us

We are Anniki and Lisa, and we want to talk about sex. Sex after a 14-hour day of work and parenting. Sex rather than watching five hours of Breaking Bad. Sex after ten years of being in the same bed as each other. Sex when you're single but none of your friends are. We want to talk about sex without even mentioning penis straws. Like actual grown-up sex. Thank you. Please join in. It's not always easy to talk about it but it's much easier to talk about it together. #backinthesack. 

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