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All the cool kids are doing it

Let’s be real, initiating sex can be hard. If you happen to be totally in sync with your partner all the time, then maybe it’s not, but that’s not reality for most people. It’s very easy to fall into a pattern of just waiting for your partner to initiate. This is especially true for women in heterosexual relationships because we live in a culture where men are expected to always want sex and women aren’t. But that’s not fair to anybody. So as a goal for 2020, consider working on building up the initiation muscle. Here are five ways to get started.

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Going to the doctor shouldn’t make you feel powerless or violated

As a young person in search of health care, my goal was to find a provider where I felt understood. To me that meant someone who came from a similar background, was a woman of color, and would advocate for me and my health.

So, when I came across a Jamaican-American female gynecologist online, I thought I had found a provider that would be a great fit for me. She was a smart, middle-aged woman of color who reminded me of the strong women in my family. As I sat in the waiting room at my first appointment, I was surrounded by mothers and young women of color who shared similar experiences to mine. It felt right. At the time, I didn’t realize that there were other factors to think about when choosing a provider.

Through my experiences with this provider, I learned some key ways you can tell when you need a new provider.

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Everything you need for everyone worth giving a gift to

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how-to , frisky friday, culture, gift guide

The holidays don’t have to be a time for stress and running around town shopping in the frigid slushy weather. They could simply be a time to share things you love with people you love. And hopefully they’ll love those same things, but if not, that’s on them! Here’s a list of our 10 favorite gifts for the 2019 holiday season. The best part is that you can get everything on this list without ever taking off your Snuggie.

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It'll take a lot more than a lot of turkey to stop us

Look, maybe turkey is an aphrodisiac for you. Maybe it’s your only opportunity to get any action while staying with family because everyone passed out after dinner. Maybe you’re just looking for any excuse to take your pants off. We’re not going to try to guess why you might want some hot, hot Thanksgiving sex. We’re just going to help you make the most of it.

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These are more creative than just eating it in bed

Halloween’s officially over, but if you’re not ready to let go of witch season in favor of Santa season just yet, we’ve got you. Here are some of our favorite ways to use leftover Halloween candy in the bedroom—and hey, you’ll get an extra hour in bed on Sunday, so why not make the most of it!