Somewhere between turning 21 and recently turning 23, I turned 50.
One of my favorite movies of all time, Grease, has a plot that centers around Sandy changing for the bad boy. This is a straight up terrible message to young girls. Changing yourself to be with a guy is NEVER the answer.
"I was asking for a recommendation and he asked me what I did, I thought he was a great guy I thought we had a really good rapport, and I told him, and after that my grades immediately went down."
Now, look, every once in a while one comes across an image or something late night on HBO that she doesn’t mind staring at and using later, but actively seeking pictures or movies has never been something I’ve put my time into.
You know there's something about the best laid plans. They tend to go awry.
There are so many things I wish someone would have told me about sex in high school. Some things that sex education couldn't have taught me, like self-esteem and understanding guys, and some things that school really should have covered.
It's really hard to write a dating blog when no one really wants to date you.
You don’t feel free to act out on your inner sexy porn star when you’re almost always an inch away from falling off your bed, and your next door neighbor can hear every last sound.
Sex is a part of life. Some just wave their freak flag higher than others.
Let’s talk about sex. Ever the popular topic, after all. Specifically, lets talk about the importance of sex when it comes to dating, or rather, not having it.
You know what I'm talking about - where you see a couple so obviously mismatched that you're left wondering how they even got together in the first place.
Being "nice" is great, but you shouldn't get some freaking award for something that 90 percent of the population already does. You need to stand out.
In sixth grade, a boy in my class, obviously unfamiliar with the female anatomy, thought that boys were shat out through the anus. The same dude asked questions about micropenises, which made us all crack up."
Since the days of When Harry Met Sally, men and women have been asking, "Can men and women really be just friends?" Well, yes. But in recent years there's a new development. The "Friends With Benefits" relationship.
Society makes a huge deal about women being chaste and pure. Except that if a girl is seemingly too innocent, she's written off as well. I don't know about you guys, but I think that's kind of bullshit.
In early relationships, before I was the Bold Girl I am today, I would hide my feelings, no matter the cost. I would let things build and build until I was banging my arms against the dashboard of my car screaming, "I'M FINE, GOD! WHY DON'T YOU BELIEVE ME."
In one of my most recent romantic situations, I was constantly convinced it would turn out like a romantic movie. Like, "Oh you don't like me now. That's cool. We're meant to be." I actually had full-blown day dreams where we would both end up in New York at some hip bar.
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When I graduated high school in 2009, I had planned to go to the University of Iowa, a school that was around 4 hours away from my hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. It was never my intention to meet a boy I wanted to date right before leaving for college, but as it turns out that's exactly what happened.
We've all been there before - the night is coming to an end, and you realize you're not going home. It doesn't matter if the sleepover is happening at a lover's or a friend's pad, it's happening, and you are nowhere near being prepared.
Everyone knows the typical female mantra for January, "new year, new me!" Girls hashtag it for the first few weeks, when they're actually hitting the gym and trying to stick to their New Year's resolutions, but I want to talk about a different kind of mantra. New year, new guy.
Just because you're under the weather, sexy times don't need to come to a screeching halt. No, I'm not trying to convince you that dirty tissues are the latest aphrodisiac. Rather, there are ways you can still get yours despite feeling like Gwyneth Paltrow in Contagion.
Great news for us all. Alert the major religions, nosey parents and sex ed. counselors!
I want everyone reading this to understand that the only way off of that hook is yourself. You are the only one standing in the way of your happiness.
Hopefully my experiences can provide some sort of framework for your greater and lesser moments chasing love (or something like it).
I've accidentally become a pro bono therapist/life coach to people in my life because I can listen to any of their problems and generally keep a poker face and I can easily offer non-judgmental sentiments.
We love our boyfriends, but when they get a little too demanding about wanting sex. There might be a problem there.
Here are some places that you can, should, and should aspire to have sex at, in, or possibly on top of.
The element of surprise is not always fun, you know?
I can't help but wonder how brainwashed I've been and whether or not my preferences are really my preferences or if I've just mindlessly accepted things because it was easy.
Sometimes sex just isn't on the itinerary for the night.
You can feel free to disagree with me but I’ll be happy to poke holes in your theories…that sounded a little naughtier than I meant it to.
Initiating can be a daunting task, but it's actually really simple. The worst case scenario isn't that terrible, and the potential payoff is pretty amazing.
Women are often socialized to be flexible, passive, and basically total pushovers. We're expected to put everyone before ourselves because that's the feminine and nurturing thing to do.
What if a little Asian swag is exactly what will do the trick?
Being able to navigate awkward conversations with your partner is a really important skill. It takes courage to open up about fantasies and being sympathetic and not freaking out when someone reveals something you find unappealing is key to diminishing the awkwardness.