Relationships

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Take The Cake: I Accidentally Went On A Date With A “Clean Eater”

To him, perhaps, my fat feminine body was acceptable to sexualize. I can’t say I learned a foolproof way of avoiding going on a date with a clean Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   07.19.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
Anticipation is part of the reason why sex is so hot at the beginning of relationships, so building it back in helps to get your sex life back on track.

How To Get Your Sex Life Back On Track

Anticipation is part of the reason why sex is so hot at the beginning of relationships, so building it back in helps to get your sex life back on Read...
Myisha Battle    |   07.17.18   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
That’s the thing about recovery: if you stick with it, it introduces you to yourself.

Addiction Recovery Forced Me To Sober Up About My Relationships

When I decided to get sober, I simply wanted help to stop drowning myself; I certainly didn’t envision digging up my painful relationship history. Read...
Olivia Pennelle    |   07.3.18   |   SHARE
Minds
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I'll Keep You Safe, Mom

I stood in the hallway and tentatively pushed the bathroom door open, holding my breath as I peered into the darkness, waiting for it to bump into Read...
Sam Milam    |   06.19.18   |   SHARE
Long Reads
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Take The Cake: Here’s A Blank Invoice For Your Fat Girl Emotional Labor 

Fat girl trauma, brown girl trauma, sexist trauma, class trauma. It’s time to start seeing our gifts, or handout an invoice for fat girl emotional Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   06.14.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
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The Difference Between High Standards And Unrealistic Expectations In Your Relationship

How can I know the difference between having high standards and unrealistic expectations in relationships? Where do I draw the line? Read...
Katherine Agranovich of Your Tango    |   06.8.18   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
My husband is mad that I don't want to watch porn. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: My Husband Is Mad That I Don’t Want To Watch Porn With Him 

I have been with my husband for years. Porn has never been an issue. One night we watched it and now my husband is mad that I don't want to watch Read...
Erin Khar   |   06.6.18   |   SHARE
Ask Erin
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When Divorce Breaks Up Friendships, Too

Why is it that when the fairy tale ends, people friendly with both parties so rarely maintain both connections? Divorce breaks up friendships, and Read...
Amy L. Freeman    |   06.4.18   |   SHARE
Sex + Love