Category: Counter Culture Blog

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EditorMarch 28, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] We keep swiping: the millennial problem

Nigerians have always been promiscuous. And while the millennial generation of Nigerians will argue that we are having more sex ...

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EditorMarch 27, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] From Tonto Dikeh to Muma Gee | Marriage is still a death trap for women, stay woke

Tiwa Savage, Tonto Dikeh, Toke Makinwa, Muma Gee and now Atoke Utomi, just five women in celebrity marriages who have ...

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EditorMarch 26, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Gay men are playing The Respectability Olympics, and everyone is losing

Someone once said, many of the problems gay men around the world face would vanish if all gay men would ...

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EditorMarch 25, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: What ‘Newsies’ taught me about American pro-choice activism

America has an interesting way of preserving even the most infinitesimal parts of its history; through the work of playwrights ...

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EditorMarch 24, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Turns out the #NotAllMen brigade doesn’t really care about men after all

Today on Twitter (as it often happens) a person was outed as a sexual predator. This isnt the first time ...

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EditorMarch 23, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: How do we solve a problem like Kiss Daniel?

Nigerian entertainment has a publicist problem. It really isn’t too much to expect that when a ‘celebrity’ attains a certain ...

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EditorMarch 22, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: The worst thing you can be in Nigeria is poor and female

By now the news must have trickled everywhere. In spite of a court order forcing the Lagos state government from ...

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EditorMarch 21, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Back to Basics: Is solicitiation sexual harassment?

One of the unexpected consequences of access to social media is encountering scenarios and alien to one’s lived experiences and ...

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EditorMarch 20, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Are you C.I.S?

In the last two months handling the sexuality blog we’ve come to realise that a big part of the problem ...

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EditorMarch 20, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Sex work is not prostitution

Yeah I said it, sex work is not prostitution. Part of acknowledging that the world is far more complex than ...

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EditorMarch 16, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Last weekend proved we’re still fighting people instead of institutions

It might seem like we’re dwelling on Chimamanda’s ‘TERF-Gate’ (that’s what we’re choosing to call it here on the Sexuality ...

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EditorMarch 14, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Is gender different from sex?

With all the furore that has happened in the last week around Chimamanda’s comments about trans-women, Nigerians home and abroad ...

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EditorMarch 13, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] TERF-DOM: Chimamanda clarifies her ‘transphobic’ comments, but it won’t be enough for many

Do we need to explain that interview? If you haven’t heard about it, you should probably click here and catch ...

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EditorMarch 13, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: It turns out Chimamanda Adichie is human after all

Unless you’re a Nigerian without access to social media, or really any kind of media, you’ve probably heard of Chimamanda ...

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EditorMarch 10, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Back to Basics: Does a rape victim bear any of the blame?

We at The Sexuality Blog are revisiting the basics, and as best we can, explaining the concepts of sex, consent ...

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EditorMarch 10, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Toxic Masculinity affects everyone, even you

The Huffington Post recently put out an article that puts in perspective a very specific problem: America’s epidemic of gay, ...

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EditorMarch 8, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Back To Basics: Let’s talk about consent

While we’ve always known Nigeria has a big, big problem with sex. We misunderstand it as a concept and misappropriate ...

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EditorMarch 7, 2017

The recent NOI Polls on Female Genital Mutilation should give you serious pause

NOI Polls the premium polling service in West Africa on the 3rd of March released stats from their latest poll ...

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EditorMarch 6, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Milo Yiannopoulous is every LGBT person at 15.

I try not immerse myself in American politics. It’s because I don’t care about what happens there (I do, I ...

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EditorMarch 6, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Kemen’s #BBNaija eviction shows we have made progress but we still have a long way to go

Even though we still have a long way to go concerning sexuality, gender and women’s rights; the events of last ...

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EditorMarch 4, 2017

The Wedding Party proves New Nollywood is no better at giving women agency than Old Nollywood

It’s been a couple of months since The Wedding Party, arguably the biggest commercial success Nollywood has ever produced hit ...

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EditorMarch 3, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Finally a Nollywood film that gets sex work right

I can’t be the only one who cringes when we see certain topics being treated as the subject of a ...

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EditorMarch 3, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: And now, some plastic surgery for your scrotum

In case you didn’t know, Modupe Ozolua isn’t the only person offering plastic surgery options to middle class Nigerians willing ...

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EditorFebruary 22, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Sex isn’t all it’s cut out to be

“A man might think he needs a pillow to sleep well, but he’ll sleep just as well without one” – ...

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EditorFebruary 21, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Is it really so hard to keep sexual predators out of schools?

In Edo state, a corper put up a picture of a teenage girl, with a caption that made my head ...

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Rachel OgbuFebruary 10, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Just how many LGBT Nigerians are there?

Generational changes are certainly making coming out easier for everyone, young and old in Nigeria despite anti-marriage same-sex laws. Recently, TV personality Funmi Iyanda shared a ...

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Rachel OgbuFebruary 8, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: ‘We Are Flowers’ – An anthology celebrating LGBT life in Nigeria

Featuring a  collection of creative non-fiction, poetry, art work, photography by straight and LGBT artists, this is the first volume of ...

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Op-ed EditorFebruary 5, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Can we let Miyonse live?

In a country where we have only had one man come out on national television, public declarations of sexuality are ...

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Isime EseneJanuary 29, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Not all men who have sex with men are gay…

Ever heard of the term gay-for-pay? What about MSM? People are slowly coming to terms with the fact that straight ...

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Isime EseneJanuary 29, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Straight men are actually gay AF

Yeah, I swore. Straight people, especially straight men are gay as hell. They’re so gay they put the ‘masc for ...

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