Posts tagged "sobriety"

Girl Talk: My Awkward Sober Sex Life

This is how it begins. He asks me to stand before him in my lace underwear, high heels, hose and bra. He sits in a chair and watches closely as I disrobe, making approving noises, even winking to put me at ease. “Turn around please,” he says and then, “Yes, right there. Stop there.” Eve…
By: Rebecca Parker / October 29, 2012

Girl Talk: Don’t Judge Me For Not Drinking

I ran with a pretty tame crowd as a high schooler. We considered it a wild night if  we'd wrapped a musical theater production and all piled into someone's basement to watch the entire Star Wars trilogy on VHS and surreptitiously make out with each other. I liked it that way, and never sought out anything…
By: Sally McGraw / April 13, 2012

Sex And The Sober Girl

The following piece was originally published on The Fix. Since I was 19, I’ve worked on and off as a prostitute in New York City.  I learned a lot about men during my decade of escorting, from seeing the insides of their apartments and uncensored sexual requests, but it wasn’t until I quit…
By: Emma Lee / February 7, 2012

The Sober Pill Is On The Way

Scientists are hard at work on a pill that will limit the effects of alcohol on our brains, so that we can drink more without acting stupid. An experimental "sober pill" was given to a group of mice who, despite being sufficiently sauced, did not act like drunken a**holes. Uh, how do drunk mice normally…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 30, 2011

5 Things I Plan On Doing With My Time Now That I’m Not Dating Or Drinking

Here's the thing about drinking -- it's a multi-tasking activity and it makes lots of things even better. Here are just some things I really enjoy doing with a glass of wine in my hand: Taking a hot bath while reading a gossip magazine Liveblogging award shows and "The Bachelor" Cooking and eating Playing fetch…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 13, 2011

Girl Talk: I’m Now A Dry Dater

I stopped drinking when I was 29. I was tired of the consequences outweighing the benefits -- tired of calling in sick to work, tired of hooking up with people I would have run from sober, tired of crying and throwing things for no reason. Oh, and did I mention I was tired of all…
By: Laura Barcella / March 15, 2010