Suzannah Weiss is a writer whose work has also appeared in The Washington Post, Salon, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Bitch, Bust, Vice, Paper Magazine, Buzzfeed, Mic, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, Alternet, Thought Catalog, Paste, POPSUGAR, The Good Men Project, xoJane, YourTango, Ravishly, and more. She holds degrees in Gender & Sexuality Studies, Modern Culture & Media, and Cognitive Neuroscience, which she uses mainly to over-analyze trashy television and argue over semantics.

Suzannah’s Latest Articles

The Weirdest Sex Toys To Ever Exist

Lately, I've been feeling like we need a corollary to Rule 34 of the Internet, which states that if something exists, there's porn of it: If something exists, there's a sex toy of it. I've seen some weird sex toys pop up, and it makes sense. Sex is a time for us to let loose and have fun, which sometimes includes silliness. So, perhaps paradoxically, adult products can bring out our inner children. The variety of stuff that can give people sexual pleasure is pretty amazing. According to one Red…

By Suzannah Weiss

How To Deal With Resentment Toward Your Partner

There's tons of advice out there on how to confront your partner about a behavior that bothers you. But what if you follow it all, and you're still angry? Dealing with resentment in relationships is common, even after a problem's "supposed" to be resolved. The right way to deal depends what exactly it's about, but generally, resentment indicates that at least some issue really wasn't resolved after all. You can put the sources of your anger toward your partner into three categories, Barbara Nei…

By Suzannah Weiss

This Photo Series Shows Gender Roles Shouldn't Limit Kids

Feminism's done a good job teaching girls that they can be whoever they want, but we sometimes forget that the same also goes for boys. Gender roles limit us all, and Kirsten McGoey’s #ABoyCanToo photo series serves as a reminder that they shouldn't. While it's become fairly socially acceptable for girls to play sports and wear sneakers, boys who wear dresses or play with dolls face more stigma, and it's time for that to change. The photos show boys doing gender-nonconforming things, like weari…

By Suzannah Weiss

How To Negotiate Benefits At Work

When we think about negotiation at work, we may typically imagine asking for a higher salary. But if you know how to negotiate benefits, you could come out with more than a pay raise. Whether or not your employer is able to increase your pay, there may be more wiggle room in other areas of your job that you hadn't thought about, and you won't know until you ask. Women are less likely than men to negotiate in general, and there's an understandable reason for that. One University of Texas study f…

By Suzannah Weiss

Almost Half of Women Didn't Understand Their First Periods

Despite the fact that menstruation is a totally normal and unproblematic phenomenon, getting your first period is too often an experience tied up with embarrassment, fear, or — in many cases — ignorance. According to a recent survey by the period education campaign Betty for Schools, almost half of women didn't know what was going on when they started their periods. In other words, they noticed blood in their underwear and didn't know that was a normal thing that happened. Talk about terrifying.…

By Suzannah Weiss

What To Do Right After An Argument With Your Partner

A fight can weaken your relationship, or it can strengthen it — and its impact depends on how you behave afterward. The aftermath of an argument can be tense, but the fact that you just fought doesn’t mean you have to behave coldly or unkindly. In fact, if you’re careful about how you talk to each other, you can use the opportunity to start to mend your relationship. "Arguments can even elevate relationships if they’re handled with tenderness and kindness. When people feel less understood by the…

By Suzannah Weiss

These Special Edition iPhones Help Fight AIDS

If you're in the market for a new iPhone, now would be a good time to get one. Starting on March 24, you can buy the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition, a shiny red phone that benefits the Global Fund to Fight AIDS. That means your phone will not only be so bright and colorful it's impossible to lose in your bag but also help combat an epidemic that affects over 37 million people globally. Bono and Bobby Shriver founded (RED) to raise money for AIDS relief through partnersh…

By Suzannah Weiss

Can You Save Instagram Live Stories?

Last year, Instagram launched its Live feature, which lets users give their followers a peak into their lives in real time. But after they streamed these videos, they disappeared. Today, though, that's changing: The photo-sharing site just revealed how to save Instagram Live stories. You broadcast a video like usual, and afterward, there'll be a "save" button in the upper right corner. If you press it and then press "done," the video will get saved to your phone. Likes and comments won't be sav…

By Suzannah Weiss

Facebook Made Contacting Your Reps Easier Than Ever

While a lot of people have wanted to make a difference in politics since Trump's election, it can be difficult to know where to start. Facebook's new Town Hall feature aims to change that. The social media site will now direct you toward your local representatives and tell you how to contact them so that you can speak up for the issues you care about. "This is a time when many of us around the world are reflecting on how we can have the most positive impact," Mark Zuckerberg explained last mon…

By Suzannah Weiss

9 Romantic Gestures You Can Do For Your Partner RN

Even the most romantic among us don't always feel like we have the time to plan sweet romantic gestures for our partners. There's really no excuse, though, because there are so many nice things you can do quickly and easily, and the payoff is worth the extra effort. It's often said that when you give, you receive, that that definitely applies to relationships. "Just reducing negative interactions is not enough for most couples to feel satisfied in their relationship, they also need to experience…

By Suzannah Weiss