Amanda is a writer who divides her time between NYC and Paris. She's a regular contributor to Glamour, Bolde, Livingly, and Mic. Other bylines include: Harper's Bazaar, The Atlantic, Forbes, Elle, 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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9 Intimate Spring Dates That Don't Involve Drinking

As someone who's dated more than I've been in actual relationships throughout my life, I know that drinking on a date can be a great icebreaker when you're first hanging out with someone. But the problem with our super alcohol-friendly culture is tha…
By Amanda Chatel

9 Butt Plugs For Beginners

Even if you've yet to delve into anal play, there's a pretty good chance you've thought about it. Whether it's crossed your mind in a "thanks, but no thanks" way, or a "well, maybe... someday" way, the point is that anal play may have bounced around …
By Amanda Chatel

7 Sex Toys You Can Control With Your Phone

To say that sex toy technology has come a long way, would be a severe understatement. Not too long ago people were still getting off by rubbing what was intended to be body massagers (ahem, Hitachi Wand) against their favorite sensitive bits until th…
By Amanda Chatel

7 Reasons You Shouldn't Date Your Best Friend

Several years ago, I started dating my best friend. At the time, it made perfect sense. We were inseparable, we had so much in common, we were extremely close, and when we realized we had feelings for each other that surpassed being just friends, it …
By Amanda Chatel

These Are The 3 Most Exciting Sex Positions For Your Sign

If you've experimented with different sex positions, you can probably list your favorites very easily. So easily, in fact, that you don't even have to think about it — you can just rattle off your top three in a matter of seconds. The reason for this…
By Amanda Chatel

6 Habits Of New Couples Whose Relationships Will Last

There's nothing quite like finding yourself in a brand new relationship where everything is, seemingly, perfect. Any future drama, chaos, heartbreak, and all other possibilities don't even register on your radar. In fact, things are so great, you don…
By Amanda Chatel

7 Phrases That Will Diffuse Arguments With Your Partner, According To A Conversation Expert

Couples argue. Whether you've been together for only a short time or a considerable amount of time, you and your partner will argue. It's normal, it's healthy, and it's part of being in a relationship. In fact, various research has found that couples…
By Amanda Chatel

9 Things That Happen To Your Body During Really Good Sex

There's no debating it: orgasms are amazing. While they shouldn't necessarily be the main goal of sex (and you have nothing to be ashamed about if you've never had one), they sure can be one hell of a perk. They're not just great because of how they …
By Amanda Chatel

Here's Exactly What To Do If You Have A Panic Attack On A Date

The challenge of a panic attack is that they can come out of anywhere, at any time, and without adequate warning. Although some panic attacks may be brought on by something that's happened in the moment, others can just pop up, unexpectedly, as you'r…
By Amanda Chatel

7 Sex Positions For People Who Haven't Had Sex In Awhile

The longest I have ever gone without having sex was a whole year. It wasn't that I didn't have opportunities, but I was turned off by the whole idea of having sex after a bad breakup. So much so that during one attempt at a one-night stand, I found m…
By Amanda Chatel

I Accidentally Fell In Love With My Friend With Benefits & It's Painful

Against my better judgment, I have fallen in love with my friend with benefits. I think I may have fallen in love with him month ago, but being stubborn AF, I fought against those feelings, tooth and nail, and, when it was suggested by a couple close…
By Amanda Chatel

7 Signs You Really Are Listening To Your Intuition In Your Relationship

While intuition can come in handy in many different scenarios, we should definitely be listening to it in relationships — no matter what form your gut takes. Sometimes it's even that little voice in the back of our head letting you know that you need…
By Amanda Chatel

We Asked Experts How To Take The PERFECT Nap & Here's What They Said

If you're feeling extra sleepy today, you should probably take a nap. Like, right now, to be exact. Not just because naps are awesome, but because it's National Napping Day! And the only way to properly celebrate such an important day is to do the on…
By Amanda Chatel

7 Things I'd Like To Tell The Doctor Who Performed My Abortion

Although we may be in 2018, the fight for women to have full autonomy and access to abortion continues. It's been 45 years since the landmark decision of Roe v. Wade, but still Right Wing politicians, think they should have a say in whether a woman s…
By Amanda Chatel

6 Signs A Couple Is Built To Last, According To A Wedding Officiant

The signs a couple will last can run the gamut. For example, in 2014 two professors at Emory University found that the the cheaper the wedding, the more happy the marriage. Other studies have linked higher divorce rates to living in a red state, havi…
By Amanda Chatel

7 Ways To Truly Embrace Your Sexuality On International Women's Day

March 8, 2018 will mark the 107th International Women's Day. First celebrated by the Suffragettes of the early 1900s, International Women's Day was launched to bring attention to how important gender equality is not just here in the States, all over …
By Amanda Chatel

9 Sex Toys To Play With Before Trying This Move In Bed

When it comes to anal play, you don't immediately need to jump right into anal sex. In fact, anal play can be just as satisfying and a stepping stone toward anal sex, especially if you're a bit hesitant about it Although still regarded as somewhat ta…
By Amanda Chatel

7 Standing Sex Positions

The best part about sex positions is that there are so many positions from which to choose. If you're creative enough, you could probably go every day of the week, for a year, without repeating a new sex position. Of course some of the most daring se…
By Amanda Chatel

The One Sex Toy You'll Love, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

If you believe in astrology, then you most likely believe that your zodiac sign plays a role in all aspects of who you are as a person, including your sexuality. Whether it's in regards to our sexual soulmate, what we like in bed, or what sex toy is …
By Amanda Chatel

Here's How Often You Should Wash Your Sex Sheets

Do you remember the last time you washed your sheets? Was it two weeks ago? A month? Maybe some time in late September? Either way, there's a chance you're probably not washing your sheets enough. And, if those sheets are seeing more than just you sl…
By Amanda Chatel