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

Here's What Women REALLY Look Like When They Orgasm

Unlike movies and mainstream porn, not everyone's orgasm face is super cute. We like to think that when the moment comes we bite our lips, throw our hair back like we're in a a music video, and are the vision of sensuality and desire. But what do peo…
By Lea Rose Emery

Here's How To Tell If You're Asking For Too Much In Your Relationship

A lot of us feel needy once in a while. Especially if we're down, don't feel well, or have a horrific hangover, feeling a little extra clingy every once in a while is totally normal. But if feeling needy in a relationship is your normal state, it can…
By Lea Rose Emery

7 Signs Your Partner Is Embarrassed To Be Around You

A lot of people worry if they embarrass their partner, which is pretty heart-breaking. Your partner should bolster you, make you feel more assured and make you feel capable. The idea that someone would be with a person who is actively embarrassed is …
By Lea Rose Emery

Why Saying "Not All Men" In Response To The #MeToo Campaign Actually Misses The Point

If you've seen the "Me Too" posts, where victims of sexual harassment and assault to post "Me Too", allowing the online community to get a sense of just go how widespread this type of behavior is, you already know that response has been deafening. Si…
By Lea Rose Emery

7 Ways To Know If There's Enough Physical Intimacy In Your Relationship

Physical intimacy in a relationship is an important touchstone for many couples — and it's not just about sex. There's also activities that involve physical touch, like holding hands, massages, and even being relaxed enough to throw your legs on top …
By Lea Rose Emery

This Woman Created A Fertility-Tracking Bracelet That Is Transforming Women’s Lives

For the third year in a row, Bustle's Upstart Awards are honoring young women who are doing incredible things in the realms of business, STEM, fashion and beauty, the arts, philanthropy, and beyond. Being a woman in tech isn't always easy, but being…
By Lea Rose Emery

This Rainbow Glitter Wine Gives Back To The LGBTQ Community & We're Here For It

There are a lot of amazing ways to celebrate National Coming Out Day — an important day in the queer community. But this may be the most fun one. The folks at ONEHOPE Wine have come up with a fun, sparkly way to help you have a blast and give back to…
By Lea Rose Emery

9 LGBTQ People Reveal The Best Way To Be An Ally On National Coming Out Day

Wednesday is National Coming Out Day, a day when we remember the significance of coming out. Coming out is a major step, and sometimes a traumatic one, but it can be a transformative and cathartic moment for many queer folks. "Every year on National…
By Lea Rose Emery

Twitter Is Full Of Love For National Coming Out Day & These Tweets Will Warm Your Heart

One of the best parts about National Coming Out Day is all of the amazing stories that emerge about how people came out — and the huge amount of love and encouragement for those who still don't feel quite ready. The day is not about forcing anyone ou…
By Lea Rose Emery

13 People Confess The One Sex Act They Think Is Overrated

Having amazing sex doesn't mean the same thing to everyone. What one person thinks is really great sex would be someone else's most uncomfortable sexual experience. And this this AskReddit thread shows exactly that. Basically, the people of Reddit de…
By Lea Rose Emery

People Are Describing Their Partner's "O" Face & It's Weirdly Adorable

When you have an orgasm, it feels like the best thing in the world, but how it looks can be a very different story. Because let's be honest, a lot of orgasm faces are not cute. I normally think of my orgasm face as somewhere between a demented sneeze…
By Lea Rose Emery

People Are Sharing Stories Of How Their First Relationship Began On AIM & It'll Bring You Back

AOL Instant Messenger is dead and I don't know how to handle it. Well, it will be dead as of December 15th, according to a recent announcement. AIM was a defining part of my teenager years— and the teenage years of most of my friends. We talked all d…
By Lea Rose Emery

Women With Endometriosis Are Fearful Of Trump's Birth Control Order & They Have Every Right To Be

One of the scariest part of Trump's birth control order is how many women will be unable to afford access to birth control— whether they're using it to prevent pregnancy or as a treatment for another health condition. Many people don't realize how ma…
By Lea Rose Emery

7 Ways Trump's Birth Control Order is Bad For Women’s Health, According To Medical Experts

Trump's birth control order, announced on Friday, is devastating news. Previously, under a mandate from the Affordable Care Act, most employers were required to provide their employees with birth control coverage without copayments. On Friday, Trump …
By Lea Rose Emery

7 Women Share What's Really Inside Their Bedside Drawers

For the month of September, Bustle’s Sex TBH package is talking about sex, honestly. We’re delving into how women approach the things they’re taught to be shy or embarrassed about in the bedroom — and, in doing so, we're liberating people to live the…
By Lea Rose Emery

The Signs Someone Is "Submarining" You, Because Ghosting Wasn't Torturous Enough

As if we needed another new dating trend, submarining is here to make you feel like you're slowly losing your mind. Don't worry, it likely is not you — you're just dealing with a total jerk. Basically, it's sort of like zombieing, aka when someone wh…
By Lea Rose Emery

7 "Cute" Things Guys Do In Relationships That Are Actually Super Controlling

Not only do controlling relationships involve codependent, destructive behavior — though that's a major piece to the issue — but you're often in too deep before you realize what's really happening. And that's because people who are controlling or ma…
By Lea Rose Emery

How We Talk About The Las Vegas Shooter Is Pure White Privilege

The Las Vegas gunman killed over 50 people and injured 500 more. He positioned himself 32 stories above a concert with 22,000 people, with an arsenal of weapons. He is a murderer. Though the authorities may not be calling him one he is, by any common…
By Lea Rose Emery

Trump Took Two Weeks To Visit Puerto Rico— Las Vegas? Right Away

Pitting tragedies against each other can turn into an ugly game very quickly. Each unnecessary death has its own weight and its own grief attached. There's no need to compare scale or scope, but it's impossible to ignore the way our president handles…
By Lea Rose Emery

Joe Biden's Response To The Las Vegas Shooting Gets To The Heart Of The Problem

With over 50 dead and 500 injured in the largest mass shooting in modern America, many people are still coming to terms with the extreme loss of life that just took place. The shooting took place at Route 91 Harvest, a country music festival in Las V…
By Lea Rose Emery