Articles by: Rhonda Perky

Why I’m not buying ‘Instagram star’ Essena O’Neill’s rage quit from social media

Why I’m not buying ‘Instagram star’ Essena O’Neill’s rage quit from social media

Essena O’Neill may be weeping her carefully crafted ‘this is REAL’ and ‘I’m doing it for my 12-year-old-self’ story all over her website, but she is also asking you and me to send her money now that she has to make a living like the rest of us.

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In the heat of the moment

In the heat of the moment

Negotiating safe sex should be straightforward. But when those involved fear rejection and judgement, when we associate asking for a condom with calling someone ‘dirty’, when we are socialised to defer to others, it gets complicated.

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My boyfriend likes ‘shemales’. Is this a recipe for disaster?

My boyfriend likes ‘shemales’. Is this a recipe for disaster?

Rhonda answers the question: My boyfriend likes ‘shemales’. Is this a recipe for disaster? Will I ever be enough to satisfy him?

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Mass shootings: disaffected young men or entitled objectification?

Mass shootings: disaffected young men or entitled objectification?

A response to Jim Dowd’s The Shootings Are Not Senseless

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Sex addiction: another form of slut shaming?

Sex addiction: another form of slut shaming?

Somehow sex addiction has become a label we slap on anyone we perceive as having a higher than ‘normal’ sex drive (whatever that is) or whose behaviour sits outside social norms (whatever those are): another form of slut-shaming

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Feel the fear

Feel the fear

From the blog: Rhonda Perky learns a tough lesson in feeling the fear and doing it anyway.

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I want to open my relationship—is this a cause for disaster?

I want to open my relationship—is this a cause for disaster?

Rhonda answers your question: I want to open my relationship — is this a cause for disaster?

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What I learned from online dating

What I learned from online dating

Online dating taught me less about love and lust and more about confronting my fears. I didn’t always have a good time, but I collected an array of new experiences, and ultimately skills that have helped me learn and grow socially and professionally.

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The power in sex

The power in sex

Does sex necessarily involve power? Not just Domination and submission, but non-BDSM sex? Rhonda Perky explores questions of power and privilege inherent in sex.

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Passionfruit: A sex shop with a difference

Passionfruit: A sex shop with a difference

Think if you’ve seen one sex shop you’ve seen them all? Look again. Michelle Temminghoff talks about what makes Passionfruit The Sensuality Shop in Melbourne, Australia, more than just an adult store.

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