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.
Latest Articles

These Hygiene Products Are Linked To Infections — But That's Not The Only Problem With Them

As women, we're taught we should be waxed, preened, and perfumed to within an inch of our lives in order to be presentable. Money, energy, and time is wasted trying to buff our way into a perfection that just doesn't exist. As a result, way too many …
By Lea Rose Emery

Way Too Many Sexually Active 15-24-Year-Old-Women Don't Get Tested For STDs — And It's Not OK

Going for an STD test can be a daunting experience, especially for a young person. There's still such a taboo around sex generally — and STDs specifically — that it's far too easy to avoid going, even when you know you should. But it turns out that t…
By Lea Rose Emery

Here's When Turning Down Sex Won't Harm Your Relationship

Talking about sex can be tricky in a relationship, but get even more complicated when one of you is more interested in sex than the other. It's nothing to be ashamed of — there's no "normal" sex drive to have and there's nothing wrong with wanting or…
By Lea Rose Emery

7 Apps That'll Help You Live Your Best Love Life

For some people, talking about sex and relationships, asking questions, and seeking advice is a normal part of their life. For others, it's a little more complicated. They feel self-conscious or just don't know where to turn, so learning about it and…
By Lea Rose Emery

We're Still Judging Women For Their Sex Lives — And It's Not OK

Sometimes, it can feel like we've come a long way in terms of gender equality and sex. Many women are proud to speak openly about their sexual experiences and some have even reclaimed the word "slut" and enjoy casual sex for sex's sake. But occasiona…
By Lea Rose Emery

Earning The Same Salary As Your Partner Can Have This Major Impact On Your Relationship

When it comes to money and relationships, there are so many different issues that can arise, from one partner spending too much on a couch to another not being honest about their credit card debt. But it's important to understand how money — includin…
By Lea Rose Emery

9 Things To Know The First Time You Do Your Own Taxes, According To Money Experts

If you're getting ready to file your taxes for the first time, it can seem like an overwhelming experience — but it really doesn't have to be. You have to see beyond the jargon and the form names and the numbers and remember that, really, it's just a…
By Lea Rose Emery

7 Ways The Pay Gap Is Actually Worse Than You Think

It's easy to get complacent in the struggle for equality, but some stark reminders of how deep sexism runs in our country are impossible to ignore. Equal Pay Day falls on April 10 this year and like every year, it's an important reminder of how much …
By Lea Rose Emery

Is Falling In Love A Choice? We Asked Relationship Experts & Here's What They Said

Falling in love is something that so many people have experienced, but remains a sensation that's almost impossible to put your finger on. Despite endless songs, plays, TV shows, poems, and pretty much every art form ever trying to describe what fall…
By Lea Rose Emery

A Vagina Pop-Up Is Coming To NYC This Month & It's Everything You've Ever Wanted

There a lot of different ways to embrace your vagina. You can do some self-exploration with a mirror. You can talk to your friends about your vagina and all its quirks. You can research all the different types of vulvas to help learn to love yours. O…
By Lea Rose Emery

Here's How Late You Can Actually File Your Taxes — But It'll Cost You

When April rolls around and you haven't yet filed your taxes, you may start to wonder how late you can file your taxes before the IRS starts sending hounds to your door. OK, they probably don't have hounds, but I'm irrationally afraid of the IRS and …
By Lea Rose Emery

How To Help Spread Consent Culture On College Campuses, Even If You Graduated Years Ago

The #MeToo movement is galvanizing an important discussion about sexual assault and the issue of consent. Finally, we've started to have a more honest discussion about power dynamics, about sexism, and just how prevalent sexual assault is. But there'…
By Lea Rose Emery

Here's The Best Way To Deal With A Drop In Your Sex Drive

While it's natural to be curious about how often others have sex, it's also important to know there's no such thing as a "normal" sex drive— it varies with each person and each relationship. But not only are there a range of sex drives you can have, …
By Lea Rose Emery

Your Partner's Spending Habits Can Actually Affect Your Relationship More Than Your Own

There are a few things that you just have to take control of as you get older. You start wearing sunscreen, you realize that you need water (and not just coffee) to survive, and finally, you decide you need to start figuring out your finances. Becaus…
By Lea Rose Emery

This The #1 Music Festival People Want To Have Sex At This Year

When you think of the top music festivals, you probably think of celebrities, flowing hair, and a lot of mud. But there's something else that apparently a lot of people are getting into on the festival scene. Having sex at a music festival is probabl…
By Lea Rose Emery

These Are The 13 Most Surprising Places People Have Had Sex In America

When it comes to the best places to have sex, not all of them happen inside the bedroom. Hell, not all of them even happen inside the house. Some people are very partial to having sex in some wilder locations, according to a survey from EdenFantasys,…
By Lea Rose Emery

Planned Parenthood Is Teaming Up With Your Favorite Dating Apps For A Very Good Reason

Consent is one of those things that feels like it should be incredibly obvious, but comes up again and again for discussion in our culture. Finding clearer boundaries around consent and making sure that people, especially young people, are educated i…
By Lea Rose Emery

7 Ways You Know It's Time To Move In Together

Moving in together is a huge step in a relationship. A lot of my married friends have said that moving in together was actually more significant than getting married, because it was a much bigger change. And there's no right time to do it— though tak…
By Lea Rose Emery

Couples Who Do This Weird Thing Have Happier Relationships (But It's Not Exactly Cheap)

Couples fight about a lot of things, but some issues come up again and again in relationships. According to a recent survey of 75,000 married couples by Lasting, a marriage health app, three of the main things couples fight about have to do with mone…
By Lea Rose Emery

9 Things No One Tells You About Being Single In Your 20s, But I Will

Being single in your 20s is hard. I should know — I spent almost all of my 20s flying solo. I went into my 20s single and remained single for another eight years — way longer than any of my friends — before I met my current girlfriend. I went through…
By Lea Rose Emery