Sex and intimacy are a fundamental part of the human experience, but they’re rarely talked about in the same way as food or water. We want to change that.
Sex can be hard, messy, dirty, awkward, funny, confusing, exciting and weird, but it should always be pleasurable. Friction gets in the way of pleasure. Friction can be physical or psychological, it can refer to shame, vulnerability, experience level, desire or drive – anything that creates a barrier between a consenting adult and their ability to experience pleasure.
drip(feed) exists to educate, stimulate and create conversations about sex and intimacy that explore friction to help you feel good. We’re challenging the archaic structures that restrict and inhibit basically everyone. We respond to real friction points of real people who have sex or want to. As long as you’re a comfortable, consenting adult, nothing should be taboo or reinforce that shame that so often comes with sex and intimacy.
drip and drip(feed) were born from Hugh Crothers’ passion for reducing shame and friction to improve people’s sex lives. Because of this, we’re passionate about representing and talking about real sex, and sharing stories and information from all kinds of people to serve everybody. Please get in touch if you’d like to write for us, help us improve or want us to cover a particular topic. We’re always looking to expand our community and welcome feedback, input and anything that will help make drip(feed) a safe and valuable resource for all.
We don’t have all the answers, if you have feedback or something you’d like us to explore, please get in touch.
I’m a cis gay man and former interior designer. I studied Spanish and Japanese as well as gender/queer theory during my undergraduate degree in Melbourne. I went on to complete a Bachelor in Design which included two years abroad in Berlin. In my design honours year I completed a thesis exploring the occupation of public space by marginal groups; looking specifically at intravenous drug users and men who have sex with men that utilise cruising areas or beats. I’ve always been interested in the intersection of design, sexuality and health and drip is the merging of these passions.
I learnt most of what I know about sex by seeking it out myself and hooking up with older members of the community (thanks daddies). As a young queer person, I struggled to find educational and unbiased content about sexual health, fetish and kink, which is why I wanted to create drip(feed) so that these sorts of topics could be presented in a unbiased way. That’s where drip(feed) was born out of; a brand contributing to a movement that reduces shame, stigma and friction to improve people’s sex lives and well being. Our products also reflect these values and try to create frictionless experiences of intimacy and sex.
I’m a sexologist and pleasure educator based in Perth, Western Australia. My professional background is in the realm of psychology and sexology, having completed a psychology undergraduate and sexology masters. But my passions lie within exploring pleasure in every possible facet of life. This had led me to explore women’s empowerment and sexual liberation, ideas of self love, the spiritual meaning behind sexuality, tantra, kink and the severe lack of holistic sex education that is out there for young people. In my spare time from researching and exploring my own pleasure, I spend a lot of my time volunteering for different sexual health and youth mental health organisations here in Perth. I feel most alive when I am helping other people live their own safe and satisfying sexual lives.
I’m a writer and scholar living on Wurundjeri land in Melbourne. My essays have featured in Archer Magazine, Junkee, Meanjin Quarterly, Overland, Pedestrian, the Age, the Guardian and more. My poems have appeared in Cordite, Going Down Swinging and the Australian Poetry Anthology. I lectured in philosophy at Deakin University for several years and, more recently, taught literary theory at Swinburne.
I’m a performance and visual artist, a ropeworker and queer. I’m based in Naarm (Melbourne) and my work takes me across Australia, Asia, Europe and North America, where I perform, exhibit, teach and tie. In my art work, I take fairly unorthodox and unconventional methods to explore new intimacies and connections between artist and audience. My artistic practice is informed by queer politics, whereby people are neither singular nor isolated; bodies of difference can intersect, practice mutual listening, take responsibility for themselves and one another. Through my work I seek to examine the dynamics of intimacy and collectivity to create ‘safe spaces’ that allow for care as well as risk.
I am also a sex worker (erotic massage and Pro Dom), educator and facilitator, and creator of handcrafted kinky-macramé items. I’m passionate about sex positivity and how exploring pleasure can unshackle us from shame. With a particular focus on queer people, I creates safe environments for consenting adults to explore touch, intimacy and BDSM, based on a foundation of mutual respect. I believe that exploring intimacy with ourselves and with each other is a radical and necessary action in the world today and that pleasure is good for you.
I’m a Gamilaraay TV Host, writer and podcaster. For more horny content, can listen to my podcast Search Engine Sex, exclusively on Spotify.
I’m a Melbourne based Psycho-Sexologist passionate about empowering people to feel great about their sexual health, self-esteem, communication and education. Combining my natural skill for communication, qualifications in scientific research, sexual medicine and counselling, plus a Dutch background that exposed me to an open and shame free attitude to sex, I’ve built a career as a caring and empowering sex educator.
I enjoy creating a safe and judgement free environment for my clients because sexuality and self-esteem are an integral part of life that everyone is entitled to. Good sexual health should always be enjoyable, pain free and without prejudice. My work as a psychosexologist has led to awards locally, international recognition and most recently my first book, The Sex Ed You Never Had: A fun, empowering and shame-free guide to sex and your body.
I’m a cis man living and working in Melbourne. I’ve been dancing since I was six, ballet has taken me to the UK and back for my professional training and I currently work full time as a professional ballet dancer. One of my favourite parts of dancing is partnering work – the vulnerability, trust and energy exchange between people, without words. This was an organic pathway to exploring dance, health and intimacy for drip(feed).
Growing up in a family of doctors has given me a great respect for anyone who works to help people live healthier lives. It feels amazing to contribute to the sexual health space and highlight parts of life that are so important – that shouldn’t be a source of shame and stigma.
I am a writer, artist, and educator living on unceded Wurundjeri land. My background is in feminist political philosophy and art theory and most of my published and displayed work has been in the arts. My work is fairly scattered but generally explores ideas around care, ethics, and social change.
I’m a qualified Somatic Sexologist, Kinesiologist and an EFT (tapping) practitioner. I’m committed to bringing these modalities to the mainstream with excitement and passion
In addition to my complementary health training I‘m also a highly skilled, flexible and intuitive facilitator. With over 15 years experience working in groups ranging from 5 – 500 people from all walks of life, I’m passionate about guiding emotionally intelligent conversation and helping individuals access their greatness. I build rapport quickly and create safe and meaningful spaces for participants to express, deepen self-knowing and cultivate potency in all aspects of their lives. My bold and unique facilitation style has been sought after by organisations including – NAB, PWC, The Reach Foundation, Camp America, Monash University, the Make Poverty History campaign, Aus Stereo Group, Domain Real Estate, Western Bulldogs Football Club.
I pride myself on my ability to read a room and ask powerful questions to engage and challenge my audience. My genuine curiosity for the human condition guides every aspect of my facilitation and ensures participants feel nurtured and respected even in the face of confronting content.
I’m a pleasure coach, sex educator and dancer/ dance maker based in Naarm (Melbourne). I run my own pleasure coaching business, Pleasure You Imagine, while also facilitating sex education workshops across schools in Victoria.
Sometimes, all it takes is an honest conversation to help us feel lighter. Sometimes all we need is more information, the right information, to help us feel good in our bodies. I believe knowledge is power, especially when it comes to our own bodies, pleasure and identities. I’m here to provide that knowledge, new skills, practical tools and am always down for a good chat. I have in-depth knowledge in everything related to sex, sexuality, gender identity and feeling good in your body.
I’m a Melbourne-based Physiotherapist who has worked extensively in Women’s Health, Musculoskeletal and Sport Physiotherapy. I use a holistic and proactive treatment approach that combines hands on therapy, education and exercise therapy for optimal client centred care.
I developed a passion for Women’s Health physiotherapy during university and my final year placement at the Royal Women’s Hospital, where I was fascinated with the body’s changes in pregnancy and other women’s health conditions that I could help and treat. Having gone through my own journey of significant pelvic pain, I knew that this was an area where I could help others.
I’m an award-winning Disability Awareness Consultant Content Creator. I’m also the host of Disability After Dark: The Podcast Shining a Bright Light on Disability Stories, which won a Canadian Podcast Award in 2021. I also created the viral hashtag #DisabledPeopleAreHot.
I’m a writer, poet, facilitator and business-for-good strategist. I’ve worked at the intersection of mental health, technology and social change for 15 years. I’m obsessed with creating experiences that spark connection, reflection and growth.
I’ve worked with Smiling Mind, The Resilience Project, advocated at the UN General Assembly, and facilitated business leaders through challenging times. Through this, I’ve come to learn that awareness of our own inner world – our mental, physical and spiritual health – is the cornerstone of how we relate and care for our outer world – environment, community and climate.
Sex-positivity and embodiment has been an important part of my personal journey of self-reflection, self-care and social responsibility, and one that I advocate through my work, clients, poetry and anyone who will listen.
I’m a sexologist and educator, living on Wurundjeri Land in Melbourne. My work takes me from individual sessions exploring sexuality, pleasure, and wellbeing one day, to facilitating sex and relationship education to a classroom, the next. I’m so grateful to work in these spaces, where I get to learn so much about people and support them as they navigate their sexuality. I’m an advocate for social justice and over the years, my work has intersected between gender equity, disability, and reproductive rights. I have worked with at risk young people, migrant and refugee communities and LGBTIQ+ communities, to provide safe and engaging sexuality education. I am also involved in advocacy work with health professionals and government to improve sexual and reproductive health rights for women and gender diverse people.