Nichi Hodgson is an English author, journalist and broadcaster. She is the Sexual Adventurer columnist for Men's Health, and also writes for the English broadsheets including the Guardian and the Telegraph on sexual politics, law, literature and rhubarb. She loves boxing, pomtinis, Kurt Geiger and Foucault. Her erotic memoir, Bound To You, published by Hodder, is out now.

Latest Articles

I Tried 8 Historical Dating Hacks & They Changed My Love Life

When I first started writing my new book, The Curious History of Dating: From Jane Austen to Tinder, back in January 2016, I was single. Last month, I threw the book launch party in my boyfriend’s bar. And today, I work with The Inner Circle dating o…
By Nichi Hodgson

Why We Need To Show Images of Birth on Facebook

Facebook isn't exactly known for its feminist credentials. In 2012, leaked internal guidelines revealed that while images of crushed legs were allowed on Facebook, those of exposed nipples were not. It took a bevy of campaigners, protesting under the…
By Nichi Hodgson

Fifty Shades of Failure Is More Like It

If you were too busy having your own hot July to get all hot and bothered about the release of the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer last week, don't sweat it. Having watched the sneak peek, I have to say that Fifty Shades of Grey never seemed so apt a ti…
By Nichi Hodgson

Are We Slut Shaming Porn Stars?

More than 20,000 people raised over two million dollars Sunday at the 2014 San Francisco AIDS Walk. Now in its 27th year, the annual walk raises money that goes towards stopping new infections and supporting those already living with HIV and Aids acr…
By Nichi Hodgson

Plan B Vs. Cialis: The Moral Double Standard

If American male privilege were a drug, it would probably be an erectile dysfunction medication. The little blue pill and its various spin-offs have been praised far and wide from everyone from Hugh Hefner to Bob Dole. Even Penthouse publisher Bob Gu…
By Nichi Hodgson

Why We Need Women To Tell Their Abortion Stories

If ever a medical procedure has faced so much moral scrutiny, it is abortion. My own abortion, some seven years ago now, is a distinctive memory — though not because it was nastily dramatic, or enduringly traumatic. I wouldn’t go as far as to say it …
By Nichi Hodgson

We Should All Be Proud of The Duke Porn Star

Another college student, another paying-her-tuition-fees with porn scandal. When I first heard that a Duke University student nicknamed Lauren had been ‘outed’ for making adult films, my initial response was a shoulder shrug. I say that, not only as …
By Nichi Hodgson

5 Hugely Successful LGBT Olympic Athletes

The bad news is that President Vladimir Putin has done nothing to retract Russia's wildly homophobic anti-gay laws, despite it being pointed out that Russia is in direct contravention of Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter, not to mention the peace-pr…
By Nichi Hodgson

How To Stop Social Media From Spoiling Sochi

Ah, the '90s: a time when people could tape the Big Olympic Event that they'd miss, then head home to experience it as if it were happening in real time all over again. More importantly, there was no Twitter to spoil the final result. Luckily, we've …
By Nichi Hodgson

MSNBC Chief Denies Any Liberal Agenda

After MSNBC posted a Tweet that outraged conservatives Wednesday, the network's chief, Phil Griffin, has been forced to deny that the channel has a purely liberal agenda. Actually, Griffin says, it's not about MSNBC having a bias against conservative…
By Nichi Hodgson

HPV Home-Testing A Future Possibility

Human papillomavirus (HPV) home-testing kits may be recommended by physicians in the near future, a research study conducted by the Unit of Cancer Epidemiology at the Scientific Institute of Public Health in Brussels has concluded. The research group…
By Nichi Hodgson

Amanda Knox Probably Won't Go to Jail

Amanda Knox, the 26-year-old American woman who has just been re-convicted for the murder of Meredith Kercher, has said that she will "never go willingly" back to Italy to serve her 28.5-year sentence. Knox made her pledge on ABC's Good Morning Ameri…
By Nichi Hodgson

The Beards That Rocked U.S. Politics

So, whaddaya know: Along with Syria and South Sudan, it turns out that President Obama cares about how White House staffers wear their beards. And his administration isn't shy about expressing disapproval when beards go wrong, as in the case of forme…
By Nichi Hodgson

Wendy's Daughters Spring To Her Defense

Wendy Davis may has filibusted her way into feminist history when she took on the Texas abortion bill last year, but she's now facing a new battle: To defend her reputation as she runs for Texas governor. According to a recent report by the Dallas Mo…
By Nichi Hodgson

Doc of TV Fame on Trial For Abusing Stepdaughter

Melvin Morse, a former pediatrician who allegedly abused his ex-wife's daughter, is being tried on charges of reckless engagement and endangering a child's welfare. Morse, who was a registered MD in Delaware until his arrest in August 2012, is pleadi…
By Nichi Hodgson

A Return From A Trip Round the World Turns Tragic

It's a sad story, that's for sure. The husband of Leanne Bearden, a 33-year-old Texan woman who completed a round-the-world trip then vanished after going out for a walk, has said that her friends and family will never stop looking for her. Josh Bear…
By Nichi Hodgson

Sochi Mayor: There Are No Gays Here

With the Sochi Winter Olympics less than two weeks away, Sochi mayor Anatoly Pakhomov has, um, shed some light on the country's notorious anti-gay laws. It's not that gay people aren't welcome at the Games, Pakhomov explained — they are, just as long…
By Nichi Hodgson

Do Americans Speak Queen's English After All?

If you've ever wondered just when those on the left side of the pond ceased to speak like those on the right, it turns out that it's the British who stopped speaking like us Americans. Instead, the way Americans speak English today is pretty much the…
By Nichi Hodgson

Was an 84-year-old Beaten by The NYPD?

An 84-year-old stopped for jaywalking in New York claims he was hospitalized after an incident with New York police officers saw him sustain major injuries. Kang Wong claims he was beaten by officers after being issued a $250 jay-walking ticket, whil…
By Nichi Hodgson

If You're Going To Sochi, Be Ready For This

Meet the unlikely emblem of the Olympic Games: A picture taken in Sochi's Olympic Biathlon Center, which features two toilets in a single men's cubicle, is doing the rounds on Twitter. BBC cameraman Steve Rosenberg snapped and Tweeted the photo with …
By Nichi Hodgson