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Amanda Chatel


New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Amanda:

What Does Sex-Positive Mean? We Asked Experts & Everyday Women What It Looks Like To Them

When it comes to being sex-positive, unlike the color of your eyes or hair, it's not an inherent trait. People do not fall from the womb being sex-positive; people become sex-positive. In a culture so hell-bent on turning a blind eye to open models… → Read More

Can I Make My Period Come? 5 Ways To Jumpstart Your Menstrual Cycle

Periods are different things to different people, but we can probably all agree that sometimes, periods are inconvenient, inconsistent, and irritatingly irregular. Not only can an irregular period mess up your whole week — but even a period that… → Read More

6 Things To Know About Small Penises

Although porn would have us believe otherwise, the average penis size, when erect, is only 4.7 to 6.3 inches in length. That’s right friends, a five-inch penis isn’t small, but literally average. Minds, everywhere, are being blown, I know. I think… → Read More

5 Tips I Wish I'd Known About How to Prepare for Anal Sex

Anal sex can be a super fun and enjoyable alternative to vaginal sex, even if it might seem daunting. Here's how to prepare for anal sex your first time and every time. → Read More

The Cost Of Mental Health Hospitalization Is Part Of What Makes Mental Health Care Inaccessible

Even though stigma around mental illness has lessened in recent years, mental health care is widely known to be inaccessible, even for the very privileged. In a recent article for Nylon, actor Evan Rachel Wood shared her experiences with depression… → Read More

What To Do If Valentine’s Day Gives You Anxiety, According To Experts

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and that means different things for different people. While some love February 14 so much that they actually count down the seconds to its arrival, for others Valentine's Day can cause anxiety. You also… → Read More

How To Advocate For Your Mental Health In A Difficult Work Environment

Mental health issues affect many people, especially in the workplace. While we may not realize the negative impact our work environment may be having on our co-workers or even ourselves, the World Health Organization reports that depression and… → Read More

5 Tips For Drinking More Water In 2 Weeks, According To A Nutritionist

For the longest time, the general rule of thumb was that everyone should drink at least eight 8 oz. glasses of water a day. But then, in 2016, a study from Monash University found that most people were drinking too much water. The study cited that,… → Read More

7 Hacks That Will Help You Remember To Take Your Birth Control

Although there are a variety of birth control options for women, the Pill remains the most common birth control choice for women worldwide, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). When the Pill is used perfectly, meaning every single day… → Read More

10 Productive Ways To Spend Women's Equality Day 2018

In 1971, Congress officially declared August 26 as Women's Equality Day, to commemorate the 19th Amendment — giving women the right to vote — that was added to the U.S. Constitution on August 18, 1920, according to National Women's History Project.… → Read More

7 Easy-To-Miss Perks Of Being Newly Single

Newly single? Maybe you're thrilled to get back out there and date again, maybe you're overwhelmed by the big change, or maybe you're totally dreading being single again and still mourning your breakup. As someone who's back to being newly single, I… → Read More

How To Build Dating Confidence When You're Newly Single, According To Experts

If you think relationships are hard (and they are!), what can be even harder is being newly single. Suddenly, you've gone from spending all your time with someone whom you loved, or at least cared about very deeply, and now they're gone from your lif… → Read More

11 Ways To Know If You're Wife Material, According To Men

In the 1950s, what constituted “wife material” was pretty basic compared to how it is now. “Perfect” wives were women who stayed home to take care of the kids, and women’s aspirations became second to fulfilling their “wifely duties.” Luckily, now that things have changed, men talk about what makes a woman less like girlfriend material, and more toward "wifey" status. → Read More

7 Unexpected Father's Day Ideas That Require You To Spend Very Little Money

Don't have any good Father's Day ideas swirling around just yet? Well, though you may be celebrating your dad, what about your husband? Whether it's spending time alone or throwing a party, these ideas for Father's Day will make sure he has the best time. → Read More

How My Dating Life Changed When I Stopped Saying, "I Don’t Know. What Do You Want To Do?"

It’s the age-old question: “I don’t know. What do you want to do?” If someone were to pay me a penny for every time I've uttered these words, I'd be giving Bill Gates a run for his money. I don’t know exactly where this indecisiveness originated, but… → Read More

How The End Of My Marriage Became The Beginning Of Me

When my marriage came to an end, I thought that I’d never be able to look at my friends and family again. Not only did I foolishly rush into my marriage, but my friends and family spent a small fortune to get to my wedding reception in Paris. When yo… → Read More

7 Phrases That Will Diffuse Arguments With Your Partner, According To A Conversation Expert

Couples argue. Whether you've been together for only a short time or a considerable amount of time, you and your partner will argue. It's normal, it's healthy, and it's part of being in a relationship. In fact, various research has found that couples… → Read More

10 Reasons I'm Proud To Be A Curvy Girl

I've always been on the curvy side, but since falling in love and being one of those obnoxiously happy people, my curviness has, well, increased a bit → Read More

The 6 Bossiest Zodiac Signs Who Know How To Get Things Done

When you're one of the bossy zodiac signs, it doesn't matter what your horoscope says; you intend to finish what you started. And if that means telling others what to do, then so be it. → Read More

5 Zodiac Signs Who Can Forgive (But Will Never Forget)

Horoscopes are great for revealing our darkest personality traits, but when someone has wronged you, don't expect these zodiac signs who hold grudges to ever forget. While they may show you forgiveness, you'll never be in their good graces again. → Read More