friendship

Mind & Body

Meeting other trans people can be extremely difficult. But don’t be afraid to reach out and say hello. Trans people love meeting other trans people. READ MORE »


Love & Sex

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. READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Despite always having a notebook on hand, I use the notes on my iPhone for keeping track of a lot of things. For one, this emoticon: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. I record my grocery lists, which is pretty much just the same block of text specifying how many cans of tuna I need to buy this week (#cleaneats). READ MORE »


Love & Sex

I used to have a lot of friends. In fact, one of my friends recently commented on how easy it is for me to make friends. This may have been true once, but I’m not so sure of my friend-making abilities these days.

I’m not very confident in my friend-keeping abilities. If you… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

When you need a nice, smooth whiskey after the long work week or when your girlfriend has been stressing you out and you need to talk about anything — anything! — other than your relationship, your buddies are there for you. While you may not be tagging them in Instagram posts as you #besties, your… READ MORE »


Celebs

When a man who’s repeatedly called himself God gives you god status, you gotta soak the generosity of that compliment up. READ MORE »


Love & Sex

I stole one of my favorite people in the world from an ex. They were friends first, but when we met, I knew that she was it. We immediately bonded over a love of whiskey, the United States Postal Service, and indie pop — reinforcing my idea that if this fella had such a great… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

You’ll find yourself exchanging false hope with every person you have a “moment” with, aggressively collecting phone numbers, and emails and FB profiles, explaining to the people who are constants in your life that so-and-so met you on the bus once four years ago, but now you chat on Twitter and you’re still trying to… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Must Siri be invited as a third wheel on all of their lady dates? READ MORE »


Style

Tattoo shops terrify me. I have a partner whose arm is covered in gorgeous ink, but any kind of reassurance he tried to give me about tattooing, I immediately brushed off. Maybe its something about looking too normieor not having enough visible body modifications, but tattoo shops have a tendencyREAD MORE »


Style

Ouija boards, Truth or Dare, friendship bracelets, hair braiding: is there anything not to like about the slumber parties of our girlhood days? So instead of your next girls’ night out, how about making it a girls’ night in with our ideas for throwing a sleepover for grown-up girlfriends. We’ve found the entertainment, home goods,… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Remember when you were in middle school and your new future BFF sort of just appeared next to you in your third period science class, and you were suddenly joined at the hip for the next five years without even realizing what was happening? Weren’t those days easy? Once we’re older and out in the… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

I was on the phone with my mom the other day, pondering aloud whether switching dentists was a regrettable thing to do, when I mentioned that in a way, I’d feel a bit guilty about making the change. After all, when you trust someone enough to get up in your business and clean your teeth… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Ah, the recently dumped. Yes, they need lots of love. Yes, they need lots of attention. No, the heartbroken person can’t dominate your schedule for the foreseeable future. READ MORE »


Love & Sex

So. Much. Effort. READ MORE »


Love & Sex

No one likes seeing their bestie blaze up with a wastoid. READ MORE »


Love & Sex

It’s a moment we all dread: one day, you wake up to find that the tension that’s been slowly building between two or more of your close friends has reached a brutal boiling point, and a conflict erupts with a magnitude that rivals an earthquake. Now you may find yourself in the unenviable position of… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

We’ve all been in situations where we hate the person or people we’re near, but for one reason or another can’t leave. It’s your best friend’s birthday party, for example, and even though he’s just great, his old buddies from high school are dickheads. Or you’re at a work function, and you’re trying not to… READ MORE »


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