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Perspectives

To My Mom, for the Holidays

[Original publication date: Dec. 20, 2013] Dear Mom, I know it’s been too long since we talked.

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Perspectives

Expat Ramblings: A Week in the Life of a German Person

Apparently I’ve won the World Cup.

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Perspectives

To My Mom, for the Holidays

Dear Mom, I know it’s been too long since we talked.

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Sex

Shame Is A Formula That Follows You

Q. I’m a straight woman in a (very happy) monogamous marriage. My sex drive has always been a little on the low side, due to some medications I’m taking and a variety of other things, but it’s never been a problem.

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Bodies

You Have My Permission To Love And Accept Your Body, Just As It Is, Right This Minute

Of course, you don’t actually need my permission to love your body, right? Who the frick am I to give you permission to love your body?! That’s your choice, isn’t it? No one has the right to give you permission or to take away permission. So if I can’t give you permission, and no one […]

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Life

Guilt Sucks

I am currently laden with some pretty soul-crushing guilt. This is not an emotion I am overly familiar with, and I can’t say that I like it very much.

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Lunchtime Poll

LTP: Environmental Guilt Edition

OK, it’s confession time. I’m going to work under the assumption that we all care about protecting the environment and generally do what we can to minimize our impact. But will also assume that we all have a couple things that we continue to do even though we know they’re “bad” for our poor planet.

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The Frisky Feminist

“How Can I Get Past My Past?”

Q: I’m feeling bad about my sexual history. I don’t have that many previous partners, but I have had a one-night stand and some other casual sex. My boyfriend has been with me and one other serious long-term partner. He hasn’t asked to know about my sexual history beyond us talking about if we’d both […]