About Alyssa Royse

Alyssa is freelance writer, speaker and sex-educator living in Seattle with her husband and their 3 daughters. She is the former host of Sexxx Talk Radio on The Progressive Radio Network and is the co-founder of NotSoSecret.com, a site dedicated to empowered women's sexuality. She can also be found on her eponymous blog, where she pontificates about food, family, politics and the Seattle rain. Yes, she would love to speak at your event, host a workshop or write something for you. Just ask.

Man Up, Like A Woman

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There is no difference between “you need to harness your sacred masculine energy” and “man up, bro.” None.

Dads Aren’t Dumb, But Jokes About Dumb Dads Are.

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Alyssa Royse thinks it would be a smart idea to stop making so many jokes about how stupid dads are.

If I Had Sons, This Is What I Would Tell Them About Sex.

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Whether they’re boys or girls, we don’t need to protect our kids as they become sexually active; we need to prepare them.

Try Giving These Things Up for Lent—And See How They Bring You Back to Life

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Giving up wine and chocolate may sound hard, but if you really want to be reborn, you’re going to have to give up some emotional bad habits.

Love Lessons From My Celebrity Loves

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Alyssa Royse looks at all her celeb crushes and discovers what they say about her, more than anything.

Is It Time To Kiss & Break Up With Make-Up?

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When make-up becomes a mask that we use to hide behind, is it even possible to have an authentic relationship with ourselves or anyone else?

One Man Doodled 365 Days Of ‘Dangly Bits’ To Make His Wife Laugh

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This husband drew pictures of penises for his wife, every day for a year. The results are sweet, funny, and totally Not Safe For Work.

Mick Jagger Taught Me To Love

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She was 13 years-old when the sight of Mick Jagger first made Alyssa Royse tingle. And she’s been chasing the tingle ever since.

How To Raise Violent People And A Society That Accepts Them

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Violence is easy to get used to from an early age, which makes it even easier to perpetuate as we grow up and create an increasingly violent world. 

Can This K-Pop Video (kind of) Save the World?

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Putting brats, thugs and litterbugs in their place, this vigilante good-guy is saving the world with a boppy beat.

One Man Saved More Than 600 Kids, Never Saw Them Again, Until This.

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This man saved more than 600 kids from Nazi death camps, and their reunion will probably inspire you, and make you cry.

Loving Him, Living With His Depression

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Loving someone who battles depression is like loving two people who are engaged in a constant struggle with each other.

100 Words on Love: Testing Your Love Against Heartbreak

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Intensity of fighting and making up is the shadow by which you guess the size of the thing.

How To Tell Someone Off Without Being A Sexist, Racist A*Hole

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It’s okay to give someone a piece of your mind. Just make sure it’s an intelligent piece, that actually communicates something.

How To Ride A Unicycle, Or Just Win At Life

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Learning to ride a unicycle is like learning to ride your life: You just have to try, fail, find balance and try some more.

Stop Saying That You’re A Great Lover

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The title of “Great Lover” is one you earn, not one you claim for yourself. And it can take work. Very fun work.