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Books
Books

What We Can All Learn from Polyamorous Relationships

"Many Love," Sophie Lucido Johnson's new memoir chronicling her years of polyamorous partnerships, is actually a lesson on what it means to be committed.
Laura Winnick
7.26.18
Unfollow Me
Unfollow Me

After My Ex Stalked Me Online, I Saw The Dark Side Of Romantic Obsession

Thanks to a childhood spent watching romantic comedies with forceful male leads, I thought love was persistent and never gave up—until my ex stalked me after our breakup.
Nana Baah
7.24.18
You Make Me Wanna
You Make Me Wanna

'The Mask of Zorro' Ignited My Fetish for Sword-Fighting Jerks with Six Packs

Growing up, the mixed messaging I'd received about female desire caused me to fantasise about being ravaged by toga-wearing brutes with questionable sexual ethics.
Annie Lord
7.19.18
marriage
marriage

Women Prefer Men Who Are Heavily Tattooed Body Pillows

You may not like it, but this is what peak performance looks like.
Kimberly Lawson
7.18.18
You Make Me Wanna
You Make Me Wanna

Buffy and Faith's Relationship Taught Me About Queer Thirst

In the summer of 2003, I locked myself in my bedroom and took detailed notes documenting the secret lesbian romance in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." "Fuffy" taught me that same-sex relationships could be messy, complicated, and real as hell.
Sophie Wilkinson
7.5.18
Queerly Beloved
Queerly Beloved

Queer, Poly, and Platonic: Two Partners Discuss Their Unconventional Love

"Over the years, our identities, understandings of relationships, and politics have changed radically with and because of each other. We now both have girlfriends, live in different countries, and are still deeply committed to one another."
Sarah Burke
6.28.18
Internet
Internet

As My Family Tried to Arrange My Marriage, I Was Secretly Swiping on Tinder

My parents, unaware that I already had a dating profile of my own, signed me up for an online matchmaking service—similar, in a sense, to Tinder, but with far different expectations.
Mithila Phadke
6.18.18
Culture
Culture

Men Are Still Spending Obscene Amounts of Money to Become Pick-Up Artists

For "Seduction," the first book-length study of PUAs, Dr. Rachel O'Neill trailed coaches and their clients to illuminate an industry that has fallen out of the public eye.
Zing Tsjeng
6.15.18
Dating
Dating

This New Queer Dating App Won't Allow Photos

PERSONALS will emulate personal ads from 80s lesbian erotic magazines by allowing users to identify themselves in whatever terms they choose—as long as it's text-only.
Sarah Burke
6.14.18
My First Time
My First Time

How I Got Over My Fear of Sexual Intimacy After Being Heartbroken

After my long-term relationship ended, I struggled with the idea of sex, dating, and being intimate with someone new. But a chance encounter with a female bartender changed all of that.
Trisha O'Bannon
6.7.18
Dating
Dating

What Dating Older Men Taught Me About Power and Desire

Twenty-seven-year-old Amy Anderson says her 50-year-old boyfriend makes a better lover because he's more sexually liberated. But not all older boyfriends are created equal, she warns.
Amy Anderson
5.24.18
Dating
Dating

Why Do Men Always Assume You're in Love with Them? An Investigation

Evolution says it helps their mating odds; psychology says they have attachment issues. I think they just aren't very humble.
Sara David
5.18.18