Lea Rose Emery
Léa is a writer and comedian based in London, UK. She writes and speaks about a range of topics including sex, dating, feminism, politics and addiction. Outside work she can normally can be found running, reading, doing yoga, or eating bagels. She has a BA in Political Rhetoric from the Gallatin School at NYU, as well as an LLB and an LLM in Public International Law from the London School of Economics.

Lea’s Latest Articles

What Every Single Woman Should Know About Money

Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 millennial women, more than 50 percent of people said they never discuss personal finances with friends, even though 28 percent reported feeling stressed out about money every single day. That’s why Bustle launched Grown-A$$ Finances, a series that gets real about what millennial women are doing with their money, and why — because managing your money should feel…

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5 Important Money Talks Every Couple Should Have

Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 millennial women, more than 50 percent of people said they never discuss personal finances with friends, even though 28 percent reported feeling stressed out about money every single day. That’s why Bustle launched Grown-A$$ Finances, a series that gets real about what millennial women are doing with their money, and why — because managing your money should feel…

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What To Do If This Position Isn't Working For You

For a lot of people, missionary is the sex position that they do most often — and that makes it seem like the default best sex position. In fact, for 3,000 people in SKYN Condom's 2017 Millennial Sex Survey, it was the second most popular position. And you can see why. It's comfortable, it's intimate, and it's great for feeling connected and mindful. "Mindful sex is all about connection," Amy Levine, sex coach and founder of Ignite Your Pleasure, tells Bustle. "You need positions where you can …

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How Is The ERA Different From The 19th Amendment

It's been 45 years since the Equal Rights Amendment was passed by the Senate and sent to the states for ratification. Unfortunately, not enough states ratified the Amendment and it didn't pass. Which means that, despite over 100 other countries having gender equality provisions in their Constitutions, the United States does not provide for gender equality in ours. And that's an effing disgrace. Normally when we think of women and the Constitution, we think of the 19th Amendment — the Amendment …

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How The Equal Rights Amendment Started

The Equal Rights Amendment was passed by the U.S. Senate and sent to the states to be ratified 45 years ago. But it failed to be ratified by the necessary three quarters of states by the deadline that Congress imposed of June 30, 1982. Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and Virginia all failed to ratify the Amendment, and it was not added to the Constitution. Though the fight for the E…

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How Many People Are Injured At The UK Parliament?

On Wednesday, police responded to shots fired at the Westminster Bridge and an incident put the United Kingdom's Parliament on lockdown. Reports of the incident are still emerging and are conflicting, but the most recent reports from the The Guardian show two serious events taking place. A police officer was stabbed in the Houses of Parliament and the assailant was shot by police. The second incident being reported is that a car drove into a number of people on Westminster Bridge and then drove …

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The Position That You're Getting All Wrong

Have you ever had a moment, when you're having sex with someone new and you realize a position you've done with loads of other times feels completely different? Even if you've been doing a position forever, you can suddenly find that there's a totally different way of going about it— and that can be a great thing. Because we can get into habits of doing positions in a way that's totally underwhelming. Now, it can also happen because one of you is inexperienced— which is totally fine! I've certa…

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The Reason Why Stress Is Affecting Your Sex Life

Whenever I have friends who are going through dry spells in their relationship, stress is almost always to blame. Now, it doesn't have to ruin your sex life — not even close. But stress can affect your sex life in a very direct way. Though the stress can come from a lot of different places, it's always good to go back to the basics of a relationship. And that means communicating about it. “As always, communication is preferred; while it seems juvenile, many couples experience unnecessary stress…

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Where People Are *Actually* Meeting Their Partners Today

If you're not sure if joining a dating app is for you, you're not alone. Although it seems like everyone is on dating apps these days — and among my friends that definitely is the case— there are still a lot of people using the old fashioned approach to meeting others. And there can be some benefits to meeting people in real life as well as online. "Diversify your dating approach," Clarissa Silva, behavioral scientist and author of the relationship blog, You’re Just A Dumbass, tells Bustle. "Do…

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The Best Positions For Spring

Spring is finally here! I always feel less sluggish and more energetic in the spring — and if you're the same way, there's no reason you shouldn't mix things up in the bedroom to match. Seriously, in the winter I'm basically about positions that you can do under a duvet and in a onesie. I'm pretty sure I've been wearing the same onesie since October. And if I could figure out a sex position I could do in a onesie while eating porridge, I'd probably be all about that too. But when the sun starts …

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