status
condoms
I was stunned that a product that encourages sexual health and wellness would be so frowned on by society.
okcupid
mustaches
At this point, it takes him almost as long to get the mustache ready as it takes me to get ready to go out at night.
dating
How was it possible that of the thousands of people on this website, my brother floated to the surface as a potential match?
family drama
My bank account is a constant reminder that I only have one parent and that the other one is never coming back.
benefits
drugs
I’ve always had ridiculously extreme reactions to drugs and medication.
blindness
Nervous for the upcoming date, I confided in a friend. She asked me how he would know if I was attractive.
television
One day I was sitting in my corner office, with an assistant to order my lunch every day, and then I was making seventy-five dollars (before taxes) by sitting in the background of a movie for upwards of fifteen hours.
facebook
addiction
virginity
Reflecting back on our friendship, I have since come to understand I didn’t just want to be like Mary, I wanted to be Mary.
dating
In a moment of frustration and loneliness, I Googled dating help.
eating disorders
I cared deeply for Ben, but became so accustomed to trying to fix him that I lost my own sense of self.
sex sex sex and love
I’ve never been good at guessing the end of books and movies. I guess I’m just not the kind of person who sees things coming.
ihtm
Should I assume LA just isn't a place for people past a certain pants size?
sex sex sex and love
For the first time in my life, I am having to function as an adult on my own, and I can't say I like it.
rachelle friedman
books
I didn't want to be a mother, but my husband wanted to be an author. So I agreed to support his dream.
health
According to the very few doctors who find the Cyclical Vomiting Disease worth studying, “anything” can set it off.
ihtm
Hair had to be sprayed and pulled back. No bangs below your eyebrows. Makeup was required -- a red or pink lipstick, blush and mascara were “part of the uniform.”
marriage
We got married a month after I moved there and I didn't tell anyone until after the fact