Sex & Relationships

"V Is For Vulva": How Millennial Parents Are Teaching Their Kids About Their Body Parts

Down there. You-know-what. P. V. And who can forget the completely unironic heyday of va-jay-jay? How often do we hedge on using the proper terms for genitalia out of a misplaced sense of propriety or embarrassment? Or worse, ignorance? For many of u…
By Carla Bruce-Eddings

The 3 Most Compatible Chinese Zodiac Signs For You, Based On Your Sign

Even if you're not super into astrology, at some point or another you've probably low-key checked into the celestial compatibility of you and your significant other's sign. But what about Chinese astrology? Even if you know all the pros and cons of d…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

This Historic Ruling Legally Declared Three Polyamorous Adults As Parents To Their Child

Change can be really difficult for a lot of people, especially when it comes to traditional relationship tropes. For hundreds of years, a marriage between a man and a woman seemed to be the only option, the mainstay, the preferred option when it came…
By Jen McGuire

"V Is For Vulva": How Millennial Parents Are Teaching Their Kids About Their Body Parts

Down there. You-know-what. P. V. And who can forget the completely unironic heyday of va-jay-jay? How often do we hedge on using the proper terms for genitalia out of a misplaced sense of propriety or embarrassment? Or worse, ignorance? For many of u…
By Carla Bruce-Eddings

Dads Are More Involved In Their Kids' Lives Than Ever Before, According To This New Study

There are certain ideas about parenthood that are entrenched in society. More mothers are taking on the breadwinner role, but are still expected to take care of the home. More fathers are choosing to stay at home, but are still expected to be the par…
By Annamarya Scaccia

13 Powerful LGBTQ-Friendly Quotes For Pride Month That We Can *All* Learn Something From

With pride month upon us, what better time to look to the people leading the charge than LGBTQ activists? And there are so many; some are leaders from the most prominent LGBTQ-friendly organizations, and others' claim to fame may be from other platfo…
By Emily Westbrooks

11 Creepy Things People Have Said To My Husband... Right In Front Of Me

I was watching The Handmaid's Tale the other night and was struck by how seamless the transition from modern American society to an all-out dystopia was. And one of the first signs society was in decline was the way people talked to women, or worse, …
By Steph Montgomery

21 Women Share How Their Orgasms Changed After Having A Baby

Every now and then, you'll hear someone crack a joke about the idea that sex is basically a non-existent, distant dream for parents. Now, I don't think I've ever encountered a couple for whom sex after children did not require some kind of dedicated …
By Jamie Kenney

Here's What You Really Need To Know About Using Coconut Oil As Lube During Pregnancy

These days, coconut oil is used for just about everything, from food to haircare and skincare — and it's even having a moment as lube. But what about when you're expecting? Can you use coconut oil as lube while pregnant? According to Parents, oily lu…
By Kelly Mullen-McWilliams

Chip Gaines' 15th Wedding Anniversary Message To Joanna Might Be His Sweetest Yet

It can be hard to believe that true love exists in Hollywood. So many stars seem to have these picture perfect relationships and then surprise everyone with devastating news of a split. But it’s easy to believe in one certain marriage, especially now…
By Karen Veazey

9 Single Moms Share The Moment They Realized They Were Ready To Date

When I became a single mom I realized I hadn't dated in over a decade. In other words, I was horribly out of practice. I had no idea how to get started, or how I would even know when I was ready to date as a newly single mom. Part of the problem was …
By Steph Montgomery

Kegels Won’t Solve Your Postpartum Sex Issues, So Why Do We Keep Saying They Will?

Those first few times having sex after a baby were brutal, and that was even with me having a C-section. It's not something we talk much about, but postpartum issues with your pelvic floor are relatively common. Pregnancy had messed up my pelvic flo…
By Risa Kerslake

I Suck At Being A "Mom Friend." And I’m OK With It.

I hear a lot about bonding between mom friends — the deep, heartfelt conversations over coffee and frantic late-night texts. I see pictures on Facebook of massive “mama tribes,” bosom buds since their buns were in the oven. But for me? That concept i…
By Erica Jackson Curran

Here's Everything We Know About Kylie Jenner's Relationship With Travis Scott

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are totally in love... and they don't care who knows it. Stormi Webster's parents have been open about their relationship since the beginning (save for, you know, the pregnancy that was kept under wraps for 9 months) by …
By Brianna Wiest

Interestingly, These Are The 8 Biggest Secrets Men Hide From Their Partners

Despite commonly-used phrases like "honesty is the best policy," people keep secrets from others for a number of reasons. You might decide not to tell a friend that you lost your job, embarrassed about what happened or by the fact that something that…
By Lauren Schumacker

How Parents Can Help Kids Develop Longer & Healthier Relationships, According To New Research

Relationships of all types can be stressful, especially romantic ones. When embarking on a new romance, there are endless situations that can pop up and make people freeze, feeling as if nobody has prepared them for how to handle a fight or a particu…
By Vanessa Taylor

9 Things Your Baby Can Tell You About Your Marriage

Baby's can't do all that much, if we're being honest. Like, I don't want to be mean, but they're terrifically inept at just about everything. My kids needed help pooping when they were newborns. Pooping. I literally had to fold them in half to get th…
By Jamie Kenney

My Son Met His Dad’s Girlfriend & TBH, I’m Freaking Out

Every Sunday, after my son comes home from his dad’s house, I talk to him about what he did and how his weekend was. He usually rambles on with half stories about going to the park or the workout place or an in-depth recap about what they ate. This p…
By Latifah Miles

Halsey Reveals How She's Protecting Her Fertility Amid Her Painful Battle With Endometriosis

Pop star Halsey has long been open with her fans about her battle with endometriosis, a painful and often debilitating condition. Now, she's opening up about taking charge of her fertility due to the disorder. On Thursday, Halsey revealed that she’s …
By Karen Veazey

The One Thing Moms Can't Lie About On Social Media

"Why don't you post more couple photos on Instagram?" a friend recently asked over coffee and muffins. "You guys are such a cute family." Although I had never actively thought about it before, something often keeps me from sharing pictures of or capt…
By Marie Southard Ospina

Whitney Port Got Honest About How Having A Baby Has Changed Her Marriage & It's So Relatable

After I had my first baby, the world shrank down to the size of just him and I. There was just nothing else... and when I gave birth to my second son, the world grew just enough to include him, but that was it. As you can imagine, this was not easy f…
By Jen McGuire