Magical Environments, Climate Witchcraft and Ritual Experiences

In January, we remembered 2023 as the hottest year in the last 120,000 years. Sadly, although we have yet to see a heat wave, 2024 promises to be even hotter, showing us how far the climate crisis has advanced. It’s no longer a problem of the future. Though the most affected people and places in the world have been leaders in raising awareness on the drastic and impending impacts of these statistics, sadly, international climate targets have largely failed and oil and gas corporations continue to extract fossil fuels. Grassroots efforts to build more hopeful, radical, and ecological communities are more important than ever…

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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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