The V-Spot: Healing an Ex-Shaped Hole in the Heart
Oct02

The V-Spot: Healing an Ex-Shaped Hole in the Heart

It’s been over a year now since I got my heart stomped by my ex-girlfriend. We were together for 11 years and our relationship ended very badly. Even after such a long term relationship, I’m still pretty young — in my mid-30s — and I’m pretty sure I’m a catch. But, every time I go out with someone from OKCupid, I never want to see them again. They all seem totally unhinged and just not like anyone I would want to date, casually or...

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The V-Spot: How Do I End a Perfectly Fine Relationship?
Jul31

The V-Spot: How Do I End a Perfectly Fine Relationship?

How does one respectfully remove themselves from a relationship that in fact does not have any huge problems? I’m with a righteous man who checks a lot of boxes but doesn’t get me excited. I enjoy his company, we have a great time and do a lot of cultural things. The flip side is there is no passion, there is no tingle. As someone that is used to the old fade out move, how do I end a relationship respectfully and with integrity? And...

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Missed Connections: Loving You Leering At Me
Jun19

Missed Connections: Loving You Leering At Me

Compiled by Kristin Palpini The Missed Connections forum on Craigslist is a wasteland of terrible poetry, dick pics, and whining, but among the detritus are some truly fascinating, funny, and occasionally sweet entries. The following are highlights from the Western Mass Missed Connections forum, sans detritus. You look over the fence — m4w (Springfield) I don’t mind really. Caught you a few times. It’s okay. I kind of like...

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The V-Spot: How Do I Introduce My Girlfriend To Polyamory?
May01

The V-Spot: How Do I Introduce My Girlfriend To Polyamory?

I recently began a polyamorous relationship with my girlfriend. We dated previously, but things didn’t work out due to extenuating circumstances, but we remained friends. We’ve recently gotten back together with a different foundation to the relationship. She had not previously had any interest in non-monogamy, but is now much more open to it. What advice can I pass on to her that may help her better establish her thoughts about...

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Love Trumps Hate: Transgender women find romance in an insane world
Feb06

Love Trumps Hate: Transgender women find romance in an insane world

In a warm cottage at the end of a dirt road in Jacksonville, Vermont, Brianna Harris and Amy McNeil discuss the “creepy” side of their relationship. The couple, a ski resort grounds keeper and an engineer who have been together for seven years, exchange knowing glances. “It is very freaky at times,” says Harris, 55. “I’ve gotten used to it,” says McNeil. “Many, many, many times over through the years,” Harris goes on to explain, “I’ll...

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