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Laura Gardner, Mental Health Advocate & Sex Positive Columnist

Wellington, New Zealand

Laura (she/her) is a bisexual, plus-size, neurodiverse, sex-positive writer with a passion for open sexual discourse and education. She enjoys learning and sharing about all things sex in order to help dismantle the taboos and insecurities that burden our modern society, moving towards a more expressive and healthy sexual expression for all. She is an advocate for sex positivity, body inclusivity, mental health, and the LGBTQIA+ community.

Based in Wellington, New Zealand, she enjoys writing about topics that she feels will resonate with others on their own journeys of sexuality, bringing others along as she explores her own relationship with all things sex. She is specifically interested in writing about sex toys, kink, and the ties between sex and mental health. She looks forward to sharing her experiences, and hopes that it encourages others to experiment and do the same!

In her spare time Laura can be found reading, dyeing her hair, performing in musicals, or cuddling her three cats - she believes ‘crazy cat lady’ to be an entirely accurate and complimentary moniker, and refuses to be convinced otherwise.

Laura Gardner, Mental Health Advocate & Sex Positive Columnist 's Articles

5 Tips for getting your sexual confidence back
Mental health advocate & sex positive columnist Laura Gardner shares her top tips for building your sexual confidence after a dry spell
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A DOSE of Pleasure-01
Self-loving and self-esteem: Laura shares how masturbation can help heal your relationship with your body, and why it could be the first step on your journey to self-love.
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What Being Queer Taught Me About Sex
Laura realised she was bisexual in her teenage years, and while coming out was relatively simple, having sex with a woman—not so much! Here’s what being queer taught her about sex.
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How masturbation helped me to heal my relationship with my body
Self-loving and self-esteem: Laura shares how masturbation can help heal your relationship with your body, and why it could be the first step on your journey to self-love.
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The Pressure of Orgasms and Enjoying Sex Without
Are orgasms the only measurement of successful sex? Laura shares how our beliefs about reaching the big ‘O’ can put the pressure on and remove some of the fun!
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Sex Tips
Sex and Medication
Laura shares how medication, such as anti-depressants, anti-anxiety and contraceptive medication can affect your sex life, and what you can do about it.
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