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A Unicorn’s Survival Guide

A Unicorn’s Survival Guide

How to survive as a single in the Swinger’s Scene A ‘Unicorn’ is so called because they are mythical creatures: the single female (or male) who appears to fulfil a couple’s erotic fantasy, and then disappears, never to be seen or heard from again. Couples seek out Unicorns for many reasons, most […]

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A square peg in a round hole

A square peg in a round hole

‘If I was meant to come in a box with a label slapped across me, I would have been produced by Mattel.’ Recently I met someone I actually connect with, who I like to spend time with, to talk to, who makes me laugh until my belly aches and my […]

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Whose threesome is it anyway?

Whose threesome is it anyway?

Can three in a bed ever be less than a crowd? Threesomes are a fairly common fantasy — two men, one woman; two women, one man — getting it on in various steamy configurations. Fantasy is not reality, however, and what seems hot in your imagination can stir very different […]

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‘Nobody buys flowers for the porn-pile girl’

‘Nobody buys flowers for the porn-pile girl’

Rhonda Perky discovers what it means to be a Modern ‘Slut’ ‘Men want women to be sluts and now they’re buying in,’ — Professor Gail Dines, quoted in the Brisbane Times. Until a few years ago, my sexual experience was about as vanilla as you can get (you might remember my earlier […]

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My hate-hate relationship with sex toys

My hate-hate relationship with sex toys

I have a confession. I don’t like sex toys. Vibrators, dildos, dolphins, bullets. They just don’t do it for me. I’ve tried to like them. I’ve paid a lot of money trying to like them. But I just can’t figure them out. The very first one I bought was when […]

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Breaking up is hard to do

Breaking up is hard to do

As a Melbournian I find myself in a difficult position. I need to break up with my city. Yesterday it became apparent to me that I am clinging to my relationship with Melbourne’s inner city. Yesterday it became apparent that I had a relationship with my city. And today I […]

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Unrequited love, or ‘don’t bump uglies with your housemate’

Unrequited love, or ‘don’t bump uglies with your housemate’

Dear Rhonda I’m bi. Housemate is gay. There have been a few dalliances, nothing serious (he gives bad head). Housemate is in love with me. Housemate has been told that it ain’t gunna happen, no way, no how, this boy ain’t after a relationship. He still gets jealous and it […]

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Casual sex: doing it without doing dinner

Casual sex: doing it without doing dinner

Dear Rhonda, Have received what I think might maybe be a glimmer of faint hint of ‘you don’t suck’ from people lately. Which is cool, but this boy ain’t after any kind of relationship. Shagging is fun, commitment costs testicles. How does one politely say, ‘I’d like to get intimate […]

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