I’m 30. And for the past 20 years, I’m constantly back at this same point…over and over again. And up until today, I’ve shielded myself with humor that sometimes gets broken by self-doubt, but mostly…mostly nonchalant humor that lets me dismiss the gravity and confusion of what I’m feeling and hold tightly to the belief that I am too strong to crumble over this…again
The other night, I was supposed to be writing a test script for a freelance job. The premise was to describe, in a lighthearted way, why ‘When Harry Met Sally” was considered the greatest romantic comedy of all time. Having never seen it, (cue gasp), and trying to base my answers on out-of-context YouTube clips, my boyfriend suggested we watch it…after listening to me curse for about half an hour.
People see sex positivity as so many different things…and that’s cool. Here are some things that sex positivity is definitely not. The general public’s stagnant understanding of the term – and the subconscious engagement with stereotypes – can be dangerous. Most importantly, it can be harmful to new relationships.
The way I react to it has changed over the years. Correction: I don’t react to it…
The Top 6 Feminist Podcasts All Women Need to Listen To
I watch TV, I read books, and I’ll even make time to see a play or comedy show, but still, none of those mediums are as intimate as the pure auditory experience of a podcast. I’ll listen to podcasts when I walk to work in the cold, run on the treadmill at the gym, or while I cook myself a bomb AF meal. They feed me loads of new Malcolm Gladwellian facts to impress the people at my next dinner party, but they also go deeper than that and have actually morphed the way I view the world.
A Dangerous Rise in Labiaplasties How to Love Your God-Given Labia We know how to nickname them, we are taught how to maintain them, we’re all too familiar with their fluids, and we can (for the most part) identify their parts, but do we really know and love our own vaginas in all their diverse glory?
Erotic Plasticity: How Pre-Sex Context Affects Your Ladyboner Aside from childbirth, an orgasm is the most intimate act known to man. Some people are gifted with sensitivity and high libidos, while others need every single star to be aligned to climax.
The majority of people associate the ability to orgasm with being in love with your partner. While that deep connection definitely plays a large part, we must not overlook the external factors that lead to the best sex of our life.
Breast Cancer: My Love/Hate Relationship With My Boobs
I was the pitcher for my class in the fourth-grade dodgeball tournament, rolling slow balls for all my friends to bunt, and super-fast-curveballs for all the boys that were “beneath me.” I went to take a water break after a couple of innings and joined a group of girls comparing hair scrunchies and gossiping about the drama we didn’t cover during lunch. My friend Jane motioned me to break the circle so she could tell me a secret that was too precious to be said over instant messenger
A Cautionary Tale on Emotional Abuse: Major Signs to Look Out For Being trapped in a relationship of this nature doesn’t only happen to obviously damaged, weak, or vulnerable people; some of my most intelligent, strong, and egalitarian friends have also found themselves under the thrall of an emotional vampire, regardless of their age, schooling, or economic status.
Tanya is a 28-year-old nomad of Western Canada, who trains regularly to learn how to punch and…