Tagged: Mental Health

All-Around Horny, External Safety, and Internal Stories 1

All-Around Horny, External Safety, and Internal Stories

Am I con­sti­tu­tion­al­ly wired to be hornier than the aver­age woman, or is there a “nur­ture” com­po­nent at play? Today, we exam­ine some of the exter­nal fac­tors influ­enc­ing a wom­an’s libido ⁠— and her will­ing­ness to act on it. I don’t…

Artistic diagram of menstrual cycle phases and uterus

How Each Menstrual Cycle Phase Affects My Sex Life

If some­one says that cis women are wildest dur­ing their peri­ods, they’ve nev­er seen me sex toy shop­ping and booty-calling dur­ing ovu­la­tion. One of my Instagram fol­low­ers com­mis­er­at­ed: You’re not alone, girl. My Tinder bio when I’m ovu­lat­ing goes from, “I…

7 Questions to Unfuck Your Love Life & Yourself 2

7 Questions to Unfuck Your Love Life & Yourself

Can you jour­nal your way to a more ful­fill­ing, bet­ter love life? I cer­tain­ly think so. It takes a degree of intro­spec­tion to dis­cern one’s own: Life goals and core val­ues Motivations under­ly­ing their ten­den­cies Personal his­to­ry and trau­ma respons­es … along with their part­ners’ to…

PMDD: a life-threatening mental illness 4

PMDD: a life-threatening mental illness

Getting my peri­od is sweet, sweet psy­cho­log­i­cal relief — and not because I’m avoid­ing preg­nan­cy. The begin­ning of men­stru­a­tion for me marks the end of the worst phase of my cycle. My ill­ness gave me a 1 in 3 chance of a…

The Polite Way to Break Up (With Your Therapist) 11

The Polite Way to Break Up (With Your Therapist)

It’s not easy to share your dark­est thoughts with some­one and trust that they’ll under­stand — let alone advise with a har­mo­nious bal­ance between accep­tance and growth. And when a ther­a­pist does­n’t hear you out, it takes only a minute…

How to "Date Yourself" 12

How to “Date Yourself”

After British Vogue inter­viewed Emma Watson, the media fix­at­ed on the 20 sec­onds where she talked about being sin­gle and “self-partnered.” It was a con­ver­sa­tion where she spoke about men­tal health, her place in the world as an activist, history…

Facebook detox: unplugging from social media as a form of self-care 19

Facebook detox: unplugging from social media as a form of self-care

Social media detox­ing can be a rad­i­cal self-care step in today’s hyper-connected world. Of course, I’m hard­ly the first to say that. Telling some­one to quit Facebook (or just cut down) is kind of like telling them to med­i­tate, express…

9 Comforting Statements For a Friend Who's Been Sexually Assaulted 21

9 Comforting Statements For a Friend Who’s Been Sexually Assaulted

You more than like­ly know a sex­u­al assault sur­vivor. It’s so com­mon, but because it’s so heavy, many who want to be allies strug­gle to find the right thing to say. We’ve all heard hor­ror sto­ries about unsym­pa­thet­ic author­i­ties and vic­tim blamers disguised…