When we realized the condom broke it was like seeing a whole new life I wasn’t ready for suddenly flash before my eyes. There I was covered in diaper cream, wet wipes, and baby poop, my head cocked to one side explaining into the phone, “Sorry, dude—I can’t go. It’s my turn to watch the little one.” Read on »
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How do you add on everything that a romantic relationship means to the overloaded life of the average high school student without letting everything else fall apart? A few of the following tips might help. Read on »
Dances in high school are awkward enough on their own. With trying to pull yourself away from the snack table to join everyone else who seems to effortlessly dance so much better than you, pretending being dropped off by your mom doesn’t make you any less cool, and acting like you actually . . . Read on »
The fact that my parents didn’t like Meena, my girlfriend senior year, wasn’t so bad. They knew better than to make a big deal of their disapproval or tell a teenager whom to date. The problem arrived, however, when my mom came home early from work one day and caught Meena and me taking our lunch break at home…in my bed…. After she sternly commanded: “get your butt to class,” I made record time getting dressed and to the school building. Read on »
Do you or someone you know suffer from these symptoms?
- Internet history composed primarily of Facebook photo albums of one particular girl.
- Modified, oftentimes inconvenient paths to class to increase the odds of run-ins with this particular girl.
- Over-exaggerated eye rolls from friends upon mentioning her name due to excessive referencing of her.
One moment you can feel like a suave Casanova while talking to a girl via text and the next like a bumbling uncomfortable dweeb speaking to her in person. But just because you might be more confident behind a screen doesn’t mean you should have your whole relationship through instant message. Emoticons are not legitimate substitutes for interacting face-to-face. If you want your relationships to work, you’ve got to learn how to function IRL (in real life). Don’t let… Read on »
In high school we have teachers to help us through tough subjects, we have coaches to guide us to victory, and a lucky few of us have older brothers who are there to give us advice as we try to figure out girls, dating, and relationships. But I didn’t have an older brother and many of you might not either. In a previous post, Maritza noted that there was tons of information she never got from her older sister that might have prevented some stupid romantic mistakes. And now it’s my turn to imagine which words of wisdom would have been most helpful from an older brother. Read on »
Whether it’s a romantic interest or just a friend, watching a girl you care about date a dude you don’t think is right for her can be an awkward experience. They get so lovey-dovey it makes you cringe. She blabs about how great he is so much you can’t help but gag. You think they’re a terrible fit and it won’t stop bothering you. So how do you deal? Read on »
Sometimes guys and girls think differently about what counts as a date. A common complaint any guy who finds himself romantically involved will hear from his girl is, “We never go out any more.” You were great at wooing her, but keeping her happy requires some effort on your part to show her she’s special. This means keeping up the creativity in your dating routine. Take a look at these non-dates and think about your own balance of casual together-time and engaging romantic activities. Read on »
I’m so excited for HUSH to be collaborating with the amazing team over at Stay Teen, a site by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Check out the first article I wrote for their site on their Features page.