What Happens When You Blog About Sex At Oxbridge

In 2010 I started a blog called Sex at Oxbridge… only it’s not really explicitly about sex. Awkward at Oxbridge is probably more apt.

I’ve always loved writing, so when I first heard of the concept of blogging I found it vaguely intriguing.

 

What Happens When You Blog About Sex At Oxbridge

When I started reading blogs about sex written by women I was pretty disappointed at how un-relatable they were.

What Happens When You Blog About Sex At Oxbridge

I, like most warm-blooded creatures, enjoy sex. So I thought my dating life would be an interesting topic to write about.

 

What Happens When You Blog About Sex At Oxbridge

That and the fact that I was at a top university. Namely, Oxford or Cambridge. I’ve never revealed which. Mostly because I figured, why isolate my audience by appealing to just one of the Oxbridge universities?

That and the fact that I was at a top university. Namely, Oxford or Cambridge. I've never revealed which. Mostly because I figured, why isolate my audience by appealing to just one of the Oxbridge universities?

Because I put “sex” in the name, people assumed the blog would be all about this …

What Happens When You Blog About Sex At Oxbridge

But really my stories are more like this.

 

What Happens When You Blog About Sex At Oxbridge

And when sex is involved, it’s a bit like this.

 

What Happens When You Blog About Sex At Oxbridge

It took less than half of a day for the media to catch onto what I was doing. And when they did, the combination of “sex” and “Oxbridge” sparked quite the reaction.

 

What Happens When You Blog About Sex At Oxbridge

My immediate reaction to national coverage was panic.

 

What Happens When You Blog About Sex At Oxbridge

I was convinced that my college would find out about my extra-curricular writing and that I would be forced to leave the university.

 

What Happens When You Blog About Sex At Oxbridge

But after the initial hype died down, I realised that as long as I was careful no one would find out who I am.

 

What Happens When You Blog About Sex At Oxbridge

My writing wasn’t explicitly about sex.

 

What Happens When You Blog About Sex At Oxbridge

But because I wrote about having sex with a Blues rugby player…

 

But because I wrote about having sex with a Blues rugby player...

And a Blues rower…

 

And a Blues rower...

The Daily Mail decided to nickname me “Belle d’Oxbridge.”

 

What Happens When You Blog About Sex At Oxbridge

And The Sun cleverly titled their article on my blog, “Universlutty Challenge.”

 

What Happens When You Blog About Sex At Oxbridge

But as more people began to read and follow I began to care less and less about the national coverage … until The Times named me one of “the 40 Bloggers Who Really Count”.

 

What Happens When You Blog About Sex At Oxbridge

Eventually I just focused on material to write about.

 

What Happens When You Blog About Sex At Oxbridge

But I still lived in constant fear that my friends would find out and disown me.

What Happens When You Blog About Sex At Oxbridge

When I eventually told my best friend about it, he was less like this …

 

What Happens When You Blog About Sex At Oxbridge

And more like this.

 

What Happens When You Blog About Sex At Oxbridge

So I eventually stopped worrying about what everyone thought.

 

What Happens When You Blog About Sex At Oxbridge

Because

 

What Happens When You Blog About Sex At Oxbridge

And the rest is history.

What Happens When You Blog About Sex At Oxbridge

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  1. This blog is proving that Sex life can be more attractive and enjoyable. Thanks for such a nicely written blog and I’m looking forward for more like this.

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