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.

Latest Articles

Can You Get An STI From A Vibrator?

Despite their name, sexually transmitted infections don't only propagate through sex. You can catch some from kissing or touching, and some don't even require another person — they can actually travel...
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Things Digital Nomads Are Tired Of Hearing

"Where are you based?" is a question I've come to dread. I understand where people who ask it are coming from — it's a good conversation starter — but I don't have a "base" as much as an entire field....
By Suzannah Weiss

The Best Toys For Solo Sex Quickies

I go to some extreme lengths to carve out time in my schedule, from re-wearing outfits to brushing my teeth on the toilet. But one thing I will absolutely not sacrifice is my daily sex and/or masturba...
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Things To Know About Being A Digital Nomad

After my college graduation, I just couldn't stop moving. I never made it a whole year anywhere. I daydreamed about having no apartment at all and traveling. It wasn't that I disliked my location; I j...
By Suzannah Weiss

What Women Thought When They First Saw *This* Body Part

Since most of us need a hand mirror to get intimately acquainted with our vulvas, some go years without seeing one of their most significant body parts. Once we do, the reactions range from wonder to ...
By Suzannah Weiss

What You Should Know About Your Partner After A Year

Once you've been dating someone for a year, it might feel like you're past the get-to-know-each-other stage. But you may be surprised by how much there still is to learn. There are certain things you ...
By Suzannah Weiss

Here's How Sex Will Be Different In 10 Years

The way we thought about, talked about, and even had sex 10 years ago was in many ways different from the way we do now. So chances are, it'll also be very different in 10 years. But the ways sex will...
By Suzannah Weiss

What To Stop Hiding From Your Partner

We've all heard that being open about your feelings is necessary for a healthy relationship. But too often, we decide it's easier to just keep things to ourselves than to risk bringing them up and get...
By Suzannah Weiss

What Your Desire To Cheat Could Mean

You're not alone if you've wondered, "why do I want to cheat?" A recent study in Social Science Research found that 13 percent of women and 10 percent of men have cheated on their current partners, an...
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Signs Your Relationship Is On The Rocks

Sometimes, you can sense a breakup from a mile away. Other times, it might creep up on you. If you know the signs your relationship is falling apart, though, you may be able to see them soon enough to...
By Suzannah Weiss

Here's The Best Date For Every Love Language

I've never considered myself someone who cares about material things, so I was surprised to recently learn from the Love Languages Quiz that my love language is "Receiving Gifts." The love languages, ...
By Suzannah Weiss

People Share Their Juicy Vacation Hookup Stories

I'm a complete sucker for vacation hookup stories. After all, people travel to foreign destinations either to find themselves or to be somebody else for a while, both of which can bring out our advent...
By Suzannah Weiss

What Really Happens When You "Take A Break" From A Relationship

When couples hit a roadblock, they usually weigh the pros and cons of staying together and breaking up. But there's a third option that's rarely granted any thought: taking a break. As Chris Armstrong...
By Suzannah Weiss

How To Get Out Of Your Head During Sex

A lot of the sexual problems people have come down to getting stuck in your head during sex. From erectile dysfunction to anorgasmia, the real problem is sometimes that we're just not in the moment. T...
By Suzannah Weiss

How My "Break" Became A Breakup

The question of whether a relationship can survive a "break" has occupied our minds since Ross and Rachel's break on Friends, and it's returned to the public eye since David Schwimmer and Zoe Buckman ...
By Suzannah Weiss

The Sign Your Sex Life Is Suffering

Most couples know if their sex life is fantastic or outright bad, but it can be harder to recognize when it's merely satisfactory but not very exciting. It's important to learn the more subtle signs y...
By Suzannah Weiss

15 Women On Their Biggest Regrets About Their Relationships With Their Moms

Most Mother's Day cards and commercials celebrate all the beautiful things about moms and their kids. But the truth is, mother-daughter relationships also come with lots of struggles, and many women e...
By Suzannah Weiss

The Problem With Teaching Teens About The "Friend Zone"

I don't remember when I first heard about the "friend zone," but it wasn't until college that I learned it could be sexist. For years, I bought into the idea that if someone wants to date you and you ...
By Suzannah Weiss

Female Student Athletes Are Being Fat-Shamed By Their Coaches

Women athletes are still fighting to gain the same respect and pay as their male counterparts, and unfortunately, one big obstacle in the way is undue focus on their looks. Starting at a young age, fe...
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Anti-Feminist Things We Often Tell Our Partners

We all want to support our significant others. But a little-discussed part of being a supportive partner, especially to women and gender-nonconforming people, is being a feminist — and there are many ...
By Suzannah Weiss

The 9 Most Common Foods We Eat Before Sex

Most people know that certain foods like oysters and chocolate are considered aphrodisiacs. But do they actually increase your sex drive, or is this just an urban legend? And to the extent that they w...
By Suzannah Weiss

Feminist Quotes To Give You Hope For The Future

This hasn't exactly been the easiest year for marginalized groups. Between the election, government threats to reproductive rights, the surge in discrimination and hate in the United States, and many ...
By Suzannah Weiss

6 Subtly Sexist Pieces Of Career Advice

With women in the workplace a hot topic of discussion, it's common to read and hear career advice directed toward women in particular. And while this is worthwhile given the challenges women face, som...
By Suzannah Weiss

These People Shattered Gender Norms In 2016

There are a lot of negative things we could say about this year, particularly when it comes to gender inequality. But on a more positive note, there were a lot of people who shattered gender norms in ...
By Suzannah Weiss

An Easy Way To Make A Difference Under Trump

After Trump was elected, many people were concerned not just for the future of the United States, but also for their own individual futures. Mae Wiskin, Tyler McCauley, and Lindsay Schrupp started the...
By Suzannah Weiss

5 Ways The Holidays Perpetuate Gender Norms

The holidays provide an awesome opportunity for friends and families to come together and show their love and appreciation for one another. But, like anything, they can also perpetuate some problemati...
By Suzannah Weiss

15 Work Resolutions For Grown-Ass Women

New Year's can be a problematic day in the United States, with the most stereotypical resolutions centered on appearance and weight. But there are lots of other ways to use the holiday, and one of the...
By Suzannah Weiss

These Statistics Prove Rape Culture Isn't A Myth

Despite the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment and the objectification of women in the media, many still claim that the concept of rape culture is mere feminist propaganda. But there are plen...
By Suzannah Weiss

Feminist Affirmations Parents Can Teach Girls

Raising feminist kids is a process that takes years and extends to every part of their lives, but one excellent place to start is teaching girls to speak positively about themselves. The video "Dads W...
By Suzannah Weiss

8 First Date Horror Stories To Top Yours

Ah, first dates. They can be full of excitement, butterflies, and hope. The good ones. But those don't seem to encompass the majority of cases. The reality is, bad first dates are just as common. But ...
By Suzannah Weiss

Young Women Made Feminist Statements In 2016

Feminism isn't just for adults. In fact, some of the most progressive minds are those of kids and teens. Just look at all the young women and girls who made feminist statements in 2016. From celebriti...
By Suzannah Weiss

"Baby It's Cold Outside" Gets A Necessary Rewrite

If you listen closely to the lyrics of "Baby It's Cold Outside," an old song frequently played around the holidays, you'll notice something unsettling: It's kind of rapey. It's about a man who won't t...
By Suzannah Weiss

6 Quiet Sex Toys You Can Take Home For The Holiday

When you're home for the holidays, you may have to sacrifice a bit of your privacy, but that shouldn't mean you can't take your vibrator with you. There are plenty of quiet sex toys you can pack that'...
By Suzannah Weiss

Why Asserting Boundaries Isn't Rude

People, especially women, often fear that by extricating themselves from a conversation, they're being rude. Anna Akana's video "When It's OK to Speak Up" shows one scenario in which she felt this way...
By Suzannah Weiss

8 Sexual Desires You Didn't Know Existed

When you think about sexual fetishes, what are the first things that come to mind? I personally think of foot fetishes, or maybe sadomasochism. But there are many more unusual sexual fetishes out ther...
By Suzannah Weiss

How To Do Good With Your Holiday Gifting

Every winter, many of us are expected to give things to our families, significant others, and friends, regardless of whether or not they actually need them. While this can be a nice gesture, there are...
By Suzannah Weiss

6 Phrases That Erase Trans and Non-Binary People

A large part of feminism is obtaining equal treatment for women, so understandably, a lot of feminist efforts and rhetoric focus on women. But the problem with this is that some phrases commonly used ...
By Suzannah Weiss

The Deal-Breakers People Regret Having

People seem to fall into one of two camps when it comes to dating deal-breakers: either they think people are too picky or they think people are not picky enough. But maybe it's not quite either. Mayb...
By Suzannah Weiss

5 Factors That Are Keeping You From Getting Off

As women, we're often taught that our bodies and our orgasms are very complicated and mysterious. But often, if we're not orgasming as easily or as much as we'd like, the problem isn't really with our...
By Suzannah Weiss

The Common Assumptions That Sabotage Relationships

Whether we realize it our not, we go about life — and into relationships — with a set of assumptions about how the world works and how people work. These are meant to serve as handy guidelines to info...
By Suzannah Weiss