Consent. A seemingly simple concept that, for many reasons, is largely misunderstood. How can something as easy as a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer be so misconstrued, so often? Contrary to popular belief, ignorance is not always bliss. You may think you know when there’s consent, but unless you’re 100 percent on the same page as your potential sexual partner, the actual act of sex with them remains strictly a possibility. Continue Reading
The New Year (and a much-needed clean slate) has finally arrived, so out with the old and in with the new! But wait… let’s not leave behind all of the insights we gained.
2016 was a big year for me. I fell in love for the first time, diving head-first into my first-ever serious relationship, suffered through my first break-up, and made my first Tinder account (then deleted it, then downloaded it again).
Needless to say, it was a year of many firsts, and through the thick of my salty tears cut with throaty bile, I may have learned a thing or two. Or six, to be exact…
Finding a match these days can feel like finding a needle in a haystack, especially when you think about the fact that there are over 7 billion people on the planet. But instead of letting that overwhelm you, I like to think of all the potential.
Every time you leave your house, there’s a possibility of meeting your next great love (or next great hookup). It could happen at your local coffee shop, the dog park, a new cafe you’ve been wanting to try… Still, with all the possibilities for “meeting cute”, there are some people you may run into that should forever remain OFF the menu. Continue Reading
The holidays can be a rough time of year. You have to save money to buy gifts, plan out dinners for family visits, make accommodations for traveling, all whilst having a cheerful heir about you. Geez. I’m already ready for a nap. But, there can be use of all this newfound frustration. Channel your inner aggressions towards the place where dreams and orgasms come true— the bedroom. It’s time to have some of that primal, rough, and carnal sex that’s built into our DNA!
Why is it, that the holidays can still inspire awe and wonderment… in adults? Especially in our modern times, isn’t it fascinating that we still get so excited to celebrate old traditions and sing songs about Santa Claus? We know the truth behind that naughty Elf on the Shelf and we’re not likely to hear sleigh bells ring anywhere but the mall. Yet, somehow our eyes still light up and our hearts feel a little more full this time of year. Why is that?
They say that seeing is believing, but my eyes haven’t always had my back when it comes to finding love. As soon as I see a potential match online, the expectations and daydreams follow while my focus begins to fade away. You would think that people on Tinder only post accurate pictures and legit bios, but that’s not always the case. My last date, for example, turned into an awful, yet highly entertaining episode of Catfish. Let’s just say I didn’t find the best catch of the evening.
I know we can trick our minds to look beyond appearances, but you can’t fake chemistry. Love is blind, after all. Sometimes you need to call upon those other senses to help guide you toward satisfaction! Continue Reading
I’ve been binge-watching holiday specials on TV all month, blasting the season’s classics on my daily commute and savoring grandma’s scrumptious peppermint chocolate chip cookies for days now. This can only mean one thing: It’s time to come home for the holidays!
This time of year, people travel all over the world to spend quality time with their friends and loved ones. And traveling is the easy part—once you touch down in your hometown, you know your schedule will be packed with family-friendly activities: elaborate dinners, get-togethers, tree-decorating, last-minute shopping, family photos, dodging questions from your nosey aunt about your (lack of) love life or (lack of) starting a family… You get the picture. Continue Reading
Why play with rope when there are easier and faster ways to bind someone? There are as many answers to this question as there are rope players. Some people appreciate the aesthetics, others, the history. Some like the feel of rope on their skin or running through their hands. Some enjoy the near infinite flexibility rope bondage provides, since you can contort your partner into just about any position the body will allow.
The holiday season is now upon us, and with it comes that inevitable heaping of holiday madness. What was once the most wonderful time of year has now become the most draining, between the parties and the gifting and the time spent with extended family. And despite what Hallmark would have us believe, the holidays are not so hot for our personal lives, either.
The holidays are right around the corner. Soon airports and roadways will be full of travelers trying to reunite with family and lovers alike, which can only mean one thing: everyone will be asking about your love life. As if the commercials, songs, and couples’ advertising weren’t reminder enough about your singledom, never fret! Your family is there to remind you once more.