Advice for the cis, presumably het parents of a trans kid, Zoom dating while in the house with your parents, an urban legend and gay panic, gender feelings, squirting ALL of the time, and understanding your expectations in a relationship with someone who is not nearly as out!
Welcome to the first installment of #PolyamoryProblems, a new advice column on Autostraddle. There are countless things I wish I had known before I started out, and lucky for you I’m here to tell you the things that will hopefully make your transition into polyamorous relationships much smoother.
Stating your needs around masturbation in a relationship, moving on from an on-again-off-again relationship, your dad hasn’t worked through his homophobia, and more!
Who were your fictional heroes? What were the stories that were told to you in the songs that you played on loop? Who were the artists who sang them, and how did their lives – so close to fiction anyway, by virtue of Hollywood tabloid culture – create stories for you? What did you imagine for yourself, as a teen?
Dating and inexperience and some really positive advice about this, grieving while starting graduate school, coping with feelings of jealousy and more!
Worries about a roommate’s mental health, thinking of dating after almost a decade of being single, evangelical parents and bisexuality, what to call your girlfriend when she dominates you, and more.
What do I say when I think my friend might be rushing into marriage? Trauma and opening up a relationship, exploring sexually with a long-term partner, feelings about a (possibly straight) quarantine crush, and more!
Why does gay male sex turn you on if you’re a lesbian and is it okay? Plus, conflicting ideas about isolating & dating during quarantine, cheering up your partner over long distance, parents and mental health and Covid-19, SO MANY mixed signals from your ex wife who’s in another relationship and…should you fuck your boss?!?!?! Things are a mess out there, but at least we have each other and 26 questions from readers like you!
Inspired by a caterpillar, cocooning describes a time when you are forced to wait and prepare for the transformation that is taking place inside you. Thanks to Covid-19, many of us are dealing with career cocoons right now. Here’s how to cope.
Tips and tricks from a therapist and multiple queer couples about how to keep your communication and boundaries strong.
We’re concerned about our health during this pandemic, and for many of us, this stress is further exacerbated by job and financial instability. It’s time to dive into ways we can combat career anxiety when it inevitably comes our way.
Since working from home is a part of the national call to practice social distancing, many of us are also navigating loneliness, restlessness, and anxiety. Here are a few tips that can help you on your journey.
Honoring yourself is about creating fun, rejuvenating, life affirming practices that help you stay grounded and practice self-compassion. They should join you in life, and in work.
This weekend was Autostraddle’s 11th birthday – we’re celebrating by thanking the community that’s helped us stick around this long by giving A+ members live personalized advice all day, with some amazing special guests! It’s not too late to become an A+ member now and join the party!
Jealousy will always be there. There will always be someone that you or society perceives to be smarter, stronger, or more competent than you. We must get curious about our jealousy – become friends with it, and then tell it to be productive or get going.
For those days when you wake up for work and a repeated round of “fuck this” is going through your head.
One of the most insidious effects of unemployment in a capitalist society is that we start to doubt our worth if we are not tied to a job. Our daily resilience IS productive and we deserve to celebrate ourselves, employed or not.
If you are out to your friend, or are thinking of coming out to her, and she still holds fast to her SWERF-y beliefs even after you explain how it hurts you, then you have one final choice to make: Stay, or go.
Sooo, what are you waiting for? Make a list of ten professionals who inspire you and reach out to them to connect today. We have the tools to uplift and provide protection for each other, and informational interviews are a great way to start that process.
Just because, let’s be honest: your workplace could use some queer witchy energy.