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Taylor Marsh
Taylor Marsh is an author, political writer, relationship expert living just outside Washington, D.C. In 2008, the Washington Post and then the New Republic interviewed her for profiles during the height of the 2008 presidential election cycle, because her new-media site [] was a major Hillary hub. Her second book, The Hillary Effect, chronicles Hillary Clinton’s rise and first run for president.

Marsh's third book The Sexual Education of a Beauty Queen - Relationship Secrets From the Trenches is published by Padaro Press, and Open Road Media.

How a Miss America contestant, not to mention a Miss Friendship in the Miss Teenage America Pageant, and homecoming queen, ended up as editor-in-chief of the first female-run soft-core website to make money on the web is only part of the story, but it did get her picture on the pages of USA Today at the time. It all began when she became Relationship Consultant at the LA Weekly in 1992. When her trademarked column “What Do You Want?” moved to the web in 1996, Taylor Marsh became one of the very first people writing about relationships, men, women and the politics of sex online.

Marsh has been interviewed by the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, Al Jazeera Arabic and Al Jazeera English, among others. Marsh has been featured in The Hill and “The Washington Scene”, Washington Journal’s Hotline’s On Call, the LA Times, and many other new media and national news venues.

Entries by Taylor Marsh

Outlander and Lena Dunham Prove Great Sex Takes a Woman

(1) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 6:13 PM

What's been happening on cable television lately is inspiring conversations that are breaking out in the open and revealing a secret that women have known for centuries. It's not just a reminder of the groundbreaking work of Dr. Masters and Virginia Johnson in Showtime's Masters of Sex and why romance...

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CoverGirl and NFL, Take Action or Face Boycott

(2) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 11:16 AM


Yet another violence allegation against accused child abuser Adrian Peterson has bubbled up beyond the protection racket of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and sponsors like CoverGirl who protect the league for profit. Peterson's attorney has jumped to his client's defense, issuing...

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Miss America Pageant Shaming: A Feminist Trap

(9) Comments | Posted September 14, 2014 | 6:48 PM


There a lot of people, mostly women, many of whom are feminists, willing to opine on the ills of the Miss America Pageant without knowing a thing about the girls who enter them, let alone the money you can make. This is...

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Janay Palmer's Instagram and Ben Carson's Excuses for Ray Rice

(133) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 11:05 AM


It's important to remember that the NFL's initial reaction to Ray Rice cold-cocking Janay Palmer, now Janay Rice, was a mild two-game suspension. The Ravens even sent out a tweet where Palmer took part of the blame for her own unconsciousness!...

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What Every Woman Should Know About Cheating

(50) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 11:21 AM

There is nothing more vulnerable than a man who has fallen for a woman. If women appreciated just how fragile a man in love is, it's likely we would use the power we have to get exactly what we want in our relationship.

I've learned a lot from men after...

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From Steinem to Sandberg, Leaning in to a New View of Equality

(1) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 11:00 AM

When I was a little girl growing up I had one goal: to get out of Missouri. Movies were my escape, cliché as it may sound. The darkness of the theatre and the largeness of the images allowed me to dream and travel far beyond the trappings of where I...

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3 Geheimnisse über die Liebe, die wir aus "Fifty Shades of Grey" lernen können

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 4:35 PM

Kein Mann ist jemals fremdgegangen, weil er nach Freundschaft gesucht hat.

Das SM-Phänomen "Fifty Shades of Grey" betrifft Frauen nicht nur deshalb, weil es ihre Fantasie anregt. Es sollte Männern etwas beweisen: Sie könnten versuchen, mit ihrer Frau darüber zu reden, was sie im Bett wollen.

Und das,...

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3 Relationship Secrets From Fifty Shades of Grey

(4) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 12:45 PM

No man ever cheated because he was looking for a friend.

Fifty Shades of Grey isn't a phenomenon with women just because it's pure fantasy. It should prove to men that they could try asking for what they want in bed before thinking they can't get it, a primary...

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Ferguson Police Unhinged, Notes From a Former Miss Missouri

(27) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 11:54 AM

Having been born in Missouri, spending my adolescence in Florissant, which is adjacent to Ferguson, now famous for all the wrong reasons, I watch in horror at the deep racism that's been buried in the state now nakedly exposed. What the police are doing in no way represents the people,...

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Comic Genius Robin Williams, Open Heart Surgery and Depression

(8) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 12:27 PM


Robin Williams "has been battling severe depression," his publicist Mara Buxbaum said in a statement. Suspected of taking his own life on Monday at his home in Marin County, California, Mr. Williams had recently been back in rehab, battling addiction for decades. Williams...

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8 secretos sobre las relaciones

(0) Comments | Posted August 10, 2014 | 4:15 AM

Agosto es el mes del romance, una buena ocasión para hablar sobre cómo coger tus fantasías románticas y ponerlas en acción. ¿Cómo se consigue que una relación funcione? ¿Cuál es el secreto? La cosa empieza por ti. ¿Estás feliz con la vida que te has creado? ¿Trabajas en...

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8 Relationship Secrets from the Trenches

(1) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 12:07 PM

August is Romance Awareness Month, so it's a good reason to talk about how to take your romantic fantasies and put them into action in your life. How do you make a relationship work? What are the secrets? It begins with you. How happy are you with the life you've...

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It's All the Woman's Fault (or Maybe It's Feminism)

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 11:09 AM


Despite Gloria Steinem's best efforts, feminism has confounded for years. Men, women and media were turned upside down, spun around and left with a new world order of equality that apparently threatened it all. We were told that feminism is the root of...

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Are You Satisfied?

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 10:25 AM

USA Network's new relationship drama Satisfaction asks a lot of questions about modern marriage. It begins with the obvious: Are you satisfied? The answer to that question begets other queries starting with if you're not satisfied, why not and what are you willing to do about? The show's...

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It's a Whole New Ballgame for Obama

(48) Comments | Posted January 7, 2011 | 9:15 AM

Since Pres. Obama took office he's been moving the Democratic Party rightward. With the completion of the midterms and the Tea Party House ensconced along with Speaker Boehner, he not only succeeded in getting the voters to move that way, too, but now he's actually got a Congress that fits...

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Obama's 2010 Moment

(109) Comments | Posted December 31, 2010 | 2:33 PM

When President Obama sacked Gen. Stanley McChrystal and then appointed Gen. David Petraeus he was forced to do something he's not done before. Stand on a line and make a critical decision that would have lasting consequences for thousands of U.S. soldiers and Afghans. It was brilliant, as I...

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Biggest Loser of 2010: John McCain

(100) Comments | Posted December 28, 2010 | 12:53 PM

In 2000, back when Independents weren't all that sexy, I knew quite a few people, including those in my own family, who would have voted for John McCain for President. Then came South Carolina and George W. Bush neutering this once maverick politician, helping turn him into an unprincipled lackey...

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WikiLeaks Further Proves 2010 Middle East Story Is Sad

(76) Comments | Posted December 22, 2010 | 9:21 AM

President Obama will not be thwarted on the START Treaty by Republicans, regardless of Sen. Lindsay Graham's caterwauling. Today's Republicans bear no resemblance of their hero Ronald Reagan, as Sarah Palin's recent Iran op-ed proves. Reagan was a leader on nuclear zero, but today...

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Sarah Palin, Fake Annie Oakley

(38) Comments | Posted December 16, 2010 | 2:05 PM

At the end of a defensive post about Sarah Palin's hunting fiasco taped on her TLC show, the Wall Street Journal blog finally admits to a final insult out of the whole sorry spectacle:

"True enough. It was a young cow, something most hunters would have passed up,...

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TIME's "Person of the Year" Should Have Been Sarah Palin

(269) Comments | Posted December 16, 2010 | 10:26 AM

Playing it safe is so pre-web, elitist, establishment-ese.

No doubt Mark Zuckerberg is an amazing technical genius, but TIME making him "Person of the Year" in 2010 is a bit tardy, even given their reasoning, as it's not like Zuckerberg's Facebook didn't mark its mark long ago. Or...

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