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2016: The Year in Bad Sex

This year sucked — and not in a good, consensual, non-transactional, mutually satisfying way. Here are the top 10 worst sex- and gender-related events, trends, crimes and tragedies of 2016. Good riddance! 1. Trump Admits to Sexual Assault on Tape, Still Gets Elected:   2. The New Jared: Glee Star Indicted on Child Porn Charges:   […]

Research
Which One of the 4 Categories of Relationships Are YOU In?

by Merethe Najjar for YourTango Find out where you fall. Personality quizzes abound all over the internet, and it seems that everyone is looking for a simple way to answer carefully selected questions and find out secrets about themselves. Even more persistent are articles and quizzes designed to mystically let you in on the potential for a […]

Personal Essays
An Everywoman’s Visceral Reaction to the Election of Trump

A few days after November 8th, I was talking to a friend, a progressive everywoman, who said she couldn’t stop crying or throwing up. I wasn’t sure if she was kidding. “Are you really throwing up?” She said yes, that she could only manage the occasional piece of chocolate and cup of tea, even though […]

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Why Donald Trump, America’s Abusive Boyfriend, Won the Election

How did the least qualified person ever to run for the presidency of the United States manage to win? In large part, by negging us. Negging is one of the pick-up artist community’s cynical and manipulative strategies for seducing women. A man deliberately delivers backhanded compliments and other sly insults to his “target” in order to […]

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Why Your Sex Life Wants You to Vote for Hillz on Tue!

Last week, we sent out “The Em & Lo Down” newsletter (which you should totally sign up for!) with the following: WHY HILLARY IS THE BEST PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FOR YOUR LOVE LIFE! Supreme Court Justices that won’t overturn Roe v. Wade Support of Planned Parenthood Improvements to Obamacare, which covers birth control, testing for HPV, […]

How To
4 Key Health Factors That Majorly Affect Sex

Good sex isn’t just about putting your right hand in and taking your left foot out — a more holistic approach may be just what it takes to make the earth move for you. There are numerous aspects of your daily life that can affect your sex life, from stress levels to sleep habits, and […]

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Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Writing about sex and relationships is hard work: all the Eyes Wide Shut balls we’re required to attend, all the whips and chains we need to inspect, all the pillow fights in our lingerie we have to have. It’s exhausting! So we’re taking the long weekend off (and hope you are too!). We’ll be back on […]

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Want Better Self-Esteem? Science Says “STOP Using Tinder!”

by Rebecca Jane Stokes for YourTango It’s time for a group sob session, methinks. When Tinder first hit the scene I swore I would never try it. The idea of swiping to the right based solely on appearances reminded me way too much of a website with a similar premise that had tormented me in middle school. […]

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Planned Parenthood on the SCOTUS Ruling Against Texas Abortion Restrictions

Embed from Getty Images The following is the statement released by Planned Parenthood Federation of America on June 27, 2016, in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling against the ridiculous/outrageous/bananas/bullshit Texas abortion restrictions:   “We are taking this fight state by state,” says Planned Parenthood Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court of the United […]

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NYC Passes Legislation Making Tampons & Pads Free in Public Restrooms

The Council of the City of New York released a press release on Monday, June 21st, 2016, which read in part: Feminine hygiene products are essential for the health and well-being of women and girls. Inadequate menstrual hygiene management is associated with both health and psycho-social issues, particularly among low-income women. Access to feminine hygiene […]

Confessions
A Straight Man’s Take on Rape Culture

As usual, Johnny had something thoughtful to say. This past week it was about rape culture, thanks to the Stanford rape case in the news: You know… as a straight man you think “rape culture” is bullshit when you learn about it. You believe that a tiny percentage of men are rapists, and since they’re sociopaths, there’s no […]

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The Highlights from Hillary’s Powerful Planned Parenthood Speech

In her first speech after securing the Democratic Party nomination, Hillary Clinton gave a powerful speech to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund in DC, slamming Donald Drumpf and reassuring voters that defending women’s rights will be a big part of not only her campaign, but her presidency. Here are the highlights from the half hour speech: […]

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EVERYTHING You Need to Know — And Read — About the Stanford Rape Case

This post has been updated since its original posting with further links and excerpts. The Case On January 18th, 2015, two Swedish Stanford grad students riding bicycles late that night spotted a man thrusting on top of an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. When confronted, he tried to run but one of the cyclists chased […]

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15 Reasons Why SEX Is One of the Best Things You Can Do for Your HEALTH

by Lauren Brim for YourTango Stop what you’re doing and head to the bedroom. You’re welcome. You should know that sex is very, VERY good for you. Besides the rosy afterglow, the natural calorie burning and the relaxing high of orgasm, there are plenty of physiological and psychological benefits that tell us that sex is not something to be […]

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The 4 Best Online Dating Sites, Hands Down

This post was originally featured on Reviews.com: The 30-Second Review To find the needle in the haystack, you want lots of needles and not too much hay. After analyzing web-traffic data and talking to dating experts, we tried our luck and tracked the results to find which algorithms actually work and which site led to […]

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The Most Audacious Quotes from Trump As His Own Sexual Prowess Publicist

In 1991, a People magazine reporter interviewed Donald Drumpf’s supposed publicist “John Miller” to discuss his divorce from Ivana, his rebound relationship with Marla Maples, and all the attention he receives from hot female celebrities. Turns out it was actually Drumpf himself posing as his publicist — there’s no denying the Queens accent, the braggadocian […]