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Gay Web Series Celebrates 'Found Families' on Thanksgiving

Leon Acord | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Leon Acord

More than any other holiday, I think this one is made for "found families," i.e., families we form in adulthood from friends and neighbors. Since the show is all about a group of friends-as-family in West Hollywood, it seemed a perfect match.

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This YouTube Star Is Changing How We Talk About Sex, One Conversation At A Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 11.26.2014 | Women

What does it take to get to the top -- without losing your center? Our “Making It Work” series profiles successful, dynamic women who are standout...

Wreck the Halls: a Humorous Guide to Surviving the Holidays

John Carroll | Posted 11.25.2014 | Gay Voices
John Carroll

Now, for those of you grew up in Utopia and have childhood memories full of magical unicorns farting out rainbows -- more power to you. But for those who venture home to the land that social change and civil liberties forgot, these tips are for you.

Dirty Sexy Comics

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 11.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Savas Abadsidis

The history of gay comic is important because it's the history of the gay movement. These people were documenting our lives before it was legal to do so. And gay erotic comics creators were showing us as we really are, what we desired and what we idealized.

Celebrities, Being a Feminist Isn't Just About Sex And Beauty

Ernest Owens | Posted 11.25.2014 | Media
Ernest Owens

op culture has reduced feminism to a fight for body politics and sexual liberation only. It makes us forget about equal employment opportunities, equal access to medical health protection and benefits, sharing parenting responsibilities, and sexual assault and abuse prevention.

A Sexual Dry Spell

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 11.25.2014 | Weddings
Jennifer Cullen

Strangely, though we talk about most everything, we never talk about the lack of sex. We both know how much time has gone by. It's just kind of understood that, oh yeah, we need to get on this. And on each other.

Why I Want To Be Buried In Sexy Lingerie

Erica Jagger | Posted 11.25.2014 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

When my marriage was running on fumes, my ex-husband would send me to Victoria's Secret with instructions to pick out something to his liking. 'Red,' he would say. Or 'animal print.' Or, finally, in desperation: 'anything you want,' which at that point was nothing that might lead to sex, the sex that was between two people with wildly incompatible desires and personas.

Size May Not Matter As Much As You Think For College Students

Posted 11.25.2014 | College

When it comes to penis size, the conventional wisdom is that bigger is always better, but according to a panel of college sex columnists, that's not t...

Lab-Grown Penises: Supersize Mine, Please

Tony Phillips | Posted 11.21.2014 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

In case you missed it, last month researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine announced they are making substantial progress toward the objective of growing human penises in a laboratory.

How Faking An Orgasm Could Damage Your Relationship

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.21.2014 | College

As the adage goes, honesty is always the best policy. And as it turns out, the theory applies to sexual relationships. In a HuffPost Live conversa...

Michael Phelps' Supposed Girlfriend Came Out As Intersex. She Was Not 'Born A Man.'

Avery Stone | Posted 11.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Avery Stone

The bottom line is this: If the media covers someone who comes out as intersex, it is its responsibility to educate itself about what that means. In Chandler's case, although some outlets did cover the term correctly, the majority failed. This is deplorable. Why? Because it just reinforces stereotypes.

Scientists Spy on Sex Lives of Octopuses

Katherine Harmon Courage | Posted 11.19.2014 | Science
Katherine Harmon Courage

Finding a human mate is difficult enough. We at least, however, have bars and online dating sites. For the octopus, things can be a little more challenging.

When It Comes To Sex And Dating, Here's How To Know When The Time Is Right

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women

How soon is too soon? That seems to be the pressing question countless people living the dating life have when it comes to the introduction of sex...

Are Unconventional Sexual and Romantic Relationships Becoming More Mainstream?

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women
Douglas LaBier

A recent Pew poll found that millennials have a steadily declining rate of marriage. There are several possible reasons for this, but I think it highlights a broader, changing reality.

My First Vibrator

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 11.17.2014 | Divorce
Jennifer Cullen

It was one of those lipstick vibes. Small, but powerful. It felt odd to use it that first time. I can still remember my hesitancy. I waited until my kids had gone to their father's house for the night, double-checked that all of the doors were locked and headed upstairs to my bedroom.

The 80% Approach To Dating

Francesca Hogi | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Francesca Hogi

As it turns out, there are lots of good guys out there, hiding in plain sight. Here's how to spot them.

s The Stepdaughter-Stepmother Relationship Doomed?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I'm a 17-year-old female and nearing the end of my life as a child. My parents have been divorced for about four years now, which is for the better, but a year ago, my father married a woman I cannot bear to be around.

Divorce Confidential: Tips for a Healthy Marriage

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.16.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Just because you're married, doesn't mean dating goes out the window. It's easy to find yourself in the same monotonous routine once you're married, especially given all the new responsibilities you may face as a couple and as parents.

7 Ways to Fight the 'Mommy Problem' From Within Your Relationship

Em & Lo | Posted 11.14.2014 | Parents
Em & Lo

Here are seven small ways you can fight the Mommy Problem in your own relationship and help erase the contradictory caricature of ideal mothers as "sexy but sexless," as Havrilesky writes. After all, moms are sexual creatures, too.

Pornosophy: Have You Signed a Pre-Coital?

Francis Levy | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Francis Levy

The attempt to protect one person against violations and assaults can result in a violation of another individual's human rights, particularly in an atmosphere of hysteria, where collective rather than individual emotion and a crowd mentality begin to inform the perception of reality.

Arias Defense Focuses On Sex, Secrets, Religion

Associated Press | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 11.13.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — Defense attorneys for convicted murderer Jodi Arias on Wednesday sought to portray the victim as a man torn between his devout Mormon...

Letting You In: The Complexities of Post-coital Care as a Queer Person With a Disability

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 11.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

By agreeing to help me with post-coital care and attempting to understand the realities of my disability, he was being more intimate with me than any one-night stand had ever been. And I was showing him my true self, my vulnerabilities and my realness. My disability and all that it encompasses were laid bare without apology or exception.

Here's Why Veterans Don't Talk About It

David W. Peters | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
David W. Peters

In my conversations with veterans I often hear from their family members that, "He just never talks about it." Stories connect people, and veterans' families and friends want that connection, but veterans still don't talk about it. Why?

How Do You Approach Sex in Fiction?

Warren Adler | Posted 11.11.2014 | Books
Warren Adler

I am well aware that any depiction of human relationships in a novel cannot ignore the fact that sex, however described or disguised, is a primal motivating condition of our existence. Indeed, even if the act itself is not referred to in action or description, it is always there, however coded, and can't be ignored by reader or writer.

How to Maintain a Healthy Relationship, Even During Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 11.07.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

My husband, David, and I have been married 37 years. What's the secret to the longevity of our relationship? I'm no expert, but I know I have never stopped dating David! We are still in love and enjoy being with each other.