The Lancet

Lancet Psychiatry

ESSAYS

Sex Work – Society’s Transactional Blind Spot The collective denial about the transactional nature of relationships, the gendered aspects of this, and a call for improved understanding and acceptance of sex work.[paywall]

Enlightenment: Spiritual or rational? An exploration of the tensions between skepticism and spirituality, and the sometimes manufactured nature of the debate.

BDSM – Psychotherapy’s Grey Area Members of the kink community are still not receiving adequate support from therapists.

Social Media – Toxified by Rage  The causes and effects of online anger.

Wanting to be normal  The meaning of fitting in, with special reference to psychotherapy.

BOOKS
Venus in Furs by Leopold von Sacher Masoch revisited. [paywall]
Sex Outside the Lines by Chris Donaghue [paywall]
FILMS

Author – The JT Leroy Story Documentary about the sensational 90s/00s literary hoax. [paywall]

The Neon Demon Nicolas Winding Refn’s horror satire on the fashion industry. [paywall]

Amy Asif Kapadia’s documentary about the life and death of Amy Winehouse.

The Lancet

EXHIBITIONS

Annie Leibowitz [paywall]

Maggi Hambling Somerset House

Institute of Sexology Wellcome Foundation

BOOKS

Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement by Charlotte Cooper

Cinderland by Amy Jo Burns

The Last Asylum by Barbara Taylor

FILMS

On Call (La Permanence)

Chronic

Chemsex

He Named Me Malala

Suffragette

The Look of Silence

Child 44

Two Days, One Night

God’s Pocket

Philomena

THEATRE

Sarah Kane’s Cleansed

Radiance – The Passion of Marie Curie