Articles (newspaper, magazine, online)
This page contains a list of some of my main media engagements: A chronological list of articles I’ve written, interviews with me, and reviews of my books, followed by online reviews, and TV and Radio.
Anonymous (2018). “I had a happy ending massage and it was incredible – until afterwards”. Cosmopolitan, 2nd July 2018.
Barker, M-J. (2018). S. Bear Bergman. The Queer Bible, April 2018.
Book Brigade (2018). Rewriting the Rules. Psychology Today, 5th April 2018.
Butcher, R. (2018). We asked 14 trans activists how cis people can be better allies in 2018. Indy 100, 1st January 2018.
Butcher, R. (2018). 12 books that will make you a better person in 2018. Indy 100, 1st January 2018.
Cookney, F. (2018). On Being ‘Game’: What Happens When Sex Positivity Feels Like Pressure. The Establishment, 2nd August 2018.
Drake, K. (2018). Why We Love People Who Don’t Love Us Back. VICE, 26th March 2018.
Gilmour, P. (2018). 10 best sex podcasts you need to listen to ASAP. Cosmopolitan, 8th June 2018.
Jones, A. (2018). Those “sexist” BACP comments on women? They’re more nuanced than Twitter suggested. The Pool, 3rd September 2018.
L’amour, L. (2018). How to overcome a sex drought when you’re in a relationship with another woman. Cosmopolitan, 1st June 2018.
Mendez, L. (2018). “A man maliciously masturbated in front of me in public and it left me terrified”. Cosmopolitan, 30th August 2018.
Mombian (2018). Pastors Fail in Attempt to Remove LGBTQ Books from Banned Books Display. Mombian, 18th September 2018.
NCAC (2018). Local Pastors Attempt to Ban Books from Banned Books Display at Maine Public Library. NCAC, 17th September 2018.
Topple, S. (2018). We need to talk about non-binary gender. It could be a game-changer for society. The Canary, 15th February 2018.
Williams, L. J. (2018). On Sex, Masturbation And Being Your Own Best Lover. Red, 12th April 2018.
Abundancia, R. (2017). Por qué nuestra visión del sexo ha evolucionado tan poco. El Pais, 10th May 2017.
Barker, M-J. (2017). A trans review of 2017: the year of transgender moral panic. The Conversation, 27th December 2017.
Beradi, T. (2017). Pressure to follow binaries puts bi individuals at higher risk of mental health issues. South Florida Gay News, 30th September 2017.
Boynton, P. (2017). Sex with my man is a chore and I can’t orgasm. Help! The Telegraph, 2nd March 2017.
Brooks, J. (2017). Boy? Girl? Both? Neither? A New Generation Overthrows Gender. KQED, 15th February 2017.
Bahuguna, U. (2017). This sprawling graphic narrative takes you to the heart (and history) of the queer movement. Scroll.in, 16th July 2017.
CreditDonkey (2017). Best Relationship Blogs 2017: Top Expert Advice. CreditDonkey. 6th January 2017.
Dastagir, A. E. (2017). ‘Born this way’? It’s way more complicated than that. USA Today, 15th June, 2017.
Fox, A. (2017). Enter the Moan Zone: A guide to female erogenous zones and ways to make each area feel amazing. Stylist, 16th June 2017.
Gander, K. (2017). Enjoy Sex: An inclusive guide to ‘doing it’, whatever your body type or sexuality. The Independent, 8th February 2017.
Guappone, N. (2017). Why animated porn is low-key the only porn worth watching. Glamour, 10th July 2017.
Haile, J. (2017). How to Understand Your Gender: A Practical Guide for Exploring Who You Are. New York Review of Books, October 2017.
Hodgson, N. (2017). Why do men watch porn at work? You asked Google – here’s the answer. The Guardian, 6th December 2017.
Lycett, J. (2017). On my kindle: Queer: A Graphic History, The Metro, 12th September, 2017.
McCombs, K. (2017). 5 self-care strategies that aren’t fucking mani-pedis. Continuum, 7th March 2017.
Minamore, B. (2017). When it comes to young men and health, talking about it isn’t enough. The Debrief, 28th May 2017.
Mullin, F. (2017). ‘There’s No Perfect BJ Technique’ – Realistic Sex Advice You Need to Know. Vice. 23rd January, 2017.
Newman, R. (2017). Eight smart sex hacks. Marie Claire, March, 2017.
Peacock, S. (2017). How to initiate sex with confidence. NetDoctor, 26th May, 2017.
Pollock, K. (2017). The Archers and ethical non monogomy. Counselling in Northumberland, 11th March, 2017.
Alex (2016). DIVA magazine power list voted for by you. OutNews, 16th September 2016.
Attitude (2016). Queer: A Graphic History. Attitude Magazine, October 2016.
Barker, M. J. (2016). Kindness and Gratitude: Two Ingredients for a Good Relationship. Welldoing, 23rd February 2016.
Barker, M. J. (2016). Top ten ways to incorporate other people into your relationship. Female First, 5/10/16.
Barker, M. J. (2016). Mental health beyond binaries. Ladybeard, 28th October 2016.
Barker, M. J. & Gabb, J. (2016). A right old ding dong can make your marriage STRONGER. The Daily Mail, 2/2/16.
Barker, M. J. & Gabb, J. (2016). Why you DON’T have to make love regularly to have a happy marriage. The Daily Mail, 1/2/16.
Barker, M. J. (2016). Treat yourself once a day. Woman &Home, January 2016.
Belinky, B. (2016). Do Men Get A Harder Time For Being Bisexual? Refinery29, 2nd May 2016.
Bowes-Catton, H. (2016). “A Real Shift in Public Discourse”: The Biggins Furore Shows Things Are Getting Better. Biscuit, 2nd November 2016.
Bradwood, E. (2016). Books of love. DIVA, February 2016.
Carey, L. (2016). How to set goals properly and fulfill your New Year’s resolutions. The Daily Telegraph, 11th January 2016.
Carlyle, R. (2016). Hot sex? We’d much rather have a nice cup of tea. Saga Magazine, February 2016.
Czyzselska, J. (2016). Speaking queerly. DIVA magazine, December 2016, p.52-53.
D., Steve (2016). Queer: A Graphic History reviewed. The Blog of Baphomet, 19th September 2016.
Fox, A. (2016). Straight up good advice. Balance, June 13th 2016.
Girl on the Net (2016). Meet the people who are changing the way we all view sex. The Debrief, 10th February 2016.
Gossington, M. (2016). LGBTI+ Global Social Media Powerlist. Rise Global, 11th December 2016.
Griffin, A. (2016). Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker and Julia Scheele. The Sydney Morning Herald, 17th October 2016.
Hogenboom, M. (2016). ‘Polyamorous’ relationships may be the future of love. BBC Future, 24th June 2016.
Hubbard, K. (2016). ‘Queer – a graphic history’ and an excellent read. That Katherine’s Blog, 31st August 2016.
Lindsay, C. (2016). Who are your LGBT heroes? Liberal Democrat Voice, 14th February 2016.
Lyell, C. (2016). The DIVA Power List 2016, DIVA, 21st September 2016.
Manning, J., Keens, O. & Jones, J. (2016). Why it’s more important than ever to attend Pride this year. Time Out, 20th June 2016.
Matthews, V. (2016). How to make the ‘b’ a buzzword again. The Times, 19th January 2016.
Meganmagicmuse (2016). Book Review: Queer: A Graphic History by Dr Meg-John Barker and Julia Scheele. Magic and Musings, September 2016.
Moen, E. (2016). Queer: A Graphic History. Oh Joy Sex Toy, 29th November 2016.
Mullin, F. (2016). ‘Queer: A Graphic History’ Could Totally Change the Way You Think About Sex and Gender. Vice, 15th September 2016.
O’Connor, R. (2016). Three things that can lead to a stronger relationship, according to an expert. The Independent, 4th February 2016.
Pollock, K. (2016). Queeroes: Meg-John Barker. The Queerness, 15th February 2016.
Whitaker, B. (2016). An interview with Dr. Meg John Barker. Sheffield Central Counselling, 19th February 2016.
Allen, K. (2015). Are you coming out. DIVA, October 2015.
Allen, K. (2015). Trouble in mind: LGBT mental health, DIVA, May 2015.
Barker, M. J. (2015). Asking whether porn causes sexual violence is the wrong question – here’s why. The Conversation, 30th November 2015.
Biscuit (2015). The biscuit purple list 2015. Biscuit magazine, 24th July 2015.
Buzzfeed (2015). 15 Ways To Stick To Your New Year’s Resolutions. Buzzfeed, 7th January 2015.
Carolin, L. (2015). First purple list honours members of the bi community. DIVA, 24th July 2015.
Hamzelou, J. (2015). Scans prove there’s no such thing as a ‘male’ or ‘female’ brain. The New Scientist, 30th November 2015.
Lehmiller, J. (2015). Video: Rewriting The Rules Of Relationships. Sex and Psychology, 17th June 2015.
Lindsay, C. (2015). Some personal perspectives on non binary gender identity. Liberal Democrat Voice, January 13th 2015.
Morrisson, S. (2015). Rainbow List 2015. The Independent on Sunday, 15th November 2015.
Mullin, F. (2015). Too Many British Mental Health Professionals Don’t Understand Gender and Sexuality. Vice, 17th March 2015.
Peters, L. (2015). When your girlfriend wants two girlfriends. The Most Cake, 11th January 2015.
Tiff, R. (2015). Buzz about Kristen Stewart’s sexuality tells us a lot about society’s discomfort with bisexuality. Huffpost Gay Voices, 2nd February 2015.
Askham, G. (2014). What the experts want you to know about sex. Glamour Magazine, July 2014.
Barker, M. (2014). Trigger warning: trigger warnings (towards a different approach). Open Democracy Magazine, 15th July 2014.
Beyond the binary (2014). What non-binary means to me: An interview with Meg John Barker. Beyond the Binary, 7th December 2014.
Boynton, P. (2014). Does a ‘virtual’ affair with someone I’ve never met count as cheating? The Telegraph, 14th March 2014.
D, Steve. (2014). Book review: Mindful Counselling and Psychotherapy. Enfolding.org, 25th June 2014.
Dingle, C. (2014). “There is a vicious cycle of bi invisibility”: An interview with Meg Barker. Biscuit Magazine, July 22nd 2014.
Emmerson, L. (2014). Expert Interview: Meet Dr Meg Barker. The Sex Educational Supplement, 1(2), 6-7.
Greenaway, N. (2014). Life sweeteners. Woman and home, April 2014, p.80-81.
Harris, S. (2014). Don’t make your kids kiss granny: Outcry as sex education chiefs say a high-five or wave protects children from abuse. Daily Mail, 8th January 2014.
Hodgson, N. (2014). How to have filthier sex. Men’s Health.
Independent on Sunday (2014). The Independent on Sunday’s Rainbow List 2014: Introducing our annual celebration of the lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender people who make a real difference. The Independent on Sunday, 9th November, 2014, p.35-44.
Jones, T. (2014). Explore the Institute of Sexology. Tired of London, Tired of Life, 20/11/14.
Lees, P. (2014). Why does TV always get prudes to present shows about porn? Vice, 17th April 2014.
Metro (2014). Say thanks for thank you. The Metro, 30th October, 2014.
Minstrel, B. (2014). Breaking rules. BMinstrel, 16th March 2014.
Moore, A. (2014). Sex therapy: Stop trying to be ‘normal’. The Observer, 28th September, 2014.
Newman, R. (2014). Sex? Love? Commitment? The changing face of modern relationships. London Evening Standard, 24th March 2014.
Oliphant, J. (2014). Why are women more emotional about sex than men? The Telegraph, 14th March 2014.
Perraudin, F. (2014). The sex bloggers give their advice. The Guardian, 18th March 2014.
Redman, J. (2014). Are we afraid of sex? DIVA, 49-50.
Barker, M. (2013). Gender beyond the binary. DIVA magazine, September 2013, 54-55.
Boynton, P. (2013). My boyfriend thinks I’m going off him as I can’t talk freely about my feelings. The Telegraph, 25th January 2013.
Boynton, P. (2013). How to break up with someone. The Telegraph, 29th March 2013.
Boynton, P. (2013). I’m only 23, I want a relationship with no strings, The Telegraph, 28th August 2013.
Cooper, A. (2013). Book review: Escaping the crab bucket. Therapy Today, 24, 3.
D, Steve. (2013). Book review: Rewriting The Rules: An Integrative Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships. Enfolding.org, 7th May 2013.
Independent on Sunday (2013). The Independent on Sunday’s Pink List 2013: 101 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people that make a difference. The Independent on Sunday, 13th October 2013.
Keys, S. (2013). Anti self-help. Self & Society, 41(2), 72-73.
Leontiades, L. (2013). Rewriting the Rules by Meg Barker. Postmodern Woman Design Your Life, 14th November 2013.
Leontiades, L. (2013). Polyamory, This Seasons’s Gay. The Huffington Post, 4th December 2013.
Llewellyn Smith, J. (2013). Marriage: what is it good for? The Telegraph, February 25 2013
Metro (2013). Taking the plunge with life-changing decisions, The Metro, 13th June 2013.
Neigh, S. (2013). Review: Rewriting the rules. A Canadian Lefty in Occupied Land. 20th January 2013.
Newman, R. (2013). The end of the affair. GQ Magazine.
Ochs, R. (2013). Around the world: Meg Barker. Bi Women, 31(4), 3-4.
Oliphant, J. (2013). What does ‘acting like a man’ at work even mean any more? The Telegraph, 11th October 2013.
Parker, L. (2013). BDSM in Sydney. Time Out Australia, 4th February 2013.
Parr, C. (2013). Erotic Awards 2013 honour for Open University academic. Times Higher Education, 13th June 2013.
Preskey, N. (2013). Is social media ruining your university experience. The Independent, 5th November 2013.
Savage, D. (2013). Savage Advice. Presentation at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2013.
Strick van Linschoten, H. (2013). Rewriting the rules of relationships with Meg Barker, Henry Strick van Linschoten, 16th March 2013.
Taylor, A. (2013). Love actually? Is it time to rewrite the rules on Valentine’s Day. Sorority, 5th February 2013.
The Dark Side of the Sun (2013). Breaking the rules. The Dark Side of the Sun, 28th December 2013.
Allan, V. (2012). Are ‘playfairs’ the secret to happy marriage? Don’t bet on it. The Herald, 27th September 2012.
Barker, M. (2012). Rewriting the rules of your relationship. DIVA magazine, August 2012, 62-63.
Barker, M. (2012). Fraught festivities. Single Step, Winter 2012, 10-11.
Boynton, P. (2012). Sex, lies and a cheating wife: My friend is having an affair. The Telegraph, 1st October 2012.
Cohen, A. (2012). Open relationships: the people making it work. The Guardian, 6th April 2012.
Cohen, A. (2012). Can you handle casual sex? Elle Magazine, August 2012, p.175.
Croydon, H. (2012). Married with 2.4 partners. Erotic Review Magazine, 12th December 2012.
Downing, L. (2012). On authorship and authority: Writing outside of the rules. Sex Critical, November 20th 2012.
Epstein, B. J. (2012). Rewriting the rules by Meg Barker. Wales Art Review, 1, November 2012.
Ghosh, P. (2012). Monogamy is not the problem, expectations are. The Times of India, 1st December 2012.
Jeffries, S. (2012). The sex issue: Is monogamy dead. The Guardian, 10th November 2012, Life & Style section, front page.
Larssen, K & Kemp, A. (2012). Jo Flere vi er sammen. D2 Magazine, 2nd November 2012, Oslo, Norway.
M., Alan. (2012). New book: poly activist Meg Barker’s Rewriting the Rules. Polyamorous Percolations, November 2012.
M., Alan (2012). Books about polyamory: All 32 since 1985! Polyamorous Percolations, 14 December 2012.
MacGregor, C. (2012). A review of Dr. Meg Barker’s talk: ‘Rewriting the rules of relationships’. Hermeneutic Circular, October, 18-19.
Moore, A. (2012). Modern love: the rise of ‘monogamish’ couples. The Times Weekend, 5th May 2012, p.5.
Moorhead, J. (2012). The real secret of staying married. The Independent, 25th September 2012.
Morison, S. (2012). Modern lovers: The ‘sexual body warriors’ and pioneers transforming 21st-century relationships. The Independent on Sunday, 12th February 2012.
Neustatter, A. (2012). Infidelity: oh, stop fretting. It’s only an affair. The Observer, 12th August 2012.
Toates, F. (2012). Meg Barker rewrites the rules. Society Matters, November 16th 2012.
Rates, D. (2012). Rewriting the Rules – book review. The Dinah Project, 12th October 2012.
Sweet, R. (2012). Book Review: Rewriting the Rules by Meg Barker. Cliterati, 23rd September 2012.
Taylor, A. (2012). So, is everyone cheating now? Glamour, December 2012, 141-146.
Barker, M. (2011). Why it’s time to end our obsession with The One. Single Step, Autumn 2011, 10-11.
Rewriting the Rules
Queer: A Graphic History
Radio and TV
Appearance on BBC Radio 4’s The New Age of Consent, 10th September 2018.
Appearance on Sex Spoken here, 19th July 2017.
Appearance on Sex Spoken here, 5th April, 2017.
Appearance on the A-Z of sex, 21st February 2017.
Appearance on The History Hour, BBC World Service, 19th February 2017.
Appearance on Enrich TV, UK, 10th February 2017.
Appearance on The Unstoppable Podcast, 2nd February 2017.
Appearance on Joy 94.9, Australia, 30th October 2016.
Appearance on Voice America The Sexual Voice, 26th August 2016.
Appearance on Thinking Allowed, Radio 4, 31st January 2015.
Appearance on the Today Programme, Radio 4, 19th November 2014.
Appearance on Bi Cities TV show, June 2013.
Appearance on Feminist Current podcast (international radio programme and podcast, 14th December 2012.
Appearance on Sex Out Loud (international radio programme and podcast), 30th November 2012.
Appearance on BBC 1 Sunday Morning Live, 26th August 2012.
Appearance on BBC Radio Foyle, Northern Ireland, 2nd May 2012.