Slapping the secretary on her rear is thankfully a cliché of the past, but everyday sexism in the workplace still is a problem for many women. How do you tackle casual comments and inappropriate behavior? Let’s find out…
As someone who’s spent most of my career talking and writing about sex, I’m often asked what’s the best piece of sex advice I can share. People are inevitably taken aback when I don’t impart a groundbreaking oral sex trick, or secret Kama Sutra position. Don’t get me wrong. I’m a big advocate for continuously adding to your bag of sexual techniques, but without this piece of advice, most of them are redundant. That piece of advice is simple, and kind of common sense, but it’s something very few of us do when we initiate sex; and it’s to ask our partner a four-word question: “What are you into?”
Our writer is not in a monogamous relationship; at least not anymore. She believes that pairing up for life can do more damage than good to a relationship, and she’s not alone. Couple’s therapist Lisa Fischbach even wrote a book on the issue.
“Superwoman” is a term for emancipated and successful women, specifically those who have mastered the balance between their work and home lives. Here our author explains why she doesn’t want to be a superwoman and why she thinks this word should be eliminated completely from our vocabulary.
Even though men help with everyday tasks, the organization of the household continues to be the woman’s domain – and this often leads to total overload. The phenomenon of this “household burnout” is called “mental load”. It mainly affects women who have to think of all the work at home as a matter of natural routine. The result: Never ending work. Our author knows this situation from her own experience…
Our bodies are different, and so are our genitals. That’s a fact. We could just accept the premise, maybe even be proud of the uniqueness of our most private body parts, but some women have chosen to follow a terrifying trend – vulva shaming. The vulva is actually the outermost, visible part of the vagina; and some people think it’s ugly. Unfortunately, the belief does little more to our sexual lives than foster inhibition. But what exactly is driving women to feel ashamed of their vulvas?
Equality between men and women is a beautiful dream, but it is one that is still far from becoming a reality. There are a number of reasons for this, most of which land at the feet of men. However, this is a very one-sided perspective on a movement that requires very complex analysis. We as women often make our own mistakes that could cost emancipation.
If you’re a woman who has never had trouble achieving an orgasm, congratulations. You’re a unicorn. If you’re one of the other 99.99 percent of women, you’ve probably had at least one experience mentally beating yourself up for not being able to reach a climax during sex, which most likely culminated in frantically Googling various illnesses to find out what’s “wrong” with you.