Reminder: Pill

Words by: Natasha Schapova
Art by: Sarah Annett

Reminder: Pill. A notification I was all too familiar with, having received it at 6pm daily for the past eight years. Through high school, to graduating and moving to Russia, to moving back to Australia and changing my degree for the fourth time, the pill remained the only constant throughout my turbulent adolescence and early adulthood. 

Reminder: Pill

The Transformative Power of Casual Intimacy

Words by: Joseph Lew
Art by: Gabrielle Poh

The first time I touched another person I was 16. His parents were out of town for the weekend — in Spain or Morocco or something of the sort — and in the one hour in between the end of the school day and when he was meant to go pick his brother up from tutoring, we dug ourselves underneath his messy floral bedspread, whispering hushed secrets and tracing love letters across one another’s spines.

The Transformative Power of Casual Intimacy

Consent: The First Step

Words by: Zayan Ismail
Art by: Brooke Stevens


CW: May contain reference to sexual acts and descriptions of rape and/or sexual violence. 

Sex is an age old concept that has been constrained, regulated and tabooed.  But what remains consistent — whether you’re engaging in cunnilingus, anal or a hand job — is that consentis absolutely necessary and without it, sex is actually assault or rape making it completely punishable by law. 

Consent: The First Step

Ilina: A Modern Day Look at the World’s Oldest Profession

Words by: Simone Kealy
Art by: Callum Johnson

With all the stigma and judgement that surrounds the sex industry, sex workers around the globe are fighting to dispel those myths and stereotypes. Ilina Joy, a 27-year-old escort and nutrition student is one of them. Ilina is a proud sex worker, and doesn’t think that her line of work, or any other job for that matter, defines her worth. Read more for an insight into the sex industry and one woman’s experience as a sex worker. 

Ilina: A Modern Day Look at the World’s Oldest Profession