The Dos and Don’ts of New Relationships

We’re not going to sugarcoat it: A new relationship is all sorts of tricky. First, there’s the agonizing “What are we?” talk. Then the stresses of meeting his friends, dividing your time and—dare we say it?—uttering those three all-important words: “I love you.” So, we asked some of our favorite relationship experts to share their tips for […]

6 Questions To Ask Your Partner — And Yourself — Before Getting Married

Whether you’ve been dating your partner for weeks, months, or years, it’s perfectly normal for the idea of marriage to creep into your brain. You may find yourself asking questions like, “Is this someone I can see myself spending the rest of my life with?” “Are we compatible?” “Is my current partner a good match for me?” The […]

The Rules of Dating (and Breaking Up) with ADHD

When I was 20 years old, back in the 1980s, romantic relationships ran the gamut from “friends who don’t hold hands” to “married” or darn close to it. Between those bookends, there were six or seven increments (steady dating, promised, engaged). Today’s young adults and teens have the same ends on the relationship continuum, but […]


Real intimacy. I had never experienced actual intimacy before now. The kind that makes you feel as though your souls are embracing. OK, it sounds soppy and starry-eyed. But for someone with a history of boundary and trust issues, letting go to experience true intimacy is damn near earth-shattering. True intimacy. I had no idea […]

Fear and Loathing: My male entitlement and sexual harassment experience

WARNING: THIS POST MAY CONTAIN TRIGGERING MATERIAL The upcoming post by my excellent friend Epiphora made me begin to think about my own previous masculine entitlement experiences.  I never believed I had run into any harassment from males before reading her post and was quite grateful for it, but after reading, I realized that I […]

Close2You Sinfonia Review

Close2You is a fresh German brand based on music stuff many of its models and names.  And frankly, they seem to have quality toys if you can get past the really absurd title. I chose the Sinfonia, which is sold as a g-spot vibrator, but likely the most odd-looking g-spot vibrator I’ve ever seen.  So […]

Better Than Chocolate Review

I had mixed emotions when EdenFantasys gave me the chance to check the Better Than Chocolate.  I read some really fantastic BTC reviews and then some reviews that said the BTC lacked little authority.  Nevertheless, I decided to try it for myself at least and see what the fuss is about, so I accepted the […]

Intimate Organics Cocoa Bean & Goji Berry Aromatherapy Massage Oil Review

Intimate Organics is a business with which I had a love-hate relationship even before I tried any of its products.  I enjoyed the fact that they have unique scents–like cocoa bean & goji berry instead of standard vanilla or cinnamon–but hated the fact that when the only natural components in their goods are vital oils, […]

Naughty Boy – Review

Just after my boyfriend stated that he enjoyed the impression of using my LELO Mia around his asshole, I instructed the Naughty Boy almost on a whim.  I thought, “This is my opportunity!”He said he was open to the idea, but he wanted to make sure it wasn’t too large what we received.  Enter the […]