Dating

My First Time

How I Seek Out Intimacy as an Asexual Person

As a queer, asexual person I often felt like an outsider growing up. But now I've found my community of people like me, in a society that seems to revolve around sex.
Soofiya
10.11.18
VICE Guide to Life

5 People on What They Wish They Knew in Their First Relationships

Writers Marie Lodi Andreakos, Tasbeeh Herwees, Muna Mire, Krista Burton, and Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard weigh on in the love lessons they would have appreciated hearing early on in their romantic careers.
Amy Rose Spiegel
9.18.18
Dating

Dating Made Me Broke And Depressed–So I Became A Sugar Baby Instead

Dating requires give-and-take. If you're a divorced single mom like Megan Evan, the give might come from a sugar daddy.
Megan Evan
8.30.18
You Make Me Wanna

I Lusted So Hard Over Leo DiCaprio in 'Romeo + Juliet' That I Became Him

I longed for a hero in a Hawaiian shirt, cigarette-in-mouth, to risk life and limb to swear he'd love me. But in the end, I became my own romantic lead.
Nell Frizzell
8.23.18
Dating

I Am HIV-Positive. This Is What It's Like to Date

When writer and activist Juno Roche was diagnosed with HIV in the early 1990s, it felt like being given a death sentence. She explains what it was like to date and find intimacy again while living with HIV.
Juno Roche
8.23.18
insecure

This Season, Issa's Insecurity Is About So Much More than Self-Esteem

On Sunday's episode of "Insecure," we see the financial side of Issa's problems—and it's painfully relatable.
Britt Julious
8.21.18
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

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

'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

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

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

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