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.

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People Are Sharing Why They Love Birth Control On Twitter RN & It'll Make You Emotional

Today, for the fifth year in a row, we're celebrating Thanks, Birth Control Day. Originally started in 2012 by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, the day was launched to celebrate not just the benefits of birth control, bu…
By Amanda Chatel

I Wasn't Welcome At My Husband's Funeral. Here's What It Taught Me About Grief

I got the call on July 7 that Olivier, my husband, just 50 years old, had passed away from a heart attack. It was, according to his daughter, quick and painless, as one would hope a death will be, and she commented on how peaceful he looked, lifeless…
By Amanda Chatel

I'm A Woman Who Writes About Sex Online & The Trolling I Get Is As Horrific As You Might Think

I've been writing about sex online for about six years. Although I had always wanted to write, my dream wasn't to grow up to write about sex. It just sort of happened when a friend asked me to attend "The Art of the Blow Job" workshop at Babeland and…
By Amanda Chatel

7 Reasons You May Be In Pain After You Have Sex, According To An OB/GYN

Despite being a boatload of fun, sex doesn't come without the occasional downsides. And one such downside is vaginal burning after intercourse. You know, because the weird noises, the suspicious smells, the possibility of a urinary tract infection, a…
By Amanda Chatel

FYI, These Zodiac Signs Should Probably NEVER Date

If we pay attention to our personality traits based on our zodiac sign, we're likely to figure out quite a bit about ourselves and the people around us. From which careers are an ideal match, to which zodiac signs are pretty much our mortal enemies, …
By Amanda Chatel

9 Signs You & Your Partner Are Soulmates In Bed

In 2013, I met a man whom I called my sexual soulmate. Although I don't believe in soulmates, per se, of the romantic notion because it just feels far too limiting, I definitely believe in sexual soulmates. I also believe you can have more than one. …
By Amanda Chatel

This Is The Best Side Hustle For You, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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

The Things Most Likely To Make You Fall In Love With Someone, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

While astrology is definitely intriguing in many ways, it's the love aspects of the zodiac that are most likely to make people sit up and pay attention. I, for one, when reading my astrology, actually jump right to the love and relationship part, hop…
By Amanda Chatel

These Are The Zodiac Signs That Should Never Date

Your zodiac sign has some say in our personality traits, affecting the career (or side hustle) we choose, how we handle our money, the friends we make, and of course, who we get into a relationship with. But do people really date based on their zodia…
By Amanda Chatel

This Is The Best Career For You Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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

Why You Need To Take Your Mental Health Days, According To Experts

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

In Case You Feel Like Crying, Here's How Much Attending A Wedding In 2017 Is Costing You

Weddings are expensive. In 2016, The Knot polled 13,000 brides and grooms and found the national average cost for a wedding was $35,329. Wow. But weddings aren't pricy AF for just the bride and groom, but for the guests, too. And, if you're invited t…
By Amanda Chatel

Cuffing Season Is Coming, But Here's Why Experts Say To Avoid It

As the days get shorter and the nights get chillier, it's time to admit to a painful truth: Cuffing Season is coming. Cuffing Season. Those two words can drive a stake through the heart of any hopeless romantic, and make even those of us who scoff at…
By Amanda Chatel

7 Stats That Show Why Birth Control Is So Important

As someone who's been on one form of birth control or another since I was 18, I often take it for granted. I take for granted that although the very first oral contraceptive, Enovoid, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1960, it was f…
By Amanda Chatel

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