Posts tagged "girl talk"

Girl Talk: Some Thoughts On Fingering

From the time I learned what fingering was at age 11, it sounded not that great to me, and that didn’t really change for about 15 years. Even the idea of fingering (or “fingerbanging,” yikes) sounded bad. It almost didn’t occur to me that fingering would be something I would actually want. I’d even tried…
By: Desiree Browne / June 11, 2014

Girl Talk: 4 Questions For Guys About Dating Someone With A Disability

I've always prided myself on being a pretty fearless person. I was born with Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome, a genetic bone and muscular disorder, and spent much of my childhood in and out of doctors’ offices and hospitals. I’ve survived some 26 surgeries. I’ve worked through the dark days following my…
By: Melissa Blake / May 16, 2014

Girl Talk: When You’re Not A Mom On Mother’s Day

As the song so painfully and beautifully goes, motherless children have a hard time. I am lucky I was not one of those children. And I'm not one of those adults. My mom is in excellent health and we have a close relationship. I'm grateful for that. But as mother's day approaches, I can't hel…
By: Catherine Zuckerman / May 9, 2014

Girl Talk: On Being My Black Boyfriend’s First Black Girlfriend

The first time I asked my boyfriend if he had ever actually dated a black girl, we had not even met yet. It was during one of our online Skype sessions that the conversation came up. "I've never really lived around too many black people," he confessed. "So have you ever dated a black girl?"…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / April 11, 2014

Girl Talk: My Pregnancy Is Really Interfering With My Drinking

After 10 years together, my husband and I are pregnant. Or I’m pregnant. It sounds too cutesy to say we, but it’s not happening to me alone. At the same time, I notice it’s only my…
By: Ebe Porter / April 3, 2014

Girl Talk: On Farting And Feminism

In my new book, The Harm in Asking, one of the chapters, “The Boogie Rhythm," is dedicated entirely to the topic of farting. To be a bit more specific, it is all about what we, as women, go through when it comes to our gas. In the run up to the…
By: Sara Barron / March 27, 2014

Girl Talk: My Rape Ruined My Female Friendships

In college, I was part of a tight-knit group of young women. There were five of us in the core group. Two were roommates and their room, 513, was our central meeting place. There was a lack of formality when it came to hanging out. It was totally normal to walk right in if the…
By: Victoria Helen Rose / March 21, 2014

Girl Talk: Finding Closure After A Non-Breakup

It’s really difficult to talk about the end of a relationship when you haven’t exactly had a breakup. “Well, how did it end?” someone inevitably asks. "Umm … I left him a heart-wrenching voicemail," seems too embarrassing an answer. I dated someone for more…
By: AnnMarie Carson / March 10, 2014

Girl Talk: You Can Run Away From Some Problems

In the months leading up to my move from Portland to Nashville, my life wasn't exactly going smoothly. My family situation was growing more stressful by the day. Some of my closest friendships had turned toxic. I felt extremely out of place in the hipster culture that dominated the city. My boyfriend wasn't happy i…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 25, 2014

Girl Talk: Why Valentine’s Day Gets To Us, Even Though We Know It’s Pointless

We all know that Valentine’s Day is a contrivance of greeting card companies and florists. We all know that even those who have nice relationships aren’t really enjoying February 14th, as there is nothing particularly romantic about eating overpriced heart-shaped ravioli in a restaurant full of unhappy couples on the coldest night of the…
By: Sara Eckel / February 14, 2014

The Most Ridiculous Assumptions People Make About Being Kinky

Let’s set the scene: I’m 23, drinking chai in a charming coffee shop. Sitting across from me is a gloriously burly guy in a leather jacket (and, as I know from his Fetlife photos, also in possession of two equally glorious full sleeves of serpent tattoos). Then the conversation veers from what we do for…
By: Molly Ren / February 6, 2014

Girl Talk: My Husband’s Imaginary Wife

“You would be in better shape if you had a German wife,” I tell my husband. I’m sure this is true. Not only do the Germans have a fondness for fitness, but they generally don’t take a lot of shit. As an American, I am…
By: Ebe Porter / January 31, 2014

Girl Talk: Adventures In Intuitive Eating

We're all born with the ability to eat intuitively, to listen to our body's needs, to eat nourishing foods when we're hungry, to stop when we're full. It's our default setting; our natural state. Even just writing that out right now, it's such a "duh" that I can't believe how easy and common it i…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 15, 2014

Girl Talk: What Taking Good Care Of Yourself Really Means

"What time do you go to bed?" the acupuncturist asked while monitoring my pulse. "Like, midnight?" I said. "And what time do you wake up?" she asked, examining my tongue. "Um, 6:30," I said, proudly. I've always thought of excessive sleeping as a sign of weakness. Just for myself, not for others. It's too…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 9, 2014

Girl Talk: An Engagement Ring? No, Thanks!

I am a woman who is engaged to be married. But unlike lots of your friends who are busy posting photographs of their diamond engagement rings on Facebook, you wouldn’t be able to tell by looking at my left hand. This is because I told my fiancée many times before we got…
By: Kay Steiger / January 7, 2014

Girl Talk: The Things You Realize When You Move To A New City

I moved to Charlotte a few months ago by way of Syracuse, New York. I left my family, the only place I’d ever lived, and snow in both May and October to check out life down south. Since…
By: Lauren Levine / January 3, 2014

Girl Talk: Assorted Thoughts After Two Months Of Not Really Drinking

Up until two months ago, I was drinking, on average, a bottle of wine a night. I don't know if that makes me an alcoholic. I wasn't going out and getting blotto at bars; I was coming home from work, pouring myself glass after glass while I did responsible adults things, like laundry, cooking dinner,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 2, 2014

Girl Talk: Why I Hate Spontaneous Sex

When I first decided to give spontaneous sex a try, I wish Whoopi Goldberg had been there to warn me: “Krissy, you're in danger, girl.” I first learned about our generation’s favorite pastime while watching – surprise, surprise! – "…
By: Krissy Brady / December 13, 2013

Girl Talk: Accepting The Holiday Mehs

I hate the term holiday blues. I think that's because when I was 19, December rolled around and I fell into a full-blown depression, complete with sleepless nights, loss of appetite and thoughts of suicide. The holiday blues sound like an uptempo jazz…
By: Ami Angelowicz / December 10, 2013

Girl Talk: How Do You Know, Really Know, You Want To Have Children?

I have a couple of girl friends whom I really envy. They know exactly what they want — or rather, what they don't want.  They don't want to have children.  Two of my girl friends are childless by choice, which means that while they enjoy being involved in the lives other people's children, they have…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 2, 2013
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