Real stories about dating and relationships in New York City. Truth is more interesting than fiction.

Standing with Planned Parenthood

I was young and not very experienced. And I knew that something was wrong, down there. I’d never had a pap smear. Never been to a ob/gyn and was absolutely petrified. And to make matters worse, I hadn’t been practicing safe sex. I’d been with the same guy for a while, and we/I was using […]

Wrap it Up!

I know that I’m late to this party, but hey, I was sick last week. And better late than never, right? So, according to the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, condom use declines with age (yes, I know, you read about this last week). Only 25% of adults 50 and over used a condom […]

Why Are We Even Talking About This – Safe Sex?

I’m a 39 (weeks away from 40) year old women who enjoys a healthy sex life and not with a single, long-term partner. I don’t think of myself as promiscuous. But the fact that I have anywhere from 2-5 new partners a year + a fb that I’ve been seeing for years (who I don’t […]

My Trip to the Lady Doctor

So last week I went in for my annual tune up aka my annual pap smear.  This year was different because I was seeing a new ob/gyn for the first time in ages. Now, first I should say that I didn’t actually go out of my way to make this appointment.  When I called the […]

December 1st is World AIDS Day

I could sit here and write my own post about how important it is to recognize this day. I write openly about the fact that I am sexually active, and so therefore this is an issue that affects me. However, I just read a great post over on 20/40.com on this topic, and so I […]
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