Gigi is a writer, feminist, sex educator. She was the sex and dating writer for Thrillist and Elite Daily, respectively. Her work has appeared in Elle Magazine, Teen Vogue, Glamour, Men's Journal, and Ravishly.

Gigi’s Latest Articles

I Tried A New Sex Position Every Day For A Week

A new sex position every day for a week? No problem! Journalism! I thought. How wrong I was. Oh, how very wrong. I explained the challenge to my partner. He wasn’t enthused about having me write about his sexual habits. Of course, I’ve written about his sexual habits approximately 6.7 trillion times, so I was used to this little game of cat and mouse. He complains. I explain why we need to do it. He says “Yes” because he is obsessed with me. I promise not to use his name, etc. I get my way. Ever…

By Gigi Engle

The Weird AF Story Behind My Coming-Of-Age Moment

There is an underrated (in my opinion) scene in Sex and The City where Carrie informs her friends she can’t go out with them because her diaphragm is stuck up her vagina. Her badass friend, Samantha Jones, marches into Carrie’s bathroom and helps her retrieve it. Neither Miranda nor Charlotte volunteer for the job. They don’t seem too keen on sticking their hands up their friend’s vagina; this is too much for them. Not Samantha. The feminist, sex-positive icon rolls up her sleeves, and does wha…

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This Is What It's Like To Have A Love Contract

They're not the most lovey-dovey things in the world, but "love contracts" are gaining popularity with couples that want to lay out expectations for their ever-evolving relationships. I first heard of relationship contracts while listening to the podcast The Week In Sex. The guest spoke in-depth about the love contract she has with her boyfriend, which concretely stipulates how many times a day she needs to be complimented, how often the pair needs to have sex, and the frequency with which they …

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Why We Fantasize About Others When We’re Attached

I have a reoccurring threesome fantasy that always comes back to me when I’m masturbating. (Two dudes. I'm not trying to share that attention). Sometimes my partner is one of the guys, and sometimes he’s not. I’ve done a lot of ~self-reflection~ on this, and have come to understand that I really like the idea of being with two dudes, but I wouldn’t enjoy it in practice. Maybe that’s why I like thinking about it, because I know it would never happen in real life. Of course, then the guilt sinks i…

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Trump Is Ruining My Sex Life

"Can I sue the GOP for destroying my libido?" I asked my boyfriend in the lobby of the Bowery Hotel in New York City. I looked at him, completely serious. I do not mess around about Trump. Could I sue the GOP for screwing up my libido? My partner looked puzzled, laughed, and continued to eat his fruit and yogurt. Now, I know I’m not alone in feeling like Trump's America is ruining my sex life. Many of girlfriends, writer friends, and colleagues have echoed similar sentiments. In one parallel c…

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Why Some People *Glow* Post-Breakup

There are two kinds of relationship endings in this world: the ones that leave you heartbroken and the ones that leave you … OK. Better than OK. They leave you feeling happy post-breakup. You know the kinds of breakups I’m talking about; they leave you roughed up, but with a sense of cavalier recklessness that makes you feel sexy AF. I was terrified to end things with my last boyfriend. My family loved him, he was obsessed with me, and I was supposed to be happy, right? I wasn’t happy. He wasn’…

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The Reason Your Partner Smells Amazing AF

Confession time: Sometimes I want eat my boyfriend. Like roll him in yogurt, dip him in chocolate, and eat him. I have to physically restrain myself from taking a bite out of him. He just smells so FREAKIN’ DELICIOUS. Even right after the gym, when he’s a sweaty disgusting mess, I want to nuzzle him senseless. I want to smell him, eat him, and crawl inside his skin like an amoeba. It's the smell of his skin. It is intoxicating. After some asking around, I realized I’m definitely not alone. Peop…

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I Got An IUD Before The Inauguration & I Regret It

I decided to get an IUD for no reason other than to be rebellious. A lot of women get IUDs because their bodies respond poorly to the hormones in birth control pills or they simply can’t remember to take them every day, often missing days and screwing up their effectiveness. Plus, the IUD only has a 1 percent failure rate, and it's a popular choice among female gynecologists. I got an IUD because I am a nasty woman and wanted to do something to prove it. I figured this was sticking it to the who…

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I Used Crystals To Center My Sexual Chi

I have a confession: I’m kind of into crystals. I know. Trust me. My family roasts me regularly for my obsession with salt rocks and amethysts. They think I am a huge dingus. Leave me alone, OK? OK. Let’s move on. When the opportunity came along to try Chakrubs, I jumped at the prospect of using sex toys made of CRYSTAL. Chakrubs allow you to connect with your sexuality in a holistic way. In a market where the highest quality material you can find is medical grade silicon, a crystal made specifi…

By Gigi Engle