Between all the #flawless selfies, scenic #nofilter vacation pics and throwbacks, “Seeing friends constantly on holiday or enjoying nights out can make young people feel like they are missing out.” As the report says, “These feelings can promote a ‘compare and despair’ attitude.” So, how can we protect our mental and emotional well-being without quitting the platform entirely (though that’s absolutely an option)?
It seems pretty obvious, based on my pattern, that I agree with what 80 percent of people think: opposites attract. But why is that? To compensate for qualities we subconsciously feel we lack? To push our boundaries? Because we don’t really like who we are? And, like, should opposites attract?
You may have heard it said, "Sometimes saying 'no' to someone else says 'yes' to yourself" — to your emotional needs, your desires, your dreams or even your safety. But knowing the practice is wise and acting on it are completely different things…
America is not exactly an easy place to live right now. Coming to terms with current events like the mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh is difficult enough for adults, but should you approach these tough topics with kids?
Who What Wear
Despite commonly held beliefs, plenty of studies have proven that attractiveness doesn't always come down to physical beauty. While we've all experienced moments when someone inexplicably catches our eye from across the room, attractiveness goes beyond having a "perfect" body, a stylish outfit and other superficial attributes…
Met the love of your life, and want it to last forever? Read on to find out the worst fibs, untruths, and downright lies you should never tell.
Romantic relationships offer some of life’s greatest joys. They can also cause great pain. As we open ourselves up to another person, we leave ourselves vulnerable to rejection and abandonment, thus fueling some of our deepest insecurities…
Going to the gynecologist can be a journey. It often involves cold tongs and personal questions. But it’s a necessary part of life for your health. There’s one question some doctors ask that can cause some speculum-like personal discomfort. “How many sexual partners have you had in the past?
Sexual desire is a largely misunderstood aspect of our sexual health. It’s stigmatized and pathologized on both ends: whether you have no appetite or an extremely high desire to have sex, it’s seen as problematic. All of that can make it feel really overwhelming to reach out for help when something might actually be out alignment with your libido…
So the dating situation ends as it stands, and I walk away confused about how I’m not gay enough for the lesbians, am too gay for the world, and frankly irritated with having to sit through an evening of samosas listening to all of this. It begs to question, where do I fit?
The holidays are about being with your loved ones and celebrating with friends and family. But this time of the year can also be challenging for people who have experienced a recent loss, who aren’t close with their family or who may be going through a divorce or breakup. Simply put, the jolly season can feel incredibly isolating for some…
If you’re unfamiliar with Dame Products, it is a line of sleekly engineered sex toys designed to heighten sexual intimacy and empower women’s sexual experiences, and the company was founded by MIT-educated engineer Janet Lieberman and sex expert Alex Fine. The conference, aptly named NUANCE, featured workshops, town halls, and prominent sex educators with the goal of having more nuanced conversations around sexual hot topics like gender, consent, and kink.
The best thing about a new relationship is that it's a clean slate. (Shout-out to Sex and the City for hitting the nail on the head with that interpretation.) A brand-new relationship is full of promise and potential. You may have screwed up the last one, but you're not going to repeat the same mistakes this time — or are you?
We exchange a kiss goodnight, leave the apartment at 3 a.m., and hail a cab. On the ride home, we think about the hot, steamy sex we just had with someone else’s partner — we’re the side piece. This love affair makes us feel naughty and even raunchy. But not everyone feels guilt.
Maybe you’ve been married for a few years or a few decades. Whatever the case, the spontaneity, excitement, and general panic you felt on your first few dates has likely been replaced by a familiarity, comfort, and new brand of panic associated with being the pater familias. It’s natural. But it can make any relationship feel stale…
Health in Her Hue
You’ve been feeling like a fraud - like you’ve tricked everyone into thinking you’re smarter, more talented, or more competent than you really are. No matter how much positive feedback you receive, part of you worries that you’re going to be found out. Or maybe you’ve been the smart one, the capable one, or the one that things have just come easily for, but now you’re struggling…
For as long as we can remember, people have turned to media to fill in the gaps of sex education. As the state of sex ed in schools and in online spaces becomes more policed, television and film are becoming the final frontiers where people can access sex education that encompasses the how-to’s, but also the emotional toll that comes with navigating that. And that’s where Netflix’s latest original series, Sex Education, comes in…
There’s a scene in Gilmore Girls in which Lorelai’s new beau, Digger, dumps her off in the guest room on their first night together, explaining that he just can’t share a bed. At first, Lorelai feels rejected, but as she stretches out in her own bed in a room decked out with a big screen TV and an extensive video library, she realizes the whole sleeping solo thing isn’t so bad after all…
Getting into a fight with your significant other is always difficult, but you don't want to make matters worse by coming up with an apology that doesn't ring with sincerity. Most of us know what not to do when apologizing, but there some other unexpected things you should never do during an apology with your partner if you want to move on from the disagreement...
If you've ever seen a teen comedy, you probably have seen a similar trope come up: a girl pines after the hot high school guy, but secretly, the "nerd" is pining after her. All of them are too afraid to tell each other how they feel because the other person is "out of their league." This is pervasive in our culture and yet it's total nonsense…
Great couples never fight? It's exactly the opposite — in fact, fighting done right can even improve your relationship…