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

You May Want To Rethink Having Hot Tub Sex On Your Bucket List

All you have to do is watch a movie with a sexy hot tub sex scene to know that getting it on in a hot tub looks sexy AF. Personally, I see it as a hot, piping bowl of bacteria soup, just begging to ma...
By Amanda Chatel

9 Positions For When You Want To Feel Closer To Your Partner

One doesn't have to pore over the Kama Sutra to know that there is a sex position for every mood. Whether it's an intense quickie in the bathroom with someone you don't plan to see again or a multiple...
By Amanda Chatel

The One Toy Every Grown-Ass Woman Needs This Summer

While vibrators were once something very few women owned, with some statistics suggesting only one percent of women had vibrators in the 1970s, it's safe to say a lot more own them, considering the se...
By Amanda Chatel

Trump Is Making Your Divorce Even Messier

The political climate isn't just affecting the daily lives of Americans, but it's affecting how people behave in divorce court, too, according to a recent study by the American Academy of Matrimonial ...
By Amanda Chatel

9 Sex Positions For When You're Busy AF

As much as we'd all love to have ample time to devote to sex, our busy lives sometimes prevent it. Between work responsibilities, social engagements, and everything else in between (movie marathons, a...
By Amanda Chatel

I Had My Birth Chart Read & Found Out What I'm Like In Bed

I had my birth chart read for the first time in 2010. It was a rough period in my life. I had just come out of toxic relationship, my career had yet to start, my depression was in high gear, and to sa...
By Amanda Chatel

5 Sex Positions He Secretly Hates

No matter how much you love having sex, there's probably at least one or two sex positions you hate. Whether it's because it doesn't feel good, it hurts, is boring, it's too intimate, not intimate eno...
By Amanda Chatel

What I Wish I Knew About Vacation Hookups

According to my parents, I'm on a permanent vacation. This, of course, isn't true. (Although I wish it were.) Instead, as a freelancer, I find myself over here for a couple months, over there for a fe...
By Amanda Chatel

How To Respond When Your Partner Says "I Love You" Before You're Ready

I have never said "I love you" first in a relationship. As someone who has learned to play it close to the chest in regards to her emotions, even if I'm feeling it I won't dare say it first. If I'm no...
By Amanda Chatel

How I Finally Got Over My Sexual Hangup

“Just breathe,” he told me. “Realize that I want to be here and I could stay down here for hours, if you wanted me to.” Those were the words that were said to me not long ago by a man I was seeing. He...
By Amanda Chatel

This Exhibit Will Make You Question Everything You Know About Female Sexuality

On June 21, a new exhibit, NSFW: Female Gaze, opened at the Museum of Sex in New York City. The exhibition showcases more than 20 female artists who will, through their preferred medium, interpret the...
By Amanda Chatel

Why I'm Donating Rice Pilaf To The Museum Of Broken Relationships In NYC

On Sunday July 16 and Monday July 17, the Los Angeles-based Museum of Broken Relationships will be in New York City. In celebration of Bravo's new series, A Night with My Ex, which premieres July 18, ...
By Amanda Chatel

How To Network If You're Nervous Talking To People

For the third year in a row, Bustle's Upstart Awards are honoring young women who are doing incredible things in the realms of business, STEM, fashion and beauty, the arts, philanthropy, and beyond. W...
By Amanda Chatel

7 Things You Should Never Say In An Interview

For the third year in a row, Bustle's Upstart Awards are honoring young women who are doing incredible things in the realms of business, STEM, fashion and beauty, the arts, philanthropy, and beyond. W...
By Amanda Chatel

What To Do If You Think You Have Work Burnout

For the third year in a row, Bustle's Upstart Awards are honoring young women who are doing incredible things in the realms of business, STEM, fashion and beauty, the arts, philanthropy, and beyond. W...
By Amanda Chatel

9 Positions That Will Ignite Your Relationship

It takes a lot of different components to keep a relationship happy and healthy. It's absolutely paramount that you don't just make a concerted effort, but that you also lay down some groundwork. You ...
By Amanda Chatel

17 Women Reveal The Sex Toy That Changed Their Life

No longer some piece of plastic you get from a shady store off the highway, sex toys are now a $15 billion industry, according to Forbes. Not only are sex toys pleasurable, but a study by The Kinsey I...
By Amanda Chatel

15 Experienced Pride Attendees On The Most Important Thing To Pack For Pride

Due in part to the Stonewall Riots in New York City on June 28, 1969, June has become the month in which we don't just celebrate the queer community, but pay homage to those who paved the way in makin...
By Amanda Chatel

11 Discreet Sex Toys To Travel With

As summer gets closer and closer, we find ourselves getting into prime vacation season. With every vacation means packing the essentials: SPF, a few beach reads, bathing suits, a night out dress, and,...
By Amanda Chatel

These Are The Top Colleges For Making Your Sexual Fantasy For A Reality

For some, having a threesome is the ultimate sexual unicorn. As in, you've heard about them, you might even know someone who's had one (or two), but the opportunity has yet to come your way. And so yo...
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