Ask Gigi: Your Weekly Reads
This week’s best sex and relationships news from all around the web.
Fat Women Have Great Sex Too
The idea that fat women should be lucky to get a date, let alone get laid, couldn't be further from the truth. Fat women deserve great sex. Fat women have great sex. But it took truly believing that for myself to finally see I could be one of those women. Read more …
What to Do If Casual Sex Just Isn’t For You
You might be the type of person, or be in a phase in your life, where casual sex is not at all your bag. That's OK. Honoring whatever best serves you sexually can be a challenging thing to learn how to do. If that's the case for you, and and you happen to be sexually frustrated and single, the options for satiating your sex drive might seem limited. But trust, there are things you can do! Read more …
We Know Dating Apps May Change Behavior … But How?
People often underestimate the effect that any tool or technology can have on the ways we think and act, said Pamela Rutledge, a psychologist who researchers precisely these effects. Part of our chronic denial may stem from the fact that, as the psychologist Bernard Luskin has noted, media and technology are the air we breathe now, so ubiquitous that any effects they may have appear invisible, as if they are already a part of us. We’d only notice, or acknowledge, these effects if suddenly we lost access to our phones, and experienced a difference in our sexual behaviors or decision-making. Read more …
By: The Outline
What Does “Bi-Curious” Mean?
Dictionaries differ on when exactly the word “bi-curious” was first used. According to Merriam-Webster, it was 1984; The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English says 1990; and Oxford Dictionaries’ Lexico simply says "1990s." But no matter the exact year that the term “bicurious” debuted, its use coincides with an increase in bisexual visibility in the United States: the first nationwide bisexual march was held in 1987, the first national bisexual organization formed and held its first conference in 1990, and the bisexual pride flag was designed in 1998.
The problem? As Bi Girls Club founder Gabrielle Alexa explains, the term “bi-curious” implies that someone needs to have a certain amount of sexual experience before they can identify as bisexual. Read more …
How to Stay in Lust
here's no "date night" you can put into your iCal; no office flower delivery app to call upon. None of those things alone can win back that which a stale relationship has lost: its tenderness. Really, in all matters of the heart, tenderness is the lynchpin. Read more …
18 Signs It’s Not Your Libido That’s Screwing Up Your Sex Life
Your sex drive may not be the problem
If having sex is the last thing on your mind, you may think your libido is to blame. Maybe you've tried to get in the mood but nothing seems to work. Or maybe, you've decided that physical intimacy isn't all that important to you anymore. Before you convince yourself that your days of naked bliss are done for, find out if there might be another more common culprit behind your dry spell. Read more …
Subscribe to my weekly newsletter for even more fabulous content, with special features exclusively for my readers.
Pre-order my book: All The F*cking Mistakes: a guide to sex, love, and life.
Want to know what I’m reading? Follow me on Good Reads to keep up with the best books in sexuality.