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#OnlineDatingFail: Assholes Love Company

The online dating scene is rough. Sure, it’s a great way to meet people, but we use the term “people” loosely, as some of the individuals we’ve come in contact with still seem to be in their primitive forms. Obviously, first impressions count … but not to these idiots. Sender: 32, Male Receiver: 26, Female Site: OKCupid Tip: Like…
By: Anonymous / March 6, 2014

#OnlineDatingFail: Your First Message Shouldn’t Be About Panties

The online dating scene is rough. Sure, it's a great way to meet people, but we use the term "people" loosely, as some of the individuals we've come in contact with still seem to be in their primitive forms. Obviously, first impressions count ... but not to these idiots.  Sender: 34, Male Receiver: 26, Female…
By: Anonymous / February 20, 2014

A Picture Story: My Leftover Lingerie

I have this weird thing about lingerie. As soon as I decide to wear something sexy for a guy I'm seeing, I find myself both mentally unwilling and physically unable to re-wear that schoolgirl uniform, teddy, or what have you, for anyone else. For starters, I feel like it's a form of sloppy seconds, a…
By: Anonymous / February 14, 2014

On Woody Allen, My Father & Darkness

(Trigger Warning: Discussion of incest and childhood sexual abuse.) The greatest gift my father gave me was a passion for art. As a pianist and composer with a Master’s degree in Musicology, he infused our home with creativity throughout my childhood. He encouraged me to find my own outlet; instead of sports teams and debate…
By: Anonymous / February 3, 2014

We Test It: The OhMiBod Lovelife Adventure Triple Stimulation Vibrator Is Perfect For Foreplay

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, my pals at GoodVibrations delivered something ten times better than a bouquet of flowers or box of chocolates: the OhMiBod Lovelife Adventure Triple Stimulation Vibrator. YES to sex toys. I must admit, at first glance, I was slightly…
By: Anonymous / January 22, 2014

Life After Dating: The Death Of Discussing My Sex Life

So you’ve finally found The One (or at least The One For The Foreseeable Future) and you’ve committed to a serious relationship. Now what? In our new weekly column, Life After Dating, we’ll discuss the unique joys and challenges of coupledom. When I was single, I spent a lot of time talking about my…
By: Anonymous / January 13, 2014

Girl Talk: The Truth About Blowjobs

When it comes to giving oral sex, or as one of my friends calls it, sucky sucky, women seem to fall into two camps: LOVE IT or HATE IT. When gossiping about sex, I feel this overwhelming pressure to declare that I go hog wild for head or loathe it…
By: Anonymous / November 14, 2013

True Story: I Only Use The Pullout Method

According to New York magazine, sexually active hetero women in their 20s and 30s are heretofore dubbed the "pullout generation." We've earned this moniker because, for various reasons, we've turned up our noses at "conventional forms of birth control," from the the Pill to condoms, and started relying on the withdrawal method to avoid pregnancy. The…
By: Anonymous / September 6, 2013

6 Mistakes Not To Make When Getting Set Up

A few months ago, my love life went through a dry spell. It wasn't that messages weren't coming in on Match.com or that guys wouldn't chat me up when I hit happy hour after work. I just wasn't connecting with anyone.  I felt really blah about the men who I went on dates with (usually…
By: Anonymous / May 23, 2013

True Story: I Worked As A High-End Stripper

"What do you feel about going topless?" he asked me over the phone. I hesitantly replied, "Well, I guess I’m okay with it. But will they be able to touch my boobs?" There was an awkward pause on the other end of the line. "Yes, but you’ll never have to do anything more. I promise."…
By: Anonymous / April 2, 2013

Girl Talk: I’ve Started Disclosing My Rape On The First Date

Nearly four years ago, while I was on a third date with a man, I was raped. For a long time, I wouldn't have been able to write that sentence. I would have equivocated. I would have quickly followed it up with minimizers like, "I was drunk." Or, "I'm OK. It wasn't violent." These statement…
By: Anonymous / March 21, 2013

Dealbreaker: His Penis Made Me Cry

At the tender age of 19, I had only seen a total of four penises: the guy who got into my bed naked after a rave in high school; my boyfriend who I lost my virginity to senior year; the balding dorm mate who I gave an unfortunate blow job to while a James Bond…
By: Anonymous / March 19, 2013

Girl Talk: Confessions Of A Nude Model

The flash went off with a "pop" and the photographer patiently told me to loosen up. My hands were sweaty and my heart was beating a mile a minute. Trying my best to concentrate, I twisted into an elegant pose and took a deep breath to soften my expression. The resulting photograph was beautiful but…
By: Anonymous / March 8, 2013

First Time For Everything: Using A Vibrating C**k Ring

The other weekend I was at brunch with some friends and the topic of our conversation was cock rings. Not your average brunch convo, but a lively one nonetheless. "If you haven't already, you girls have to get a vibrating cock ring. It changed everything." I know, this sounds like one of those cheesy tampo…
By: Anonymous / March 7, 2013

The Soapbox: I’m A Mom Who Smokes Pot

"So, this is kind of a random question..." I nodded my head at the man across from me. I was in the kitchen of a fellow parent from my child's school. I had come to pick my son up from a playdate, and found myself hanging around making small talk while the kids finished u…
By: Anonymous / February 6, 2013

Girl Talk: How One Asian-American Woman Defied Tradition by Pursuing Her Orgasm

At the age of three, I already didn't want to be a girl. I saw from watching my mom what it was like to be a grown-up girl and it didn't look good. Here are the few memories from childhood that I hadn't managed to suppress: We came home once to find our apartment ransacked…
By: Anonymous / January 10, 2013

Girl Talk: Why I Stalk His Twitter Feed

I'm not the type of woman to Internet stalk. When I break up with someone, I immediately hide them from my Facebook newsfeed, unfollow them on Instagram and remove them from my Gchat friend list. I feel strongly about this because I know that continuing to follow someone on social media who I have feeling…
By: Anonymous / December 17, 2012

On Men As Victims Of Domestic Violence — From A Prosecutor

Last week an anonymous prosecutor who has prosecuted a domestic violence caseload explained to us, from her professional point of view, how we should respond when we have friends or family members in abusive relationships. Some of the comments objected to her use  of the pronoun "he" as the aggressor and "she" a…
By: Anonymous / December 6, 2012

True Story: Everything You Need To Know About Domestic Violence — From A Prosecutor

Two weeks ago, I wrote an essay about how I witnessed a man committing domestic violence against a woman outside my apartment. I received many incredible emails from readers, including one from a prosecutor who has previously had a DV caseload. She advised me to contact my local precinct and give a statement about…
By: Anonymous / November 29, 2012

The Soapbox: I’m From Ireland, And I’m So Grateful I Had My Abortion In America

I would truly love to be able to submit this piece with my name attached. However, as a young woman in modern Ireland, I feel it’s not possible due to the stigma and negativity attached to the subject matter. A few weeks ago, 31-year-old Savita Halappanavar, an Indian dentist that had settled in Ireland with…
By: Anonymous / November 16, 2012