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In Touch With Well Made Clothes Founder Courtney Sanders

In Touch With Well Made Clothes Founder Courtney Sanders

"I'm really excited to see how the fashion industry will take scientific breakthroughs in sustainability and apply them to create groundbreaking designs. I think we’re at a really great moment for...

'Vanitas in Isolation' by Photographer Amelia J Dowd

'Vanitas in Isolation' by Photographer Amelia J Dowd

Self-pleasure as an everyday object during lockdown in Melbourne, Victoria.

At Home With Queer Artist Kayleigh Heydon

At Home With Queer Artist Kayleigh Heydon

"To see myself as a sexual being is an empowering and important thing for me. I think it's a big part of my identity and that's really powerful and...

People in Their Places of Peace and Pleasure

People in Their Places of Peace and Pleasure

We celebrate the Par Femme x Anna Pogossova collaboration in the best way possible—through people! Hang out with Haruka, Imants Thomas, Mateen Ismail and Nina Treffkorn in their places...

In Touch With Still-Life Photographer Anna Pogossova

In Touch With Still-Life Photographer Anna Pogossova

"Every object transcends its physical form into language, and has a story to tell. It’s not simply a thing, but an invisible network of histories, metaphors, and references which...

At Home With Landscape Designer Olivia Harris

At Home With Landscape Designer Olivia Harris

Catch up with landscape designer Olivia Harris as we chat body positivity, book recommendations and having fun in the garden.

At Home With Physics Teacher and DJ Ariane

At Home With Physics Teacher and DJ Ariane

DJ and Producer turned Australia's coolest physics teacher Ariane, talks to Par Femme about fun facts, her favourite books and what she's looking forward to post isolation.

Are You Giving Your Clit the Attention It Deserves?

Are You Giving Your Clit the Attention It Deserves?

A handy guide, replete with tips and toys, for enhanced clitoral pleasure.

In Touch With Imbibe Founder Felicity Evans

In Touch With Imbibe Founder Felicity Evans

The founder of health and wellness brand Imbibe on their luxurious vagina oil and finding pleasure at every age in life.

The 4 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Sex

The 4 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Sex

You are not alone! Sexologist Georgia Grace answers some of the most commonly asked questions she gets on the topic of sex.

Rachel Rutt’s New Knitwear Label is Cool and Cosy

Rachel Rutt’s New Knitwear Label is Cool and Cosy

The model-turned-knitwear designer talks about the thrill of slowing down and unlearning the “work, consume, repeat” mantra that’s drilled into us from an early age.

At Home With Food Writer Samantha Hillman

At Home With Food Writer Samantha Hillman

Check in with food writer and photographer Samantha Hillman, who has spent her quarantine in NYC making magic in the kitchen.

In Touch With Dame Co-Founder Alexandra Fine

In Touch With Dame Co-Founder Alexandra Fine

“When I was younger, my interest in sexuality felt isolating. Now, I am so proud to lead our Dame community and make space to have these conversations more openly.”...

The Passion Playlist

The Passion Playlist

U up? Serenade your lover with the smooth sounds of Jhené Aiko, Ed Marquis, Little Simz, Janet Jackson, and more.

In Tune With Musician Kira Puru

In Tune With Musician Kira Puru

We speak with the talented musician about the difference between toxic attachments and deep loving connections, and the unparalleled enjoyment that comes from truly knowing your own mind and body.

Sexual Wellness in the Age of Isolation, Part 3

Sexual Wellness in the Age of Isolation, Part 3

Now is the perfect time to really get to know your own body and what turns you on. Besides, being single and “putting yourself out there” can be emotionally exhausting now is the...

In Touch With Sex Educator Georgia Grace

In Touch With Sex Educator Georgia Grace

“I’ve always been a sexually curious person, but when I was younger, I couldn’t find answers to my questions... I wanted to be a part of the sexual revolution that...

The Heartbreak Playlist

The Heartbreak Playlist

The gang's all here to tug at your heartstrings and provide some much-needed catharsis. Get comfy. Light a candle. Let’s all hold hands (figuratively speaking) and gently weep together.

Sexual Wellness in the Age of Isolation, Part 2

Sexual Wellness in the Age of Isolation, Part 2

In the absence of physical cues such as eye contact, touch, and an engagement of the other senses, we run the risk of losing the intimacy that we can...

In Tune With Elizabeth, Patron Saint of Sadness

In Tune With Elizabeth, Patron Saint of Sadness

We spoke with the Melbourne musician about the difference between being alone and being lonely, the importance of both self-compassion and accountability in a breakup, and why we should all prioritise...

Sexual Wellness in the Age of Isolation, Part 1

Sexual Wellness in the Age of Isolation, Part 1

Life in lockdown can be a real turn-off, especially if you find yourself suddenly spending every waking (and sleeping) moment with your sexual partner. Here are some ways to deal....

In Tune With Brisbane Musician Clea

In Tune With Brisbane Musician Clea

“To me, sensuality means being present and comfortable within myself.” Get to know Brisbane musician Clea and catch her Instagram Live acoustic set at @parfemme.

At Home With Dutch Creative Lotte Wierenga

At Home With Dutch Creative Lotte Wierenga

The Amsterdam-based sweetheart has discovered the life-affirming magic of sending postcards to friends and elderly people during isolation.

La Vie à la Maison

La Vie à la Maison

Whether you're a homebody at heart or you’re suddenly spending way more time indoors than usual (feel for you, Geminis), loungewear that satisfies the ‘comfy-chic’ brief is a non-negotiable. ...

Embracing Loneliness, a Playlist

Embracing Loneliness, a Playlist

Pure-pop cornball bangers, '90s throwback anthems and more odes to Loneliness™ that at full-volume feel almost as good as actual human contact.

At Home With Stylist Chloe Hill

At Home With Stylist Chloe Hill

We find out how the Sydney-based stylist is staying happy, healthy and informed during her self-isolation. (It involves plenty of cooking and living room pilates.)

Illustration by Alice Cherry (@alicecherry.art)

69 Songs To Get Down To

In these strange and horny times, it's important to take care of yourself. This playlist has been lovingly curated to bring you solace and sensuality during your self-isolation.

Think Outside the Box: What Have You Done for Your Nipples Lately?

Think Outside the Box: What Have You Done for Your Nipples Lately?

Nipples are criminally underserved in the bedroom (or your location of choice). Here's how to change that. 

8 Women Celebrate Love

8 Women Celebrate Love

We asked a handful of our favourite women to weigh in on what Valentine's Day – and love writ large – means to them. Their answers confirmed that there are...

Pleasure Centre: Je Joue G-Kii

Pleasure Centre: Je Joue G-Kii

"Use the G-spot vibrator completely curved so that its thick and syrupy vibrations can be felt internally and externally at once."

The False Intimacy of Dating in the Digital Age

The False Intimacy of Dating in the Digital Age

If the medium is the message, what does social media say about our relationships?

Two Couples Review Our Best-Selling We-Vibe Pivot Cock Ring

Two Couples Review Our Best-Selling We-Vibe Pivot Cock Ring

We asked two couples, from opposite ends of the tech-competency spectrum, to review the We-Vibe. Follow their journey into heightened pleasure here...

A Guide to Gifting Sex Toys to Your Friends

A Guide to Gifting Sex Toys to Your Friends

What could be better than the gift of self pleasure?

In Touch With Amsterdam-Based Creative Sabrina Meijer

In Touch With Amsterdam-Based Creative Sabrina Meijer

"In life, I'm most curious about seeing myself and my loved ones never stop evolving."

Words to Get down To: Saying Yes to Enthusiastic Consent

Words to Get down To: Saying Yes to Enthusiastic Consent

Enthusiastic consent is non-negotiable. It’s also the foundation of a sex life that’s joyful, willing and hot. 

Pleasure Centre: Kip by Dame Products

Pleasure Centre: Kip by Dame Products

"Dame’s addition to the vibrator canon is punchy as all get-out."

In Touch With Flower Stylist Gabrielle Chevalley

In Touch With Flower Stylist Gabrielle Chevalley

"Happiness should be used as a compass in life: you might not always be on the direct path, but it’s a good indicator that you're not far off."

Pleasure Centre: Melt by We-Vibe

Pleasure Centre: Melt by We-Vibe

"It’s certainly a different feeling for a clitoral vibe—one that delicate types will appreciate, but that still ramps up when you’re craving more."

Pleasure Centre: We-Vibe's Tango

Pleasure Centre: We-Vibe's Tango

"Like introducing two pets to one another—one being the Tango and other being my boyfriend—I wanted to make sure each felt included in the process...

In Touch With Fashion Consultant & Stylist Ilkin Kurt

In Touch With Fashion Consultant & Stylist Ilkin Kurt

"If you are confident in yourself and proud of who you are, then you are respecting yourself by being the person you wish to show the world."

In Touch With Stylist Chloe Hill

In Touch With Stylist Chloe Hill

"Be compassionate always. If you live by this you'll be able to do what’s right for the planet and for people first and foremost."

When Your Sex Positivity Bites You in the Ass

When Your Sex Positivity Bites You in the Ass

What does sex positivity mean in practice? It’s a cobweb of a question, so Par Femme writer Tabitha Laffernis unravels one sticky strand at a time. 

Every Star Sign’s Sexual Quirks and How to Deal with Them

Every Star Sign’s Sexual Quirks and How to Deal with Them

"We’ve all had to work out some kinks in the bedroom—and I’m not talking about the good kind. One way to find inspiration? Look to the stars."

Pleasure Centre: We-Vibe Moxie

Pleasure Centre: We-Vibe Moxie

"I’m not usually one for bells and whistles, but Moxie is showing me a real good time. The petite toy sits flush against your lady parts, with powerful magnets...

How to Ask for What You Want, According to a Sexologist

How to Ask for What You Want, According to a Sexologist

"Communication is the absolute foundation of maintaining a happy and healthy sex life, especially when in relationships."

Pleasure Centre: Svakom's Nymph

Pleasure Centre: Svakom's Nymph

"The silky pink vibrator entered my life just as I was coming to terms with the underwhelming reality of men who do not prioritise your pleasure."

The Case for Couples Therapy (In Your Twenties)

The Case for Couples Therapy (In Your Twenties)

Three twenty-somethings on how couples therapy strengthened their relationships—both with themselves and their partners.

Keep It Clean: A Guide to Caring for Your Sex Toys

Keep It Clean: A Guide to Caring for Your Sex Toys

We’re not averse to getting down and dirty. But there’s one major exception to this: your sex toys.

Casual Dating with a Conscience: My Rules of Engagement

Casual Dating with a Conscience: My Rules of Engagement

If you’ve somehow transcended hookup culture until now, this guide will help you navigate the minefield of non-monogamy.

Pleasure Centre: Je Joue’s Mimi

Pleasure Centre: Je Joue’s Mimi

"Mimi is a mood-setter; an acme of sensuality. It purrs softly but surely. It beckons amorously from its box."


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