5 Essential Tips for Modern Kinky Dating

Over the last 2-3 years, there has been a lot of buzz about BDSM, kinky sex, D/s relationships and the like, as the centuries-old alternative lifestyle came to the forefront via mainstream, super popular books and movies. This emergence prompted many people to research and learn more, to dabble and explore, and to open up more publicly about things they could not perhaps explain prior to being given the right language and community support....more

10 Underrated Love Songs to Add to Your 'Love List'

I am Music.I was fortunate enough to be born to two parents for whom music was an essential element of life. I grew up in a home environment in which music always played and I grew up fully understanding the universality of musical communication....more

For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Remember That Love Doesn't Hurt

The first time someone I (thought I) loved slapped me, I was stunned into silence. I was 16, he was 24, and while there were so many things wrong with our pairing, the physical and emotional abuse were the worst. How does a 16-year-old respond to a hard slap across the cheek in response to saying something he would later say made him feel like "less of a man", when he is bigger and is much stronger? My ears ringing, I paused, completely silenced and stunned that he would strike out at me rather than discuss whatever I said that upset him. It seemed excessive, and I found myself (oddly) doing more to make sense of it than process it as wrong....more
When I get caught up in the emotion of domestic violence situations, I feel overwhelmed with ...more

Remembering Four Little Girls, Victims of the 1963 Birmingham Bombing

On September 15, 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church was destroyed by a horrific act of racial terrorism. Four young ladies, Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Denise McNair, died immediately, and 22 others were injured in the explosion caused by a bomb that had been planted on the church steps near the basement entrance....more
Beautifully written! I remember the pit in my stomach I felt the first time I heard about these ...more

'Mississipi Damned' Hit Entirely Too Close to Home

TW: Sexual abuse of children It happened to me....more
This is so raw and real. I have been following your work for a while and always thought, "This ...more

'Magic Mike XXL' Is Really About the Magic of Women

You need to see Magic Mike XXL.Before you prepare to type a 300-word dissenting opinion, hear me out. Yes, of course Channing Tatum’s body melts even the coldest Ice Queen’s heart and nether regions, but perhaps you’ll consider some things you’d not thought of before, particularly as they relate to the business of pleasure and women’s empowerment....more
Well, now I can't wait to see it! Thanks for the review!more

4 Blogs to Help You Find the Perfect Wedding Gift

I haven't been to a wedding in over five years. This year? I've been invited to FOUR! I can only attend two because of my schedule, but I want to at least try to send a gift to the couples whose ceremonies I will miss.It's easy for me to write a check; I know that's what I wanted when I got married. When a couple has lived together and/or has amassed full homes-worth of items, it seems like money is the best gift to help them get started with their new life as a united, legal entity....more

National Orgasm Day: Come One, Come All!

It's time to celebrate!!July 31 is National Orgasm Day!!Maybe.For several years now, there has been a bit of mostly online-based lore about celebrating orgasms on July 31. There was a website about it at some point, I'm sure, and we know that is all it takes these days to make a holiday real, right? The success of "Steak And Blowjob Day" is credited to the perpetuation of lore via online memes and yes, an official website. Let's just roll with it. ...more
Top notch article. Big thumbs up on the advise for some self-exploration!more

Leading Infidelity Dating Site, Ashley Madison, Was Hacked

According to The Guardian, Ashley Madison, the popular dating site for people looking to have extramarital affairs, was hacked by people claiming they want the site shut down completely. It is believed to be an inside job, but that has not yet been confirmed....more
Olivia Elle I wonder if we feel the same about people who send others private pictures that get ...more

It's Time to Believe Bill Cosby's Accusers

In a 2005 deposition in which Bill Cosby gave sworn testimony, he admitted that he obtained “Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with” and admitted to giving them to at least one woman “and some others”....more
May I ask why 47 women saying nearly the same thing isn't enough for you?more