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Madeleine Holden

Madeleine Holden is a lawyer and freelance writer based between Berlin and New Zealand. She writes about relationships, sex, gender and whatever the hell else she feels like for MEL.

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Young People Are Laughing at Our Clumsy Old Baseball Sex Analogy

The dated pop-culture trope of ‘rounding bases’ doesn't account for the far more nuanced way teens today think about sex

Why Are Men So Cringe When They Try to Be Sexy?

When men post thirst traps they’re dragged all day long. But when women do it, that’s just, well, Instagram. Why?

The Rise of the Unhorny Man

As we’ve reached peak ‘horny on main,’ men are retiring the long-held assumption that sex is the only thing they’re capable of thinking about