Category Dating

Masturbating While In A Relationship

we often look down upon masturbating while in a relationship, but we should be embracing self-pleasure no matter someone’s relationship status. Here are a few reasons why.

Three Important Reasons to Masturbate

I first felt uncomfortable with openly discussing the topic, but I’ve grown to appreciate it! I’m thinking about not only why do we it, but also three important reasons why we should be doing it, especially with toys!

Give Your Crush The Green Light

Giving your crush the green light doesn’t mean you’re chasing after them; you’re taking a risk to get what you want. I believe there are two straightforward ways to give your crush the green light, and while they feel bold, they both get to the bottom of the situation.

Couples who brave long NYC commutes for love – amNewYork

Couples who brave long NYC commutes for love By Alyssa Pry   Special to amNY.com January 30, 2017 Dating is hard enough in New York City. Finding a partner can be an epic game of swiping and scrolling, hoping for the right-swipe or spontaneous run-in that will save you from awkward bar talk. But once […]

Everyday I Live in Fear

“Homo sum, humani nil a me alienum puto. I am a human being, nothing human can be alien to me.” ~ Maya Angelou Every day I live in fear for two main reasons that are separate but not mutually exclusive. I’m gay, and I’m black in America. Some homophobic person could physically attack me for being […]

Our Friend’s Relationships Are Not Our Own

I sat with my friends in college talking about our dating lives. We discussed how we hoped we’d actually like whoever was lucky enough to date our friend – approve of them. After all, if our friends are our true soulmates, then shouldn’t we approve of who they end up with? But as my friends’ […]

5 Years Out as Gay – Beyond a 17 Years Old’s Love

Five years later, I think how awed, at points disappointed and overall proud a younger Jarryd would be of what’s transpired since then. If I could tell him what I know five years later, it would be…

Brunch Talk

….She told me over dinner Thursday — you never want to think that you’re the cuter one in a couple. You want people to tell you that, but you don’t want to think that yourself.

I haven’t had a real relationship. That scares me.

I remember one time I sat alone with my maternal grandmother and asked her who was the great love of her life. She told me she doesn’t have one. I pressed for more information, and she explained that there were men she thought were the great loves of her life in the moment, but they […]

Hope Goes Last

I sat across from him over dinner checking off all the boxes on my unofficial mental checklist. I never meet up with a guy with this checklist in my mind, but the more he spoke, the more he seemed like everything that could be on my list. I asked myself, “Is this a date, or […]