Clitbait Cabaret: Thursday 23rd May

Clitbait invites you all to their London return party: a showcase of women, femme and non-binary talent in the heart of our city. Expect a Cabaret night of inspiring poetry, original live music, DJ and dancing, in the beautiful environs of Red Door Artist Studios: East London’s creative cavern of our cabaret dreams. Click here to get your tickets…

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Your Rape Myth Didn’t Help Me.

CW: Rape and sexual assault.

A powerful and important article by Clara, on public consciousness, reporting rape, and what we can all do to challenge rape culture and support survivors…

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Private Art, Public Space

In this new series for Clitbait, Sofi guides us through the world of secret sketches, creative correspondences and a whole lot of unexpected art. Think of a universe in which the audience doesn’t exist: the intimacy of a journal, the obliviousness of a home recording- a world in which the artist and her own unique rationality is at the centre.

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stripping the myth

Stripping the Myth: Masturbation 

Roll up, roll up, and welcome to our brand-new series ‘Stripping the Myth’! Here, we will be exploring all things sticky and sexy, shunned and shamed, embarking on a journey of discovery through the deconstructing and de-bunking of sex myths.

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Daydreams Poetry from Clitbait

Daydreams

The summer storms picked up more than a few wheelie bins – they’ve whisked away the whole of August and September too! Line your October nest with this shimmering selection…

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Market Research: Food For Thought

What started as an idea for a Clitbait article at the beginning of summer has turned into a fully fledged way of life. Read about Sofi’s concluding thoughts on the Market Research journey and find out some of her top recipes for Winter Wellness.

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Feminism and Fungi: Lessons from Mushrooms.

Mushroom Collectives in Scotland. Rhyze Mushrooms, Edinburgh Myceliart Collective, Edinburgh The Herbalist Garden, Glasgow Young Rotters It’s August, and harvest season approaches. This year, a bumper crop of mushrooms in…

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Proud Year Round.

I have a confession to make: I actually didn’t do much for Pride Month this year. I feel like I blinked and suddenly all my friends were posting pictures of…

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A dark-skinned female body is portrayed. Dancing across her hips are white outlines of people. Two of them are standing and one is in a wheelchair

Through the Looking Glass: Violence and the Female Body in Mainstream Pornography

Article by Sophie Somerville, Sex and relationships writer.

In the final throes of my Masters degree in Gender Studies, I have been watching a lot of porn. As an aspiring sex educator with a background in film studies, the research for my thesis has gradually gravitated towards a focus on porn studies. Now, I know what you’re thinking, but alas – hours upon hours of porn consumption has not been the kind of cop-out “research” that it might sound to be.

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JUNE MONTHLY

Our lovely poetry editors Marnie and Clea have put together some of their favourite submissions from June. Read on for some beautiful queer love letters.

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Queer safety or queer joy?

This article is based on research conducted in the summer of 2021 as part of my undergraduate Geography dissertation. I would like to thank all those who volunteered their time…

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