A self-motivated, SEO-savvy wellness writer, I've written over 1,000 articles on fitness, health, and wellness for brands like Livestrong, Well & Good, Cosmo, Health, Women's Health, and more.
With #FreeBritney and #ThisIsParis trending across social media as films about Britney Spears and Paris Hilton debuted, it should come as no surprise that celebrity documentaries are having A Moment™. But it's more than just entertainment: Celebrity documentaries manage to pay homage to cultural icons and phenomena, while impacting the current zeitgeist. These films give viewers a peek into the private and often-hidden lives of the biggest Hollywood stars—even the ones you might've thought yo...
Heya, queer folks!
Question for you: Have you ever felt behind? Like your straight, cisgender friends have more romantic, relational, or sexual experience than you?
This feeling of “behind-ness” may be connected to something known as the “second queer adolescence.”
Here, gender and sexuality educators explain what a second queer adolescence is, the joys and lows of it, as well as how to embrace your personal timeline no matter your age or the timelines of those around you.
Maybe you identify with a veteran athlete who’s finally calling it quits after a storied career. Or maybe you’re just someone looking for a way to scale your workout schedule back.
Whatever the reason, if your relationship with movement is in transition, this crib sheet is for you.
Let the record show: Whether you’re a former college athlete transitioning into the after-time, or a former bootcamp buff who’s reevaluated their priorities, the metamorphosis from mega-mover to micro-mover is (all...
Plus, the accounts that helped them connect to the LGBTQIA+ community.
From the ways they spend their time to the ways they communicate (hello, TikTok!), members of Gen Z lead very different lives than the rest of us. But as HelloGiggles' Generation Next explores, there's a lot we can learn from them—whether it's their need for mental health support, their drive for self-expression, or their commitment to making the world a more inclusive place for all.
Generation Z (anyone born between 1997 ...
The Split Attraction Model Differentiates Sexual and Romantic Orientations—And Everyone Should Know About It
The split attraction model (SAM) is a framework designed to help us better understand the ways we experience sexual and romantic attractions. And, more specifically, the fact that the gender(s) we experience sexual attraction for aren't necessarily the same as the gender(s) we experience romantic attraction for. Simply put, the split attraction model differentiates between sexual orientation and romantic orientation.
“It acknowledges that the two do not necessarily align for everyone,” says s...
It's literally everything.
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Maybe you recently decided to gift your social feeds the presence of LGBTQ+ activists and influencers. Or maybe you're doing your part to be an informed LGBTQ+ ally. Whatever the reason — and no matter your sexuality or gender — odds are you've stumbled onto certain words that make you feel like you need...
Don’t let the title of this piece scare you!
By the time you get to the end, you’ll know exactly what you need to do in order to protect yourself against the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), as well as how to know what your actual STI status is.
Yes, it is possible to contract a STI from someone who tested negative (for the STIs that they were tested for)… if (and only if!) they were positive for an STI that they weren’t tested for.
Or if they were positive for an STI i...
Whether you’re trying to make a little version of yourself or wish to avoid that fate, it makes sense that you’d want to know as soon as possible if, to borrow a phrase from “Juno,” your eggo is preggo.
Unfortunately, if you test too early, it’s possible to get a false negative. This could cause you and your partner(s) a false sense of joy, relief, or disappointment.
So when should you take a pregnancy test after unprotected sex, exactly? And what the heck are the next steps once you receive ...
‘Lesbian’ has been one of the most viewed porn categories throughout the world for over a decade.
According to the popular site Pornhub, ‘lesbian’ was the third most popular category in 2019 — and the number one among women and viewers in the United States.
Below, sex educators explain why people across the sexuality spectrum can enjoy lesbian porn.
Usually, ‘lesbian porn’ refers to porn that features two (or more!) cisgender women having sex.
But, to be very clear: ‘Lesbian’ does N-O-T refer...
Odds are, you watch porn. Hell, you might even be watching it this very second. (Some estimates suggest that nearly 30,000 people are watching X-rated vids at any given moment!)
But have you ever watched bisexual porn? You might want to try!
Here, sex educators explain why bisexual and non-bisexual pleasure seekers alike enjoy bisexual porn.
Bisexual porn is a genre of porn that showcases threesomes (or more-somes!) between people of different genders who all engage sexually with one another....
You’ve likely been taught a sh*t ton of myths about your sexuality. Today we’re going to bust one of them: that men and women experience sexuality vastly differently.
Sexuality is a broad term that names how we understand our bodies, sex, and relationships.
That means that, despite common misconception, sexuality is far more than whether you’re “gay” or “straight.” Your sexual orientation is just one facet of your sexuality.
“There’s an almost romantic, methodical rhythm to double-unders,” says David Newman CF-L1, Founder and CEO of Rx Smart Gear and The Rx Method Jump Rope Workshop — the go-to rope brand of many CrossFit Games athletes. “When someone is doing them well you can hear the mesmerizing whoosh-whoosh, tap-tap all throughout the gym.”
But their hypnotic power isn’t the only reason to do ‘em. Read on to learn more about the fitness benefits.
Being on the asexuality spectrum and having a lower libido are often incorrectly regarded as the same thing. But though the two independent experiences are indeed each characterized by lack of sexual desire and activity, they're also not synonymous. This distinction matters because for someone experiencing a lack of sexual desire and activity, the conflation of these two disparate experiences can lead to confusion about one's sexual identity.
The word frottage—which comes from the French word frott, which means "rub"—isn't just fun to say; it's fun to do, as well. Frottage “is a word used for the non-penetrative sex that happens when two or more bodies rub together,” says sex educator Searah Deysach, owner of pleasure-product company Early to Bed. “Clothes on or off, this is a fun way to explore sexuality without penetration for just about anyone.”
Waves make for choice when it comes to sound machines and tattoos, sure, but according to world-renowned sex toy manufacturer, Fun Factory, crashing waves can also apparently serve as great inspiration for vibrators. Meet the exclusive Fun Factory x Lovers Semilino Vibrator (Buy It, $90, loversstores.com), the vibrator featuring wave-like ridges up and down its 6.8-inch shaft.