Author Interview: Black Tape for a Blue Girl’s Sam Rosenthal on “Rye: an erotic novel”

Last week we posted an excerpt from genderqueer erotica novel “Rye.” Here is the follow-up interview with author Sam Rosenthal. Name: Sam Rosenthal Age: Older than most people guess. Location: Brooklyn, NY Who are you, and what do you do, in your own words? I’m this guy, who has a son, and runs a record label, […]

Knockin’ Boots and Knitting Booties: Brighid’s Birth Story!

Knocking Boots and Knitting Booties is a no-holds-barred series about sex during (and after) pregnancy from MsBehaved contributor Brighid. Last time, Brighid received a vibrator- at a baby shower? This week, Brighid shares the story of giving birth to her son, at long last! Read on! Knockin’ Boots and Knittin’ Booties is back! It’s been a while, but […]

The Mom Abides

I am not the most laid back person you could ever meet.  In fact, I’m more like a tightly wound rage monkey, and although it is not something I like to shout from rooftops, it is something I will freely admit.  I could chalk it up to lack of sleep and a million other things and pretend […]

Is Marriage Prom for Grown-ups? by Anonymous

I swear to god all my friends are getting married this year. Well, not all of them. A bunch of them got married last year. But there’s something nerve-wracking about the girls I used to bitch about being single with getting hitched while I’m….still single. I think it’s awesome that they met people they considered […]

Knocking Boots and Knitting Booties: Sexual Speed Bumps

Knocking Boots and Knitting Booties is a no-holds-barred series about sex during pregnancy from MsBehaved contributor Brighid. Last time, Brighid discovered the magic of Greek yogurt after an ill-timed yeast infection. This week Brighid finds the second semester to be less sexy and more uncomfortable as she deals with the realities of her body changing. Read on! Pregnancy […]

Dear MsBehaved: Jonna Ivin Answers It For You

Dear Ms. Behaved, I have been dating the same man for a year and recently we got engaged. I am thrilled! He makes me happy, and I can see us building a life together. He has a great career, wants a family, is loyal and treats me like gold. The trouble is my mother. She […]

Mother/Daughter Sex Advice: Interview with Susie and Aretha Bright

Legendary sexpert Susie Bright and her 22 year old daughter Aretha Bright recently published “Mother/Daughter Sex Advice,” a collection of sex advice columns they wrote for Jezebel with an intergenerational perspective that is both hilarious and insightful.  I had the chance to catch up with them about the book, and what’s its like to have […]

Knocking Boots and Knitting Booties: Oops, I Did it Again! Pregnant, Take 2

Knocking Boots and Knitting Booties is a no-holds-barred series about sex during pregnancy from MsBehaved contributor Brighid. Last time, Brighid succeeded in conceiving, only to experience an inconveniently-timed miscarriage during a 5k race.  Read on… Fortunately for us, we were able to get pregnant again in our next cycle and I currently have a due date […]

Dear Ms. Behaved: Jonna Ivin Answers It For You

Dear Ms. Behaved, My best friend, who I love dearly, is getting married.  I am really happy for her, but since she started planning for the wedding, dealing with her has been a  nightmare. If I hear “This is about my BIG DAY “one more time I’m going to scream! I am her Maid of […]

Put it Between My Breasts: My Mother’s Day Story by Sunny Megatron

This post originally appeared at When I was about 7 years old I accidentally heard my mother having sex. I stayed quiet as not to be discovered but had to keep listening out of sheer curiosity. At one point I heard her say in a whispery, trying-too-hard, bedroom voice “put it . . . […]

The Litmus Test

The typical grandmotherly descriptors do not apply to mine. Nanny wasn’t especially warm or tender-hearted; she was determined, hard-working, and unapologetic. She drank bourbon, smoked, and cursed like a sailor. To my delight, she had no qualms about telling my dad (her son-in-law) to eat his vegetables or comment that the pizza server would “make […]

Who’s Your Momma? by Elizabeth Nelson

All the girls in Mr. Frye’s fourth-grade class knew where the porn closet was at Heather Huff’s house. We often wound up at Heather’s on hot summer afternoons, slurping popsicles on the dusty porch while her mom Denise lounged on an old brown flowered couch with her greasy boyfriend Ron, eyes glazed and a smell […]

Get Your FREE Download of Will Love For Crumbs This Saturday & Sunday. Happy Mother’s Day!

Memoir synopsis: Raised by an alcoholic mother and without a father, Jonna learned at a young age to put her needs on the back-burner. After her mother dies of cancer, she goes on a spiritual journey looking for enlightenment and a purpose for her life. Eventually, she ends up as a volunteer in the relief […]

The Redheaded, Petite Woman I Call Mom… I Call Her Gayle, Too by Kaie Bird

Everyone has their personalized version of the stereotypical gingie, shaped by the media and cultural influences. Most of what I know about these sassy redheads was learned from the one gave birth to me; she taught me that gingies are indeed a force to be reckoned with. My Mother is quite petite and introspective, but […]

10 Reasons Mom Deserves More Than One Day

She might not remember where she put her car keys or how to check her voicemail, but she remembers the exact time you were born, how much you weighed, when you got your first tooth and what your first lovey was called.  No one will ever know you like she does. From just a couple […]

My Mom Screwed Me Up, and That’s Okay by Amanda Pistor

Without getting into the probably-boring-to-a-stranger details of my upbringing, I will just say that my mom and I have not always had an easy relationship. I have always disdained those women and girls who say, “My mom is my best friend in the world.” They’re lying, for one thing, and they are delusional or perhaps […]

Dear Ms. Behaved: Is Three a Crowd or a Party? & A Meddling Mom Takes to Facebook

Dear Ms Behaved, My husband of three years recently introduced the idea of a threesome. He said he doesn’t have anyone in mind but thought it would be exciting. I’m torn. I trust my husband. We have open, honest communication and a great relationship so I’m not worried that he is thinking of cheating. Before […]

There Are Many Names For Parent by Jodi Reigel

Mada. It’s a word that doesn’t show up in any dictionary. Your computer will try to tell you that it’s spelled incorrectly. Ninety-nine point nine nine nine (infinity) percent of the population doesn’t know the definition. As a matter of fact, I’ll bet YOU don’t know the definition. There are many, many Madas on this planet. They […]

I’m Not Cool, and I’m Totally Cool With That

We have eerily similar lives. Just kidding. I don't smoke.

I can remember being about 7 years old when Officer McGruff first came to my school as part of the D.A.R.E. program to warn us all about the evils of drugs. I can also remember thinking that I was definitely going to try anything that anyone ever offered me (excluding the use of needles. I […]