Catcalling: Not the Shoutout We’re Looking For



(Cat)Call it what it is.
I was recently at a party in Bushwick and found myself in a conversation that I NEVER expected to be in around my woke AF Brooklyn bubble.
To set the scene: I was the only woman at a gathering of 20 or so men. I didn’t know anyone there that well; I was invited by a …

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Body Talks: STI Risks in Same Sex Hookups for Women



When talking about STI prevention it is usually focused around sex between a man and a woman, or men who sleep with men. Although the risks are lower, women who sleep with women are still at risk for STIs. So which ones are they at risk for? In short—all of them—but let’s dive into how and why.
When women have sex …

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An Open Letter to My Little Sisters



It breaks my heart how many women have stepped forward in the rebirth of the #MeToo movement. It is both shattering and inspiring how thousands have bared their scars and chosen to revisit their pain. But I’m not surprised. We’ve heard the stories whispered in our bedrooms, called our friends from the inside of a CVS because we’re being followed …

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My Journey to Feeling Sexy as a Black Femme



My relationship with sexuality has been somewhat morphed due to the color of my skin. More specifically, it took me time to realize that my body isn’t malleable putty made simply for others to use.
Growing up with my blackness, my body has been sexualized from media to my own peers. This idea has surfaced that the black femme is …

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Body Talks: How do Hormones Affect Your Sex Drive?



Whenever you get a sudden craving for food, or burst out crying from watching a dog in a PetSmart commercial, chances are you blame it on our hormones. As menstruating humans, we’ll say things like, “It must be the beginning of my period,” or, “My hormones are all out of whack.” But what exactly are hormones? What is it that …

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PSA: I’m Becoming Best Friends with my Vagina



Let’s face it: relationships are complicated. Friendships, boyfriends, girlfriends, family—they take work, and even when you put in the work, things can still get hectic. While this is true for all of the relationships in our lives, I’m here to talk about one relationship in particular (and a very special one mention that): my relationship with my vagina.
Our journey has been …

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How Self-Esteem Transformed the Relationships in My Life



Hey guys! Christine here, WIYB Founder. I wrote an essay for It’s Not Personal‘s column with Bust Magazine that I’m happy to share as I’ve never opened up about my abusive relationship with alcohol, until now. Throughout my teenage years and into my early twenties, I spent a lot of time under the influence of alcohol. Not so much frequency, but …

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How to Keep Your Cooch Cool in the Summer



Summer ain’t over til it’s over, right? Which means sweaty vag is here to stay, for the time being. There are simple steps we as women can take to keep our vaginas feeling cool in the summertime despite the heat, humidity, and frolicking around in wet bathing suits. The pointers I’m about to share are the same ones I’m sure …

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#GalGetter Leah Kirsch of Millioneiress



#GalGetter is a blog series celebrating empowered SHE-E-O’S doing boss things:
1. Leah, tell us about yourself and what inspired you to start Millioneiress (now LEAH KIRSCH)
I studied business at Fordham University and also interned in fashion, at Louis Vuitton and Chanel, which built a solid foundation of knowledge for me to start Millioneiress. After breaking up with my college boyfriend …

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3 Tips for a Successful Threesome



‘Tis the season of sweaty bods, weekend getaways and outdoor shenanigans. It’s also what some like to call uncuffing season, which means BLESS UP for those of you who are single, or in an open relationship. I don’t have any stats on this, but given the longer days, hotter nights and half naked people everywhere, I’m going to assume it’s …

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Body Talks – What is HPV?



The first time I heard of HPV I was 14 years old watching MTV reality TV shows when a commercial for Gardasil came on. Female actors would say why they were choosing to get Gardasil, the less-than-pleasant series of shots that protects women against HPV. A few months later I found myself getting an extremely painful shot in the arm …

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How I Lost My Virginity Twice



It’s not everyday a gal gets the chance to talk about losing her virginity. Like any normal person, I would like to leave that memory to rest with my twilight memorabilia stored in my mother’s attic. However, I think my particular experience could actually help some people out there and quite honestly, it’s pretty funny so what the hell, right? …

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5 Ways to Get to Know Your Body Better



We all want to feel good about ourselves and our bodies, right? This thing that we exist in day in and day out, that eats, craps, shakes, feels, gets us from point A to point B, etc. You’d think that because of how physically connected we are to our body (we can’t escape it), we would be closer to it …

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5 Tell Tale Signs of an Abusive Relationship



Hey gals,
My name is Claire and I’ve had the unfortunate experience of being in an abusive relationship. When I reflect on my time with this man, what makes me the most upset is that I loved him even though I knew I wasn’t being treated right. It was hard to get out of the relationship but now that I’m finally …

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BODY TALKS: What is BV?



Hey guys! My name is Nina, and I’ll be sharing my experience and facts about Bacterial Vaginosis, also known as BV, also known as one of your vagina’s enemies.
A few years ago, I went to the gynecologist for a yearly checkup and STI testing. A week went by before she called to tell me that all of my tests came …

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Top 5 Most Ridiculous Sex Stories (it can happen to you)


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Alright ladies, it’s time to break it down. The following stories I’m about to share with you range from hilarious to horrifying, some both. I hope in sharing with you these spontaneous sexual experiences, you’ll feel a bit more confident or a little less embarrassed if you ever find yourself in a similar situation. Here goes nothing. (Note: all names …

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What Feminism Means To Me: Looking Beyond Duality


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“According to Aristophanes in Plato’s The Banquet, in the ancient world of legend there were three types of people. In ancient times people weren’t simply male or female, but one of three types: male/male, male/female, or female/female. In other words, each person was made out of the components of two people. Everyone was happy with this arrangement and never really …

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Why I Stopped Shaving For Men


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Let me start this blog entry by pointing out the key words in the title, and that’s for men. I know ‘feminism’ gets a bad rap sometimes because people think of feminism and they think of bra burning, hairy armpits and shitting on men. That’s not the case. You can be a feminist and never pick up a razor, and …

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What My Parents Divorce Taught Me About Relationships


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Divorce, like genital herpes and chlamydia, is unbelievably tainted with stigma. So much so that unhappy couples choose denial and depression over divorce, and infected individuals choose to not tell their partners than to tell the truth. But here are the facts – hundreds of millions of Americans have an STI, and the divorce rate in our country is 50% …

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My Life-Changing Revelation About Intimacy


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Ladies, I have had a life-changing revelation about intimacy, as you can see from the title of this blog post. I am excited to share it with you because, well… IT’S LIFE-CHANGING. Crazy how a new perspective can do that, right? Here we go…
My first question to you is how do you define intimacy? To me, intimacy is a feeling …

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