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Peddling with Passion – The Dutch now say that cycling improves your sex life!

So from peddling to passion, sweating to seduction getting on two wheels has many more benefits than helping you to just conquer the daily commute. Another reason why cycling like the Dutch is a habit we all need to adopt.

Not only does cycling help you to keep trim but it turns out its good for your sex life too! (Minus the chaffing – there’s nothing sexy about that!)

With more bicycles than residents across The Netherlands major cities see almost 70% of all journeys made on two wheels. People who are cycling to and from work as opposed to the commute by car or train are apparently having better sex.

A survey showed that people who cycle to work in the Netherlands are indeed happier and their sex life is better since adopting peddle power.

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Cycling with clothes on is more advisable than doing it in the buff like these Toronto protestors! 

Now cycling and sex may not have a direct correlated link for some people but I thought I would try and through some light on what other factors might be contributing to this finding.

  1. Cycling like many cardio sports allows the mind to settle and cuts oneself off from the worries of daily life (bar the stress of traffic and the sweaty state you end up in. Those worries are still real.) The less work stress you take home equals a better home atmosphere with friends and loved ones and more desire for passion in the sheet.
  2. Exercise increases stamina which in turn increases…you get the picture.
  3. Biking is a great form of exercise, exercise increases body confidence which makes getting saucy a little less daunting.
  4. Cycling is good on your joints, reducing wear and tear in ones exercise regime gives more scope for extra curricular activities.

Whether you don your helmet and take to the pavements or not, if you needed an excuse to oil your chain and get that heart rate up this is as good as any.

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Social Justice – a fundamental change in British Politics

I spoke recently about what I thought was a need to celebrate the UK’s new female Prime Minister, Theresa May. Last night Queen Elizabeth confirmed and coronated the countries second female leader in a traditional and historic fashion with the ‘kissing of hands’ and retuned from the palace as First Lady of the Treasury and Prime Minister.

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Home Sweet Home. 5 things I am sick of being asked about buying my first house.

Something really big is happening in my life right now. I feel that it is my moment (cringe at how cliche that it!). I’m a fully fledge adult because now I own my own home. Yes I have taken the plunge and brought a house.

Its been a long process and the occasional realisation of paying a mortgage for the next 30 years of my life is a slightly sickening thought but nothing compares to the feeling of accomplishment knowing you own such a huge investment. Life feels quite odd at the moment. I’ve got a career as a political staffer which i love, I own my own car, my own home. I’m a fully fledged adult. It’s like this is a defining moment in my life and this realisation has just hit me. Well it hit me a few weeks ago when I was home alone at my parents house and I realised just how clean I live when I’m only tidying up after myself.

I wanted to share parts of this journey on here to help others and documents the arduous process of committing to by your first home on your own with nothing. So lets start with the questions I’m literally sick of hearing.

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The Glass Ceiling; finally shattered?

Here in the UK I am proud to say that my generation (big up the 90s!) will finally see a female Prime Minister. Love her or hate her Mrs Thatcher was the first UK PM and until tomorrow was the last. Yesterday’s events saw the UK government announce another female PM after the leadership battle which saw a campaigns from 7 candidate (five men, two women) come down to just two ladies going head to head. Whatever your views on Leadsam vs. May,  the UK was on the brink of yet another female leader.TM4MP

Achieved without a mandatory gender quota or with an all-female short list, (arguably) the cream rose to the top. Does this mean then that the patronising men-hating academics who have forever argued women can only make it big is by sleeping with the boss or patronising women- shortlists are now out of work?

In British politics its great news for the ladies. First Minister of Scotland, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, the leader of the Scottish Labour party, the First Minister of Northern Ireland, leader of the Greens and the leader of Plaid Cymru are all women.

A3 female contender has challenged for leadership of the UK labour party, Angela Merkel is leading the germans, Marine Le Pen is giving France all she’s got and Hillary is waving the flag across the pond.

In 2016, women in the West have smashed that glass ceiling!

Let us not give up here. There are plenty of women out there across the world who could do amazing things but sadly they don’t have the opportunities because they haven’t been allowed. Easten Europe and many Arab countries still see far more oppression than we ever did here in Britain.

You  could argue that a girl born in Brittain today will have far more opportunities discarding her gender than one born in the champagne.jpg80’s or 90’s, which I think is just fantastic.

But please, for now, can we celebrate how far we have come in the UK and many other parts of the world in that women are now trickling through into positions of power and finally being recognised for their ability rather than their fertility.

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We are living in a material world but am I a material girl?

I watched a video from a comment someone had left on a recent blog post. Dave Chappelle is a hilarious guy and although his delivery of some comment is questionable and arguable border line offensive he talked about the materialistic nature of women. I quote “if a man could f*ck a woman in a cardboard box he wouldn’t buy a house” and how men want a nice car because the know women will want them if they have a nice car. So I thought we’d look in to this a little further. What’s the difference between a bachelor pad and a bachelorette pad? Do women pick a man based purely on what he has or hasn’t got? Is peacock syndrome a main player in today’s dating scene?

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