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Lori Bryant Woolridge
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Lori Bryant-Woolridge is a sensuality coach, best-selling author, and founder of Stiletto U, a virtual university that teaches women how to live healthy, sensual lifestyles. Her latest book, The Power of WOW: A Guide to Unleashing the Confident, Sexy You was released in July 2011 (Viva Editions). An Emmy-award winning writer, she has also published three Essence best-selling novels, Weapons of Mass Seduction (Harlem Moon/Random House), Hitts & Mrs. (HarperCollins), and Read Between the Lies (Random House), and is the editor of the acclaimed anthology, Can’t Help The Way That I Feel: Sultry Stories of Love Lust and Fantasy (Cleis Press). Lori conducts sensuality classes and workshops around the country and is a Learning Annex instructor on She has been featured in local and national media, including:The Seattle Times, Detroit Free Press, Essence Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Today’s Black Woman, Publishers Weekly, Romantic Times, Matters Magazine, Cosmopolitan UK, Psychologies Magazine (UK)¸, and, and has appeared on numerous radio and television shows across the country. Lori is the co-founder and past president of Mothers Off Duty, Inc. a non-profit organization dedicated to helping its members maintain and grow the ‘me’ in mommy, as well as the Femme Fantastik Tour, established in 2004 with the mission to celebrate and empower women through good will and great books.

Entries by Lori Bryant Woolridge

Declare Your Independence

(6) Comments | Posted July 3, 2012 | 4:00 PM

Technically, we live in the land of the free and the home of the brave, but often we women behave in ways that are anything but free or brave. Far too many of us are slaves to the opinions and boundaries that other people erect for us. We get buried...

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Valentine's Day Call to Women: Take February 14th Back!

(3) Comments | Posted February 14, 2012 | 3:08 PM

Valentine's Day is a lot more pressure-packed than most women care to admit. If you're single and dateless, it can be yet another depressing reminder that you're alone. If you're taken or married and have been for years, monotony raises its ugly head, and the pressure to take the old...

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Love: How To Really Find It

(0) Comments | Posted January 10, 2012 | 5:04 AM

In a recent conversation for Harper's Bazaar, Demi Moore, actor and soon to be ex of Ashton Kutchner, shared a very personal, and quite startling, revelation that sent the blogosphere abuzz. In a moment of naked candor, the lovely and talented Demi admitted:

"I would say that what...

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Herman Cain's Briefing Book: The Man Manual

(33) Comments | Posted December 29, 2011 | 4:40 PM

As 2011 comes to a close, and the Republican primary season gets ready to begin in earnest, I am so grateful that former Presidential candidate, Herman Cain, is no longer running. His campaign and personal life has been such an embarrassing mess on so any levels, it's hard to believe...

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Dear Santa, All I Want for Christmas...

(17) Comments | Posted December 19, 2011 | 11:03 AM

I can't tell you how many of my unattached friends and clients are lamenting the onset of this holiday season. I can't say that I blame them. With its emphasis on family traditions, gift exchanges, and togetherness, the holiday season can be tough for single ladies because it's one of...

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Raising Sensually Aware Sons

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2011 | 6:36 PM

I was recently perusing the aisles of Victoria's Secrets on a buying trip for my daughter. I was in the PINK section (read: teen VS), looking for age-appropriate panties (not too sexy, but not too childish) for my budding woman/child, and trying to figure out exactly at what...

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The Rise of Fall

(9) Comments | Posted October 31, 2011 | 3:38 PM

Last weekend, I traveled to Massachusetts with my family. It was a four-hour drive from my home in New Jersey and to be perfectly honest, I was not looking forward to the trip. But then we got off the New York Thruway and started down several two lane, county roads....

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I'm Feeling Great. Why Is She Hatin'?

(11) Comments | Posted September 20, 2011 | 11:47 AM

Through the years, there have been occasions when the folks I thought had my back were some of the first to prick the bubble and let the air out of my excitement. As a teenager, it crushed me. As a thirtysomething, it inflamed me. Today, it is an annoyance that...

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When Did Sex Become So Dang Serious?

(16) Comments | Posted September 6, 2011 | 5:17 PM

I got to pondering this subject after a coaching session with one of my Stiletto University students. We'd just begun our Sexual Wow unit and I could see she was shutting down. After some gentle coaxing, she reluctantly admitted that in her heart of hearts, she really didn't...

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Can We Get a Little Sister Love?

(9) Comments | Posted August 23, 2011 | 9:57 AM

I am a real cheerleader for Girl Power. And while I am awed and grateful to those who are fighting the fight in Corporate America, politics, and other areas sporting the notorious glass ceilings--my advocacy efforts have been in the area of personal empowerment. As an author and sensuality coach,...

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What Is Sexy?

(206) Comments | Posted August 8, 2011 | 12:14 PM

Yesterday, I had a long conversation with my brother about his daughter. Seems my five year-old niece, has decided that she wants a 'crack in her chest' so she can be 'sexy', which has my brother freaking out. So after I had a laughing fit over her description of cleavage,...

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Intergenerational BFFs Are the True Fountain of Youth

(8) Comments | Posted August 3, 2011 | 6:50 PM

Just when we New Yorkers start buying into the stereotype that Los Angeleons are shallow, beauty-over- brains, youth obsessed, plastic surgery addicts, they go and do something fabulous like this. In a LA Fitness poll released this week, more than 2,000 people named 66 year-old actress Helen...

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Living Delightfully Scandalous

(11) Comments | Posted July 26, 2011 | 3:27 PM

Have you heard the news? Lauryn Hill had a son and the paternity of her sixth child is unclear (at least to the public). After seven years, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are divorcing. Jennifer Aniston has a new boyfriend, and...

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