Beth Ashley – Journalist, Writer, Artist

My name’s Beth, and I’m an editor, journalist and copywriter based in Hampshire. I’m an avid believer in 90s fashion, the revitalising power of dancing in my underwear, and I adore interesting memoirs written by women and non-binary people – especially if they’re about sex, friendship, or both.

Currently, I’m a sex & relationships columnist for Restless Magazine and a copywriter for a large tech company. I spend my 9-5 producing online tools and copywriting for small business owners to use, then spend my evenings, lunch times and weekends writing content for me (and for you!).

You can read my stream-of-consciousness tweets at @bethmayashley, watch me try to be a little more curated and pretty on Instagram, or shoot me an email at beth.ash_97@hotmail.co.uk.

Dear Dads, your daughter’s sex life has nothing to do with you.

Dear Dads, your daughter’s sex life has nothing to do with you.

Feminism  |  Surrey

This week, rapper TI admitted to committing deeply misogynistic acts against his daughter, completely without remorse or shame, which resulted in people feeling (predictably and rightly) horrified. On an unnamed podcast, TI proudly spoke about…

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Are we under too much pressure to orgasm?

Are we under too much pressure to orgasm?

An article I wrote as part of my ‘it’s my pleasure’ series for Restless Magazine – clicking this post will redirect you to their website.

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The ‘It’s My Pleasure’ Column

As a journalist, I write for an array of publications! I'm currently a sex and relationships columnist for Restless Magazine, where I've created a series called 'It's My Pleasure' because I'm as interested in pleasure as I am with plays on words. The It’s My Pleasure column is a series of articles exploring female intimacy. It discovers the nuances of solo sex, of personal sexual liberation journeys, and most importantly, aims to change our outdated views on female pleasure. If you're interested, read my column below!

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From pain to pleasure

From pain to pleasure

Sex & Relationships  |  Hampshire

A personal essay I wrote for Restless Magazine. Clicking this post will redirect you to their website.

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My Published Writing

I've contributed to a range of publications including the Huffington Post, The Nopebook, JeTuNous magazine and more. I mainly focus on mental health, media and entertainment, and sex and relationships. I also have a strong interest in digital topics. Want me to write something for you? Click 'read more' to see my portfolio.

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A note for the LGBTQA+ community on Coming Out Day

A note for the LGBTQA+ community on Coming Out Day

Sex & Relationships  |  Hampshire

It’s National Coming Out Day, a period where proud affirming tweets circulate for 24 hours, met with pride and declarations of relatability from other LGBTQA+ folks. For me, National Coming Out Day, unfortunately, represents pressure,…

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Why you should invest more time (and money) in your solo sex life

Why you should invest more time (and money) in your solo sex life

This article is part of the ‘It’s My Pleasure’ column I write for Restless Magazine. The It’s My Pleasure column is a series of articles exploring female intimacy. It discovers the nuances of solo sex,…

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Why you should invest more time (and money) in your solo sex life

This article is part of the ‘It’s My Pleasure’ column I write for Restless Magazine. The It’s My Pleasure column is a series of articles exploring female intimacy. It discovers the nuances of solo sex,…

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What I’m Pinning Down

How to prioritise your mental health as a queer person

How to prioritise your mental health as a queer person

Mental Health  |  London
In an age when we’re all constantly online, we can feel surrounded by triggers. This is especially true for those in the LGBTQ+ community. Having just closed International Pride Month, London’s Pride parade, and with mass violence reportage circulating, queers are more aware now than ever, that there’s still work to be done on the equality front. This is an artilce I wrote for Restless Magazine - clicking to read will redirect you to their site.

How to prioritise your mental health as a queer person

Mental Health  |  London
In an age when we’re all constantly online, we can feel surrounded by triggers. This is especially true for those in the LGBTQ+ community. Having just closed International Pride Month, London’s Pride parade, and with mass violence reportage circulating, queers are more aware now than ever, that there’s still work to be done on the equality front. This is an artilce I wrote for Restless Magazine - clicking to read will redirect you to their site.