Mariella Mosthof
Mariella writes about Sex & Dating, Entertainment, and Queer Culture for Bustle, Romper, Daily Dot, and Nerve. She's the former Entertainment Editor of Styleite, former Senior Editor of James Beard Award-nominated The Braiser, and former news writer at Wetpaint Entertainment. Her life goals include: 1) assemble an all-journo riot grrrl band called CAPS GRAFS, 2) devise a Drag King persona named Semi Lovato, and 3) star in her own comedy special entitled "Mariella Mosthof: Over the Knee," written by someone much funnier than she is.

Latest Articles

Social Media FOMO Is More Dangerous To Your Wellbeing Than You Think

A widely accepted rule in human psychology is that people have a tendency to view themselves in the best possible light: it's called illusory superiority and, in healthy people, it can help boost self-efficacy, or the belief that we can successfully …
By Mariella Mosthof

Here's Why You Should Think Twice Before Going On A First Date During Mercury Retrograde

Trying to start a relationship in the middle of the holidays is the actual worst. Mercury adds fuel to the fire this season entering retrograde on December 3 and staying there until December 22. So is a first date during Mercury retrograde over the 2…
By Mariella Mosthof

Google Is Making It Way Easier To See What Salary You Should Be Getting

Undoubtedly, one of the biggest contributors to the wage gap is that fact that we've been programmed by the patriarchy to believe that talking about money is impolite. But with a lack of education, community, or resources around what a reasonable sal…
By Mariella Mosthof

A Plane Made An Emergency Landing After A Woman Found Out Her Husband Was Cheating

In a stunning display at the intersection of "yes, girl," "go off", and "live your truth," a plane was forced to make an emergency landing because a woman found out her husband was cheating mid-flight, reports The Times Of India. On a Qatar Airlines …
By Mariella Mosthof

This Sex Ed Site Wants To Be The Middle Ground Between Planned Parenthood & Porn

A new sex ed platform called O.school is launching November 3 and it promises a "radical," "groundbreaking," "troll-free sex ed oasis on the internet" to "revolutionize" the ways we talk about sex, pleasure, consent, and trauma. It also boasts a quee…
By Mariella Mosthof

The Scientific Reason Some People Like Making Out In Public — & The Different Repercussions For Men Vs. Women

Public displays of affection are a notoriously polarizing topic among couples. Some people find it playful, relationship-strengthening, and fun, while others are fully grossed out by the idea of being overtly sexual in public. Both are totally valid …
By Mariella Mosthof

Here's How Monogamous Men's Brains Are Different From Non-Monogamous Ones

It can feel super disappointing when hitting it off with a new person to discover that, although you may have great chemistry, you also have different relationship preferences when it comes to monogamy versus non-monogamy. Take heart in this study fr…
By Mariella Mosthof

A Study Finally Got Really, Really Specific On How Women Like To Be Stimulated

Nonscientific observation: when we talk about "the female orgasm" like it's some mysterious, opaque, barely achievable concept, what we really do is encourage people to be lazy about it because it's basically impossible to figure out anyway. A recent…
By Mariella Mosthof

This Dating App Is Exclusively For Verified Twitter Users & Twitter Users Are Not Having It

Loveflutter is not new to the dating app market. In fact, the Twitter-based dating app first launched in 2014, hoping to corner the market on folks for whom Twitter provided a better latitude for self-expression than Instagram or Facebook. But Lovefl…
By Mariella Mosthof

The Internet Is Obsessed With This Game That Lets You Play A Hot Dad Who Dates Hot Dads

Gay Twitter, Lady Twitter, Black Twitter — essentially all of the Twitters you know and care about — are atwitter (sorry!) over Dream Daddy, a new sim game some predict will become the "Pokemon Go" of Summer 2017. The concept is somehow deeply wholes…
By Mariella Mosthof

9 NYC Bars To Keep The Pride Going After The Pride Parade

Following the rally that tops off NYC Pride, attendees lining the parade route are frequently left with some combination of the following feelings: hangry, energized, sunburnt, heart-warmed, overwhelmed, overjoyed, dehydrated, thirsting for tequila, …
By Mariella Mosthof

7 LGBTQ NYC Landmarks To Visit During Pride

June is a great month to explore New York City for a variety of reasons: the weather is nice enough to do cool stuff for free, the population thins out a little with all its insufferable rich residents fleeing for the Hamptons (though there's also an…
By Mariella Mosthof

We *Need* To Stop Saying That Female Bisexuality Exists Because Of Men

It's been awhile since a sexuality study was so roundly dismissed by so many people (sex-havers and scientists alike), but that particular dry spell is over. A paper out of the University of Nicosia in Cyprus argues that female bisexuality exists as …
By Mariella Mosthof

Women In Their 30s Are Having More Babies Than Women In Their 20s For The First Time

The CDC released its annual report of birth and death rates for the year 2016 and, as Millennials grow to parenting age, they're causing a new shift in birth rates. Findings revealed that women in their 30s are having more babies than women in their …
By Mariella Mosthof

The Difference In Family Leave Policies For These Companies' Corporate Employees & Hourly Workers Is Staggering

A recent report by national organization Paid Leave for the United States (PL+US) analyzed paid leave policies from 35 major U.S. companies and found disturbing discrepancies between paid leave for corporate employees and hourly employees. Namely, 94…
By Mariella Mosthof

These Are The Critical Feminist Health Care Needs The AHCA Ignores

On Thursday, while the internet was stricken with waves of anxiety, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in a narrow victory of 217 to 213. It was a stunning comeback from their crushi…
By Mariella Mosthof

What Maryland Is Doing To Help Victims Of Domestic Abuse

In a heartening victory for the Maryland state legislature, the House of Representatives passed a bill requiring domestic abusers to wear GPS trackers. Once the bill is signed into law, judges will be allowed to order suspects of domestic abuse to we…
By Mariella Mosthof

Harassment Outside Abortion Clinics Is On The Rise

An annual report from the National Abortion Federation (NAF), which tracks instances of violence and disruption at abortion providers across the country found that 2016 suffered more picketing incidents outside abortion clinics than any year since th…
By Mariella Mosthof

Millennials Would Rather Have The Government Hack Their Phone Vs. Their Partner

While there was a ton of outrage about U.S. surveillance practices following the revelations of Edward Snowden's info dump in 2013, Millennials, it seems, were pretty unfazed. We've grown up in an era of handing over tons of private information to so…
By Mariella Mosthof

Do We Really Have A "Type"?

A new paper published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology sought answers to the age old frustration all your friends suffer from when they support you through breakups: do people really have a romantic type and if so, why? Unlike othe…
By Mariella Mosthof