Lucy Reid

Dear Fresher: What I wish I’d known this time last year

‘Walk of Shame’ author LUCY REID offers the words of wisdom and reassurance she wishes she had been given this time last year…

Breaking up is hard to do, but at least I don’t have to pretend to like Xbox anymore.

It can be difficult when you feel as if the majority of your friends are texting away with big sloppy smiles on their faces and getting taken out for dinner at Frank’s Bar. But next time you feel even a pang of envy, remember that even the most badly behaved one-night-stand probably wouldn’t stick your head under the duvet after he’s just done a fart.

The Week Of Shame – a beginner’s guide to writing about your sex life on the internet…

I was just a little fish in a big pond – a blonde nobody armed with a laptop and journalistic aspirations. So as the number of hits reached quadruple figures and friends started sharing it via Facebook and Twitter, I started to panic just a little bit. I had just written a page long article about my sex life, and everybody was reading it.

The Walk Of Shame

One minute, you’re giving him your best “seductive” look while drunkenly promising your friends you aren’t going to go home with him because you don’t want to seem ‘easy’ and the next, it’s eight in the morning and you’re doing your best to speak without opening your mouth lest you knock him out with your morning breath.