Amanda is a writer who divides her time between NYC and Paris. She's a regular contributor to Mic, YourTango, Livingly, and TheBolde. Other bylines include: Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, The Atlantic, Forbes, YouBeauty, Huffington Post, The Frisky, and BlackBook. Her greatest dream is to win a cheesecake eating contest while holding a baby panda.

Latest Articles

9 Positions For When You're Sleep AF

No matter how much you might love sex, sometimes exhaustion can take over and you can find yourself in the mood but sleepy. What follows is the debate of whether or not to even do it. On one hand, you...
By Amanda Chatel

The Best Place To Find A One-Night Stand Is...

Love 'em or hate 'em, you're definitely not alone if you've had a few one-night stands. According to a recent study by DrEd.com, the majority of people have had a one-night stand at least once in thei...
By Amanda Chatel

7 Positions That Are Worth The Effort

Although we tend to believe that sex positions should be easy, the ones that require some work can certainly pay off in the end, too. For example, the more difficult the sex position, the more need fo...
By Amanda Chatel

What Happened When I Got Off Before Work Every Day

I have been masturbating a lot. Not just because May is National Masturbation Month, but because there's something about the spring that makes me want to masturbate. "There are an endless number of re...
By Amanda Chatel

Can This Boost Your Sex Life?

Thanks to the invention of the cell phone camera, sending nude photos, and sexting, has become a big part of our culture. Although we seem to think that sexting is pretty much regulated to younger dem...
By Amanda Chatel

The Best Position To Try With Someone New

In my mind, there's nothing more exciting than a new partner. It's unchartered waters, as you fumble around and explore each other, like you've just been given a really cool gift and want to figure ou...
By Amanda Chatel

7 Positions That Make Sex Go Faster

As much as hours and hours of sex can be out-of-this-world fantastic, having a quickie can be equally great. But in a completely different way, of course. One of the big selling points about having a ...
By Amanda Chatel

What I Learned From Having Solo Sex In A New Location Every Day For Week

In case you didn't get the memo, May is National Masturbation Month. It's the one month a year we honor the beloved activity that unites us all: masturbation. Masturbation isn't just some of the best ...
By Amanda Chatel

What People Get Wrong About Breakup Sex

So you and your partner are breaking up. You're both packing up your belongings, either tearfully or angrily, remembering all the good times, and maybe even wondering where it all went wrong. Then, so...
By Amanda Chatel

What To Do If Your Partner Is Cheating On You

For some, cheating on a partner, is the worst thing one can do in a relationship. As someone who was cheated on, I can't help but agree. When that level of trust is broken, it's hard to get it back, e...
By Amanda Chatel

9 Positions For Getting It On In The Car

Although getting to have sex in a car isn't an opportunity that comes my way very often these days, I do remember how fun it was. Aside from a mutual masturbation situation in the car with an ex a cou...
By Amanda Chatel

How To Make Your Favorite Position Even Better

Although sex-related studies are always changing, one thing that these studies keep telling us is that doggy style is the most preferred sex position. From the United States to Europe to Canada to, po...
By Amanda Chatel

7 Best Positions For Doing It In The Shower

When it comes to shower sex, it's a ~slippery~ slope. It seems super hot in theory, but realistically, can easily end in one or multiple sex-related injuries. Although such a disaster can make for a g...
By Amanda Chatel

This Is The Biggest Thing Singles Are Lying About Today

My big lie that I tell on dates is that I'm younger than I am. Granted, I don't pass myself off as 25, despite being mid-30s, but I do like to say I'm 31. Sometimes 30. And once or twice 29. Why? I do...
By Amanda Chatel

I Know I'm An Alcoholic, But I'm Afraid Of What Life Would Be Like If I Quit Drinking

Although I technically live in New York, I’m not there much lately. I sublet my apartment to travel half the year. In many ways this is heartbreaking, because New York is the love of my life. But in o...
By Amanda Chatel

The Sign Your Partner Wants To Be Dating Other People

As much as it might be a difficult concept to process, there may come a time in your life when your partner wants to start seeing other people. It doesn't mean they want to give you up entirely but, i...
By Amanda Chatel

Here's How Much Millennials Spend As Wedding Guests

Weddings are expensive business. According to the latest research by The Knot, the average cost of a wedding in 2017 is going to be about $35,329. Just to put that into perspective, the average yearly...
By Amanda Chatel

7 Small Tweaks To Make For Better Sex

It's safe to assume that many people want to have the best sex possible. Not just because it's fun and feels good, but because it's healthy. The list of benefits that come with great sex is a long one...
By Amanda Chatel

10 Untranslatable Words That Express Love

The fact that there are 6,500 different languages spoken in the world literally blows my mind. What blows my mind even more is that some languages have words for feelings and emotions that the English...
By Amanda Chatel

Why This Site Wants You To Do It In A Panda Outfit

You don't have to be a devoted humanitarian to know that number of Giant Pandas aren't what they should be. Although they were officially taken off the endangered species list in 2016, that doesn't me...
By Amanda Chatel

This Toy Could Be A Treatment For "O" Struggles

For many women, having an orgasm isn’t always easy. With research reporting that only 25 percent of women can orgasm vaginally, that leaves a whopping 75 percent who need clitoral stimulation in order...
By Amanda Chatel

11 Gifts To Give Yourself

With all the gift-giving that will be had this holiday season, it’s time to think about yourself. I’m not just talking about all those sexy gifts that you more than deserve, but gifts that are equally...
By Amanda Chatel

19 Examples Of Exactly What *Not* To Say In Bed

When it comes to what people say during sex, things can get awkward. If you’re not on the same page, sexually speaking, as your partner, what you think is sexy dirty talk, may be terrifying or even st...
By Amanda Chatel

Do These Women Get Off More?

If you’re a single woman, boy, do I have great news for you. According to a new study, you’re having more orgasms than you’re coupled-up counterparts. Yes! I’m not even writing this to be nice or quel...
By Amanda Chatel

Where To Have Sex This Week

For those of you who have been fantasizing about getting it on in the back of an Uber, it's time to put that dream to bed. In a list of “rules,” that were released on Thursday, Uber has banned sex and...
By Amanda Chatel

7 Positions For When Your Partner Needs Confidence

Having confidence in bed at all times isn’t always a guarantee. Even those who consider themselves virtual rockstars in bed can sometimes feel less than confident in their skills depending on what’s g...
By Amanda Chatel

This Is The Best Way To Handle Rejection

If you haven’t been on Twitter today, you’ve missed the current hashtag trend making the rounds. People all over Twitter are using the #HowIHandleRejection hashtag to express how they handle all sorts...
By Amanda Chatel

The Best Place For A Holiday Party Hookup Is...

As someone who freelances, every year I miss out on one of the best things about working in an office: Holiday office parties. Just like every weekly Happy Hour event and company anniversary, holiday ...
By Amanda Chatel

This Is The Position Guys Love The Most

What's the best sex position? Well, that depends. Who we are and where we live has a lot to do with what sex positions we prefer, a new survey says. For example, more men than women are crazy about th...
By Amanda Chatel

7 Positions Your Partner Has Probably Never Tried

No matter how experienced your partner might be, there’s a good chance they haven’t tried all the sex positions out there. You have to figure if you take a look at the Kama Sutra, that boasts at least...
By Amanda Chatel

9 Sex Positions For When You’re Feeling Lazy AF

I’m the first one to admit that I can be pretty lazy in bed. As someone who lives her life in black and white, with little room for a gray area, I either give sex 120 percent or 10 percent… or maybe i...
By Amanda Chatel

This Is The Position Women Really Want In Bed

When it comes to sex positions, men and women aren’t always on the same page. While there are definitely places where we overlap — both men and women listed doggy style as their favorite sex position ...
By Amanda Chatel

America's Favorite Position Is...

When it comes to sex positions, we all have our favorite. For example, I’m a sucker for the spooning position, whereas almost every guy I’ve dated has put doggy style as their number one position that...
By Amanda Chatel

Proof That We Really Must Step Up AIDS Education

December 1 marks the 28th annual World AIDS Day. Originally established in 1988, as the very first international global health day, World AIDS Day recognizes not just those who we lost to the virus, b...
By Amanda Chatel

What To Know About This Type Of Climax

The clitoris is a fascinating part of the female anatomy. Not only because it's simply awesome, but because the only purpose of the clitoris is to provide pleasure. That’s it. Although there are other...
By Amanda Chatel

The Sexiest Cyber Monday Deals Out There Today

With all those sexy Black Friday deals out of the way, it’s time to focus on Cyber Monday. Just like Black Friday, Cyber Monday has become a major part of holiday shopping traditions, whether you’re g...
By Amanda Chatel

11 Sexy Gifts To Give Yourself

With the holiday season rapidly tumbling toward us, as it does every year, it’s time to start thinking gifts. Because what good is a holiday season without the act of giving and getting? One full of l...
By Amanda Chatel

13 Gift Ideas For Your Significant Other

Sometimes buying a gift for a significant other can be daunting. I mean, you want to give them something you know they’ll love, but that also shows just how well you know them and how much they mean t...
By Amanda Chatel

5 Reasons NOT To Have Sex At A Relative’s House

It wasn’t until I was out of college and living on my own in New York City that my parents finally let my partner and I sleep together over the holidays. This was a very big deal. I had heard of other...
By Amanda Chatel

7 Reasons To Always Carry Condoms

You know what the world can always use? More condoms. And, according to condom startup, Lovability Condoms, the only thing better than regular ol’ condoms are feminist condoms. So they did what any st...
By Amanda Chatel