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I donated eggs — to gay men, through an agency, in exchange for money — twice in my twenties. At one point, I was in the Washington Post about it. As a result of going public, I’ve gotten a good number of questions about it, and more requests than I can count from young women writing for… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

I was clicking about the internet, looking for some news when I happened upon this gem of a piece on the Huffington Post entitled “There Are Plenty Of Twitter Users Who FInd Their Cousins Hot.” It’s just what the doctor ordered for a “Law & Order: SVU” fan with twisted curiosities.

On Christmas… READ MORE »


Style

An ultra-planned New Year’s Eve is rarely a perfectly smooth experience,* to say the least, what with wayward dates, freezing temps, and wildly crowded bars. But one restaurant franchise thinks you will be willing to spend an exorbitant amount of attending its NYE party because obviously, it is probably your best–if not only–bet. Ladies and gentlemen, I… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

He’s going to refer to her as “his crazy ex” so there’s not going to be an doubt that she is 1) an ex and 2) crazy. He’s most likely wrong about the latter, but let’s let that slide. What should you do? Find out on The Gloss …READ MORE »


Entertainment

It’s that magical time of year when we all gather together with our friends and family and rewatch the Christmas movies that we’ve all seen fourteen thousand times. Snuggled under a blanket, with a mug of hot cocoa in our hands, it certainly does feels like the most wonderful time of year. In an effort to add… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

I’ve known a few Noelles and Hollys in my day, so the trend of giving your baby a name inspired by the season when it was born—especially a magical season like Christmas—isn’t anything new. And we’ve all heard seasonal names like April, Summer, and Autumn before. (Secret confession: Autumn was my number one, all-time favorite… READ MORE »


Celebs

Kanye West just ordered us all to boycott Louis Vuitton. We know you were planning on buying at least six logo-covered Speedy bags on your lunch break this afternoon, but you’d better hold off on that for a few months, because Kanye says so and Kanye is the boss of you. Read more on The Gloss…READ MORE »


Celebs

Whether you think she’s crazy overrated or you actually want to emulate her manic pixie style, TV presenter/hipster It girl Alexa Chung is a force to be reckoned with in the fashion world. From her collaboration with Madewell to her memoir/scrapbook/style guide to her kinda sorta hangover-inspired makeup line with Eyeko, Alexa’s basically done everything except design her own clothing line. ReadREAD MORE »


Style

All fashion-forward women must cease and desist IMMEDIATELY! Douse your closet in gasoline and light a match! We have reason to believe that some men don’t like some of our current fashion trends! 

Here’s the thing, nameless bros: femininity doesn’t exist just to entice men. We don’t spend every waking moment wondering how we… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

One encounters a lot of tourists in the sex industry. While many clients are technically tourists–visiting from other cities, states, or countries–I’m talking about working tourists.

Work tourists are young women, usually either college educated or in the process of getting a college education, who hear about how empowering sex work is, and decide… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

I was not impressed at all with the lack of notice for my first appointment.

I barely had time to rush back to the little basement dressing room, change into shoes that weren’t completely ratty and gross, and gather my nerves before I got the text message from “Marjorie” informing me that my… READ MORE »


Style

If you have smaller breasts, it can be hard to find bras made for your body that aren’t made for preteens, because for some reason the lingerie industry has yet to discover that women’s breasts and bodies come in all sizes. After finding a slew of bras that are available in larger sizes, I got a… READ MORE »