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

This Is The Number One Reason People Masturbate

Masturbation isn't always about sexual urges — a fact I had to explain to a friend who walked in on her husband masturbating, took it as a personal affront, and locked herself in the bathroom for hours to cry. Those who masturbate regularly, have les…
By Amanda Chatel

Here's How Most Women Really Feel After They Fake An Orgasm

If you have never faked an orgasm, you just might be in the minority. You're also my new hero. Although the orgasm gap is closing, there's still a disparity in how often women orgasm during sex compared to how often men orgasm. I, myself, as much as …
By Amanda Chatel

11 Ways To Make Working Remotely Feel Less Lonely

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. Want to be an Upstarts honoree one day? Read on for…
By Amanda Chatel

7 Reasons You Shouldn't Quit Your Job — At Least Not Yet

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. Want to be an Upstarts honoree one day? Read on for…
By Amanda Chatel

14 Millennial Women Reveal Their Favorite Sex Toys

For the month of September, Bustle’s Sex TBH package is talking about sex, honestly. We’re delving into how women approach the things they’re taught to be shy or embarrassed about in the bedroom — and, in doing so, we're liberating people to live the…
By Amanda Chatel

I'm No Longer Attracted To My Significant Other — Now What?

About a year into my marriage, I started to realize I was no longer attracted to my husband. At first, I thought it was a phase. He was unemployed at the time and I had become the breadwinner, while he searched for a job. ("Searched," being a term I …
By Amanda Chatel

9 Weird Inventions People Actually Use In Bed

The world is a weird and magical place. And nowhere is that weird factor more obvious than if you go looking for weird sex toys. Just when you think you've stumbled onto something really strange and one-of-a-kind, with a click of the mouse, you're li…
By Amanda Chatel

Millennial Women Reveal How Their Reading Habits Have Changed Since The 2016 Election

A lot has changed in the months since Donald Trump was sworn into office, both on a political level and a personal one. Bustle’s State of Our Unions series looks at how millennial women's relationships with their friends, family members, and romantic…
By Amanda Chatel

Why Sleeping Separately Could Be The Best Thing For Your Relationship

When I was married, my husband and I slept apart. It wasn't for lack of love or lack of intimacy, but simply that he snored. When I say snore, I don't mean the slight cutesy snore that, when you're in love, seems like the most adorable thing in the w…
By Amanda Chatel

17 Millennial Women Reveal How Trump Is Changing The Way They Use Social Media

A lot has changed in the months since Donald Trump was sworn into office, both on a political level and a personal one. Bustle’s State of Our Unions series looks at how millennial women's relationships with their friends, family members, and romantic…
By Amanda Chatel

I Tried To Meet The Love Of My Life During The Solar Eclipse & It Was As Difficult As You'd Imagine

Not since 1979 has North America been privy to a total solar eclipse. Although, if we get specific, that one was mostly visible only in the Northeast. This one, however, was seen by most of the United States as its path stretched from Oregon to South…
By Amanda Chatel

7 Ways To Sync Kissing Styles With Your Partner, According To Experts

Back in May I met a deliciously hot guy. When I say deliciously hot, I mean he was the type that sort stops you in your tracks and takes your breath away. I'm not even exaggerating. After hours and hours of just talking, he leaned in to kiss me and..…
By Amanda Chatel

7 Horrifying Things That Happened To Me During Sex To Remind You That You’re Not Alone

From the first time I had to sex to the very last time I had sex a couple weeks ago, my sex life has been riddled in embarrassment. Why? Because I'm a walking catastrophe for the most part. I'm that woman who, if I dared to try a striptease, would so…
By Amanda Chatel

7 Ways You Change After Getting Out Of An Abusive Relationship

One in three women experience some form of violence at the hands of an intimate partner, according to research by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Women between 18 and 24 are most commonly the age bracket who experience violence at t…
By Amanda Chatel

9 Most Harmful Misconceptions About Sex, According To A Former Dominatrix

After two years as a dominatrix in New York City, Amy Boyajian, Founder and CEO of Wild Flower, an online sexual wellness boutique and lifestyle site, had had enough. In those two years, her eyes were opened to not just the negative stereotypes that …
By Amanda Chatel

Most Millennials Say This Is The Best Food To Eat With A One-Night Stand

Whether it's before you have a one-night stand or after you've had sex and need nourishment, food is probably a good idea. I take that back. Food is a brilliantly, fantastic idea. Because what's better than sex and food? Nothing. In fact, a 2016 surv…
By Amanda Chatel

7 Things To Know Before Having Sex In The Pool

When it comes to summertime sex, it's hard not to think about having sex in a pool or in the ocean. Or lake. Or river. Or maybe even while rolling around on a Slip'n Slide under a sprinkler. If it's already hot as hell and you're leaving swamp ass al…
By Amanda Chatel

Everyone's Doing It At Lollapalooza, And Here's Exactly Where The Sex Is Going Down

We are officially in the midst of music festival season! Doesn't it feel great? And with Lollapalooza music festival starting on August 3, it's time to ask yourself a very important question: If I'm going to have sex at Lollapalooza, where would be a…
By Amanda Chatel

9 Positions To Try In August Before You Say Goodbye To Summer Sex

As much as it pains me to say this, with the arrival of August comes the realization that summer is coming to an end. We had June and it was great! July showed up and it was fantastic! And now we've reached August, meaning summer sales are about to b…
By Amanda Chatel

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 make a home in every corner of my body, but I'm also…
By Amanda Chatel