Casual sex has been an area of contention between feminists for generations. Remember the sexual liberation movement of the 1960s-70s? It completely re-imagined the potential for female sexuality; women became empowered to see sex as a source of pleasure and not only a means of reproduction. Feminists reframed sex to be a pathway to female fulfillment and self-actualization. Read More
Breakups are awkward at their best and devastating at their worst. Well, now there's an app to solve all your dumping woes: pros Jake Levine and Lauren Leto have developed BreakupText, an app which will deliver a gentle and earnest text from dumper to dumpee. To use the app, one must answer a few simple questions about the relationship, its degree of seriousness, and the reason for its downfall, and a long, meaningful text will be sent immediately. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Aug 12, 2013
I've had my share of intimate rendezvous with a not-to-be-named musician or two, but I didn't realize the intricacies of dating a rock star until I was actually in a committed relationship with one.
The rock star relationship lifestyle ain't no walk in the park. Just ask the ladies of Rock of Love. Or don't...
1. They're not as cool as they seem.In fact, if you stripped away all their stage-cred and hype, they'd just be talented guitar nerds. And if you're actually in love with one, you adore them because they're not nearly as cool as people think they are.
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BY Hallie Marks
on Aug 02, 2013
What we seem to know about heterosexual relationships make us believe that women want to settle down, and men want to sleep around, right? We may want to rethink that.
Two recent studies have determined that evolutionarily speaking, men benefit more from monogamy. By studying a variety of animals, the studies' authors found that while a female is certain that a child she births is her own, a male of the same species does not have that same certainty; from a biological and procreative aspect, it behooves men to be in a monogamous relationship to ensure the continuation of their lineage. Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis
on Jun 28, 2013
“You know what’s the male-equivalent of calling a girl a slut? Calling a guy a creep.”
These are actual words my ex-boyfriend once said to me. And he was wrong, of course. Like, dead wrong, you can't even compare the damage of the of the two - what are you even talking about? But I can kind of see the parallel, and it’s something I’ve thought about since. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Dec 13, 2012
The words “save the date” immediately bring forth images of white gowns, floral arrangements, and choosing between chicken or fish. But the film Save the Date, directed by Michael Mohan (who co-wrote the film with Jeffrey Brown), doesn’t focus on those clichés. Instead, it centers on Sarah (played by Lizzy Caplan), who’s trying to figure out what she wants in life. Instead of saying yes to her boyfriend Kevin’s public proposal, made soon after they move in together, Sarah breaks up with him. Read More
BY Intern Christina
on Jul 26, 2012
News broke yesterday that Kristen Stewart is not just involved in a fictional love triangle with a werewolf and a vampire. In fact, she is the tip of an all too real equilateral between her, her Twilight co-star/(ex?) boyfriend Robert Pattinson and the director of her last film, Snow White and the Hunstman. Not only did she commit infidelity in her own relationship, but she made the other dude an adulterer. That's right, he's married. Kristen is apparently very remorseful, going as far as to issue a public apology in which she professes her love for Patz. Read More
BY Intern Christina
on Jul 24, 2012
We've all heard the grizzly tales of the Craigslist killer. We know that the person on the other end of the ad could be entirely creepy. I try to always bring an intimidating friend along if I'm going to retrieve a free Craigslist item. But what if the person behind a Craigslist post was not only NOT a murderer, but also a sensitive poet?
Enter the missed connections section of Craigslist. Here, people post small descriptions of their encounters with attractive strangers, in hopes of finding them and, well, connecting. Read More
BY Intern Tessa
on May 14, 2012
Do you think technology helps or hinders our relationships? Do pictures capture fake smiles? Can a conversation over a computer or a phone compare to spending time with someone in person? This is the theme explored in Small, Beautifully Moving Parts, a new movie that opened May 11th. Written and directed by Annie J. Howell and Lisa Robinson, it has been honored at several film festivals this year.
Viewers follow the main character, Sarah, as she journeys across the country to reunite with her estranged mother. Read More
BY Nicole Finkbiner
on Jun 04, 2010
Ok, so I’m a complete sucker when it comes to weddings and proposals.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to fight back tears and giddy shrieks watching Jim and Pam over the years.
And while I'm not entirely sure how I feel about popping the question in public (let alone in the middle of Madison Square Park with music, costumes, and choreographed dancing), I must admit this video totally made me swoon. Read More