Sex & Relationships

Here's The Best Time To Have Sex If You Want To Get Pregnant

Trying to conceive (TTC) isn’t always as simple as merely having sex when you feel like it. For some women, yes, it happens that quickly. For others, it may take a bit longer and they may be wondering what they can do to speed up the process or up th…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

12 Sex Positions According To Your Moon Sign That Are Out Of This World

Even if you're not a rock solid astrological enthusiast, you can gain a lot of insight (and entertainment) from your horoscope. This is especially true when it comes to your love life. Maybe you aren't sure how to steam things up in the bedroom, what…
By Candace Ganger

7 Stereotypes About Marriage After Having A Baby That Are Totally True

From self-image to sleep-deprivation, to watching as your new baby disrupts your schedule, grabs everyone's attention, and impacts your relationships, change is the name of the new-mom game. So, of course, your marriage will change, too. You can tell…
By Candace Ganger

Here's How Your Clitoris Could Be Impacted By Childbirth & Pregnancy

Let's talk about how our bodies change after having a child. There's a lot happening — everywhere. Things feel different, your skin breaks out, changes color, gets dry, or even turns oily. We don't have to mention stretch marks (your pregnancy tiger …
By Cat Bowen

10 Things You Should Ask Your Partner Before Your Baby Turns 1

My children are 6 and almost 4, but their first years feel so much longer, comparatively, to the ones that followed. It's sort of like high school, when four years felt like an eternity but the 10 years leading up to your reunion felt like four month…
By Jamie Kenney

The Book That Helped Me Survive Being Abandoned By The Person Who Brought Me To Life

Reading a book 200 times is a surefire way to find out whether you love it or want to throw its rhyming llama couplets into the diaper pail. Children's books especially do a tricky dance for an audience of squinty-eyed parents and wide-eyed tots: the…
By Alex DiFrancesco

6 Ways To Make Scheduled Sex Romantic

Having two toddlers makes it nearly impossible for me to feel "in the mood" on a regular basis. By the time my kiddos are asleep, what little energy I have left is spent catching up on housework or the new Queer Eye for the Straight Guy on Netflix (f…
By Kate Miller

Chris Pratt Got Honest About His Divorce From Anna Faris, & His Thoughts Are So Relatable

When Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced their divorce with identical social media statements last summer, fans were completely shocked, since it had seemingly come out of nowhere. While Faris was hounded with questions about the split during the pr…
By Karen Fratti

11 Erotic Things You Can Do For A New Mom

If you're parenting with a partner, the first year of parenthood can be challenging for you as a couple. For example, parenthood will undoubtably change your sex life. I'm sorry if this is news, but I have not met one couple whose hanky-panky has bee…
By Jamie Kenney

9 Things Every Mom Who Left A Serial Cheater Wants You To Know

I still remember opening a random email with the subject: "I'm sorry." The sender claimed to be one of the many women my husband had cheated on me with during our marriage. I knew, without asking him, that it was true. And when I confronted him, he c…
By Steph Montgomery

The Advice To "Have Sex Even If You Don't Feel Like It" Almost Destroyed My Marriage

My husband and I went to counseling to basically have a third party create a chore wheel for us. But while we were there, the therapist unearthed some deeply rooted problems we hadn't even discussed — one of which was our sex life. The advice to me w…
By Crystal Henry

Dear Jenny: How Do We Stop Arguing At Night With Baby In The Room?!

Our resident advice-giver-outer Jenny True provides shouty, full-hearted answers to your niggling questions about pregnancy and parenthood in her column What The Actual. Warning: This is not a f*cking baby-and-me singalong, this is about yelling into…
By Jenny True

Can Teaching Little Boys & Girls About Consent End #MeToo?

I sat down on the couch and observed the a chaotic swirl of children running past me. We were at birthday party for one of my daughter’s classmates. It was loud, with sugar flowing like water, and one group of kids were chasing one another through th…
By Madison Young

8 Very Subtle Gestures Proven To Help Get Someone You’re Into In The Mood

When you're into someone and ready to take things to the next level, you might think about sending some signals. And while more obvious moves like saying straight-out that you want to have sex or turn them on might be, in some ways, simpler and more …
By Lauren Schumacker

Here's How Child Custody Works If The Parents Aren't Married

Parenting is complicated — there's no doubt about that. But things can get especially sticky when two people make a baby (or a few) and then discover that they don't want to be together anymore. This can be heartbreaking for a number of reasons, incl…
By Caroline Shannon-Karasik

Here's The Best Time To Have Sex If You Want To Get Pregnant

Trying to conceive (TTC) isn’t always as simple as merely having sex when you feel like it. For some women, yes, it happens that quickly. For others, it may take a bit longer and they may be wondering what they can do to speed up the process or up th…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

Do Men Have A Higher Sperm Count In The Morning? Asking For A Friend

When you're trying to conceive (TTC), there are a lot of factors to be aware of and daily routines to tweak. Things like taking your basal body temperature and testing your urine for ovulation hormones quickly become automatically engrained. No doubt…
By Katie Malczyk

I Was Cheated On While Pregnant & The Truth Is, It’s More Complicated Than You Think

"Delete these, sis, and take some solo shots." "If the media is right, kick him to the curb." "Can y'all just stay single and stay away from these types of guys? WTH is wrong with you all?" This is just a sampling of comments on Khloé Kardashian's In…
By Samantha Darby

I Want Another Baby, But It’s So Hard To Schedule Time To Make One

My husband and I have been successful so far in planning our shared life milestones (and making them happen) ever since we got together eight years ago. We online dated for three months before meeting in person, waited five months before moving in to…
By Jam Kotenko

I Vacation Without My Husband, Without My Kids, & Without Any Regrets

Some people, even people who get along famously in their daily lives, do not travel well together. My husband and I are not those people. Any time we've taken a trip — a cross-country drive from Los Angeles to New York, a honeymoon in Paris, London, …
By Jamie Kenney

Anna Faris Opens Up About How There "Aren't Rules" To Co-Parenting Her Son With Chris Pratt

When Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced that they were separating last year, hearts broke everywhere. People had so much love for the couple, who seemed so happy together with their 5-year-old son, Jack. But in the past year since their split, Fari…
By Casey Suglia