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

Early Birds May Have A Lower Risk Of Depression, Study Finds

We've all heard that the early bird gets the worm, but there actually might be some real benefits to waking up early — some that go far beyond gross, crawling, squiggling things that live in the ground. In fact, it may mean really good news for your …
By Lea Rose Emery

This "Protect Your Wang" Collection Supports An Important Cause

Some puns are just too good to pass up. You can only assume that's what fashion designer Alexander Wang and Trojan condoms thought when they decided to team up to raise money for the queer community again this year. The name for the collaboration, li…
By Lea Rose Emery

Here's How Many People Have Been Caught Having Sex At Work

Sometimes you know something may not be a great idea, but you can't just stop yourself. Welcome to the world of workplace flings and romances. And a new survey shows way more people may be in that position than you think. EdenFantasys, a sex toy stor…
By Lea Rose Emery

Here's The Major Benefit Of Being Happy In A Non-Monogamous Relationship

If you apply the "grass is always greener" theory to poly and consensually non-monogamous relationships, it might seem like everyone would constantly be unsatisfied. They would be thinking about what they don't have in one relationship and what they …
By Lea Rose Emery

These Are Tinder's Most Right-Swiped Neighborhoods In Your City

Finding the perfect neighborhood isn't easy. You want to find something affordable and fun, close to the places you love, and somewhere that just has the right vibe. It's already a lot to ask. And now it turns out, decisions like where you live can a…
By Lea Rose Emery

Push Pops With Alcohol Exist & Your Favorite '90s Snack Just Got Even Better

If you love summer and popsicles and nostalgia — but also vodka, tequila, and rum, then your sweet spot may have just been born into existence. Welcome to the world of Buzz Pop Cocktails, or alcoholic push pops. They're just like your favorite, icy p…
By Lea Rose Emery

McDonald's Just Launched A Frozen Cold Brew That You Can Customize With McFlurry Toppings

The coffee gods have heard your prayers. There's no doubt that iced coffee is already pretty flipping great — but this new treat may be even better. Frozen? Yup. Affordable? You bet. Available with Oreo topping? Shut your mouth — because of course i…
By Lea Rose Emery

7 Signs Your Partner Doesn't Understand You, Even If They Love You

It's a difficult truth that love isn't always enough. Sometimes it's the fact that you don't want to live in the same place or have the same type of life as your partner, so one of you can never really be happy in the other one's existence. Sometimes…
By Lea Rose Emery

This Is The #1 Source Of Relationship Stress For Long-Term Couples

Money is a worry for many of us — whether it's a constant source of stress or an occasional one. It doesn't just affect us, but our romantic relationships and families too. And now, there's yet more research confirming that money is the number one ca…
By Lea Rose Emery

7 Ways To Shut Down The Negative Voice In Your Head

Many of us feel negative from time to time — and it's easy to let negative energy bog you down. When it does, it can affect every area of your life. "It's important to get the negative voice out of your head because, if it's strong enough, it has the…
By Lea Rose Emery

7 Things Femme Couples Wish People Would Stop Saying

There was a steep learning curve when I got into my first relationship with a woman. Even though I had had sex with women before, I only started going on dates with women a few years ago — and very quickly got into my first relationship with a woman.…
By Lea Rose Emery

7 Things To Know Before Asking For A Raise For The First Time

A lot of us don't even know where to start when it comes to asking for a raise. A 2016 survey from Levo, an online community for career advice and more, found that over than 60 percent of millennial women weren't sure how to ask for a raise — and 63 …
By Lea Rose Emery

Here's Why You Might Not Want To Use Payment Apps If You Split The Bill On A Date

Finding a way to split the bill on a date can be really awkward — especially in the early stages of dating. Talking about money isn't easy anyway, but it can get more complicated if one of you orders way more or if one of you is more strapped for cas…
By Lea Rose Emery

What It's Like To Go Down On A Woman For The First Time, According To Reddit

There are a few markers in most of our sexual histories. The first kiss, the first fumble, the first time you actually have sex — some moments stay in your memory forever. And, for queer women, the first time going down on another women can be pretty…
By Lea Rose Emery

Here's The Scientific Reason Playing Hard To Get Backfires

If you ever thought that playing hard to get or seeming like you were disinterested in someone was the key to winning over a romantic interest, it may be time to think again. Though we often associated an air of mystery or uncertainty with romance an…
By Lea Rose Emery

7 Things To Keep In Mind If You're Someone's First Sexual Partner

There are a lot of awkward things to negotiate the first time you have sex with someone new. It's important to get used to the way the other person moves, what they like, what they don't like, and how they may be different from other partners you may…
By Lea Rose Emery

9 Signs It's Time To Take A Break In Your Relationship

It's not unusual to go through a rough patch in your relationship, whether you don't get enough time to see each other, you're getting on each other's nerves, or you just feel a bit flat. But it can be difficult to tell when you're in a relationship …
By Lea Rose Emery

The Best Way To Break Up With Someone Respectfully, According To Experts

There's a reason "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" is still such a popular song decades later — it's so true. Breaking up with someone isn't easy. Sure, there are debates about whether it's better to be the dumper or the dumpee but, the truth is, either wa…
By Lea Rose Emery

OkCupid's New Profile Badge Shows Potential Matches You Support Everyone’s Right To Love

We've moved way past the days when politics was thought to be a taboo subject in the world of dating. Many of us now choose to bring it up, right from the very beginning, because we're realizing that talking about politics on a date can be a great th…
By Lea Rose Emery

3 Scientifically-Proven Methods To Help You Get Over A Breakup

Getting over a breakup is almost never easy. Everyone has their own remedies — maybe it's getting rid of all of their things, maybe it's blocking them on social media, or maybe you head right to a friend's place to scream/cry it out. There's not one …
By Lea Rose Emery