The ‘involuntarily celibate’ community is typically seen as being male-dominated, with female members – otherwise known as ‘femcels’ – often being overlooked.
Searching for connections online can stop us from meeting someone for real – sometimes we need to put down our screens and leave the house.
In the digital world, to touch someone – to change their body, their mind, the way they experience the world – you don’t have to touch them at all.
Our constant online presence means we’re always available, even when we don’t want to be.
Our connections with people are becoming harder to categorise. It’s the feeling we should cherish – not the words we use to describe them.
We’ve all been there: someone you’re talking to suddenly goes quiet, dropping off the face of the earth. For journalist and author Emily Reynolds, it’s the waiting that hurts the most.
Technology is increasingly being weaponised to erode our rights, privacy and democracy. It’s time we learnt to fight back, argues activist James Bridle.
In a world where intimacy has had to adapt to the presence of technology, the simple act of speaking on the phone still retains some kind of starry-eyed power.
Following a breakup, we find ourselves routinely scrolling the public timelines belonging to our ex partners, heightening our sense of loss. Yes, it hurts – but that’s the point.
We hear a lot about how social media drives us to share our best selves. But that doesn’t account for how quick we can be to share our sorrows, too.
Modern technology promised to make human connection easier than ever. But, as Emily Reynolds discovered, true intimacy is something that’s impossible to force.
Today, our online and offline lives intersect like never before. In her latest column, journalist and author Emily Reynolds explains why this entanglement is no bad thing.