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.


Do Gay Men and Straight Men Flirt the Same?

In a listicle for Out magazine titled “13 Types of Flirts Every Gay Guy Knows,” writer Zachary Zane claims that gay men don’t flirt like…

What’s Wrong With a Little Suffocation During Sex?

Anthony, a 43-year-old straight man from Chicago, has already thought about what he’d like from his wife for his upcoming birthday. “I was thinking of…

Could a Real Men’s Movement Be a Good Thing?

In her recent video, “Men,” LeftTube sensation Natalie Wynn, aka Contrapoints, surveys the current state of masculinity and concludes that it’s in disarray. “What are…