Cliterati.co.uk, the UK’s original erotica website for women, has been nominated for best Sex and Relationship blog in the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2012. Created in 2001, Cliterati allows anyone to add a story (moderated to ensure stories are safe, sane and consensual), with categories including straight, queer, kinky and group. All genders and sexualities are welcome.
Site founder, Emily Dubberley (pictured far right with – left to right – This Morning hosts Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby and Daily Mail columnist Samantha Brick), explained: “When we launched, Cliterati was aimed purely at women as there was a gap in the market – it was created before Sex and the City, before sex toys were accepted. Now, female masturbation is less taboo but there are still numerous stigmas to confront: sex and disability; trans issues; and non-traditional relationship choices (such as polyamory) to name just a few. There’s also an alarming amount of skewed data about sex out there. Cliterati is evolving into a portal for solid sex news, research and advice, along with the backbone of free erotica that we have always provided. We are keen to work in partnership with companies and content providers, and are already working with brands including LoveHoney, Sextoys.co.uk, Xcite and Brook Advisory.”
A number of new sections have been added to the site. Cliterati physician, Dr Malcolm VandenBurg, who helped develop Viagra and treated one of the UK’s first AIDS patients, is providing medical advice. Brooke Magnanti (aka Belle de Jour) is Science Editor; Robert Page (Lovers’ Guide) is Current Affairs Editor; Susan Quilliam (The Joy of Sex) is Cliterati’s Agony Aunt; Robin Sweet (Scarlet) is Queer Editor; and Raphael Fox (My Transexual Summer) is the site’s Genderqueer editor. Other sections include music, books, toys, style and artcore.
Dubberley added: “It’s a huge honour to have been nominated in the awards. Judging closes on 31st August – Cliterati’s eleventh birthday – and I couldn’t think of a better birthday gift than winning this award.”
To vote, visit www.cosmopolitan.co.uk/blog-awards-2012-vote
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