Category Archives: Relationships

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Girl Talk: I’m Sick Of Women Talking About Weight

My Nose Job
One writer talks about getting a nose job. Read More »
He Told Me To Lose Weight
When he told me to lose weight, I got rid of him. Read More »
No Body Snarking!
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Susan Sarandon hates when young women snark on their bodies. Read More »

The other day, I found myself engaging in conversation with a stranger at the grocery store about weight.

“God,” the woman said, pausing near me in the aisle as I considered a package of cookies. “I wish.”

I laughed. “Yeah, I’m trying to decide if it’s worth it.”

“Go for it,” she said, grinning. “You can always hit the gym after.”

She went on her way. I put the cookies back. I thought about it. I picked them up again and put them in my basket. What the hell? I never go to the gym. I’m terrible at treadmills and I’m lazy. Or maybe I’m terrible at treadmills because I’m lazy. It’s a chicken/egg kinda thing. Keep reading »

Holiday Survival Guide: 6 Tips For Dealing With The Holidays When You’ve Lost A Loved One

A Jew At Xmas?
Six tips for the Jew at Christmas dinner. Read More »
Holiday Gift Guide
Everything you'll ever need for your holiday shopping. Read More »
1st Holiday With His Folks
10 things not to do at your first holiday dinner with his folks. Read More »

The holidays suck extra hard when you’re trying to cope with the loss of a family member, even if you’re not a Grinch by nature. However you define your family, once someone that was an integral part of your warm and fuzzy celebrations is missing, winter brings a feeling of doom and gloom that all the vitamin D in the world can’t fix. Keep reading »

6 Tips For The Token Jew At Christmas Dinner

Holiday Gift Guide
Everything you'll ever need for your holiday shopping. Read More »
1st Holiday With His Folks
10 things not to do at your first holiday dinner with his folks. Read More »
On Bed Sharing
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How to share a bed with your bf at the parent's house without epic awkwardness. Read More »

Happy first night of Hanukkah, fellow members of Tribe! On that note, I’d like to take a few minutes to talk about Christmas. Christmas dinner specifically. Whether it was due to interfaith dating or a lack of funds to travel home for the holidays, I’ve found myself at a number of Christmas celebrations. The nice thing about Hanukkah is that it’s not the most serious of Jewish holidays and there’s eight nights of it. So you can multitask — light your menorah at sundown and scarf down a few latkes one night, head over to Christmas dinner another. Should you be invited for Christmas, you must be prepared, especially if you are the only Jew in attendance . After the jump, some tips for the Jew at Christmas dinner. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I Was Date Raped When I Was Drunk

Too Drunk?
If you're a drunk woman who gets raped, will you be taken seriously? Read More »
Victim-Blaming PSA
date rape poster
But the PA liquor board's ads DO raise an important issue. Read More »
Drunk Is A Feminist Issue
Why women should be concerned about binge-drinking. Read More »

I was a virgin until a month before my 21st birthday. I was on my second date with a guy named Craig, a 20-something blond surfer type who got my number after I made him a chai tea to go at the coffee shop in his neighborhood where I worked. I was lying on his bed and the Best of Willie Nelson was playing on his CD player. He had a tapestry hanging on the ceiling and there was a poster for the critically un-acclaimed jam band, The String Cheese Incident, on the wall. I felt him enter me and it hurt like hell, but I was flying high on the notion that I had finally conquered two fears — the fear of having sex and the fear that I never would. Afterwards, I was a little embarrassed by the spotting of blood on his sheets — should I offer to wash them? — but I still couldn’t contain my excitement. Keep reading »

7 New Ways To Ring In The New Year

Best NYE Ever
...hopefully it'll be the one to come. Read More »
There's Still Time!
How to score a date in time for New Year's Eve. Read More »
Resolutions For Men
We have some suggestions... Read More »

New Year’s Eve is completely overwrought with expectation, isn’t it?  Will your party be hip-hop-video-caliber awesome? Who are you going to kiss? And most importantly, are you wearing enough sequins?

It’s enough to make a girl throw up her hands and stay in watching re-runs of “Breaking Bad.”

Never fear, friend.  We’ve got seven ideas for totally different ways to ring in 2012. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I Think I Had A G-Spot Orgasm

Failure To Squirt
Should you feel bad if you can't squirt? Read More »
Lesbian Vs. Straight Sex
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Lesbian sex changed the writer's definition of "straight sex." Read More »

I think I had a g-spot orgasm. Maybe. I’m not really sure. Even as I thought I might be having one, I questioned its existence.

Somewhere along the way I got the message that this was how I should be getting off. Whether it was part of the idea that penetration is the ultimate sex act or a side effect of sex positive feminism or one of Cosmo’s unrealistic sex tips — the notion that my body should be achieving g-spot orgasm on the regular was embedded in my brain. Keep reading »

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