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jake-w724It was the beginning of the summer and I had just completed my third year of college. After balancing a full time job and a draining school schedule, I needed a hobby to retrieve my soul. I didn’t know what I wanted, but I knew it wasn’t looking for a new book or T.V. show to obsess over. Eventually I figured out what I needed. Three boyfriends, 20 pounds and one year ago, I discovered Tinder.

My first time logging onto Tinder was overwhelming. I was impressed with the advanced options I had to define my potential match. Once I had my preferred age, sex and mile radius set up, I was ready to swipe. I could swipe left and right all day (except when I ran out of likes). After a year of misleading matches and suspicious profiles, I decided to go on a Tinder hiatus. I thought Tinder was going to improve my life, but it created a new one instead. In midst of finding myself, I spread myself far too thin and became careless. I enjoyed the ride, but I knew it would end eventually. I allowed it to control me and take away the following. Continue Reading

81dfc91a9f285173d1e26291a2f10fd6Sexually Transmitted Diseases & Infections… Just reading the phrase feels uncomfortable. We are conditioned at a young age to believe that STDs are one of the worst things that can happen to us and that if we catch one, our love lives are over. They are intimidating to talk about and are commonly misunderstood.

Having an STD is not a dating death sentence. Plus, all STDs are different; the bacterial ones are curable or treatable, while only a few (the viral ones) are incurable. They all have different symptoms that have different effects on our bodies, while some might not even display symptoms at all. And have I mentioned how common they actually are? According to the American Social Health Organization, one out of four teens in the U.S becomes infected with an STD each year. By the age of 25, half of all sexually active young adults may contract an STD. Continue Reading

8df2fec1de5a009f_719332549_1396265643.xxxlargeIf I told you I fell in love with someone every day, would you hold it against me? Just a little shout out to Britney Spears! Seriously though, I see my future husband everywhere. I spot him at the mall, school, Starbucks, and more recently, Disneyland! Even though I don’t know these men, they break my heart because most of them are married, straight or not interested. So maybe I need to crush on people more wisely, but these are not the worst by far. My most intense crushes have been on some of my best friends. If you’ve been in this position, I dedicate this blog to you because you’re not alone. Continue Reading

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I’ve had my fair share of serious committed relationships, casual sex, short-lived romances and friends with benefits. A recurring staple in my dating game, however, has been the “Almost Boyfriend.” Of all my dating tragedies, heartbreaks and hookup-fails, the curse of the almost-boyfriend has always hurt the most. These pseudo-relationships sting the deepest because they feign real commitment and keep those of us that want more, perpetually deprived. It’s no mystery that  countless men and women suffer from commitment-phobia, but with a burgeoning hook-up culture and growing anti-monogamy sentiment this phobia is growing into a full-blown lifestyle choice. Almost relationships of varying degrees are becoming more and more common as less people are opting to settle down with one person for the real deal.

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images Before I stepped into the world of Sex With Emily, I didn’t know what a Fleshlight was. I had never seen one or heard anyone talking about them. I was aware of a colorful variety of sex accessories, but never considered the existence of such a toy. Then on my first day, I finally saw it . It actually looks like a flashlight, until you take the cap off. They’re intimidating to look at if you’ve never seen one.  I didn’t know what to think about it. Now I do, and boy am I glad. Continue Reading

Screen Shot 2015-07-05 at 11.43.13 PMIt’s been 17 years (to this month) that the legendary Sex and the City first hit TV screens via HBO in 1998. Sex and the City was one of those shows that you really either swore by or hated. I was a die hard fan, believing that if I too chose a journalistic career I would inevitably live the fabulous Carrie Bradshaw life: an exciting excess of men, shoes and Cosmopolitans. But were all of the lessons that unfolded accurate or even realistic? Let’s take a break from mourning our nonexistent Carrie-approved shoe collections to weigh some of the phallus-related fallacies that existed in their world of the Upper East Side.

Here are 3 things that we definitely didn’t learn from the show, since they were inaccurate! Continue Reading

Screen Shot 2015-07-03 at 1.38.37 AMWhenever I go on a date with a new guy, I always start off by asking the basics. What are your hobbies? Where do work? Gaga or Katy? The list can go on for quite a while. Eventually, I start asking more serious questions about his sex life. This always throws them off, but you never know what can happen, so you have to prepare yourself for this conversation every time. Whether you’ve been waiting for the perfect moment to have sex with your partner or you just met someone, these guidelines will help you have safe and enjoyable sex. Some of these suggestions might seem like common sense, but most of us forget them along the way. Continue Reading

18619-1_nOnce upon a time, I took a man’s virginity. This isn’t odd or strange or unprecedented in all documentation of human history, nor was it a “first” for me. The thing that made this experience, and the ensuing pseudo-relationship, remarkable was that this virgin (let’s call him Victor) was 32 years old.

Victor was not only a virgin of sex, he was a virgin of dating, relationships, ANY sexual activity and even close friendships with women. I was the first naked woman he has ever seen in real life, and I was the first person, besides himself, to ever take a peek at his penis. Continue Reading

Screen Shot 2015-06-09 at 3.01.05 PMEveryone wants a healthy hoo-hoo. When it comes to vaginal health, there is something of a buzz-word that has been circulating the conversation. It seems to always be a factor, a concern, and a topic of interest when learning about the well-being of your vajayjay. I’m talking about (drumroll, please…)

VAGINAL pH!!!

The omnipresent component to keeping your clam happy. The thing that every women’s magazine, feminine product, and girl-part girl talk session alludes to. If your vaginal pH is thrown off balance, you may be rendering yourself victim to odor, irritation, infections and at the very least, bruised ego. So let’s break it down, piece by piece and finally crack this pH code.

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