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Love No Limit: The Messiness of Pandemic Sex

Sex, even with those you are quarantining with, carries some risk of exposure.

Who Asked for Michelle Obama’s Misguided Dating Advice?

What Obama says about marriage and dating matters because of her credibility, and her audience. Read more »

Fanfiction to Film: “The Kissing Booth” Brings Misogyny from Wattpad to Netflix

Why are the fanfics that become films so misogynist? Read more »

“365 Days” is another Abuse Story Painted as Romance

The romance genre has been dominated by dominant men for years. Read more »

Sticky Fingers: What Have We Learned from a Decade of Sexting?

Regardless of the progression of sexting as a practice, the way women are exploited online has yet to change. Read more »

(Black) Girls Need Love Too: R&B Creates New Standards for Situationships

This generation of Black women R&B artists are seeking clarity and setting new relationship standards for themselves—and their devoted fanbases. Read more »

From Online Discourse to IRL: 4 Bisexual People Define Bisexuality for Themselves

Bitch is lucky to have multiple bisexual employees, so we’re using this roundtable to parse out our own experiences as bisexuals. Read more »

What Do We Do with “Good Boys?”

“The internet really flattens a lot of conversations that require a lot of nuance.” Read more »

Swipe Left: When Marginalized TV Characters Turn to Dating Apps

For marginalized characters, small-screen depictions of dating apps are more regressive than excitingly futuristic. Read more »

I Thought My Immigrant Mother Would Never Accept My Queerness. I Was Wrong.

It was the most devastating moment of my 26 years on this earth, that phone call. Read more »

Who Is Valentine’s Day For?: Finding Space Beyond Hetero Holiday Traditions

Carving out space for LGBTQ-specific V-Day observance requires mainstreaming a sanitized version of queerness. Read more »

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