Personal Essays
Confession: I Had a Friend with Benefits…and Drawbacks

photo by rileyroxx Our contributor Ryan, who blogs at Student Loans for Beer Money, has a confession to make: I learned a lot of tough lessons my first year of college. For instance, cucumbers aren’t the only things that can be pickled (thanks to maniacal levels of on-campus alcohol consumption). And, more importantly, having a […]

10 Things a Grown Woman Should Never Have

Poster of Robert Doisneau’s “Le baiser de l’hôtel de ville” via The Men’s Health article “18 Things a Grown Man Should Never Have” made us think we should have dated more Men’s Health readers back in our single days. (“10. A name for his penis. Even if it’s a really clever name. … 13. […]

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Dear Em & Lo: He Says He Just Wants to Hook Up But Doesn't Act That Way

photo by jeroen_bennink Dear Em & Lo, I met this guy who is really sweet and nice.  He is 20 and I am 21.  We’ve hung out a few times and I am starting to like him.  Then, I saw him at a fraternity party the other night (although he does not go to my […]

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Confession: Porn Makes My Heart Grow Fonder

photo by One of our female friends currently in college, who wishes to remain anonymous, has a confession to make: I watch porn. That’s right, I said it: Porn. It’s a word that, among females especially, can be pretty taboo. Watching porn is simply not the ladylike thing to do; it’s for ball-scratching, horny […]

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Confession: My Boyf and I Are Going on a Break

photo by Matt Seppings Our contributor Kristine deGuzman, a junior at UC Berkeley, has a confession to make: I’m studying abroad in Spain over the summer, and my boyfriend and I have decided to go on a break, because, as he puts it, “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. When else are you […]

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Dear Em & Lo: I Got My Period on a Booty Call

  Dear Em & Lo, For the past two weeks I have been sleeping with a guy I met here at college. The boundaries of our relationship have been well-established: late night phone calls for no-strings-attached sex. Nevertheless, I want to keep this thing going. However the last time we were together I had one […]

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Confession: I Dragged My College BF to Couples Therapy

Our contributor, who wishes to remain anonymous, has a confession to make. (Read the first part of this story, which led her to the therapist’s couch, here.) I always thought couples therapy was for older married couples who couldn’t get their shit together.  Then my boyfriend of two years cheated on me and I couldn’t […]

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Confession: Shakespeare in Lust

Venus and Adonis photo by griannan Our contributor Lisa DiCarlucci, a Print Journalism major and English minor at Hofstra University, has a confession to make: The expense of spirit in a waste of shame Is lust in action; and till action, lust Is perjured, murderous, bloody, full of blame, Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to […]

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Confession: My Boyfriend and I Have Crushes on Other People

Our contributor Kristine deGuzman, a junior at UC Berkeley, has a confession to make: It was my roommate’s 21st birthday a few Fridays ago, so my roommates and I decided to throw her a massive birthday party at our apartment. My boyfriend opted to chill in my bedroom for most of the night, while I […]

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Confession: Ugly Guys Make Better Booty Calls

Our contributor is a student at an East coast university. And that’s all she’s willing to say. Except this… I’m not attracted to attractive guys. Those Burberry-wearing, BMW-driving, weight-lifting, business-studying, fraternity hunks just don’t do it for me. At the end of the night, I know I’m booty-calling my chunky, red-haired, 800-dollar-car-driving, engineer boy — […]