Femmytomboy by Jera Brown

Janelle Monae- classic example of Tomboy Femme style. Portrait by aogwhatisthishith.

I’ve always been a little femme and a little tomboy – a princess and a jedi, comfortable with mascara and power tools. Both terms, femme and tomboy, have visual components: they’re tied to certain fashion choices, as well as mannerisms, even one’s presence. But to me, they’re also tied to how I relate to men […]

There is No Wrong Way to Have an Orgasm. I Promise.

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This post stems from a discussion some friends and I had on Facebook that really indicated to me how starved women are for validation about their personal experiences with orgasm. I am sure this discussion also applies to people of other genders as well although the details might be somewhat different. If you’re a woman […]

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

*Not actually Brighid.

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 […]

Video Sex Toy Review: Jopen’s “Intensity” Electro-vibrator

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Meet the $250 Jopen Intensity vibrator: it’s silicone! It’s inflatable! It has a vibrating alien arm! It has muthafuckin’ kegel-inducing ELECTRODES!  It is the vibrator of the future! Unfortunately, the future of vibrator technology kind of sucks. :/ Watch the video review for more information:

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 […]

Why Lena Dunham’s naked butt is the best thing to happen on TV in a long while

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“Unlike Seth Rogen, whose career was ruined by losing the weight, the dominant discourse insists that fat girls are worthy of our ridicule, as a woman has to be ‘f*ckable’ to be liked. It’s not enough to give an Oscar-worthy performance. You also have to look like Natalie Portman when you do it.” -Nico Lang […]

Work It! Sexuality Educator and Researcher Dr. Debby Herbenick

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Work It! is an interview series on MsBehaved featuring fascinating folks who work outside the traditional 9-5, to amuse, inspire, and light a fire under your butt to start pursuing the career of your dreams. This Work It! is kind of personal, because Dr. Herbenick is my academic advisor at the School of Public Health […]

Work It! Intuitive Eating and Body Image Coach Golda Poretsky

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Work It! is an interview series on MsBehaved featuring fascinating folks who work outside the traditional 9-5, to amuse, inspire, and light a fire under your butt to start pursuing the career of your dreams. As a fat Public Health student, I am proud to feature intuitive eating and body image coach Golda Poretsky, HHC […]

How I Learned to Stop Worrying About TSS and Love the Cup

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We’re friends now, aren’t we, imaginary reader?  I mean, we can talk openly with each other about the kind of things that you wouldn’t discuss with casual acquaintances, right? Well, really, by “you” I mean YOU because I will tell anybody, anything, anytime.  Which is why I’m about to let you in on some really intimate details of my […]

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: Sexual Speed Bumps

Love hurts. :(

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: Yogurt

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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 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 […]

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! […]

Turning the Tables: Would it Still be “Hilarious” if Somebody Raped Daniel Tosh?

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I was having a tough time finding inspiration for my weekly post here at Ms. Behaved.  I started a column about how I recently shaved my legs for the first time in over a decade, getting about 100 words in before I gave up, and then I did the same with another installment of Sex […]

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 […]

Sex Shop Stories: Working for “Lifestylers” (NSFW)

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Names have been changed, duh. I moved to DC in August of 2007, fresh out of undergrad at Delta State University and ready to make my fortune in writing and editing.  The first job I could find was door-to-door canvassing for a very well-known mainstream GLBT advocacy group, but of course it sucked – most […]

Drama Driven Profit and Other Sad Realities of the Feminist Blogosphere

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My gentleman friend recently sent me this article from Salon about creepy depictions of rape in video games, that also touched on the kerfuffle around Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency (her videos are a must-watch if you haven’t seen them yet) and her Kickstarter to fund a series of videos entitled “Tropes vs. Women in Video […]

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

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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 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 […]

Preview: Excerpt from The S&M Feminist: Best Of Clarisse Thorn

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This piece was originally published at Off Our Chests by Clarisse Thorn. Clarisse is a feminist sex educator who has lectured at museums and universities across the USA. She just released a brand-new collection, The S&M Feminist: Best Of Clarisse Thorn, and this piece is reprinted in that collection. Ms. Behaved will be running a full-length Work It! interview […]

Battle of the Beastie Yeasties Part 2: Getting Hardcore about Candida!

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This article is a response to Sarah’s recent article “Battle of the Beastie Yeasties,” in which she requests how others manage vaginal yeast overgrowth. I’m a certified nutrition consultant, and I specialize in yeast and bacterial overgrowth. I got into this profession in response to my own battle with the nasty buggers and I’ve experimented with nearly […]

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