The old adage goes, “there is no such thing as true altruism.” Whatever your thoughts are on this, when it comes to volunteer work, who cares why you’re doing it? Putting in any time and effort to help those in need or make the world a little more polished is the whole point and nothing but the point. Whether you are doing it to get into a good college or trying to casually impress your date, we’ll take it.
Is this ok?
Do you want this?
Does that feel good to you?
Should I keep going?
Should I stop?
What would you like me to do to you?
Do you want to have sex right now?
These are consent seeking phrases you should be exchanging with a partner when you are about to hook up, while you are hooking up, or when sexual intimacy is advancing to another level. You can never ask “too many times.” Being a conscientious or good lover entails more than just thinking you know when the time is right or where the g-spot’s hiding (hint: you didn’t leave it in the glove box). It involves listening to each other and respecting boundaries.
‘Love Letters‘ is a Petal + Sass blog feature that regularly asks a group of diverse women in their 20’s and 30’s about their experiences with health, sex, emotional wellness, body image, college, careers – and what they wish they had known themselves as teenagers. Visit the ‘Love Letters’ To My Former Self page to learn more about the contributors.
Question Posed: What types of birth control have worked best for you and why? Conversely, what forms of birth control didn’t work well for you?
Name: Lauren Thomsen
College & major: Hamilton College ’05, BA in Comparative Literature and Art History
Graduate school & concentration: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Master of Architecture
You may have heard someone say “I am such an ENFP” before, or maybe the name “Myers-Briggs” rings a bell from your ‘Intro to Psych’ elective. But what is that? And who cares? While Buzzfeed quizzes about what kind of Dorito flavor you’d most likely be (cool ranch, for sure) are super amusing, seeking to understand the depths of your personality, your likes and dislikes, and how you operate in daily life can be a huge asset to your growth and success.
Part II of recent post, GIRL YOU BETTER [NET]WORK IT: TOP 10 TIPS TO GET AHEAD.
With over 175 million users, LinkedIn is certainly a resource you want to familiarize yourself with. Even for teens, LinkedIn is a powerful tool for establishing connections and maintaining professional relationships that may be of value in the future. Below are a few tips for getting started and building a strong network.
Name: Yom Odamtten Fox
College & major: Scripps College, B.A in Multicultural Studies with a concentration on Education (self -designed major)
Graduate school & Concentration: Teachers College, Columbia University, M.A in Teaching Social Studies, M.ed in Private School Leadership
Networking is critical to succeed, yet so many of us have zero clue where to begin. It’s never to soon (or too late) to start building your professional bridges when considering college or career. You never know who you might need to know down the line. First and foremost: always be open to learning about others, asking questions, and engaging new people in conversation. Putting yourself out there is the hardest part, but definitely pays off in the long run. Once you make a contact, reel it in: below is quick list of networking tips to follow if you want to learn more about a school, career path or open position.
Name: Gaia Zori
College & Major: University of Florida, Health Science (Minor in Business Administration)
Graduate School & Concentration: SUNY Albany, Master of Public Health, Epidemiology and Social, Behavioral & Community Health