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He Says I’m Too Fat, But What Bothers me Most is my Response

I abandon my body completely, as if it were a one-legged stepchild, by saying, “You’re right. I do need to lose 3, 5, 10 pounds. I’ll do it soon.”

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What do Chrissie Hynde, Sexual Consent and a Cup of Tea Have in Common?

When I was a student abroad in 1986, I suffered an attempted rape. I was fortunate, after a protracted struggle, to escape my attacker. Intellectually, I understood that he had absolutely no right to do what he did to me …

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How to Handle the “Sex Talk” With Kids

“Mom, how old do I need to be before I can have sex?” Oh, crap. I am suddenly thrust into a very important conversation with the question-asker, my 9-year old daughter, that I WAS NOT expecting.

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The Mothership Has Landed.

I have my first byline in “O” Oprah Magazine. Here’s a peek.

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How to be Handy in Bed (NSFW!)

“I figured, despite a mild case of carpel tunnel, that my hands could pinch-hit for my euphemistically titled Downtown Dining and Entertainment District.”

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