There's no reason to feel ashamed about hooking up. But for the subset of young gay men who desire traditional long-term commitment, is our culture's emphasis on the pursuit of sexual novelty and variety in any way harmful?
I used to glorify what it must feel like to be a teenager -- what magazines they read, what music they listen to, how lust and rebellion, or flirtation and innocence caused for daydreaming, leaving me with pangs of curiosity.
It's a sign of a true gentleman if you walk him to his door and he says it's too soon for you to come inside. It's also more than likely a sign that he still lives with his on-again off-again ex.
Women have an internal tabulation system that balances the scales of "risk versus reward." Is this man worth the price? Are we willing to place our intimacy chip on the line and gamble its outcome? And if we lose, how do we recover the price we've paid with our heart?
Years ago, towards the end of a month-long yoga program, I found myself sitting in the Jacuzzi next to a very famous yogi. I knew he had recently lef...
With a rich history dating back to September 2012, Tinder is a bucolic escape for pleasure-seekers and romantics alike. Some tourists call it a paradise; others, a place of last resort. Yet you can't truly judge Tinder until you've taken the time to explore its breathtaking scenery.
In October of 2012, I wrote about the personal inspiration behind my award-winning short film The Naturalist (which you can read here). In my post, ...
The thing that makes me the saddest about the politics of interracial dating -- which can be just as functional and happy as dating within your race -- is that it pits us against each other. Who is the "us" here? Women.
Last week the Wren Clothing Company produced a video showing 10 separate couples -- people who were strangers to each other -- kissing for the first t...
I know from my own personal experience that HIV Negative men are often wedged into a lose-lose situation. If we use condoms, we're boring, latex-loving, stuck-in-the past weirdos. But if we don't use condoms, we're confirming that we have no investment in HIV prevention.
I was born a woman. But, I had no clue about what it meant to truly be a woman. Instead, I learned from the well-meaning women in my life that being a...
Kids don't lose their innocence when they learn about sex; they lose their innocence when their first understanding of sex comes from pornography, a kid on the school bus or someone other than you.
Ever feel as though you always find yourself in situations with the slightly shady? Take off the rose-colored glasses and pay attention to these bright red flags.
The consequences of an affair may have more to do with how each partner responds to it than the affair itself. As many couples have discovered, even in the midst of the most painful circumstances, when there is a shared intention to heal, repair and take responsibility, what may have previously seemed impossible can become a reality.
Now that the first season of HBO's Looking has come to an end, it is worth reflecting on the series' achievements, and lamenting some of its shortcomings.
When Lars von Trier announced a while back in Cannes that he planned to make a film about a nymphomaniac, eyes rolled or appetites were whetted, depending on how one felt about the bad boy auteur of international cinema.