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How The Patty Duke Show Made Space For Complicated Women On TV

In the spring of 1994, a TV battle was brewing in a Central Florida suburban home. Each week, my 15-year-old sister would sit on the edge of her seat, waiting to see if the cult teen drama My So-Called Life would be renewed or canceled. Five years her junior, I preferred the 1960s sitcom The Patty Duke Show. I… More »


Welcome To Hell: Dispatches From A Bachelor Virgin

I have gone my entire life without ever watching The Bachelor. On the occasion of its 20th season, I have decided to watch the entire show for the full season. Wish me luck. More »


Frisky Q&A: Lauren Domino And Angela Tucker, The Visionaries Behind “Paper Chase”

“I don’t want people to pat themselves on the back like, ‘I have a woman filmmaker, I have three filmmakers of color.’ We need the change without people patting themselves on the back for being a good guy and doing the right thing and just do the right thing.” More »


S&M 101: Get Schooled By France’s Most Famous Dominatrix

A night with Catherine Robe-Grillet, France’s 85-year-old dominatrix. More »


WWJDD: “I Am Losing My Real Tits To Breast Cancer & I Can’t Decide Whether To Get Fake Ones”

Seriously, fuck cancer. More »


The Soapbox: Caitlyn Jenner Can Present However She Wants To

Why are cis women blaming Caitlyn Jenner for beauty standards? More »


Do Something New: The Science Of Embarrassment

I like to try new things. My comfort zone is pretty large. This is why, when I was first brainstorming a column to write for my job, I decided to do one that involved trying new fitness activities in the hopes that giving them a shot myself would encourage other people to try new kinds… More »


#Problematic: Katy Perry Wants More Bad Blood

I heard on NPR this week that Kai Ryssdal said some disparaging things about millennials on his Marketplace segment. As a member of the dreaded millennial pack, I get it. We are addicted to smart phones, social media and have sorely escalated reality television into a hellscape. But at the same time, we are incredibly… More »


WWJDD: “My Boyfriend Wants Me To Peg Him! Got Any Tips?”

Going into poop’s house? Get ready to encounter poop. More »


Mommie Dearest: Whatever You Do, Don’t Parent Like The Duggars

I’ve written about parenting here for The Frisky for three years now, and when it comes to parenting and various parenting philosophies I usually come down on the side of “do whatever works best for your family and keep an open mind.” However, as the Mommie Dearest column comes to an end*, I’d like to… More »


6 Feminist Roleplays For The Bedroom

Feminist sex is the sexiest sex, we all know it. Your bedroom game is probably already so stellar that Beyonce’s recording a song about it at this very moment, but these six roleplays will add a little feminist context to your already flawless love life. Say goodbye to lame listicles promising a wild night playing… More »


Mike Huckabee Comes To Josh Duggar’s Defense

Screw all of these people. More »


WWJDD: “Should I Start Faking My Orgasms?”

James Deen is already known as a porn star, actor, director, producer, sex symbol, and star of our masturbatory fantasies, and he can now add Frisky advice columnist to his resume. It just got real, real hot around here… More »


Girl On Girl: Lesbian Characters In Hollywood Blow

This weekend, $69.2 million worth of people (including me) saw “Pitch Perfect 2.” I love the franchise and I feel obligated to support my sort of doppelganger, Anna Kendrick, even though every scene where she kisses that dude makes me feel weirdly uncomfortable. As one friend puts it, “Every time Anna Kendrick kisses a man,… More »


Frisky Rant: Why Do All The Trends For Dudes Involve Them Getting To Be Lazier?

We get waist-training, they get DADBODS?! More »


25 Types Of Men I’m Absolutely Tired Of At 25

Now, more than ever before, I have come to a point in my life where I just have zero patience for certain types of men. Part of the reason for this is that I’ve had much more dating experience, but I think more importantly, I have gained a certain degree of self-confidence after surviving college… More »


WWJDD? James Deen, Our New Advice Columnist, Talks Orgasms, Sexual Taboos & Why Porn Stars Are Not Sex Educators

Editor’s Note

After multiple women accused James Deen of rape and sexual assault in November 2015, The Frisky made the immediate decision to end our affiliation with the porn star and to cancel his sex advice column with the site. In addition to believing it would be inappropriate to continue publishing sexMore »


8 Very Important Questions We Asked Our Moms This Mother’s Day

In honor of Mother’s Day, the Frisky staff interviewed our moms to find out how their lives changed when we were born and what they learned about love and life as a parent. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, maternal figures and grandmothers out there! More »


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