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, […]

Genderqueer Erotica Excerpt: Sam Rosenthal’s “Rye”

I was excited to learn about Black Tape for a Blue Girl Lyricist’s erotic novel “Rye.” Not only because I am a fan of his awesome ambient music, which you can check out here, but also because the book honestly approaches topics such as genderqueer identities, kink and polyamory which are seldom realistically explored in […]

Knitting Boots and Knocking Booties: The Good, The Bad, and The Unexpected

Knocking Boots and Knitting Booties is a no-holds-barred series about sex during (and after) pregnancy from MsBehaved contributor Brighid. Last time, Brighid shared the story of her laborious labor. This week, she talks about getting back into the swing of the things, after surviving some post-partum trauma. Read on! The day after my delivery I turned to MVP and […]

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 […]

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 MsBehaved: Jonna Ivin Answers It For You

Dear Ms. Behaved I have been divorced for three years. My oldest son prefers to stay in my home while my other two children stay mostly with their mother. My ex says the only reason my son enjoys my house more is because I let him play video games “all night long” This is not […]

Expectations: Why Having Them Hurts More Than Helps

I’ll be the first to admit that expectations are hard to escape.  We allow for extraneous factors and events to affect what’s currently going on in our lives, and sometimes this can be incredibly detrimental, especially when embarking on a new relationship. Past experiences inform a lot of the ways we act on day to […]

Alternatives to Alternative Relationship Models

This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post. I attended a workshop presented by Dossie Easton, co-author of The Ethical Slut. To the uninitiated, TES is the bible for individuals participating in the Polyamorous lifestyle — i.e., the idea that you can have multiple romantic, committed relationships simultaneously (not to be confused with swinging, where a committed couple […]

Aftercare: New AND Improved! Not Just For BDSM!

In the BDSM community, aftercare is something that’s pretty openly talked about and, in my experience, pretty universally used as a method to bring two people back to Earth after an intense experience. Aftercare has a way of emotionally bonding people, validating the experience that the two just shared. SO WHY ON EARTH WOULDN’T AFTERCARE […]

Bully Culture by Angie Jackson

It was brought to my attention that The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) launched an anti-bullying campaign this week highlighting the negative impact it has on children. You can get the details  here.  In honor of Anti-Bullying Week, Angie Jackson aka Angie the Anti-Theist  graciously shared an article originally posted on her blog with  MsBehaved.  Read […]

Success & Beauty by M. Keep

Not every woman prioritizes men’s wealth and success when choosing a partner, just as not every man prioritizes women’s beauty and sexual availability. These are myths that hurt both men and women, and our interactions with one another. It makes us less willing to trust, less able to truly care for another human, and less certain of our […]