COMMENT | Why Gay Loneliness and Body Dysmorphia may be epidemics we may never find a cure for
I’m not sure what I’m trying to achieve by writing this column tonight, but I opened up my MacBook to try to get some feelings that I’ve had for a while on paper whilst they’re swirling around my head. From the start of my writing this column to you guys, I said from the start […]
Why I undressed for Elska Magazine
Multiple factors can contribute to the development of the body image, but the biggest influence seems to come from the advertising industry, which unapologetically creates the need on the consumer to look like the ideal men or women portrayed in the media. Smoothing skin, erasing wrinkles, enlarging muscles, slimming waists… All this has become the […]
This is what it’s like to go on a nudist beach, when you’re a nevernude!
It has to be said. I’m a never-nude. While my boyfriend takes almost every possible moment to whip his clothes off, I’m happy to keep it AbFab Saffy. He says I’m the only person he knows who dresses up to go to bed. So the idea of a nudist beach outing isn’t a natural fit […]
COMMENT | Why I’m going to be naked at this year’s Amsterdam Pride
The six of us together, without any shame, will undress, be body painted in different colours and form a human rainbow flag. This human rainbow flag will walk on August 2, from 6 pm, from Amsterdam Central Station to the iconic Dam Square in the historic centre of Amsterdam.
COMMENT | It’s so easy in today’s gay culture to idolise “traditional” beauty, but most of us don’t look like that
The Path to Body Positivity can take a long time, columnist Joe Guy writes about his experience.
COMMENT | Why does Instagram keep deleting naked (not really naked) men?
We’re bombarded with images that prod at the subconscious saying “you’re not thin enough” and we’ve got to change the narrative. We’ve got to expose ourselves to different standards of beauty and platforms like Instagram have to start playing their part.
So what’s it like going on a nude beach for the first time?
It has to be said. I’m a never nude. While my boyfriend takes almost every possible moment to whip his clothes off, I’m happy to keep it AbFab Saffy. He says I’m the only person he knows who dresses up to go to bed. So the idea of a nudist beach outing isn’t a natural […]
Body shaming: Do you even know what it is?
Recently you may have seen me talking more and more about the culture of body shaming in the media and the wider gay community. I started talking about it because I have suffered from body confidence issues and these have started to affect my personality. We all get our confidence (large or small amounts) from […]
What’s it like to have a doctor check your balls for lumps?
Oh no; not a third bollock! I had found a lump! Nothing significant but it was a lump on my right testicle. I had woken one morning stretching, raking, scratching, checking and there it was. I did nothing, well not precisely nothing I kept checking every day to see if it would just go. It […]