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25 Moments That Make Being In Love So Incredible

Lexi Herrick | Posted 09.11.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

When they steal the covers. When they grab your hand in public. When they wrap their arms around you and squeeze you. When they make you laugh. Every moment that they make you fall in love all over again is why being in love is so unbelievably incredible.

What Women Think About Sex vs. The Reality

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Samantha Rodman PhD

You would be surprised how painful sexual rejection is for men. Often, I see couples in which the man still remembers and is hurt by a sexual rejection occurring even years ago, at the start of the relationship.

10 Things People Who Are Great At Relationships Do Differently

Alexis Meads | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women
Alexis Meads

Self-fulfilling prophecies will come true if you expect them to. Period. If you expect for your relationship to fail, then chances are it probably will. Because when we believe something over a long enough period of time, we start to act in ways to prove it to ourselves.

11 Things Men Think About Sex -- And The Reality

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 08.09.2014 | Women
Samantha Rodman PhD

If I had a nickel for every time I heard a man say that "unlike most guys," he "really likes" to go down on women, I would have enough nickels to build a life size statue of a man going down on a woman. And then I would auction it off on eBay, because I have children, for God's sake.

10 Things Only People Over 30 Know About Dating

Emily Bracken | Posted 09.14.2014 | Women
Emily Bracken

For me, if sex is not akin to a glass of well-aged Rioja -- spicy, tantalizing, with a good, strong finish -- then it's just better not to have it at all.

What I Realized About My First Sexual Experience

Katie Tandy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Women
Katie Tandy

I can't decide if it's sad, strange or neither that I don't know when I realized that was my first orgasm.

15 Ways To Talk About Sex

Randall Frederick | Posted 08.21.2014 | Women
Randall Frederick

Talking to others in the sex field, almost every conversation ends with a sometimes frustrated, sometimes blissful sigh and an agreement that there are many ways to talk about sex.

My First Love Story

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 06.28.2014 | Women
Evelyn Lauer

When we finally kissed on the back porch where I used to eat cherry Popsicles as a kid and the leap year moon was full, I knew nothing would ever be the same again.

15 Truths About Love I Wish I'd Known 15 Years Ago

Therese Schwenkler | Posted 05.07.2014 | Women
Therese Schwenkler

I want to pour this love over you until every inch of you is covered like the ice cream at the bottom of a heaping hot fudge sundae.

4 Ways Netflix Might Be Ruining Your Relationship

Zoë Triska | Posted 05.06.2014 | Women
Zoë Triska

What's not so nice? Having to wait for said person you love in order to watch the rest of the fully-released season. Here are the worst things for me about watching a show with my beloved.

Why Most Conventional Wisdom About Love Is Bullsh*t

Mark Radcliffe | Posted 04.30.2014 | Women
Mark Radcliffe

The person who's truly right for you is probably cleverly disguised as the one you work with every day. Or the one who you've casually known in your circle of friends for five years. Who has seen you at your best and at your worst. And is still there, a big believer in your immense potential.

Dear 'Duke Porn Star,' I Know What You're Going Through

Tasha Reign | Posted 04.29.2014 | Women
Tasha Reign

We have to fight to provide a strong, positive voice for sex workers worldwide. Knowledge is power, and while sexuality is controversial, we need to fight for our freedoms as women to express ourselves and put slut-shame to an end.

Ok, Stupid: Hand-Drawn Selfies and Online Dating

Mensen | Posted 04.16.2014 | Arts
Mensen

"Ok, Stupid" is an ongoing series of drawn self-portraits inspired by self-representation of women in the digital age and online dating as a young, working-class feminist survivor navigating a surveillance/exhibition culture.

Dear Susan Patton, Single Women Don't Need Your 'Straight Talk'

Emma Gray | Posted 04.16.2014 | Women
Emma Gray

The most important thing you need to understand, Susan Patton, is that we single women choose not to define our ultimate worth by our relationship status. Yes, we are single. Yes, we are spending Valentine's Day without a romantic partner (probably not crying into our takeout sushi). We may or may not feel satisfied with those things. But we are also so, so much more.

A Cynic's Guide To Valentine's Day

Lisa Arends | Posted 04.16.2014 | Women
Lisa Arends

For the single, it is an acute reminder of their uncoupled state. For the partnered, it is a day fraught with expectations that are unattainable. And for those in undefined relationships, it is a holiday filled with questions and a delicate dance of protocol.

8 Things I Know About Being Single Now That I'm In My 20s

Jen Glantz | Posted 04.12.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

Of course, it'll be a mess. But it will be your mess. And it will be a whole lot of fun to clean up. After all, you're only in your 20s. You have time.

The Marriage Mistake Almost Everybody Makes

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 03.29.2014 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

Of course, there's no way to know for sure you're picking the right partner. But I gained a key insight from our interviews over the past several years with around 800 of the oldest Americans -- a group that if you add it all up had over 25,000 years of experience in marriage.

23 Things To Do Instead Of Getting Engaged At 23

Vanessa Elizabeth | Posted 03.09.2014 | Women
Vanessa Elizabeth

If your love is truly eternal, what's the rush? If it's real, that person will continue to be committed to you two months from now, two years from now, and two decades from now. Grow, learn, travel, party, cuddle, read, explore. Do. Freaking. Something... other than "settle down" at 23 with a white picket fence.

I'm 44 And Single -- Here's What I Know About Love

Melanie Notkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Melanie Notkin

There are good dates, bad dates and forgettable dates. And there are dates that feel ethereal. They are rare, rarer than a much desired sun shower on desert-hot day. And sometimes, they last just that long, just long enough for us to remember a connection with someone can exist.

Is 'Relationship Lite' The New 'Friends With Benefits'?

Jill Di Donato | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

Can we just do away with the dreaded 'friends with benefits' term altogether? I don't like what it implies: 1) That unless you're having sex with me, my friendship is benefit-free. 2) That a Justin Timberlake film bears some relevance to my dating life.

My Brief Foray Into Sexting

Literally, Darling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

The Weiner scandal is laughable in many ways, and the puns practically write themselves. But beyond being fodder for late night comedians, what can we learn from men who pseudo-cheat and the women who enable it?

Why I've Given Up On My Search For Love

Therese Schwenkler | Posted 12.16.2013 | Women
Therese Schwenkler

Let's just be honest here -- I always thought that if I hadn't found you by now, I'd be totally bummed out and depressed. I thought I'd be a nervous, incomplete wreck, writing this letter as I sat on my cat-infested front porch crying salty tears into a liter of cheap wine. After all, I mean, hello, I'm almost 30!

7 Ways To Deal With Dating Burnout

HowAboutWe | Posted 12.09.2013 | Women
HowAboutWe

There is a certain brand of insanity that infects the human brain and convinces intelligent people that if they aren't actively trying to locate their next boyfriend/girlfriend/earth mate, they will end up forever alone. This is hogwash and I blame the magazine industry.

Why You Should Have Serious Relationships In Your 20s

Elizabeth Spiers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Elizabeth Spiers

As with coding and management and matters of finance and marketing, relationships have a learning curve. You learn the basics of "relationshiptiva" (yes, I made up that word): How to deal with sexual etiquette, mundane everyday things, scheduling, and appropriate meetings with close friends, and some equitable plan for who's supposed to pay for dinner or wash the dishes this time. These are basics. And if you're learning them in your thirties, it's going to be much harder.

Thinking About Leaving Him? Think Again

Susan Rosenzweig | Posted 09.03.2013 | Women
Susan Rosenzweig

We all have well-meaning friends and families constantly telling us "you deserve better." Well, we do. But I no longer believe that "better" necessarily means leaving.