Category: Romance & Dating

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    Witchcraft, Cheating, Horny Teens, and Shame

    06/22/2017 | Peaches

    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about witchcraft. And, seemingly separately, about shame. Back story: high school in the late 90s, paganism and Wicca were having a moment. My girlfriends were very… tribal. I didn’t notice at the time but apparently our bisexual and lesbian tendencies were considered a bit challenging to parents and classmates. […]

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    The Drumstick

    02/24/2017 | Peaches

    The joy and curse of being a woman: being at a cafe or bar alone and realizing you are the most tempting and delightful drumstick at an understocked buffet. You notice in your peripheral vision the classic signs: licking lips, drool wiped from jaws, throats clearing. One gaze in particular is usually strongest, and it’s […]

  3. Battle of the Sexes 2016: Tinder Can’t Help Us Now

    08/05/2016 | Peaches

    I’ve learned not to use the phrase “Let me know” with a man. For example you might find yourself texting a guy, “Let me know when you want to come over.” In my mind, this means, “Let me know in the next day or so, when you’ve decided in advance, when you plan on coming […]

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    I Kissed a Girl: Who’s It For?

    09/05/2013 | Scarlett Ryan

    Ever since Katy Perry’s admittedly catchy “I Kissed a Girl” rocked both the British and US charts, I’ve noticed a slightly alarming trend: women kissing other women, publicly and very provocatively. I say alarming not because I have any issue with same-sex PDAs (public displays of affection) or same sex relationships, but because the girls […]

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    Slept Together

    07/08/2013 | Jake Uitti

    You’ve been in bed with someone. You know the close feeling of bare skin touching warmly bare skin. You know the embrace when you think to yourself, or even say aloud, that you could never have imagined how two bodies could fit together so well. It seems to validate every notion you’ve had of love. […]

  6. Mojo building rituals

    Make Your Bed

    07/02/2013 | Peaches

    I once dated a man who said he’d bought a new set of sheets shortly before he met me. He said that he’d hoped that if he made his bed nice, he might find a nice woman in it. Although his penchant for yelling at cab drivers and shaming meat eaters eventually drove us apart, […]

  7. Man's perspective on sex toys

    A Whisk in the Bedroom

    06/25/2013 | Jake Uitti

    I was in a bar the other night with a buddy and we saw an ad for a vibrator on TV. Trojan is introducing a line of them and, apparently, advertising them at commercial breaks during ESPN highlights. “I was with a girl who used that,” I told him off-handedly. He turned to face me […]

  8. Intimacy

    Intimacy, or, to Ruffle the Feathers Lovingly

    06/24/2013 | Peaches

    Kevin Kline: To kiss a prostitute, it costs more. Meg Ryan: That makes sense. A kiss is so intimate. You could probably disconnect from everything else, but a kiss… Two people’s lips together, their breath, a little bit of their soul. (Stops). All I mean is that a kiss is where the romance is. –French […]

  9. Essay by Jake Uitti

    Not in the Mood

    05/28/2013 | Jake Uitti

    We were standing on the street by her apartment building. It was Christmas night and we’d just come from a friend’s party. We’d been dating for a month or so, and I thought everything was going well. “Hey,” I said. “I’m not into labels, or whatever, and the whole ‘boyfriend,’ ‘girlfriend,’ thing we can figure […]

  10. Dating from the male perspective

    About That Duct Tape. . .

    05/14/2013 | Jake Uitti

    Thoughts and experiences from a guy who has dated, argued with, loved, been embarrassed by, failed, offered joy to, and danced with women. I want to inspect what it is that is confounding, interesting and lovely about my relationship to women. . . and what shade of pink is that? –Jake Uitti I recently started […]

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    Blow His Mind

    05/08/2013 | Faye With a Knee

    We’ve all been out on the town with our significant others when suddenly our worst nightmare is walking by in four inch heels. . . the gorgeous bombshell. She’s totally his type and you know he’s looking. HE knows he’s looking, but is hoping that you somehow missed the girl and the glances. Most of […]

  12. A guide to men

    Scarlett’s Brief Guide to Blokes

    04/26/2013 | Scarlett Ryan

    As you may have noticed, we’re spending each Friday with Scarlett Ryan, a former adult actress and writer (and yes, she is English). This week she shares her personal viewpoints on various types of lovers. I love a good debate and heartily disagree with her opinion on Jokers, having found a few clownish personalities surprisingly […]

  13. Erotica by Olivia London

    What She Owed Him, Part Two

    03/27/2013 | Olivia London

    If you missed it, here’s the link to Part One of this free erotica series. “Sure, handsome. There’s something I’ve been meaning to talk to you about anyway, and we need to have a rational conversation about this sans alcohol.” She went rummaging around for a T-shirt and sweats–her favorite time for a talk clothes–when […]

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    Restoring the Lost Art of Being a Good Lover

    03/20/2013 | Peaches

    Like Wesley in Princess Bride, who spent years building up an immunity to iocaine powder, I’ve spent the past few years developing the ability to cheerfully and honestly have no-strings-attached sex and still be friends with that person later. I’m not talking about hookup sex or one night stands, which in my experience tends to […]

  15. Erotica by Olivia London

    What She Owed Him

    03/08/2013 | Olivia London

    Five years ago, if anyone had told Fiona Mills she’d give her heart to a man wholly, completely and without even a fleck of remorse she would have laughed until the freckles floated off the bridge of her nose. In art school, she was the kind of girl who painted her fingernails black and had […]

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    Real Life vs. a Lush, Erotic and Rewarding Fantasy World

    02/26/2013 | Olivia London

    If my heart belonged to a Russian fellow I suppose the men who populate my stories would slightly resemble Dr. Zhivago. As it happens, if you’re a black-haired male of Irish American descent and don’t get a hard-on when reading one of my stories. . . you might want to check your pulse.

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    Romance, Schmomance

    02/13/2013 | Peaches

    Pushing my cart up to the cash register, I thought, Rose petals? Really? What am I missing? Sometimes I wonder if I’m missing the gene that appreciates romance. I don’t like my date to. . .

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    Valentine’s Day: Love it or Hate it? (Plus last-minute gift ideas)

    02/12/2013 | Peaches

    Do you have a sweet story about a romantic Valentine’s Day you’ve experienced? Or a rant about why you hate it?

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    02/07/2013 | Peaches

    C’mon, it’s the only time of year we let ourselves get sappy and pull out a book of poetry. Here’s a collection of words and images on Cupid’s favorite topic.

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    Make Laundry Fun: Take Off Your Pants

    02/05/2013 | That Clever Chick

    Housework gone bad. . . in the best kind of way. “Baby!” I called at the top of my lungs, for the third time. “What?” I heard distantly, from somewhere across the apartment. “Do you need any clothes washed? I’m putting a load in.” “What?” I groaned, and set down the laundry I was sorting. […]