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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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April 4, 2017

This is an article about whether we should lower our expectations OR fight for better sex...

There is an argument for just being thankful for what you have and finding contentment in the status quo. But for some, that is too depressing for words and a one-way ticket to...

April 4, 2017

Awooga! Warning! This is not what it seems. 

I am new to the sex toy game, having spent one year consciously trying to shake off my Victorian discomfort with sex toys. This re-education takes place, usually, drunk and by marching myself into Ann Summers and making mysel...

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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