Love Your Self

Happy National Coming Out Day!

Katrin Higher | October 11, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Today is National Coming Out Day, a day to commemorate when the LGBT community celebrates the day they came out publicly, to family and friends and to the world at large.
Be sure to follow Twitter’s viral hashtag #NationalComingOutDay to follow the stories around the world on this important day.
MTV compiled a cute mash up of… More »

10 Things To Do Alone That Make You Feel Great

Lauren Gold | August 21, 2010 - 6:00 pm

Sometimes you don’t even need a group of friends to have a good time. So, put your cell phone away, shut down your laptop, and start doing things for you! In honor of Love Yourself Week, we compiled a list of awesome things you can do by yourself. Here are the 10 best ones! More »

30 Things I Do Well

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 20, 2010 - 4:00 pm

I was ahead of the curve and posted the 30 things I love about myself months before “Love Yourself Week,” so I’ve decided to celebrate the week (and myself) by taking a cue from Wendy. Here are the 30 things I do well — some I’m proud of, others not so much. More »

30 Things I Love About Myself

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 19, 2010 - 4:30 pm

In honor of Love Yourself Week, each day a Frisky staffer will share 30 things she loves about herself—and we encourage the rest of you to do the same in the comments!

Happy Love Yourself Week! To celebrate, I was somehow convinced to come up with a massive list of the things I love… More »

Girl Talk: Lessons In Lingerie

Leonora Epstein | August 18, 2010 - 3:30 pm

If you could translate my underwear drawer into a pie chart, you’d see one big chunk—some 75 percent — dedicated to basic black bikinis. A small 20 percent would indicate the ratty days-of-the-week skivvies that are verging on seven years old (I know). The remaining sliver would count for the few “sexy” underthings I own—a… More »

Mind Of Man: The One Thing I Love About Myself

John DeVore | August 18, 2010 - 3:00 pm

It’s “Love Yourself Week” here on The Frisky, and I totally misinterpreted what that meant. So instead of writing about socks and lube and “True Blood, I’m going to write about platonically loving myself. I’ve read my sister-from-another-mister Amelia’s epic post about the things she loves about herself, and I just read Jessica’s excellent piece. More »

What’s One Thing You Want To Learn To Love About Yourself?

Ami Angelowicz | August 17, 2010 - 5:30 pm

We all have those things about ourselves that we have trouble accepting, like, uh, our ugly feet or the fact that we always interrupt people when we get excited about something. I would know nothing about that. Really. In honor of Love Yourself Week here at The Frisky, I’ve decided to make peace with something… More »

Dear Wendy: “I’m An Ugly Beast”

Wendy Atterberry | August 17, 2010 - 2:30 pm

A few days ago, The Frisky posted a link to an advice column where a man had written in to say he was very ugly — a beast. The thing is, I’m a female beast. So what would your advice be to a female in this situation, since men are not known for looking past… More »

30 Things I Do Well

Wendy Atterberry | August 17, 2010 - 1:30 pm

For “Love Yourself Week,” I’m doing things a little different than some of the other Frisky staffers and instead of writing a list of 30 things I love about myself, I’ve got a little list of 30 things I do well. Some of these 30 things that I do well I love about myself and… More »

Flowchart: Should You Masturbate Right Now?

Jessica Wakeman | August 17, 2010 - 12:00 pm

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It’s “Love Yourself Week,” so of course we are going to channel our inner Oprahs for schmoopy listicles on the 30 things we love about ourselves. But usually when we talk about “loving yourself” here in the Frisky-verse, there’s something else we mean: masturbation.

Whether it’s… More »

20 Things That Make A Woman

Wendy Atterberry | August 16, 2010 - 5:30 pm

Last week, Amelia posted a list of 20 things we Frisky editors think make a man. In the interest of equality, we thought it only fair to give the same treatment to our own fair sex; after the jump, 20 things that make a woman. More »

30 Things I Love About Myself

Jessica Wakeman | August 16, 2010 - 3:00 pm

In honor of Love Yourself Week, each day a Frisky staffer will share 30 things she loves about herself — and we encourage the rest of you to do the same in the comments!

Ask me if I have good self-esteem and the answer is “yes.” But ask me to explain the reasons why… More »

Girl Talk: Love Me, Love My Hair

Tamara Lynch | July 30, 2010 - 3:00 pm

I was in fourth grade when my grandmother first took me to a hair salon. She drove me to her hairdresser, Betsy, a 50-year-old woman who dyed her hair pitch black, and had a head full of curls the perfect shape of large hot rollers. I squirmed as Betsy ripped out the rubber bands holding… More »

Girl Talk: How Joan Holloway Gives Me Confidence

Wendy Atterberry | July 25, 2010 - 3:00 pm

In honor of the season four premiere of “Mad Men” on Sunday, July 25th at 10/9 Central on AMC, this weekend The Frisky is re-posting a few of our favorite “Mad Men”-inspired essays.

As a redhead, I’ve often been told I resemble, well, anyone else who also happens to have red — or even… More »

Girl Talk: How A Breakup Boosted My Confidence

Laura Kusnyer | May 6, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Monday was my birthday. I turned 28. That would have sounded old to me when I was in college or even as recently as when I was 26. Today, it sounds perfect—young, in fact, and exactly where I want to be. During lunch on my birthday, I took a walk near Central Park and got… More »

30 Things I Love About Myself

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 14, 2010 - 2:30 pm

This morning I woke up and the sun was shining. Lucca (that’s my dog) was lying on her back, paws straight up in the air, when she rolled over, yawned, and said to me, in her puppy way, “Moms” — she pluralizes things a lot — “I love you. You’re awesome.” And she’s right. I… More »

Self-Love Is Not Cheating

Erin Flaherty | March 3, 2010 - 5:30 pm

Memo to the ladies: Your boyfriend jerking off to Perfect 10 or the occasional American Apparel ad is not cheating. Masturbating to a hot message that he got from a new 17-year-old “friend” he met on Facebook is. See the difference there? We hear a lot of complaints, especially from women, about concerns regarding their… More »

25 Funnier Ways To Describe Self-Love

Simcha | November 10, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Masturbation isn’t a very sexy word. But despite its poor branding and marketing, self-lovin’ gets us all (hopefully) to the big O. So, rather than harp on the weird choice of word, like vagina (not the best work of the English language), why not try one of these ridiculous euphemisms for “dancing with myself”? Hey,… More »

Mind Of Man: Why Self-Love Is Sex’s Sexiest Secret

John DeVore | June 3, 2009 - 2:30 pm

There are two types of women in the world: women who are totally comfortable with masturbation and those who are ashamed of the act. I realize there are more than two types of women in the world, so forgive my rhetorical cheat. It’s for a good cause.

I don’t know why some women are… More »