“We can still be together while I talk shit about your fucking cat.”
REI invited Abeni, Vanessa, and Heather to choose one of the zillion classes they offer and sent them some apparel from the extended sizes line to test drive. Afterward they got together to talk about the gear, the outdoor sessions, extended sizing in general, and what it’s been like to work with REI at Autostraddle over the past year.
“As a Scorpio that has dated other Scorpios, I can state definitively that we are excellent at sex and secrets and not always great at other parts of relationships.”
Sometimes it takes an outside perspective and an objective read on what’s going on to tell whether it’s healthiest to separate — which is why our team is here to tell you from experience when it’s time to go.
“I think there’s an idea out there that love just HAPPENS to you and it’s magic and not something you have to nurture to ensure it grows and thrives. That’s… a lie.”
We’ve been there and done that and some of us have even been able to go to therapy about it, and here’s our hard-earned advice about the most important keys to queer dating and relationships.
“I’m not saying Aquariuses are the easiest sign to date, but why would anyone want easy?”
If you want to catch the attention of a Virgo in your life, you might find the following phrases to be useful: “What if we get up early and clean your bathroom?,” “I need your advice,” and “Will you edit this for me?” (The advice, like that in the present paragraph, will just as often be unsolicited.)
A definitive look back on the greatest, gayest show about a heterosexual romance of our time.
Having sex outside of buildings! Have you ever? We sure have!
Sometimes when you go outside, things don’t go according to plan.
“Society does not respect women, but that’s the whole thing about lesbianism. Women are literally the whole thing. Women are my foundation”
“I remember writing in my journal and feeling a little bit of childhood falling away.”
When it’s your birthday, you should get to do whatever you want — here are our requests.
Some of us have birthmarks! How neat. Here are our stories about ours.
Your late 20s/early 30s are thought by many to mark your Saturn Return, when Saturn circles back around to the placement it was in when you were born, and generally fucks everything up. Here’s how that went for us!
Nothing stays the same forever, and that includes our bods; here’s the Autostraddle team talking about how they’ve noticed their bodies aging and what that’s like.
“I used to lie about my age to get deals off the kids’ menu. Like, why would we pay an extra five dollars when we all know I’m about to get chicken tenders and it’s only an appetizer if I’m over twelve??”
With Gillian Anderson’s Sex Education landing on Netflix, it feels like the perfect time to gather our TV Team and talk about sex on TV, specifically queer sex on TV, and its evolution over these many years.