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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 mainly Anniki Sommerville and Lisa Williams, but we are also sometimes Cherry Healey.

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January 19, 2018

Candice Brathwaite is a Presenter, Writer and co-founder of online campaign #MAKEMOTHERHOODDIVERSE. 29 years old and currently pregnant with her second child, she uses Instagram Stories to speak with two thousand women per day during her virtual chat show ‘TEATIME!’ Sh...

December 19, 2017

Of course, we shouldn’t argue with kids around.  We should be grateful to have them, and walk around in a fuzzy warm haze, congratulating ourselves on our good fortune, ensuring we wear matching Boden, and post #blessed images on Instagram.  The problem is, nobody has...

December 19, 2017

I remember my husband saying to me, a few heady weeks into our relationship, that he couldn’t imagine getting into bed with me and not touching me, or sitting next to me and not resting a hand on me. We were connected by touch the whole time we were together, either ho...

December 18, 2017

In my early 20s I made the radical decision to take a year of celibacy. My flatmate at the time, who was a year or so older than me and seemed considerably more worldly, told me it would help ‘sort my head out.’

My memory isn’t great but I think it followed a fairly tur...

December 15, 2017

So here at The Hotbed Collective we spend a lot of time focusing on sex after having kids, but what's it like for younger couples without? We spoke to Katharine Hill who is not just a talented illustrator, but is also a cultural expert. We asked her some questions abou...

September 26, 2017

Mates had started kicking things off in the baby arena before us and the first few baby showers had begun easing into a diary that was formerly the reserve of nights getting mashed up in places called The Purple Turtle. There wasn't even a discussion, just an accidenta...

September 19, 2017

As parents you know sex either involves impeccable timing, careful planning or don't-make-a-sound non-fun! None of them are mind blowing, to say the least. But also add in a partner that often throws in a good fart too for good measure, then all romance is officially d...

September 17, 2017

Do you have a sex problem which you would like us to help sort out? Write to us here and we'll do our best.

In the fifth in this series of sex advice, Dr Karen Gurney, @thesexdoctor on Instagram, and director of the Havelock Clinic, answers one reader question...


August 25, 2017

Swingers clubs, adult parties, play parties or just a good, old fashioned orgy. Whatever you call them, sex parties are becoming mainstream (check out this Metro article for instance), and more people are curious about what used to be a scene shrouded in taboo. For me,...

June 28, 2017

I have known and done sod-all about being an alcoholic for more than 15 years. I have lost count of the stupid-assed things I have done while drunk, some I probably can’t remember! Yet through 11 years of hell my husband has stood by me, rock-solid.

Until the shit...

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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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