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

9 Signs Of Burnout That Are Less Noticeable But Just As Damaging

People have been telling me for years that my work schedule is a recipe for burnout, but because I've remained super productive, I've always thought I was the one exception. But it turns out burnout d...
By Suzannah Weiss

The Real Reason You're ~In The Mood~ During Your Period

Most doctors will tell you that you're horniest during ovulation, the stage of your cycle right between periods. Since the egg has started its journey down to the fallopian tubes, where sperm could re...
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Signs You Have Too Many Toxic People In Your Life

A lot of us don't realize how many toxic people we're involved with. But whether we can see it or not, the psychological toll of dealing with toxic people comes out in all different area of our lives....
By Suzannah Weiss

The *One* Zodiac Sign To Avoid When Dating

If you're into astrology, you've probably looked up what signs you're most compatible with. But you might not have thought about which zodiac signs to avoid when dating. It could be worth looking into...
By Suzannah Weiss

What Your Sex Life Can Tell You About Your Health

If you want to get an idea of how healthy you are, take a look at your sex life. The healthier we are, the easier a time our bodies have with everything — including sex. So, there are many different w...
By Suzannah Weiss

The Sign You Need To Spend Some Time Single

When we're unhappy in our relationships, we might find a million flaws with our partners or excuses to leave when the truth is, we'd just rather be alone. The issues you attribute to your partner or r...
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Signs Your Relationship Is Hurting Your Mental Health

During my last year of college, I found myself picking my split ends constantly. A friend of mine asked me how I felt when I did it. "Angry," I realized. "At who?" she asked. "My boyfriend," I said. T...
By Suzannah Weiss

How To Let Go Of A Toxic Parent

Nobody wants toxic people in their lives, but when those people are your parents, you can't always just suddenly cut off all contact. Letting go of a toxic parent doesn't always mean that, though. It ...
By Suzannah Weiss

What The First Year Of My Relationship Taught Me

Last June, I saw a hot guy to my left in an Ibiza club and asked to bite him. I never imagined that by now, he'd be my boyfriend. Yet a dozen plane rides, hundreds of WhatsApp messages, and a maddenin...
By Suzannah Weiss

The Reason You Have Contractions Before You Climax

Last year, my boyfriend was fingering me and I felt like I was going to come, but instead, I just had this weird, singular vaginal twitch. It felt similar to an orgasm but less intense. After I starte...
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Types Of Online Dates I Regret Putting Up With

When I look back on the days when I was active on dating sites, there are so many moments that leave me wondering, "What was I thinking?" I know what I was thinking: I really wanted something to work ...
By Suzannah Weiss

Can A Relationship Be Open For Only One Person?

I've always been curious about open relationships, but I hate the thought of someone I'm dating hooking up with someone else. That made me wonder: Can a relationship be open for only one person? Or is...
By Suzannah Weiss

It's Time To Change How We Define This Body Part

When I first learned that the clitoris was like a little penis, I felt empowered. After being taught that the penis was the sexual organ of all sexual organs, I no longer felt like I was missing out o...
By Suzannah Weiss

What If You Want An Open Relationship & Your Partner Doesn't?

As consensual non-monogamy becomes more and more common, many people who previously assumed relationships had to be exclusive are wondering if opening their relationship might benefit them. That means...
By Suzannah Weiss

Is This Pleasure Spot Real? Scientists Still Can't Agree

Ever since I was a teenager reading women's magazines, I've been hearing about the joys of the G-spot. But I’ve never found such a place on my own body. I mean, pressure on the top of the inside of my...
By Suzannah Weiss

How To Improve Your Sex Life Through Self-Pleasure

Lots of sex therapists say that masturbation makes you a better partner. But how exactly? It obviously teaches you what you like, which lets you help your partners please you, but is there any other w...
By Suzannah Weiss

My Partner & I Asked Those 36 Questions

Ever since I learned about the "36 Questions to Fall in Love" — which made strangers feel close in one 1997 study — I wanted to try them with a partner. But the idea of asking them to a stranger terri...
By Suzannah Weiss

How To Feel Like A Goddess At Work (& Everywhere)

Sexuality and career success aren't two things we usually hear about together. But Alphanista founder Maryann Reid believes that connecting to our sexuality and sensuality is key to developing the con...
By Suzannah Weiss

Ask Yourself *This* Before Buying Your First Sex Toy

Now that I'm a sex writer with dozens of vibrators in my apartment, getting sex toys seems like second nature to me. That makes it easy to forget that a decade ago, I was a nervous teen shopping for h...
By Suzannah Weiss

Here's Who You Should Be Dating Based On Your Sign

If your last Tinder match ghosted you, you could analyze the date and attempt to figure out whether you told a bad joke or had bad breath. Or, it's quite possible you two just weren't compatible. Blam...
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

4 Ways To Combat Rape Culture On College Campuses

Sexual assault is nothing short of an epidemic on college campuses, as the video "How to Fight Rape Culture at Colleges" by Riley J. Dennis points out. 33 percent of cis women, 39 percent of TGQN (tra...
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

Rape Culture Begins Affecting Us Incredibly Early

We frequently talk about the objectification of women, but what we don't always discuss is the objectification of girls. But as a new study in Children and Youth Services Review shows, we need to. Acc...
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