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7 Men Reveal What They’re Really Thinking About While Going Down On You

As someone who’s not a big fan of receiving oral sex, when a man goes down on me I tend to think about all the other things I could or should be doing: Did I email my editor? Will I have time to do laundry after this? I wonder if Law & Order is a…

By: Amanda Chatel / June 5, 2015

I Tried Frexting (Friend Sexting)

Spoiler alert: Amelia is the friend I frexted. …

By: Amanda Chatel / May 28, 2015

I’ve Had Sex With A Circed And Uncirced Penis — Here’s What’s Better

The first time I came into real-life contact with an uncircumcised penis was several years ago. Up until then it was something I’d only seen online as some bizarre curiosity to me, an American woman.

A friend would ask, “Have you seen an uncircumcised penis?” Then, we’d gather around a computer as the…

By: Amanda Chatel / May 21, 2015

5 Brave Women Reveal What A Female Orgasm REALLY Feels Like

Admit it: You’ve always wanted to know. Trying to explain what an orgasm feels like is tricky. While we can all agree it feels absolutely amazing and it’s something we would, ideally, like to feel on repeat forever, finding the actual words to describe the specific, detailed feeling of an orgasm leaves many of us,…

By: Amanda Chatel / March 13, 2015

BREAKING: You Can Now FaceTime With Your Vagina

This is not a drill.

By: Amanda Chatel / March 7, 2015

The 8-Step Guide To Getting Laid This Weekend

I’m so sick of men saying that all you need to get laid is “to be a woman.” If that were truly the case, would all women, everywhere, be getting laid at all times whenever and however they want? Yes. Does that actually happen in the real world? No. When it comes to this particular…

By: Amanda Chatel / August 8, 2014

True Story: How I Learned To Love (Or At Least Tolerate) The Titty F**k

I have big boobs. Whereas some women would kill to have the knockers I have, I’ve never been a huge fan of them. I mean, yes, it’s a pretty impressive rack, but at the price of back pain and the inability to get a dress to fit me properly, I’d prefer them to be smaller.

By: Amanda Chatel / July 28, 2014

True Story: In Defense Of Revenge Sex

When my first love and I broke up, I was still new to the world of sex. I was 22 years old when we said our tearful goodbye, knowing full well that what we had at that young age wouldn’t be able to transcend time. I remember thinking I’d not only never love again, but…

By: Amanda Chatel / July 15, 2014

How To Be Cool On A Sex Date

There’s nothing worse than being on a date, one that’s not too exciting, and just wishing it could end in sex. It’s as though you’re counting down the minutes, maybe even weighing the social graces of when it’s actually OK to mention that it’s time to head out and get it on somewhere. It kinda…

By: Amanda Chatel / July 2, 2014

Your Ultimate Guide To Having Sex In Public (Without Getting Caught!)

I hate admitting that I even have a bucket list in the first place, but I do and there are many things on it, and I hope to eventually cross all most of them off. While I know “Yoko-ing” a band and becoming the muse for the fashion designer Nicolas Ghesquière, à la Charlotte Gainsbourg,…

By: Amanda Chatel / June 19, 2014

True Story: My Fiancé’s Ex Is Doing Everything She Can To Make My Life Hell

When I fell in love with my fiancé Olivier, I knew he had some baggage. He had been married before and, admittedly, it bothered me a bit. I had always assumed that I would marry someone who was also tying the knot for the first time, but that’s not how it worked out. Olivier also…

By: Amanda Chatel / April 25, 2014

True Story: Lessons Learned From A Lifetime Of Dating Men With Substance Abuse Problems

In high school, I fell for a guy named Opie. That was not his given name but a nickname he had acquired along the way. I would have asked from where it had come, but I never found the necessary strength to even talk to him, let alone inquire about the particulars of his life.

By: Amanda Chatel / April 24, 2014

An Open Letter To Cunnilingus (About Why We’re Probably Never Going To Be Friends)

Dear Cunnilingus,

This is a difficult letter to write. But it has to be said. I’ve been struggling with my feelings about you for a long time now. I wasn’t sure how to express it all clearly and carefully, without hurting you. No one ever wants to hear that they’re not the cat’…

By: Amanda Chatel / April 15, 2014

7 Ridiculous Sex Acts I’d Like To Forget (But Will Share Instead)

I’ve lived in New York City for a little over 10 years. As any of the other writers for The Frisky can tell you (and have written about over and over), dating in this city isn’t as easy as a walk in Central Park. In a city of eight million people where the single wome…

By: Amanda Chatel / April 14, 2014

True Story: Why I Tell Everyone About My Abortion

I first wrote about my abortion in the spring of 2012. At that point, it had been seven years since my procedure, and something that never crossed my mind. Although the majority of the responses were overwhelmingly positive and other women took to the comments section to share their own abortion stories, those who were…

By: Amanda Chatel / November 12, 2013

True Story: I Accepted A Marriage Proposal After Only 5 Months Of Dating

Ours was the shortest courtship that I had ever heard of. Well, except for celebrities, but we all know how those turn out most of the time. Oh, and that girl I knew in college who went on a date with a college professor and was married to him two days later. Fool, was what…

By: Amanda Chatel / August 1, 2013

The Soapbox: I’m Sick Of Being Told I “Must Accept” My Body

I do not like my nose. Although I no longer hate it with the same gusto I did at 15, I still do not accept it.

I do not like my thighs; they’re huge and riddled with stretch marks thanks to a growth spurt at 12, and my stomach refuses to be flat…

By: Amanda Chatel / May 28, 2013

White Lies Women Tell To Get Laid

Once again I was looking at Cosmo, furrowing intensely and wondering where on earth they come up with their nonsense. I do this from time to time because I follow them on Twitter (don’t ask me why.) I also like to give my brow a workout with all the aforementioned furrowing.

In this episode…

By: Amanda Chatel / May 17, 2013

5 Fun Situations You Should Always Get Into When Out With Your Friends

As we covered last week, ladies’ night is essential. It’s time to check in with your girls, escape, and really get your bond on while leaving the work week behind. It’s also an evening that calls for sequins and stilettos; well, usually.

If you’re out owning the streets with your crew, you’re bound…

By: Amanda Chatel / May 9, 2013

10 Reasons Why A Regular Ladies’ Night Is Essential

If we were to take anything important from the Christmas classic “It’s A Wonderful Life” (besides the fact that every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings), it’s that no man, or rather, woman, for our purposes, “is a failure who has friends.” This is completely true. Have you ever imagined your life…

By: Amanda Chatel / May 1, 2013

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