Category Archives: Relationships

Sassy sophisticated relationship advice for real women everywhere: dating advice, love advice, and more!

The 50 Creepiest Pieces Of Romance Advice Ever Published

Sorry, single people, this week’s column is for lovers only. Now that those lonely people are gone, hold that lover close and enjoy 50 highlights from three romantic books that offer tips for every day of the year: 365 Ways to KISS Your Love365 Great Ways to Say I Love You, and 365 Ways to be Romantic by everyone’s favorite human dispenser of castration chemicals — Godek. Warning: romance books are not good. Your reproductive systems are about to crawl out and run straight away from this page. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I’m A Military Sister

Celebs at OWS
See who's been to Occupy Wall Street. Read More »
Military Trafficking
The military's dirty human trafficking secret. Read More »
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The military is recommending women for combat roles. Read More »
Army to ban manicures?
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The army is considering a ban on manicures and earrings. Read More »

My parents had only two rules for my brothers and me when we were growing up:

1. Don’t become a Republican.
2. Don’t join the military.

So you can imagine everyone’s shock and confusion when my fiercely liberal brother Corwin announced that he had enlisted in the Marines.

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It’s Time To Cry: A Holocaust Love Story For The Ages

Jerzy Bielecki was 19-year-old when he was thrown into a German concentration camp, accused of being a member of the Polish resistance. Bielecki spent three years at the camps before he met Cyla Cybulska, a young Polish Jew who was sent there with her brothers and parents. Cyla was the only one of her family to survive, and was sent to work in the camp’s grain warehouse, where she met Jerzy. The pair were only allowed to speak a minimum of words to one another, but over the course of the next eight months, the two fell in love. And that’s when Jerzy hatched a scheme to save the love of his life and escape the camp.  Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I Almost Dated My Step-Brother

i almost dated my stepbrother

When I was 15, my mom got remarried to a Hawaiian shirt-wearing, retired “Coasty” named Tom. His kids, Caleb and Heather, lived up near Boston with their mom, and we lived in Florida. So, I only ever saw my new step-brother and step-sister on big holidays every other year. They were more friends than siblings. They were a little older than me — she was 19 and he was 17 — and I thought they were so cool. Mostly because they had shirts with Chinese dragons on them, which, if you don’t remember, were actually super fly back in the day. Keep reading »

5 (More) Sex Moves Women Want In Bed, But Can Be Too Afraid To Ask For

5 Sex Moves
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Five sex moves women love in bed but can be too afraid to ask for. Read More »
Poor Sex Etiquette
10 things that are rude to do in the sack. Read More »
Say What?
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Why I love being called a "slut" in bed. Read More »
Oooh ... Daddy?
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On calling a man "daddy" in bed (but not in a creepy way). Read More »
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I’ve never been afraid to ask for what I want in bed. The idea that some women can’t ask for what they want, or don’t know what they want in the first place, is foreign to me.

However, I’m well-aware that I may not be in the majority here. Guys have told me other women become self-conscious when asking for something risqué or kinky — and that’s a crying shame. Sexual relationships (any relationships, actually) thrive when you know what you want and can communicate it effectively to your partner clearly. Therefore, I would love to help you out, boys and girls, more so than I already did with my piece “5 Moves Women Love In Bed, But Can Be Too Afraid to Ask For.” (And I apologize for how heteronormative this advice is, but my only sexual partners have been dudes!)

Men, don’t pressure anything here, of course — but if you offer, you may be pleasantly surprised at how enthusiastically she accepts … Keep reading »

Girl Talk: When Mean Girls Attack

Childhood Frenemies
The crappy friends we once thought were awesome. Read More »
Digital Friendships
Is the computer killing our bonds with friends? Read More »
College Friendships
campus confidential
Friendships at college aren't about having one big clique. Read More »

Mean girls happen. They happen at 9 years old on the playground. At 21 years old in the sorority. They happen in blockbuster Lindsay Lohan movies.

And for me, they happened when I was 27. Keep reading »

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