The Crybaby Syndrome

This past year and a half I’ve allowed myself to be vulnerable, which, if you know me, it has been quite a difficult task. I’ve been successful in building an impenetrable wall all these years making it a laborious endeavor to puncture through. As I began to tear down that wall, a lot of goodness and positive energy seeped through, and I finally understood how it feels to unconditionally love and trust people. But with those feelings of happiness, also came a new level of anxiety and fear.

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The Swaths In Between: Sex, Weight Loss, And Reclaiming Your Terrain

Q. I’ve lost a lot of weight in the past year. I mean, basically the net weight of a couple of pre-schoolers. I’ve got a little ways to go to get to my goal (which is whatever weight I land on while I train for a couple of half marathons). Read More The Swaths In Between: Sex, Weight Loss, And Reclaiming Your Terrain

Best of P-Mag: The Power of Being a Promiscuous Woman

Miz J, Miz J, Miz J: I will never not forgive this woman for raising the bar on being real. As a woman who’s had her sex life used to define her all her life, Miz J’s piece came at a particular time when I said, “Fuck it. I am promiscuous. I identify as a slut-whore-ho. What are you gonna do about it?” Look at the way she just mauls the double-standard apart! The way she talks about how we learn to navigate sex and sexual expectation through a culture that’s already against us. Miz J deserves a star in heaven for helping me understand better the nature of my sexual classification, how to take it back, and how to whoop ass with it. – Coco Papy Read More Best of P-Mag: The Power of Being a Promiscuous Woman

“Community” Star Danny Pudi’s Tips on How to “Handle It” For Life’s Awkward Moments

Comedian Danny Pudi wants YOU to tell him your most embarrassing moment on Twitter – and no, I’m definitely not kidding about this! Last week, the Community star partnered with Speed Stick for a contest called HANDLE IT in which guys of all ages were encouraged to Tweet their most mortifying moments to @SpeedStick with the hashtag #HandleIt. The most embarrassing tweet will be chosen by Danny and brought to life in a video that he will script, star, and narrate in as the winner’s “inner voice.” And even though the winner has yet to be determined, I recently had the pleasure of getting to chat with Danny about some of the “Handle It” tweets he’s already received and how he would take on an embarrassing situation as his Community character Abed. Read More “Community” Star Danny Pudi’s Tips on How to “Handle It” For Life’s Awkward Moments

No Such Thing as a Guilty Pleasure

The phrase “guilty pleasure” gets thrown around a lot, whether it’s about loving America’s Next Top Model, a Ke$ha song, or eating at Taco Bell. P-Mag even has a slew of posts tagged with it. However, when it comes to the things that entertain us or otherwise make us happy, I say that there is no such thing as a guilty pleasure. Nope. It’s time to re-frame our thinking. It’s time to own our interests.

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We Try It: Tom’s of Maine Natural Deodorant

This has been a difficult few months for me and my stand-by beauty products. As you might recall, I recently discovered that my face wash might be killing me. Not too long after finding that out, I learned that my deodorant might be killing me, too. Ugh, why does life have to be so hard? Why does everything have to contain toxic chemicals? Read More We Try It: Tom’s of Maine Natural Deodorant