Relationships

I Survived Being In A Terrifying Cult, And Barely Got Out With My Snacks

“They left me naked and bleeding in the woods during the Men’s Training Weekend.” More »


I Asked My Boyfriend To Sleep With Someone Else, And It Was Fantastic For Both Of Us

I found myself capable of deriving sexual pleasure from my boyfriends’ experience. I’ve since read this feeling is called “compersion.” Compersion is defined by the urban dictionary as the “feeling of joy when a loved one invests in and takes pleasure from another romantic or sexual relationship.” More »


After My Breakup, I Realized I Didn’t Miss My Ex — I Missed Who I’d Been When I Was with Her

The denial burned my heart and my throat and I stopped paying attention to myself and all that was happening on the level right below my heartbreak. I was falling apart. And it wasn’t just because of her. More »


What It’s Like To Be Obsessively Nostalgic — And How I Broke Free

I’ve started to realize that while looking back and remembering the things that matter to us is important, there’s a definite line between being sentimental and getting stuck.    More »


My Love Letter To Sporty Spice, My Queer Idol Before I Knew I Needed One

Once I was out as someone who liked girls, I was outThe emotions gushed out of the floodgates and the little girl who used to be there found a home in me again. She was still sporty. And she liked girls now. More »


I’m A Queer Black Woman And This Is How White Girls Use Me, Even When They Love Me

We had fun together, these girls and I. We bonded. We got close. But we could never truly love each other because they absolutely refused to see me for who I was. I was just their Black Friend. And then, well, I became their Black Gay Friend. More »


How Building My Own Barbie Dreamhouse Taught Me The One Thing I Needed To Know

In 1992 I knew exactly what I wanted: a Barbie Dreamhouse with a working elevator. I wanted that Barbie Dreamhouse more than I wanted anything in the whole world. More than I wanted a pony. More than I wanted jellies (which are sandals made from glitter encased in plastic). More »


10 Toxic People You Absolutely Must Drop From Your Life In Your 20s

In an effort to keep you from being among the shut-ins (which for the record are one of my favorite categories of people) of the universe, there are some types of people who you could cut out right now. More »


Feel Free To Channel This Eighth Grader’s Relationship Contract In All Your Future Relationships

The contract, found on the floor of an eighth-grade classroom, sets out a number of dating requirements, including “You can’t be looking at these hoes.” More »


6 Reasons 26 Is A Perfectly Fine And Normal Age To Be Single For A While

Have you heard the news? Have you read the papers? Did you watch Entertainment Tonight with your grandma? Then surely you’ve seen the news that Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris broke up after fifteen months of dating, which for a celebrity couple is the equivalent of dying old and happy in each other’s arms, like the old… More »


These ‘Commitment Rings’ Guarantee That Your Partner Won’t Watch The Next Episode Without You

If there are trust issues between you and your partner, there are only so many apps you can download before enrolling in couples’ therapy. Certain infidelities are totally unforgivable, of course. Cheating is a no go. But, watching Bloodline before your person is caught up? Don’t do it! Thank god for these rings that preventMore »


Women Are Accusing Kay Jewelers Of Swapping Their Diamond Engagement Rings

Let’s loosen those prongs a bit, ladies. More »


This Study Found That Married People Are Less Likely To Become Alcoholics

A recent study by the American Journal of Psychiatry says marriage could actually prevent alcoholism. Take that, everyone-who-hates-on-their-friends-who-have-chosen-to-embrace-this-admittedly-antiquated-but-still-totally-right-for-a-lot-of-people-which-is-fine relationship institution! More »


“Feminist” Weddings Are Not Things We Should Be Stressing Over, OK?

Feminism and white dresses. Feminism and men. Whether or not a woman who is a feminist can get married without compromising her feminist ideals. How to balance the traditions of a regular wedding with the crazy, bra-burning, protest-and-armpit-hair traditions of a “feminist” wedding. More »


Miley Cyrus Is Having A Carnival Wedding But Liam Hemsworth Hasn’t Even Confirmed Their Engagement

Miley Cyrus says that she wants a “carnival themed” wedding. Her and reported fiance Liam Hemsworth have been spotted touring venues for the big day, but just recently Hemsworth denied being engaged at all. So what gives? More »


This New “Emotion Detector” Will Tell You If Your Date Is Attracted To You, So Enjoy That Anxiety Attack

That sounds like an inventive way to make dating even more terrifying! More »


OKCupid Just Published 70,000 Users’ Data: Here’s What That Actually Means

There are a lot of risks when it comes to dating sites and apps that go far beyond an awkward dinner date. Even just by creating a profile, you’ve supplied personal information about yourself that marketers, advertisers, and researchers will pay big bucks to get their hands on. According to VICE’s Motherboard, a modest amount of 70,000More »


This ‘Harry Potter’ Themed Wedding Will Restore Your Faith In Themed Weddings

However you personally feel about marriage or Harry Potter, you’ve got to admit that this combination of the two is truly romantic. The Daily Mail covered the $65,000 wedding between two hardcore Harry Potter fans, and the photos lead me to believe that if the love they have for each other is half as strong as that… More »


This Guy Texting A Woman Over 50 Times Is Almost Too Painful To Read

I mean, 20 texts without a reply is not exactly subtle. Apparently, it wasn’t enough to shake off this guy. More »


7 Facts About Lube That Can Kick Up Even An Already-Hot Sex Life

Whether you’re a little dry down there or moist as a wet sponge, lube has the capacity to change your sex game forever. More »


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