How to Prevent Masturbation from Ruining Your Relationship

Is there a place in relationships for masturbation? The easy answer is “yes!” It’s your body, you should be able to do whatever the hell you want with it. But like anything else in life, masturbation has some complexities that can affect your relationship. Here’s how to have a healthy relationship with your partner and »9/30/15 12:13pmWednesday 12:13pm

How to Tell a Potential Partner You Have an STI

The CDC estimates that you have a 50% chance of getting a sexually transmitted infection before you turn 25. Even though STIs are remarkably common, most people feel uncomfortable having honest conversations about safety with new sexual partners. Having an STI is never going to be a walk in the park, but sharing your… »9/10/15 3:19pm9/10/15 3:19pm

Listen Up, Ladies, It's Literally Fatal If You Tell a Man He 'Doesn't Have to Respond'

If you’re a woman who likes men, and you’ve ever tried communicating with one, there’s a good chance you’re fucking it up. For one thing, you’re talking. That means you’re saying dumb shit you don’t really mean. Worse, the men you’re saying these things to aren’t smart enough to understand that you don’t really mean… »9/05/15 3:30pm9/05/15 3:30pm

How to Ask Your Partner for Sex So They'll Enthusiastically Say Yes

Let’s get real: couples can start getting lazy initiating sex. Who here hasn’t tried to initiate sex by clumsily groping at their partner, or blurting out, “I guess it’s been a while. Should we do it?” It might feel easier, but it can also feel wildly impersonal. Let’s talk about how to initiate sex in a way that will… »9/01/15 12:18pm9/01/15 12:18pm

Working Retail Taught Me Everything I Need to Know About People

People say that “everyone should work retail or service at least once in their lives.” I couldn’t agree more. Like many people, some of my first jobs were retail service gigs. One in a department store, another in a bookstore. I’ve long since moved on, but I learned a lot about the nature of people—and how that battle… »8/26/15 2:04pm8/26/15 2:04pm

So You've Had Your Email Address Leaked in the Ashley Madison Hack

On Tuesday, a hacking group known as Impact Team finally made good on their promise to leak 9.7 GB of Ashley Madison user data to the public. The data includes millions of names, addresses, credit card numbers and profile information of registered users of the website designed for married dudes (and ladies) who are… »8/19/15 3:10pm8/19/15 3:10pm

Crap, You Can Now Create Digital Scrapbooks of Relationships 

When most of us think of the story of our relationships, we recall conversations, experiences, feelings. Artifacts, too—the ticket stubs, dried flowers, handwritten letters, Polaroids. If you could digitally archive an online version of it for a kind of scrapbook of your “story,” would you? Is anyone that masochistic?… »8/08/15 3:00pm8/08/15 3:00pm

How to Get Past the College Phase and Drink Alcohol Like an Adult

Having an active social circle can have a ton of benefits for your professional and personal life. As an adult, that social life can often involve alcohol. If you’re new to the world of drinking, or all you know from your college days is Jägerbombs and keg stands, here’s how to enter the drinking world like an adult.… »8/04/15 12:28pm8/04/15 12:28pm

What Haunts You the Most About Your Partner’s Exes?

It’s impossible to predict what will bother you most about a partner’s exes. The beauty of this exercise in testing your own self-esteem is that you often can’t know what’ll get you until the precise moment you discover one of them was a particularly talented artist, a manic pixie dream girl, or really good at… »7/22/15 11:40am7/22/15 11:40am

How to Support a Partner Struggling with Depression

Being in a romantic relationship when one (or both) of you suffer from depression is a massive challenge. Depression can make your partner seem distant. They may feel like they’re a burden or close themselves off. None of that means your relationship is the problem. You two can tackle this together. Here’s how. »7/14/15 12:13pm7/14/15 12:13pm

Having More Sex Doesn't Necessarily Make Your Relationship Better

There’s a popular perception that your relationship’s health can be measured by the frequency of your lovemaking. So it only follows that if you wanted to fine-tune your rapport, adding more sex ought to tip the scales toward greater satisfaction, right? Wrong—according to a new study that suggests that doing it more… »6/27/15 1:30pm6/27/15 1:30pm