Love&Sex

What’s Up With Your Sex Drive During Your Cycle

What’s Up With Your Sex Drive During Your Cycle

Fertility can come with a lot of baggage. And by baggage, we mean all the not-always-glamourous side effects associated with menstruation and ovulation. Women are no strangers to the ups and downs in our fertility cycle—especially when it comes to our sex drive during this time. But how much do we really know about how our sex drive can affect […]

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How To Reclaim Sex And Safety After Sexual Assault

How To Reclaim Sex And Safety After Sexual Assault

It’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month and it is critical that we better support survivors. We must help cultivate a safe environment. Many survivors of sexual assault will experience changes or difficulties when engaging in sexual activity afterward. When we conceptualize the ways a person is changed after sexual assault – whether big or small, temporary or permanent, and anything in […]

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No Fear, No Walls: How To Foster A Better Relationship With Yourself

No Fear, No Walls: How To Foster A Better Relationship With Yourself

We did it! We’ve survived an agonizing first month of the Trump Presidency with little to no relief to look forward to. In the last few weeks we’ve covered ways that we can start strengthening relationships in the Trump Era, starting with our communities and our loved ones. Now it’s time to tackle building a stronger relationship with someone who’s […]

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Break Down Walls By Strengthening Your Relationship With Your Loved Ones

Break Down Walls By Strengthening Your Relationship With Your Loved Ones

Navigating the Trump Era is no easy course, and it has definitely put a strain on the relationships we have with the people we encounter on a daily basis. We’ve addressed how we can build stronger relationships on a larger scale, starting with our communities. Now we’re getting a little closer to home by figuring out ways we can strengthen […]

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The Art Of Reconciling The Sexist Attitudes Of Those You Know

The Art Of Reconciling The Sexist Attitudes Of Those You Know

It’s one thing to dismiss a stranger’s sexist remark or attitude. You probably won’t see them again after that encounter. But what happens when it’s with someone you’re related to, a close friend, or even someone you have to work with on a daily basis? As much as we’d like to see it cease to exist, sexist attitudes are out […]

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Build Relationships, Not Walls: Reconnecting With Your Community

Build Relationships, Not Walls: Reconnecting With Your Community

It hasn’t even been a full month yet and Donald Trump’s presidency has already turned the world on its ear. From trying to erase evidence of climate change to enacting what people have dubbed the #MuslimBan, we’ve seen the love/hate battle from both sides of the spectrum. In a presidential era where hateful rhetoric, claims of fake news, and the complete […]

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Desirability And Attraction Are Always Political

Desirability And Attraction Are Always Political

Many of us would like to think that our attraction to others is simply our own. That, perhaps innately or from experience, we learn what we like in a romantic interest. But inevitably, desirability and attraction are shaped by oppressive systems in our society. “He’s nice, but you know you could do better,” my friend told me shortly after meeting […]

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How Criticisms Of “Sacrifices” For Love Are Anti-Feminist

How Criticisms Of “Sacrifices” For Love Are Anti-Feminist

You’ve heard the phrase, “The things we do for love.” Many people categorize certain actions and decisions, like a young woman traveling across the world to be with a romantic partner who makes her happy, to be “crazy.” For a woman to make a such big move is sometimes considered by some to be a “sacrifice” that warrants criticism and skepticism. […]

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Is Chivalry Dead, Or Should We Kill It?

Is Chivalry Dead, Or Should We Kill It?

In feminism of 2016, in which women strive for equality in all aspects of life, chivalry is a concept that is somewhat confusing. Today’s feminists are unsure of whether or not they should let their dates open doors, or pay for their dinner. Here is an analysis of how we should view chivalry, and how it affects a woman’s independence: I have […]

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Knowing How To Express Anger Keeps Your Relationship Healthy

Knowing How To Express Anger Keeps Your Relationship Healthy

Anger is an unavoidable feeling that we all experience. Although it’s not the most pleasant of emotions, it is natural. It is inevitable to fight, even a little bit, with our partners, friends, and family. What matters most when having a fight or feeling angry is knowing how to express it properly. Because, if anger is not expressed right, it […]

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The Freeze Response: How A Warrior Handles The Trauma Of Sexual Assault

The Freeze Response:  How A Warrior Handles The Trauma Of Sexual Assault

When I speak at colleges about my own story of sexual abuse, I never forget how difficult it was for me to even speak the words, “I was sexually abused.” It took me an even longer time to believe it, or to understand it could happen to me. And what took so much longer than I ever could have predicted was to […]

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Sexual Empowerment Without Sexual Entitlement

Sexual Empowerment Without Sexual Entitlement

For both parties involved in sexual enjoyment, the desires and preferences of both should be held at an equal level. However, when we demand for what we want, we break consent and can make the other party uncomfortable. One can still be sexually empowered, but enforcing entitlement does not support equality. Read on: Many feminists have recently come to realize […]

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Focusing Too Much On Women’s Pleasure Can Be Sexist

Focusing Too Much On Women’s Pleasure Can Be Sexist

As our society becomes more aware of gender inequality, we grow to understand how to treat each other in our daily lives. In heterosexual relationships, there is encouragement to focus on a woman’s sexual pleasure in bed. But this could be interpreted as sexist when men focus too much on satisfying women. Here are three ways on how it is […]

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