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WHiP It! Poetry: If You Think I Am Holding On...

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 02.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Elias, MS

​If You think I am holding on Then you could think I'd let go And free fall right into my heart. It's crazy, baby, that I never Called you, Bab...

A Love Note to All the Single Ladies

Natalie Thomas | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women
Natalie Thomas

12 years ago, I broke up with my boyfriend. On Super Bowl Sunday. Two hours before I was supposed to be at a party he was throwing. That might not be ...

Why 'It's The Thought That Counts' Is An Outdated Phrase

High50 | Posted 02.06.2016 | Fifty

His gifts to me are a book and a set of kitchen knives. I perform my best delighted act, but I can't see how you could give someone you love such an impersonal present. So I love him and he doesn't love me. A bit of an overreaction perhaps, but I definitely don't feel seen or known.

Why Sober Sex May Be The Best Sex

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living

Overcoming an addiction comes with a variety of challenges but one aspect of sobriety that's often left undiscussed is how it can affect sex and rela...

This May Be Why Breakups Are Harder For Some People Than Others

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.27.2016 | Science

Breakin' up is hard to do -- but for some of us, it'is really hard. So why do some people spend years agonizing over a failed rom...

Sex and Power

Christian de la Huerta | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Christian de la Huerta

Our world is "obsexed," a bit out of control in this area, to say the least. Sex has been so repressed and demonized that it comes out in unhealthy ex...

Here's What It's Like To Go Through Life Without Wanting To Have Sex

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Despite more and more people becoming aware of the expansive variety of sexual orientations out there, asexuality remains widely unknown and unexplore...

A Glimmer of Hope in the City of Romantic Insanity

Nina Camp | Posted 01.11.2016 | Women
Nina Camp

If even 10% of the single men in New York who are even 50% interested in entering into a committed relationship would begin to reflect on thoughts like these -- or, actually, those exact thoughts -- there would be much less loneliness in this city.

One Thing Men Complain About In Marriage Therapy

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 12.17.2015 | Divorce
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

Recently, I was asked about the complaints men express in marital therapy. I am typically bursting with answers to such questions, but this particula...

Why I Ask My Wife to Marry Me Every Single Day

Richard Kronick | Posted 12.08.2015 | Weddings
Richard Kronick

I ask my wife to marry me everyday. Or sometimes I thank her for marrying me. Every single day, I make sure that my wife knows that I love being married to her. It has been almost ten years since our first date, we've been married for over six years and I plan to let her know every day for the rest of my life that I want her to be my wife.

How to Write a Love Letter: Inspiration from Beauvoir and Sartre

Skye Cleary | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Skye Cleary

Hot summer romances are a long distant memory as the northern hemisphere winter closes in and tempts us towards hibernation, hot chocolate, and heated holiday party debates.

7 Things You Should Never Say On A First Date

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.03.2015 | Divorce

First dates are stressful for a reason. Say the wrong thing and you can kiss date number two goodbye. Below, dating experts share some of the subject...

Why I Believe In Monogamy -- a Response to Barrett Pall

Rocco Papa | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rocco Papa

No matter how committed you are to your significant other, you will always feel attraction to others. We can't help our feelings. We can, however, control whether or not we act on those feelings.

5 Women Share What It's Like To Be Divorced Before 30

Women's Health | Posted 10.27.2015 | Divorce
Women's Health

No one walks down the aisle on their wedding day with visions of their future divorce dancing in their heads, but statistics show separation is inevitable for some couples. This is especially true for the ones who get hitched young.

You’ll Never Guess Where Teens Are Learning About Sex (And It’s Not From Porn)

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 10.22.2015 | Books

Did you know that only 22 states require their public schools teach sexual education? And even in the states that do provide it, the curriculum c...

Why Sharing Your Sexual History With A Partner Is Risky

Ken Solin | Posted 10.21.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

It's impossible to unhear or unknow something, and sex is no exception. Sharing your body with someone is deeply personal and perhaps it's best to keep those experiences to yourself. Not knowing may help avoid feelings of jealousy, inadequacy, anxiety and a host of other bad feelings.

6 Powerful Ways To Connect With Your Partner

Richard Kronick | Posted 10.21.2015 | Weddings
Richard Kronick

You can listen to other people's advice and experience, but because you are a completely new and unique combination, your relationship will blossom only through trial and error.

A Woman Lost

Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 10.15.2015 | Women
Sophia Williams-Baugh

I know that my self-esteem decline interferes with me and my husband's intimacy. I know I don't feel attractive and that's why I'm not attracted. So I will continue to pray that I rediscover myself, that I rediscover my femininity, and that I gain the motivation to make myself feel and look beautiful again.

Is Virginity As Big Of A Deal As It Used To Be?

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 10.08.2015 | Women

Dr. Zoe Peterson, an associate professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, believes that for m...

The Purity Standard Is Outdated And Unfair. And it's Time For It To Go

Ali Owens | Posted 10.06.2015 | Women
Ali Owens

If I could sum up the era of my life in which I was discovering my sexuality in one word, that word would be: shame. Despite the personal nature of this story, I feel compelled to share it, because I fully believe that no young woman should have to experience such intense shame -- yet the sad truth is, most do.

4 Things I've Learned About Online Dating As The 'Most Popular Girl In New York'

Lauren Urasek | Posted 10.05.2015 | Women
Lauren Urasek

People will sacrifice hours of their lives, bored out of their minds on bad dates, in an attempt not to offend someone.

Finding Hope in the End

Lauren DePino | Posted 12.17.2015 | Women
Lauren DePino

The burning in me, in my chest and in my gut, the heat that makes me have to write, was keeping me alive. Words were my breath. They were coming from where the pain is, the same place from where the love comes.

Is This Man Acting Unethically If He Doesn't Tell His Girlfriend He Dated Men?

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

When you start dating someone, how much of your past are you expected to disclose -- if anything? If you don't reveal something, are you acting unethi...

14 Little Things Every Guy Does When He's Really Into the Girl He's Dating

Christopher Lai | Posted 09.22.2015 | Women
Christopher Lai

You just met your boo and you have a good feeling, like, a really good feeling. You can't stop thinking about her. You'll text her while you're in class; you'll text her while you're in a meeting; you'll text her while you're crossing the road.

The 7 Emotional Stages Of Divorce In Your 20s

Joelle Caputa | Posted 09.25.2015 | Divorce
Joelle Caputa

When a 20-something woman's marriage is officially declared dead, she must journey through six levels of reality before reaching the after-life, also known as the "Celebration" phase. The steps of this difficult journey may vary, but the road traveled unites each woman.