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

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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

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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 […]

From the Front Lines of the Mummy Wars

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I’ve been neglecting writing lately, much like I’ve been neglecting most things that do not cry and pull my hair when I am ignoring them.  It seems like just yesterday I was writing about pregnancy’s pains and humiliations, but actually it was 9 months ago.  During those 9 months, I have spent quite a lot […]

Cheers from new Associate Editor Shannon Humphreys!

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You guys have no idea how excited I am about this relaunch!  I have been really super preoccupied with a new baby (you’ll be able to read all about that soon enough), and by my slow paced morph into some kind of uber hippie, touchy-feely type (again, I will share it all!), but in the […]

Knocking Boots and Knitting Booties: On “Baby Soothers”

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Knocking Boots and Knitting Booties is a no-holds-barred series about sex during pregnancy from MsBehaved contributor Brighid. Last time, Brighid managed to troubleshoot some of pregnancy sex woes with help from her doctor. This week Brighid discovers that vibrators are fun for the whole family. Read on! In the midst of trying to troubleshoot my vag I did […]

Knocking Boots and Knitting Booties: Yogurt

Stick it where the sun don't shine!

Knocking Boots and Knitting Booties is a no-holds-barred series about sex during pregnancy from MsBehaved contributor Brighid. Last time, Brighid battled the libidinal demands of the second trimester. In this installment she discovers some unexpected hurdles for getting her freak on with husband MVP. (Hint: it’s not the big belly…) Well, I promised you pregnancy lingerie, but it’s […]

Dear MsBehaved: Jonna Ivin Answers It For You

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Dear Ms. Behaved, Almost every day after school my friends and I go to Chick-fil-a to hang out, get something to eat and do homework before going home. Lately, because of all the controversy surrounding that company I would rather not go. I have a cousin that I’m really close to who is gay and […]

Can I Get A Friend, Please?

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Did you miss me? Have you noticed my absence at all? No?  Ah, well, okay.  I’ve missed you, or at least the idea of you, imaginary reader. Writing for Ms. Behaved was (is) my grown-up, just for me thing, and I have not had a lot (any) of that, lately. This summer has been about […]

Knocking Boots and Knitting Booties: Rushin’ Hands and Roamin’ Fingers!

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Knocking Boots and Knitting Booties is a no-holds-barred series about sex during pregnancy from MsBehaved contributor Brighid. Last time, Brighid got pregnant again after a false start, and decided to put fisting and anal play on hold for the first trimester due to some unpleasant physical side effects. Now Brighid faces the libidinous demands of the second trimester! […]

Here Comes The Bun (duh-nuh-nuh-nuh)

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There comes a point in pregnancy where you are completely sure that every twinge and ache is it, and if it isn’t, it damn well should be, because get the hell out and give me my body back, already! Having been down this road (twice) before, I like to think I’ve got a handle on things […]

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

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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 […]

Preview: Excerpt from Susie and Aretha Bright’s “Mother/Daughter Sex Advice” Excerpt (NSFW)

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Dearest readers: tomorrow we are proud to present an interview with legendary sexpert Susie Bright and her 21 year old daughter Aretha Bright, authors of  “Mother/Daughter Sex Advice,” a collection of sex advice columns they wrote for Jezebel with an intergenerational perspective that is both hilarious and insightful. Topics covered range from “I’m 27 Years […]

Knocking Boots and Knitting Booties: When Sperm Met Egg

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Knocking Boots and Knitting Booties is a no-holds-barred series about sex during pregnancy from MsBehaved contributor Brighid. Read previous installments here. Trigger warning: This piece deals with miscarriage.  My partner and I were incredibly lucky in our attempts to get pregnant. Charting really helped us pinpoint the key times for baby making sex and we […]

Knocking Boots and Knitting Booties: TTC Sex 101 (What you didn’t learn in biology class)

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Knocking Boots and Knitting Booties is a bi-weekly Friday series from MsBehaved contributor Brighid about the joys of sex before, during, and after pregnancy!  When we first started trying to conceive (“TTC”) I was excited and a bit nervous. On the one hand, it meant lots of sex with no excuses. On the other hand, […]

Confessions of an (Almost) Attachment Parent

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I’m going to start this off by saying the only book by Dr. William Sears that I’ve ever read was The Baby Book.  I’ve never really thought about Attachment Parenting before, or any other “type” of parenting, for that matter. I’m just not all that big on labels, or boxes… or anything that smacks of effort […]

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

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This post originally appeared at Sunnymegatron.com. 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 . . . […]

Knockin’ Boots and Knitting Booties: The Joys of Pregnant Sex

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My name is Brighid. I’m 32. I’m finishing a PhD. I live happily with my partner of 11 years. I’m a running, knitting, drinking, foodie, sex-positive feminist– and now: I’m pregnant. While carousing the fertility and pregnancy message boards it occurred to me that many women posting in those forums used the appendage “tmi” when […]

My Mom was a Psychic Sex Detective!

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I am very blessed to have a loving and supportive relationship with my mother. I can talk to her about anything, and she’s let me cry on her (phone) shoulder more times than I can count. There is one thing I don’t love so much though, and that is her psychic mommy abilities. My mom […]

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 […]

Day of the Dawn of the Mommy-Zombies

She wants to ruin your life. (Yes, that’s me.)

Despite what seems to be the overwhelming consensus on the Internet, I do not expect the arrival of my new baby to implode my marriage.  “How do you intend to salvage your wreck ofa relationship once you are the proud owner of yet another mewling spawn,” you ask?  I don’t.  There is going to be […]

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