relationships

7 Signs Your Partner Doesn’t Feel Totally Comfortable Around You — And What To Do About It

When you're in a good relationship, you should be able to be your authentic self with your partner. After all, if you love someone, you're not going to judge them for how they are, and in return, you should be able to expect the same. But what do you…
By Kristine Fellizar

Here's Your Horoscope For Today

We’re constantly fascinated by what our zodiac sign says about our lives, whether it's which signs are most compatible or how each sign handles conflict in relationships. That's why Bustle has enlisted Mecca Woods, a New York City-based astrologer of…
By Mecca Woods

6 Differences Between Being In Love, And Being Together For Convenience

Being in a relationship with someone you're actually in love with is way different than being with someone just because it's convenient. For some, being in a relationship of convenience is perfectly fine for where they're at in life. Maybe companions…
By Kristine Fellizar

7 Tips For Taking Your Tinder Game To The Next Level While You're Traveling

If you're single and looking to mingle, using dating apps while traveling can be a serious godsend. No matter where you go, dating apps give you the power to connect with locals, whether it's for a one-night-stand, a whirlwind romance, or even just a…
By Laken Howard

Way Too Many Sexually Active 15-24-Year-Old-Women Don't Get Tested For STDs — And It's Not OK

Going for an STD test can be a daunting experience, especially for a young person. There's still such a taboo around sex generally — and STDs specifically — that it's far too easy to avoid going, even when you know you should. But it turns out that t…
By Lea Rose Emery

Here's When Turning Down Sex Won't Harm Your Relationship

Talking about sex can be tricky in a relationship, but get even more complicated when one of you is more interested in sex than the other. It's nothing to be ashamed of — there's no "normal" sex drive to have and there's nothing wrong with wanting or…
By Lea Rose Emery

11 Signs You Are Experiencing Trauma After A Toxic Relationship

While many people feel down or upset when a relationship comes to an end, there's a big difference between taking a moment to pause and reflect — or even spending a few days crying — and experiencing post-traumatic relationship syndrome. If you're co…
By Carolyn Steber

Here's Your Horoscope For Today

We’re constantly fascinated by what our zodiac sign says about our lives, whether it's which signs are most compatible or how each sign handles conflict in relationships. That's why Bustle has enlisted Mecca Woods, a New York City-based astrologer of…
By Mecca Woods

12 People Reveal The Most Unexpected Thing That Turned Them On

People always talk about wanting to get more turned on for sex with their partners. But then, it's often completely random things that actually end up turning us on. Similar to the way orgasms show up when you're least expecting them but not when you…
By Suzannah Weiss

10 Things You Learned In Sex Ed That Are Actually Toxic

It's hard to forget what your first sex ed class was like — if you even had one. There was likely a lot of blushing and giggling, a condom on a banana, and some truly upsetting photos of STIs. But it's also likely that your sex ed curriculum was not …
By Eva Taylor Grant

15 People Share The One Sex Move They Were Surprised To Love

People are always looking for ways to switch things up in bed, but it's hard to know in advance how you might enjoy doing that. Things that sound great on paper (or in porn) might be less than pleasurable in reality, and on the flip side, you might b…
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Apps That'll Help You Live Your Best Love Life

For some people, talking about sex and relationships, asking questions, and seeking advice is a normal part of their life. For others, it's a little more complicated. They feel self-conscious or just don't know where to turn, so learning about it and…
By Lea Rose Emery

We're Still Judging Women For Their Sex Lives — And It's Not OK

Sometimes, it can feel like we've come a long way in terms of gender equality and sex. Many women are proud to speak openly about their sexual experiences and some have even reclaimed the word "slut" and enjoy casual sex for sex's sake. But occasiona…
By Lea Rose Emery

11 Hacks For Calming Your Nerves Before A First Date

While basically everyone has experienced getting nervous on a first date, sometimes the fear of meeting a new person in a romantic setting can be way more intense than the common feeling nervous butterflies. First date anxiety can be totally unnervin…
By Eva Taylor Grant

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

3 Major Reasons We Need To Close The Orgasm Gap ASAP

A 2017 study in Archives of Sexual Behavior found that 95 percent of straight men but only 65 percent of straight women usually or always orgasmed over the past month. Now, that's some serious BS. I get that orgasm doesn't always have to be the goal …
By Suzannah Weiss

4,000 People Ages 19 -36 Just Ranked This Sex Position As Their Favorite

We might catch a lot of flak from other generations, but personally, I'm not ashamed to be classified as a millennial: we're a generation that's embraced the sex-positive movement, talked openly about the importance of consent, and shown that we acce…
By Laken Howard

Earning The Same Salary As Your Partner Can Have This Major Impact On Your Relationship

When it comes to money and relationships, there are so many different issues that can arise, from one partner spending too much on a couch to another not being honest about their credit card debt. But it's important to understand how money — includin…
By Lea Rose Emery

This New Industry Wants To Destigmatize Menstrual & Sexual Health

When you think of the tech industry, you often think of male entrepreneurs. But more and more women are making a mark in this field, and one result of this is the rise of a new industry called FemTech. Ida Tin, CEO of the period-tracking app Clue and…
By Suzannah Weiss