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

Therese Schwenkler | Posted 03.07.2014 | 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 03.06.2014 | 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 02.28.2014 | 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 02.27.2014 | 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.

Dear Wall Street Journal, Married Women Like Sex Too

Emma Gray | Posted 06.23.2013 | Women
Emma Gray

Great sex happens when both parties are into it, and telling women that they need to offer more sex in order for their husbands to maintain a fighting weight and sunny disposition seems like a twisted way to incentivize the act. So please, Wall Street Journal, stop discussing sex as though it's a duty instead of a pleasure. That isn't good for anyone.

Before 'I Do,' Ask This Question

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2013 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

In our interviews with hundreds of long-married couples about what works and what doesn't for a long and satisfying relationship... it turns out that our elders believe there's something close to a 'magic bullet' when it comes to deciding in a relationship: 'Should I stay or should I go?'

Could Your 'First Time' Determine Your Future Sex Life?

Emma Gray | Posted 03.31.2013 | Women
Emma Gray

Have a great "first time," have a great future sex life? Probably not. But a new study claims that a satisfying loss-of-virginity experience could predict sexual satisfaction down the road.

The Revenge Sex Was Great... Until It Wasn't

Jill Di Donato | Posted 11.20.2012 | Women
Jill Di Donato

Sex doesn't always have to be about an intimate connection, a genuine showing of affection, or even a carnal expression of our desires. At least not when it's revenge sex.

Do You Need A Sex Contract?

Petra Zebroff | Posted 11.17.2012 | Women
Petra Zebroff

Sex can be a difficult thing to talk about. A contract can give a couple a place to start, walking them through the process in a safe, structured and fun way.

LAST CHANCE
How To Have The Perfect End-Of-Summer Fling

Jill Di Donato | Posted 10.17.2012 | Women
Jill Di Donato

You heard me. It's time for the perfect End of Summer Fling (ESF). Before you get going, here are 12 do's and don'ts to help you get it right.

16 Ways Not to Lose Yourself in Love

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.24.2012 | Women
Sahaj Kohli

The fact that someone else loves you doesn't rescue you from the project of loving yourself.

Seven, Seven, SEVEN: Real Women Describe Their Erogenous Zones

Jill Di Donato | Posted 09.18.2012 | Women
Jill Di Donato

"So," I told one of my male friends, "I'm writing about women's erogenous zones. Any thoughts?" He reacted with a shudder and then pretty much bolted ...