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Franki Cookney

Franki Cookney is a freelance journalist based in London. She writes about sex, relationships, and gender politics.

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It’s Time to Ditch the Entire Concept of ‘Foreplay’

In the summer of my first year at university, I started hooking up with a guy who lived across campus. Barbecues and games of cricket…

Blood, Semen, Poop and Whale’s Ass Are the Scents Your Partner Really Wants for Christmas

Forget whiskey and sawdust — experts say it’s the blood, sweat and semen base notes you really want to watch out for when selecting your fragrance….

Why Men Talk Dirty to Siri

“If you say things that are particularly assholeish to Cortana, she will get mad,” Deborah Harrison says. As a writer for Windows’ female-voiced virtual assistant,…