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.

7 Things To Look For When You're Trying To Find Roommates For The First Time

One of the biggest transitions into adult life is moving in with your first roommates. It can be incredibly freeing and make you see yourself as an actual, real-life grownup — but it's also tricky to get it right. And finding the right roommate is…
By Lea Rose Emery

Here's How To Get Over An "Almost Relationship", According To Experts

When we talk about relationships, we normally think in terms of long-term partners — maybe even spouses. For it to be serious or significant, we sometimes feel like we have to be able to put a certain label on it. But the truth is, there are some…
By Lea Rose Emery

The Amount Of People Who've Masturbated At Work Will Shock You

There are a lot of great reasons to masturbate. There's a sense that you're getting to know yourself and your needs better, there's a self-care element, and there are tons of health benefits to orgasming. "Masturbation is the best research study…
By Lea Rose Emery

Why Does Love Fade Over Time? We Asked Experts & Here's What They Said

The myth of the seven-year itch is a strong one. Is there a point where, no matter how happy you've been in a relationship, things just get a little boring or the spark fades away completely? A lot of us are fascinated by this idea. Maybe you've…
By Lea Rose Emery

This Is When Experts Say A Partner's Social Media Behavior Is Breakup-Worthy

How much does social media behavior overlap with real-life behavior? That's exactly the question that a lot of Bachelorette fans have been asking, since Bachelorette Becca Kufrin responded to winner's Garrett Yrigoyen's controversial social media…
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7 Unexpected Benefits Of Being Single

There are a lot of benefits of being single. Whether you're someone who prefers to be in a relationship or is normally flying solo, everyone can benefit from some time on their own. And some of the benefits are pretty obvious ones. You have more…
By Lea Rose Emery

Here's How Summer Can Affect Your Sex Drive, According To Experts

Summer flings, summer fun, summer love — there seems to be something about summer that gets us a little more interested in love — or lust. You might notice that you feel a little friskier, but it can be difficult to tell why. It definitely does seem…
By Lea Rose Emery

Why Are People Sad After Sex? We Asked An Expert & Here's What They Said

Sex is meant to be a fun, even joyful experience, but for some people the whole process can be a lot more conflicting. While we hear a lot about the post-sex glow that you can feel, there's another post-sex phenomena that is a lot darker and more…
By Lea Rose Emery

11 People Reveal Their Most Embarassing Sex Story

It doesn't matter how many rose petals or candles you fling around, sex is still a very messy business. There are sounds, smells, fluids, and, quite frankly, a huge amount of potential for things to go wrong during sex. Usually, when something…
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6 Ways To Make Better Use Of Your Sex Toy, According To Experts

There are some things that seem totally mysterious until you get the hang of them — and figuring out how to use a vibrator correctly is definitely one of those things. Many of us are totally overwhelmed (and a little terrified) at the idea of using…
By Lea Rose Emery

7 Signs You Need To Be Single For A While

For some of us, being single is just our natural state. We can be single for months, years, even decades and be completely OK with that independence. For others, being single is a rare experience. We obsess over being in a relationship and have…
By Lea Rose Emery

How To Figure Out What You're Looking For In A Partner, According To Experts

Figuring out what you want in a partner can be trickier than you think. Sure, we all may have some broad ideas of what we like — someone attractive, funny, and kind — but people are a lot more complex than that. And getting to grips with our more…
By Lea Rose Emery

Nearly Half Of Men Have Faked An Orgasm — And Traditional Gender Roles May Be To Blame

When the conversation around faking orgasms comes up, it normally revolves around women. You may think of women faking orgasms to put an end to bad sex, because they're not getting what they need to orgasm, or because they feel a lot of pressure to…
By Lea Rose Emery

Here's Why You Keep Having "Almost Relationships" — And What To Do About It

Relationships always have the potential to be confusing — but some of the most confusing relationships are the relationships that never really start. They're called "almost relationships" — and if you've found yourself stuck in one, then you're…
By Lea Rose Emery

7 Things No One Tells You About Breaking Up With Someone For The First Time

Breaking up with someone for the first time can be a tough decision. Whether you've been in relationships before — but have never ended one — or if this is your first relationship, it can be difficult to know when it's actually time to end the…
By Lea Rose Emery

8 Things To Know Before Seeing A Therapist For the First Time

Seeing a therapist for the first time can be a scary experience. I should know — I put off doing it for years. It wasn't that I was against therapy, in fact I merrily recommended it to friends going through a rough time, but for some reason I just…
By Lea Rose Emery

Why Venting About Your Relationship Can Actually Be A Good Thing

When it comes to relationships, different people want different levels of privacy. Any issue I'm having with my partner, with my friends, or with my life gets aired out to my closest friends. While the old school way of thought think that talking…
By Lea Rose Emery

Here's When Forgiving Your Partner Can Actually Hurt Your Relationship In The Long Run

Many of us want to let things go, be reasonable, and accept that everyone makes mistakes. But even though there's a lot of good that comes with forgiveness, is there a chance that it could have a negative impact, too? New research published in the…
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7 Things You Should Know Before Traveling With Your Partner For The First Time

There are some landmark moments that you go through in a relationship. Some of them are exciting, like saying "I love you" for the first time. Some are stressful, like your first argument. But there's one relationship landmark where's it's…
By Lea Rose Emery

11 Relationship Struggles You Should Never Be Embarrassed About

If you've ever imagined your ideal relationship, you've probably pictured it looking, well, pretty perfect. When we idealize and fantasize we don't see the miscommunications, disagreements, or compromises. We don't imagine stress. When we get into…
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