So you’ve met Mr. Oh-So-Right, and you’re pretty sure he’s about to pop the question. Or maybe he already has, and you’re halfway done planning your wedding. You’ve been dreaming about married life and … stop right there. Keep reading »
I have a basic philosophy for women who are dating that I outline in my book, Why He Disappeared. It’s called mirroring. Basically, it means you don’t do anything unless he does it first. You don’t call. You don’t text. You don’t make plans. If he doesn’t make an effort, that just means he’s not very motivated to be your partner. Case closed. Frankly, I find mirroring to be close to foolproof. But nothing in life is perfect. It’s entirely possible that you can “do nothing” (as I advocate), and the man pulls away, saying “you don’t make enough of an effort for me.” Is that possible? Sure. But that doesn’t mean that you should stop mirroring. Keep reading »
Somewhere back there, I was left behind. It happened at my book club. When the group started, we were seven women who craved cheap wine more than Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake.
The text was just an excuse to air our grievances: My mom and I are fighting; my boss hates me and I hate her; the new dog is too big for the old apartment; I ran into my ex; you’ll never believe what happened last night.
We drained our glasses and edited each other’s problems. Everything seemed more manageable with corrections. When it came time for Allison* to vent, the responses were different. She was married, her life doubled. Keep reading »
My naughty drawer is not what it once was. At the moment, it contains: a bullet vibrator; two smoothie vibrators; a baggie filled with review samples of 20 or so different types of personal lubricants; a bottle of my favorite scented massage oil; a vanilla sugar-scented massage candle; an I Rub My Duckie; a sleep mask I typically use only when I’m having trouble falling asleep; leather handcuffs; one gorgeous bit of lingerie; a bottle of BabeLube; the fertility-friendly lube I purchased for babymaking sex; and a ton of batteries. I keep a wide-tipped riding crop behind the bed, and a healthy collection of sexy how-tos on a shelf. Keep reading »
Choosing to marry someone is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make, which is why we’ve previously let you in on the 9 secrets a healthy couple shouldn’t keep from each other if they plan to commit themselves to a lifelong relationship. These are the things you should share with each other in order to determine compatibility … things like faith, attitudes about money and the desire (or non-desire) to have kids. But what happens after you say “I do”? Do you have any clue what you’re in for? Keep reading »
I told him he had a tiny penis.
Well, if you want to be precise, I actually told him that his junk probably couldn’t hit my sexual “spot”—which isn’t much better, I suppose. Keep reading »