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8 Good Reasons To Have A One-Night Stand

I am presently married, but before I reached this impressively adult position, however, I had my way with a series of gentleman across the fair island of Manhattan. I was a little late to the online dating game, and once I discovered it, look out! I had a date more than half the nights of…

By: Sara Barron / December 10, 2014

Girl Talk: On Farting And Feminism

In my new book, The Harm in Asking, one of the chapters, “The Boogie Rhythm," is dedicated entirely to the topic of farting. To be a bit more specific, it is all about what we, as women, go through when it comes to our gas. In the run up to the book’s release I’ve done…

By: Sara Barron / March 27, 2014

Experiment! In Which I Test The Penis Size/Shoe Size Myth On Male Porn Stars

I am a writer. Having said that, I ask that you bear in mind how broad that category is. I call myself a writer, and so does Philip Roth. So does my personal public enemy #1, a young woman I met in college who writes lip gloss reviews for a living. My point is that…

By: Sara Barron / February 28, 2013

Dating Don’ts: 3 Pre-Date Rituals That Can Go Terribly Wrong (And How To Fix Them)

They say no good deed goes unpunished, and I agree. I’ve seen plenty of evidence in my own life: For example, one time, I baked a pie for my then-boyfriend, and his two best friends. They were coming over to watch the Oscars, and I said, “Oh, great! I’ll make a pie.” “Great!” he said.

By: Sara Barron / February 5, 2013

True Story: My Boyfriend Proposed By Putting The Ring In The Toilet

Hello there. How are you? Good? Good. I’m good too. Why? Because: I just got engaged. My man got down on bended knee, and offered up a FANCY ring. In the words of Beyonce: He liked it. And so he put a ring on it. Before going further, I would like to state for the…

By: Sara Barron / January 22, 2013

3 Apple Geniuses Confess: What’s The Weirdest Thing You’ve Ever Seen On Someone’s Computer?

A few months back, I had a horrifying experience at an Apple Genius Bar. My computer died while I was in the midst of the some important business, and try as I might, I couldn’t bring it back to life. Regarding the “important business,” it was this: Engagement rings. My boyfriend and I had bee…

By: Sara Barron / January 10, 2013

Dealbreaker: He Took Me To Chipotle

Two years ago, I was at my local coffee shop when I spotted a certain gentleman, and after a series of boring events he and I wound up having sex. It was mostly uneventful, except for the fact that during the proceedings, I sprained my neck. We’d had sex and gone to bed, and the…

By: Sara Barron / November 26, 2012

The Worst Things That Can Pop Into Your Head During Sex

My parents raised me with a certain set of values: 1) The sunny side of the street causes headaches, 2) Lateness is rude and disrespectful, 3) No one wants to see photos of another person’s vacation. Not, like, genuinely. Not, like, ever. Society pitched in and taught me a handful of others including the all-important:…

By: Sara Barron / November 6, 2012

Dealbreaker: He Wore Three Condoms

I am a woman 33 years of age who practices safe sex. But it wasn’t always that way. As a woman of 19, 20 and 21, I was in no uncertain terms an idiot where safe sex was concerned. Sometimes I forced a guy to wear a condom, sometimes I didn’t. But that all changed…

By: Sara Barron / September 24, 2012

The 4 Weirdest Places I’ve Masturbated

The first thing you need to know is that I didn’t start masturbating until the age of 17. I’d gone through the ol’ puberty at 12 – I’d felt the universal stirrings down below – but it took me that extra five years to work out what I ought to do about it. Had I…

By: Sara Barron / September 4, 2012

Dealbreaker: He Asked Me To Pee On Him

In college, I was madly in love with a guy named Elijah who looked like Denzel Washington. We were both undergraduate acting majors, and I spent the whole of freshman year ogling his perfect face, and perfect bottom. All I wanted out of life was the chance to have a romantic make out session with…

By: Sara Barron / August 27, 2012

25 Types Of Olympic Athletes And The Reasons To Have Sex With Them

So here we are, approaching the end of the 2012 Summer Olympics. What a wild ride it’s been, eh? From the Queen parachuting out of a helicopter, to Jordyn Wieber’s heartbreak, to Ryan Lochte’s tacky grill, perfect bod, and one-night stands. I have a rough time when any big sporting event rolls around, and that’…

By: Sara Barron / August 8, 2012

3 Grudges I Will Never Let Go Of

I’ve never been good at confrontation. Who knows why this is – fear of anger, abandonment, a literal pie to the face – but the interesting (read: TOTALLY PREDICTABLE) thing about it is: The Grudge. Not the movie starring Sarah Michelle Gellar as a hot, tormented blonde, of course. No. What I mean is holding

By: Sara Barron / July 30, 2012

4 Ways To Scare The Crap Out Of Your Boyfriend

Ladies! Hello! I know I’m three and half months early for Halloween, but that doesn't matter. Why not grab the bull by the horns, and start talking scare tactics? Scare tactics for your boyfriend, that is. Now, as to why you’d want to scare your boyfriend, where even to begin? He misbehaved?  He was rude?

By: Sara Barron / July 23, 2012

Dealbreaker: He Wanted Me To Be His Pimp

On occasion, I get mildly – just mildly – depressed. That sort of depressed where you can’t quite pin it on one particular thing, where it’s more a general, ambiguous malaise. On the occasions when I find myself feeling this way, and as a single woman in her 30's who lives alone and works from…

By: Sara Barron / July 19, 2012

If You Must: 4 Ways To Back Out Of A Date You Really Don’t Want To Go On

So here’s the sitch: There’s a date in the date-books, and one half of the twosome in question no longer wants to go. We’ve all been there, on either side of things. We’ve been canceled on, when we, ourselves, were excited. But that’s not what this is. No. This article presumes that you’re the one who’s doing…

By: Sara Barron / July 13, 2012

Dealbreaker: He Lied About His Height

In the summer of 2006, after having recently endured a breakup, I decided to bite the bullet, finally hopping on the online dating bandwagon. I chose Nerve as the site, and “Sara_B” and “This is really awkward” as my username and headline. Because, well, I am. And because, well, it was. I downloaded this one photo…

By: Sara Barron / July 9, 2012

5 Methods For Surviving Your Younger Sibling’s Wedding When You’re Single

This summer, my younger brother is getting married. (I would like, before going any further with this subject, to state in no uncertain terms that I very much like the young lass he’s chosen for his bride.) When he got engaged, I immediately started working on my plan for what I’d do if I were…

By: Sara Barron / June 25, 2012

10 Fictional Characters (Besides Don Draper) I’d Like To Have Sex With

This past weekend, I was driving from Chicago to Wisconsin for a friend’s wedding when I spotted a billboard – admittedly advertising some sort of Christian cause – that said, “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” “Fair enough,” I thought, as the night before I’d had one…

By: Sara Barron / June 15, 2012

7 Tips For Initiating Sex With Dignity

Let me tell you about a thing that happened to me once: It was 2004. and I was 25 and out to dinner with a guy I’d been casually seeing for awhile. I was under the impression that, following our post-dinner drinks, we’d be going back to his place so we could … pick your…

By: Sara Barron / May 30, 2012

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