Gigi is a writer, feminist, and 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.

Latest Articles

What Happens If You Miss Your Birth Control More Than 2 Days In A Row?

I had a friend who could never remember to take her birth control. She wound up pregnant because she was consistently missing multiple days in the cycle. She didn't think it was a big deal. She'd tell...
By Gigi Engle

How to Deal With Two Very Different Sex Drives

When it comes to getting some action, what are you to do if you or your partner doesn’t want as much sex as the other? This is the case in many relationships. One person wants more sex than the other....
By Gigi Engle

15 Women on The Times They Were Slut-Shamed

So many women are slut-shamed. Even women who aren’t sexually active or sexually promiscuous in any way experience slut-shaming. “Slut shaming is so prevalent because it always has been," sexologist a...
By Gigi Engle

How My Parents' Unique Story Shaped My Understanding Of Love

My mom first told me my father had “saved” her at my grandmother’s (third) wedding. My aunt had unintentionally traumatized my siblings and me by dropping the ill-timed news that my mother had been ma...
By Gigi Engle

My Fear Of Driving Is Deeply Rooted in Sexism

I am a terrible driver. Not in the sense that I’m reckless, driving 85 in a 55 with insatiable road rage. I actually drive like a grandma. I go 45 mph on the highway. I’m not a poor driver because I d...
By Gigi Engle

What Really Happens To Your Body When You Kiss Someone For the First Time

I’ll never forget my first kiss with my partner. It may sound cheesy, and there may have been enough tequila in my system to get a rhinoceros drunk, but there were *fireworks*. His lips were so soft, ...
By Gigi Engle

What Nobody Told You About Bringing Food Into The Bedroom

Something has been on my mind and I really have to get it out there. We have to talk about food in the bedroom. Do you want to hear a story? No? OK. Here it goes. Once upon a time, a friend of mine wh...
By Gigi Engle

What Happened When I Wore This Feminist Shirt Around NYC

I love shouting, “Pussy Power!” out loud, for all to hear. We should be empowered enough to use the word pussy without fear, right? I was given the shirt after I curated a Pussy Power sex toy box with...
By Gigi Engle

Why You Get Pissed At Your Partner For Things They Do In Your Dreams

I’m in a room drinking wine with my boyfriend and this hot friend of mine (who I kind of have a crush on). She’s really gorgeous and has perfect bangs. My boyfriend and I are planning to have a threes...
By Gigi Engle

Why Grown-Ass Women Don't Date Jerks

I used to date a lot of jerks. I also was a jerk a lot of the time in my past relationships. Having been on both side of the spectrum, I know something very true about how an adult, boss-ass lady who ...
By Gigi Engle

How I Deal With Everyone Pressuring Me To Get Engaged

Is it normal to talk about marriage before you even start thinking about buying a ring? I’m not sure how common it is, but I certainly discuss the big M with my boyfriend on the reg. My partner and I ...
By Gigi Engle

This Is What The Future Of Sex Will Look Like

Cindy Gallop is a total legend in the sex world. If you’re involved in sex-tech (a term she coined, btw), you’ve probably crossed paths with the likes of this blonde bombshell. She’s the founder of Ma...
By Gigi Engle

What To Know About The History Of The IUD

“IUDs are making a serious comeback.” I say to a girlfriend over a Sunday morning walk. “I thought IUDs were a new thing. Didn’t you just get one?” she asks me. It suddenly occurs to be that IUDs do...
By Gigi Engle

The Real Reason To Keep Work Out of The Bedroom

“What are you doing, Gigi? Are you on the phone right now?” My partner lifted his sleep mask off his eyes with one hand, and rubbed my back with the other, disgruntled and ruffled from sleep. It was m...
By Gigi Engle

Here's Why You Can't Stop Stalking Your Ex On Social Media

I was sitting with one of my friends, eating overpriced fruit and yogurt at brunch in the West Village. I was listening her go on and on about her ex boyfriend’s Instagram feed, “I saw he was liking t...
By Gigi Engle

Why You Should Break Up with "The One" If They Start Taking You For Granted

My main piece of relationship advice for my friends is to breakup with someone who is not treating them well — even if they think they person is the love of their life. This, as it were, is irrelevant...
By Gigi Engle

The Reason Spring Puts Us ~In The Mood~

After what was the second warmest February on record, it seems we have finally inched past the freezing temperatures and here we are, moving into the joys of spring. It is time to put the Canada goose...
By Gigi Engle

The Real Reason You Keep Having Dreams About Your Ex

I had this awful ex boyfriend who was literally the devil incarnate. That might be a slight exaggeration. He wasn’t exactly the king of hell, but he was most certainly the worst. OK, OK. I’ll tell you...
By Gigi Engle

How Mindful Meditation Can Improve Your Sex Life

I’d like to think I’m a pretty real chick. I’m decidedly against frou-frou trends, trying to name the color of my aura, or juice cleanses — unless it’s something that can boost your libido. If somethi...
By Gigi Engle

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...
By Gigi Engle

The Best Sex Advice I've Gotten From My Mom

The relationship I have with my mother teeters right on the edge of adorable and completely absurd. She’s always been completely open with me about sex. Not once has she made me feel weird about it. S...
By Gigi Engle