International Women's Day

International Women's Day is marked and celebrated annually on March 8th. IWD celebrates the achievements of women globally, while striving to forge a gender equal world and raising vital funds for relevant causes and charities.

International Women's Day IWD March 8th

The 8th March is a day of female focus: celebrating the achievements of and increasing visibility for deserving women on an international scale. Whether they're at the forefront of tech innovation, dominating their chosen sport, proving invaluable in the world of medical care and research, creating beautifully controversial art and inspiring important conversations, great women are rightly recognised for their hard work, talents and ongoing efforts.

That's not to say International Women's Day is all about the most famous names and only celebrating prominent women or celebrities. I find that it's a good day for self-reflection, whether that's acknowledging to myself how hard I work, and the obstacles I face on a day to day basis, and/or recognising my privilege due to various factors.

You can follow IWD each year through the relevant hashtags on Twitter: #InternationalWomensDay, #IWD and #EachForEqual.

You might also be interested in following the hard work & plentiful tweets of comedian Richard Herring this day. Every year he spends March 8th replying to people on Twitter who feel the need to ask, "when's international men's day?" -and by doing so, he raises an incredible amount of money for abuse survivor support charity, Refuge.

I've written a variety of women-themed articles here at the Cara Sutra sex blog which I wanted to group together on this page devoted to the annual celebration of Women's Day. Some have been written specifically for IWD in the past, others are of particular interest to women whether that's life and sex advice, sex toy guides or erotic stories.

Get more information at the official International Women's Day website here.

Strap On Sex Tips: How A Woman Can Get Pleasure From Pegging

For those who haven’t heard of it before, pegging involves a heterosexual (or bisexual) man being anally penetrated by a female wearing a strap on dildo. Described as one of the most fulfilling and intimate experiences that a couple can engage in, pegging and harness play is a practice which continues to go from strength to strength. During pegging, the focus often centers on the pleasure of the male recipient. However, in this article I’d like to focus on female pleasure too.

Lesbian Sex Myths: 10 Biggest Girl On Girl Sex Myths

By Cara Sutra: A few articles I have read recently about lesbian sex have ignited a bit of fire in me; for a start they tend to read like they were written by either men who get their lesbian sex facts from porn, or by bi-curious fantasists who write purely from the point of view of someone who cannot see outside the blinkers of a sex life involving a penis. Today I'm talking lesbian sex myths - the 10 biggest girl on girl sex myths that you'll probably recognise.

Do Straight Women Have Lesbian Fantasies?

By Cara Sutra: Do straight women have lesbian fantasies? Perhaps this is something you've been wondering, as your mind strays towards bi-curious thoughts during daydreams.

Bi curious? The truth about lesbian relationships

Well the good thing about bad moods is that it often leads to make up sex, and with two women it's really something else. Once again, there's no man, so no penis. I'm talking about lesbian sex without the use of sex toys, Feeldoes and the like. You do of course have some other very important areas to use to stimulate each other instead. Fingers, lips, tongue, teeth; but most important of all, your minds.