At Kinkly, we're thankful for a lot of things (I mean, come on, we get to talk about sex all day!). But another thing we're grateful for is having the opportunity to bring our readers new and different sex bloggers each and every month. Recently, we reached out to some bloggers across the Atlantic. For November, we interviewed Megan Crehan, a blogger and content manager at Sex & London City, a fun, fabulous blog that covers sex, fashion and tons of other fun things. Read her answers to our 10 questions below!
Sex Blogger of the Month: Megan of Sex & London City
Kinkly: Give us three words that describe your blog.
Megan: Sexy, sassy, fearless.
Kinkly: What inspired you to start the blog?
Megan: I had to chat with our editor-in-chief, Nixalina, for this one. The answer she gave me is that she simply wanted to write again! She had recently left a job as a fashion and beauty writer at a magazine and was a beauty consultant in Selfridges. So, it was a very different career path - she says she missed writing so much. So one day, very randomly, she decided to start her own blog to continue that love of writing with no idea it would end up where it is today. Back then, blogs were not hugely popular or well-known so it was a portal to practice writing skills ... becoming such a big brand was a happy by-product.
Kinkly: What's behind the name?
Megan: Originally, it was a fashion and beauty blog, but Nixalina started to introduce weekly dating articles under the series name 'Sex and London City.' Once she realized the massive response these particular stories received, she decided to rebrand the whole blog to Sex & London City. She calls it the best thing she ever did! Obviously, it is a nod towards "Sex & the City." That's why the blog isn't just about sex, but also fashion, beauty and social events in London.
Kinkly: Who's your target reader?
Megan: It entirely depends on the topic we're writing about, but for sex it can vary. Our analytics and statistics will tell you one thing while I'll tell you another. I write sex articles for everyone and every age because I want as many people as possible to learn about how to improve their sex lives and have better sex. If that's what you want, then I'm writing for you.
Kinkly: What's unique about your blog?
Megan: I'd have to say the tone of voice. Sex & London City is sassy, unapologetic and not afraid to say it like it is. Whether we're talking about bondage, blowjobs or butt sex, we'll tell you exactly what's going on, what you're doing wrong and how to make it better.
Kinkly: What is the topic you find yourself covering most often and why?
Megan: I've found most often that I go back to basics. Rather than talking about complicated sex positions that have your ankles by your ears or have you hanging from the ceiling, it's all about going back to the beginning and making it better from there. Whether that's getting out of your head and learning more about self-pleasure or how to have a great orgasm, sometimes that's exactly what people need.
Kinkly: What is your most popular post ever? Why do you think it drew so many readers?
Megan: Oh that's an easy one to answer. Without a doubt, it is our "13 Rules of Bum Fun" which, as you probably guessed, covers anal sex. It's written in a very funny and wry way that I haven't seen done before. The topic itself is also a little taboo, and that means people are secretly interested and curious about it. No harm there, but I believe that's why this post proves to be one of our most popular year after year.
Kinkly: What's the best thing about writing a sex blog?
Megan: For me, it's being able to research and write about something that I am genuinely interested in and to educate others. I get to read into all sorts of things from secret tips to blowjobs and bondage to sounding and finding the G-Spot. And then I get to put what I've learned into my own sex life and improve there.
Kinkly: What's the worst thing about it?
Megan: The negatives certainly don't outweigh the positive, but there's certainly a bit of a stigma that comes with being so knowledgeable about a topic such as sex. Unfortunately, it's still a taboo that isn't discussed as openly as it should, and when people know you write about it, they think that the only way you've learned is through doing it yourself. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but people will judge the way they want to. I also run a lifestyle blog that is very different from S&LC, so trying to keep the two separate is a challenge, but one I very much enjoy!
Kinkly: Ok, now for the good stuff. Give us your best tip for great sex.
Megan: Communication. It's not the sexiest of tips, but I always say communication is a lubrication. Without it, you cannot hope to better your sex life because you don't know what your partner wants and they don't know what you want. No one deserves to go through life with sex they hate just because they're too scared to say something. Life's too short.
Sex is a bit like a secret society; everyone's doing it, it's just that no one talks about it. Kinkly's mission is to start that conversation, answer your questions and help you discover new and exciting things about sex, love and your body. We guarantee it'll be illuminating, enlightening, fun ... and a little kinky. And that's OK with us.
No innuendos, no judgments and no apologies, just fearless, straight-up talk about sex.