Topic: intimacy

Real Talk: Do Men Want To Put It In Your Butt?

Real Talk: Do Men Want To Put It In Your Butt?

It was odd assembling responses for this Real Talk about whether or not men want to have anal sex* with women. I didn’t really know what to expect  but I did feel kind of uncomfortable asking a bunch of random guys (some friends, some not) whether or not they were into it. I’m not going to provide any more commentary other than this: I was surprised by how varied the responses were. So, here’s 10 guys offering up their opinions on “anal play” as it is sometimes called. More »

Fear of Intimacy: A Hug Is Not a Hello

Fear of Intimacy: A Hug Is Not a Hello

It was sometime around junior high that I started to notice a trend. It was never directed at me (at the time anyway) but I remember thinking it was really, really weird. Now, forgive me for this bit of horrible cliche, but it was the popular girls who did it: they hugged each other as a greeting. As in, they’d walk up to each other on the blacktop and embrace, even though they’d seen each other in some form or another all day. It was a hug as if to say, “Hello. It is lunchtime now.” This struck me as significant even though it seemed like everything these girls did was part of a hollow, decorous routine. Though it is not their fault More »