Josephine Ledger

Why It’s A Good Thing That Men Are Reflecting About Masturbation

"I’m resetting my dick and my brain," said Greg Barris of his decision to give up porn, sex and masturbation. Barris is one of the men featured in New York magazine's piece about the male anti-masturbation movement. According to the piece, a number of men are reflecting on their masturbation habits --…
By: Josephine Ledger / April 17, 2013

5 Uncomfortable Moments I’ve Shared With My Waxer

I've been going to the same vagina waxer for almost six years now. When you tell people that you wax down there, often their first question is: Isn't that awkward to have someone all up in your vagina like that? The answer is no. Good waxers make you feel like your vagina is disinteresting. Or…
By: Josephine Ledger / January 28, 2013

Advice Needed: How Do You Deal If Your Friend Is Dating Someone You Hate?

I don't usually care all that much who my friends date. As long as the person makes them happy enough, I recognize, that as adult in my 30s, it's really not my business. Do what you want, yo! Relationships are weird and complicated and what works for someone may not work for me. Who am…
By: Josephine Ledger / October 23, 2012

Advice Needed: How Do You Make The Transition From Friends To More Than Friends?

I have stumbled upon a dating conundrum that I cannot figure out on my own. I don't need to consult an advice columnist, or my friends or therapist. I need to hear from the people of the world at large who have been through this and have practical pearls of wisdom to bestow upon me.
By: Josephine Ledger / July 30, 2012

Dealbreaker: He Brought His Grandma On Our Date

On the latest season of "The Bachelor," contestant Brittney showed up armed with an escort to meet Ben Flajnik -- her 72-year-old grandmother Sheryl, who hobbled out of the limo on crutches. An adorable little stunt for "The Bachelor," where it's customary for women ride in on horses or do back flips to win a…
By: Josephine Ledger / January 26, 2012

The Soapbox: Why I’m Keeping My Pubic Hair

When pubic hair first appeared on my adolescent body, I was mortified. I wanted it gone as quickly as it sprouted. It just felt, for lack of a better word, bizarre to have it there. But at the age of 11, waxing was not option. Well, maybe it is nowadays, but in the late '80s,…
By: Josephine Ledger / December 14, 2011

Girl Talk: I Don’t Like My Brother’s Fiancée

God help me for admitting this: I don't like my brother's fiancée. Phew. It feels so freeing to write these words. I can't even bring myself to call her my future sister-in-law. It makes my skin itch. I would love to be able to give you a concrete reason for being irked by her. Like…
By: Josephine Ledger / January 14, 2011

Dealbreaker: He’s Saving Himself For Marriage

I sat at the airport, waiting to board Virgin Airlines flight 451 traveling non-stop to my sunny destination ... to a friend's wedding. I exhaled. It had been too long since I had been on a real vacation. All my vacation days seem to be designated to other people's weddings. In the terminal, I replayed…
By: Josephine Ledger / November 3, 2010

Girl Talk: My Brother Is Getting Married

My younger brother Dan used to sleep in a car bed with a GI Joe tent over it. He owned a skateboard, a boogie board, a BMX bike, a moped, and a scooter. His favorite movies were "Rad" and "Gleaming the Cube." But underneath his little daredevil facade was a kid that worshiped me, hi…
By: Josephine Ledger / August 3, 2010