A decade of casual sex has shown me what true love really is

By Almara Abgarian, Freelance journalist, editor and media consultant As a journalist who specialises in matters of the heart – and the bedroom – friends frequently ask me for advice on relationship and sex issues. On the latter, I have more experience than the average woman. I’m 30 and have slept with over 100 men and had six relationships, three of which were long-term. I’ve been told by some people that my (healthy) sexual appetite somehow makes me less worthy of love. When I was younger, I believed them – and even referred to myself as the ‘type of woman’ … Continue reading A decade of casual sex has shown me what true love really is

Is Your Sex Toy Spying on You?

Benevolent hackers are testing out how safe sex toys really are. BY ROSE MINUTAGLIO The 2009 romantic comedy The Ugly Truth didn’t leave much of an impression, but, in a small way, it was prescient. In one scene, Katherine Heigl’s character wears a pair of remote-controlled, vibrating panties to a serious business dinner after—bear with me—a coworker calls her prude. Over white wine and ceviche, the undies begin unexpectedly buzzing; the controller has fallen out of her purse and a young boy at the next table over is playing with it. Heigl shivers into a semi-suppressed climax in front of her coworkers, totally unaware … Continue reading Is Your Sex Toy Spying on You?

THE COMPLICATED PSYCHOLOGY OF MEN WHO ONLY HAVE FEMALE FRIENDS

Lauren Vinopal Understanding why some men are almost entirely friends with women requires an understanding of why they avoid male ones in the first place Jared has had primarily female friends ever since he was a teenager, when his family moved to the edge of a rural East Texas town, far away from school, and he spent most of his time hanging out with his cousins, who were all girls. When he finally moved out and worked his way through college as a correctional officer, he still struggled to connect with his male peers at work and in class. “I’m … Continue reading THE COMPLICATED PSYCHOLOGY OF MEN WHO ONLY HAVE FEMALE FRIENDS

5 Ways Masturbation Can Help Your Mental Health

by ERIKA W. SMITH PHOTOGRAPHED BY ASHLEY ARMITAGE.Masturbation helps you learn what you like sexually, plus, it just feels good. But did you know that masturbation can help your mental health, too? While masturbation alone isn’t an effective treatment for any mental health condition, it can relieve some symptoms, such as stress and difficulty sleeping. “Orgasms are truly amazing things,” Vanessa Marin, sex therapist and creator of Finishing School: Learn How To Orgasm, previously told Refinery29. “[But] if you have any real concerns about your mental health, you’re better suited talking to a therapist and coming up with a more comprehensive care plan. [Masturbation won’t] obliterate crippling … Continue reading 5 Ways Masturbation Can Help Your Mental Health

What Is A Karmic Relationship? 13 Signs You’re In One And Need To GTFO

ZARGONDESIGNGETTY IMAGES It’s NOT a good thing. BY ELIZABETH BACHARACH Even if you’ve never heard of a “karmic relationship,” odds are, you’re pretty familiar with it already, be it from personal experience or simply seeing it on TV (think: Carrie and Aiden). At it’s most basic, it’s one of those rollercoaster kinds of relationships that, also like a Six Flags situation, tends to leave you out of breath and in pain from all that (literal) screaming. That being said, it can and usually does have its fair share of positives—even beyond all the post-fight fun. So listen up, ladies, because … Continue reading What Is A Karmic Relationship? 13 Signs You’re In One And Need To GTFO

Gender transition indoctrination is extreme child abuse, warns psychiatrist

By Vicki Batts The rise of “gender transitions” has been fraught with controversy. While proponents of transgenderism claim that puberty blockers, synthetic hormones and major surgery are perfectly safe at every age, a leading psychiatrist from the United Kingdom has a different side of the story to share. Dr. David Bell is one of the few health professionals brave enough to defy the politically correct dogma and tell the truth about the risks of gender transitions for children. Over the last several years, conversations about transgenderism have gotten increasingly intolerant, with far-left activists demanding total subservience to the trans agenda. … Continue reading Gender transition indoctrination is extreme child abuse, warns psychiatrist

Sex and prosperity

Krishna (14) married her husband Gopal when she was 11 and he was 13. The legal age for marriage in India is 18, but in poor, rural areas girls are often married young. Rajasthan, 21 January 2013. Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters Nothing we can do will make the world more free, fair and prosperous than giving women control over their own bodies by Victoria Bateman is director of studies, fellow and college lecturer in economics at Gonville and Caius College at the University of Cambridge. Her latest book is The Sex Factor: How Women Made the West Rich (2019). She lives between … Continue reading Sex and prosperity