Just like sexuality, gender identity is a lot broader and more nuanced than we as a society seem to acknowledge. The truth is, in an ideal world, labels shouldn’t be that important. We’d all live in a world where everyone could exist – fully, as themselves, without having to constantly explain or define what side of the “side” of the spectrum they fall.
When does preference become offensive?
Why are preferences so important when it comes to modern dating? A lot of people seem to know what they want in a partner but how many of these wants are free from unconscious bias?
“I can’t get it up”: A conversation about Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile Dysfunction, the inability of a man to obtain and/or maintain an erection during sexual intercourse, is more common in Nigeria than folks would like to admit.
Call Me by My Pronoun
“They’re always changing it. One second its LGBT and the next, you’re seeing all 26 alphabets and you don’t even know what they stand for. I don’t have a problem with them. It’s just a lot you know – I can’t keep up,” said my co-worker during a heated conversation. While her statement might be offensive, it also mirrors the myopic thought process most people have when the discourse is geared towards gender identity and sexual orientation.
What it means to be Asexual and Nigerian
From the time Yinka was 16 years old, he already had a strong feeling that something was different. Even though a majority of his hormone-led secondary school friends had begun to brazenly explore their sexualities and the gratification that came from varying sexual activities, Yinka just wasn’t roused by the thought or desire to have sex.
Navigating sex with a new partner
So you met each other online or maybe at the game night your friend guilt-tripped you into attending. There was light flirting and eventually, numbers were exchanged. You even survived the app where relationships go to die – WhatsApp – and now, after several hot and heavy make-out sessions that have left holes in your pants, you’re ready to make the next move.
What you need to know about the Etonogestrel birth control implant
Contraceptive use in Nigeria remains a convoluted and controversial topic. While the narrative surrounding reproductive health and family planning have evolved over the years, there remains a sense of derision when contraceptives are brought up, especially concerning a woman’s agency over her body.