Posts tagged "girl talk"

Girl Talk: My OBGYN Visit In Iran

As I am getting ready to leave for the doctor’s office, Auntie Shadi gives me a warning: “Now don’t expect to be seen exactly on time. This is not America.” “Oh. Ok,” I say, instead of admitting that we don’t necessarily get seen exactly on time for our doctor’s appointment either. During this one-month stay i…
By: Bahar Anooshahr / May 13, 2013

Girl Talk: Dreams Of My Future Self

The unexpected side effect of running into an old friend from college on the subway and falling deeply in love with Him, for me, has been a renewed interest in my past. I can't tell you definitively why thi…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 9, 2013

Girl Talk: My Stupid Freaking Biological Clock

Last summer, I had my  first panic attack, and it was induced by children. By the way, I don’t have any kids. During an office baby shower, a female colleague about 15 years my senior reminded me that I was next, since I was married, 27, and only had an estimated 12 percent of my…
By: Michelle Garcia / May 6, 2013

Girl Talk: How To Deal When Everyone Else Is Obsessed With You Getting Engaged

I've had a boyfriend for four years and we're not engaged. I know. But we like it that way for now. Seriously.  To me, getting married is not something that a person should do when she has to call her mother multiple times a day for various reasons including, "I was too scared to kill a bug…
By: Lauren Levine / May 3, 2013

Girl Talk: I Was In A Sorority & I’m Not A Psycho

My phone blips. Another email. Given that I'm stuck at an un-jaywalkable intersection in the East Village, I pause to open it. It's another reply to my sorority sister's chain email. The subject line from  35 emails ago simply reads: "Interesting." I'm immediately engrossed, missing the walking man and chance to cross the street. Earlier…
By: Sarah Gray / April 25, 2013

Girl Talk: My Hot And Cold Relationship With OKCupid

It's that time of the year when people are having drinks outside, couples are PDA-ing, and I'm re-activating my OKCupid profile. I have a notorious reputation for constantly deleting and reactivating that damned profile. I believe in Internet love! No, I'm a misanthrope! I want to find my soul mate! Soul mates don't exist! You…
By: Mallory Schlossberg / April 23, 2013

Girl Talk: Stop Telling Me I Should Focus On Getting My Old Body Back

Well, of course, someone had to take some photos of me at a party, wearing my favorite dress (should I just stop wearing the clothes I love to events where there might photos taken?), bulky, lopsided, unfortunately proportioned, and my pregnant beauty bubble, so to awkwardly speak, was popped. Shit. No matter how many time…
By: Kate Fridkis / April 17, 2013

Girl Talk: My Queerness Includes Men & That’s OK

Jared’s* question came during a sex party a few months ago, after some steamy foreplay organically led to this discussion: “Can I fuck you now?” It caught me off guard, but not in an unpleasant way. Men had asked me this question before, and I was half expecting to decline, like I usually did. But…
By: Amanda Goldberg / April 15, 2013

Girl Talk: On The Stigma Of Mental Illness In The Asian Community

It was a workday of minor annoyances. Everything at my temp job had gone normally, except for a snippy email from IT and a laminator malfunction that forced me to dig out a half-laminated page with a fork. So why was I crouched in a bathroom stall, hyperventilating, sobbing, and trying not to scream? A…
By: Kelly Kanayama / April 12, 2013

Girl Talk: I Was Terrified Of Sex

Me: I’m sorry! It’s just not going in! Him: Don’t worry – we can always try later... Me: I’m really sorry! I’m just so scared! (Sobbing. Tearful search for bra.) What if this never works? That was me and my now-fiancé during one of many abortive attempts to have sex for the first time. For…
By: Kelly Kanayama / April 8, 2013

Girl Talk: Confessions Of A Thin-Privileged Fat Activist

Once upon a time — before URLs, handles, likes and shares — I put some good old-fashioned postage stamps inside an envelope and sent away for a zine (made of actual paper!) that was filled with some very big ideas. I was 16 and the zine was called i’m so fucking beautiful, a title that…
By: Claire Mysko / April 5, 2013

Girl Talk: My Husband’s Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Was A Living Nightmare

My husband was always a little strange -- but that’s par for the course in a marriage sometimes. Sure, he covered his face whenever he encountered the smell of bleach, and he took to maniacal cleaning rather than use poisons to eradicate a cockroach problem. He demanded we turned off the heat at night to…
By: Frankie DeMoines / April 1, 2013

Girl Talk: Yeah, I Can Squirt

I'm no sexual stunt woman. I didn't even know female ejaculation existed until about five years ago. At the time, it seemed like nothing I needed to worry about. You'd probably have to really put in an effort to make something like that happen, I figured. I had more important things to do. But the…
By: Cara Russell / March 25, 2013

Girl Talk: Why I Love MMA Fighting

The first MMA fight that I saw was by accident. I was visiting a friend at her apartment and her boyfriend and his friends were watching the last battle in a trio of fights between Quinton Jackson and Wanderlei Silva, two notable MMA fighters. I’d always had a healthy respect for the craft of boxing…
By: Courtney Young / March 19, 2013

Girl Talk: I Lied To My Gynecologist About My Number Of Sexual Partners

I didn't think I was ashamed of the number of sexual partners I've had in the 20 years I've been getting it on until I found myself filling in a number half the true total at a recent gynecologist appointment. Although I know doctors are trained not to judge, and this doctor in particular had…
By: Rachel Kramer Bussel / March 14, 2013

Girl Talk: I’m Being Brutally Honest In My Online Dating Profile

“I’m an empty essay, fill me out!” the words beckoned under the Self Summary section of my brand new, totally blank OkCupid profile. Armed with a Diet Coke and a new resolve, I was actually signing up for online dating, something I hadn’t done in three years. And not because I was in a relationshi…
By: Jennifer Garam / March 11, 2013

Girl Talk: Confessions Of A Nude Model

The flash went off with a "pop" and the photographer patiently told me to loosen up. My hands were sweaty and my heart was beating a mile a minute. Trying my best to concentrate, I twisted into an elegant pose and took a deep breath to soften my expression. The resulting photograph was beautiful but…
By: Anonymous / March 8, 2013

Girl Talk: I Have Long Labia

I'm not sure when or in what context I first realized that I have long labia. Maybe it was that teasing comment from an ex boyfriend, oh, seven years ago. Maybe it occurred to me at some point when I was watching porn and noticed that mine looked different. Maybe it was in the shower,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 4, 2013

Girl Talk: I Left Ballet Over A Dance Injury

It was a typical Orange County night at the tail end of a long, lazy winter break. The plethora of yogurt shops in the neighborhood were closing, and even if you craved a Starbucks treat, it was too late in suburbia. The few dive-bars in the area boasted their usual divorcee crowd. My mom, dad…
By: Sarah Gray / February 26, 2013

Girl Talk: I Like To Be Bitten

It was after L left and I looked in the mirror that I realized I might have a problem. My breasts and neck were covered in bruises and bite marks. One was even bleeding; that would leave a scar. I was heading to my parents’ house in two days for Christmas, and although I knew…
By: Amanda Chatel / February 22, 2013
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