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My First Time

Writing Erotica Was the Surprising Antidote to My Anxiety

Writing erotic fiction helps poet Almaz Ohene feel more present in her own body—and deal with interesting challenges like describing a five-person orgy.
Almaz Ohene
3 days ago
activism

First, She Was Upskirted. Then She Got it Banned in England and Wales

Thanks to Gina Martin, upskirting—the act of filming or photographing up someone's clothes without their consent—is now a criminal offense.
Zing Tsjeng
3 days ago
Health

When Women Are Denied Pain Relief During Invasive Procedures

In the UK, hysteroscopies—a procedure by which doctors examine the inside of the uterus—are routinely performed without any form of pain relief. For some women, the experience can be unbearably painful, and traumatizing.
Jessica Furseth
4 days ago
crime

Teen Killed By Abusive Ex Even After Reporting Him to Police Five Times

Metropolitan Police officers are being investigated to see whether they could have prevented the death of the 17-year-old girl.
Sirin Kale
5 days ago
Getting Out of Bed

What Binding My Chest Taught Me About Being a Man

I wore my first binder constantly—I even wore it to bed. Then I learned that masculinity is about more than having a flat chest.
Kai Isaiah-Jamal
1.14.19
Getting Out of Bed

My Chronic Illness Makes My Bed a Haven—and a Prison

When I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at 19, for better or worse, my bed became a catch-all for place of work, place of rest, and everything in between.
Ione Gamble
1.11.19
My First Time

Having Sex With My Best Friend Was the Worst Decision Ever

Sleeping with my BFF and roommate was amazing—until it wasn't. So why did I do it all over again with another best friend?
Jess Thomas
1.10.19
crime

A Selfie Helped Police Solve a Years-Old Murder Case

Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, was sentenced to seven years in jail for strangling her best friend after police noticed the murder weapon in a Facebook photo.
Zing Tsjeng
1.9.19
Health

CEO of Nursing Home Where Comatose Woman Gave Birth Resigns

Amidst intense scrutiny of the facility where a woman allegedly gave birth while in a coma, Hacienda HealthCare confirmed to The New York Times that its long-standing CEO had resigned.
Sirin Kale
1.8.19
Culture

50-Year-Old French Author Says Women Over 50 Are 'Too Old'

Prize-winning author and TV presenter Yann Moix also said that he preferred to date Asian women and that he was "not responsible for [his] taste."
Zing Tsjeng
1.8.19
Compact Report

Splurging On High-End Beauty Helps This Executive Feel She's Got Her Life Together

High-end beauty products help 25-year-old Natasha Mwansa feel confident in the workplace. Just don't ask her about the Laura Mercier powder she left in a Starbucks–unless you want her to cry.
Natasha Mwansa
1.8.19
Getting Out of Bed

I Tried Lucid Dreaming to Fulfill My Wildest Sexual Fantasies

It's hard to have crazy, no-strings-attached sex when you've got a boyfriend. So I decided to try dreaming about it instead.
Lydia Morrish
1.7.19
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