Open marriage can teach its participants about a lot of things—trust, communication, attraction, the limits of our own possessive and jealous hearts—and now we’ve got one more to add to the list, with this one man who says that agreeing to sleep with other people has helped him finally get feminism. Readers, however,… »
Almost every girl has a movie that breaks her. It's usually something intended for children, like Cinderella. The girl watches it and gets hooked on this idea that if she has an impossibly tiny waist and can talk to birds, eventually she'll stumble upon the man of her dreams. He'll put her in a carriage, and for some… »
Sometimes, when we are lying in bed—after the giggles subside and our hands finally give it a rest—my girlfriend likes to joke about how video games prepared me for a life where I "go out with all the cuties." »
NPR's Linda Holmes wrote a great article about the gender dynamics in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and concluded, "…you could argue that Katniss' conflict between Peeta and Gale is effectively a choice between a traditional Movie Girlfriend and a traditional Movie Boyfriend." I do love the way Holmes puts this. … »
A controversial new BBC investigation suggests that polyamorous relationships could become the norm within the next decade. Regardless of whether you're Team Monogamy or not, we can all agree on one thing: Google Calendar is a must if there are four of you planning date night. »
Today's Good Morning America delved inside the increasing faux-scandalous trend of polyamorous relationships. Turns out — sacrebleu! — that they can be as sad and boring as monogamous ones, especially when one member of the relationship comes off as strikingly unhappy. Meet Jon! He is in a poly relationship with his… »
Random fact — I never dated until last year, at 22. It sounds weird because I'd been in relationships before, so I checked in with one of my best friends from college and asked her if I ever dated anyone. Sure you did, she said, you married him. Luls. Dating for the past year has taught me important things about what… »
Some days, I miss the term nonmonogamy. I should dust it off and give it some daylight, because I'm put off by how reductive the definition of the word polyamory has become lately. »
Despite claims that her opinions are worthless because she does porn, Sasha Grey has a long and insightful interview with Dazed Digital about acting, relationships, sex, and prostitution. »
"'Maybe you need to see other girls...You should be free.' She added that while she had no interest in sleeping around, if I sowed a few oats she would turn a blind eye." Hmm... »
Once upon a time, serious fetishists could end up seriously lonely (or unfulfilled) people — because, let's face it, fetishists and fetishes have always been around. The Sexual Revolution brought a level of openness to hetero-normative sex and the desire for it, but, to one degree or another, it left a lot of people… »
- Love was in the air this week, especially for these gorillas who were doing it missionary. From now on, missionary sex will be referred to as "gorilla style."
- Maybe they should have bought condoms first, like the Golden Girls did. That Zbornak is always prepared!
- Another old broad, Jane Fonda, said cunt on the Today… »
So like, sometimes I want to tell you guys about a story that's, like, too nuanced and complex to distill into a cynical one-liner. And then I think "pageviews!" and just skip it. But what the hell: it's about a small polyamory convention going down somewhere in exurban Pennsylvania, and it kind of — I know, I know —… »
Are single women who take birth control when they fall in love CHEATING MEN WITH THEIR DECEPTIVE PHEROMONES??? That's the rather radical spin on what seemed to me to be a relatively rational chat between a psychology blogger and the editor of a big cover story about the chemistry of love in TIME, sent to me late last… »