Rock Salt Blues

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“I was almost killed by men with shotguns, on a raft, down a river.” Sounds like the start of a blues song to us.

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Love and Middle School

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Nick Florest realizes that telling a middle-schooler to “get over it” when his heart is broken is not the soundest of advice.

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Be Yourself: Everybody Else Is Already Taken

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Robert Barsanti believes it just doesn’t get any simpler than that.

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How Do You Maintain Your Manhood and Dignity While Living Underemployed?


A lot of things haven’t fallen the right way for Brian E., but failure isn’t an option.

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Not Just Physically Do I Begin to Shatter

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Vince Cousino Anila rides his bike, trying to escape the shadow of the abusive father he won’t become.

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A Girl Who Likes Boys Who Like Boys: The Joy of Dating Gay Men


Perhaps the only problem with dating gay men is that they’re gay.

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The Sexual Revolution: A Personal History

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Curtis Smith takes us on a personal romp through the decades of the sexual revolution.

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It’s Okay to Want Sex


For Harris O’Malley, being willing to admit that he was interested in sex – and understanding that yes, women liked it as much as he did – made his relationships more authentic, and sex more collaborative.

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Eat the Cake


Robert Barsanti wishes he had eaten more cake, kissed more women, and seen Sarah Vaughn when he had the chance.

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Inking Arms, Piercing Ears, and Removing Foreskins: The Inconsistency of Parental Consent Laws

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If a 10-year-old gets a tattoo, should the mother be arrested? The State of Georgia says “yes.”

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The Perfect Match: When Love Means Giving an Organ

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Joshua Taylor had already given his heart to his boyfriend of 15 years, Ryan Doughty. Then Ryan needed a kidney.

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Why Men Objectify Women


“When I check out women, what is really going on with me? Is it just normal because I’m a heterosexual guy that likes women?” Jayson Gaddis explores objectification.

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Being Guided By Our Babies Onto the Hidden Paths of Confidence

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Mark Greene on how our children have powerful ways to nurture our strength.

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How Do I Tell My Female Friend That She’s Using Men?

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A man asks Eli and Josie how to help his female best friend stop using men and then dumping them.

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F**k Yeah! Parenting Advice from A Foul-Mouthed Father

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Doug Prochilo provides “colorful” advice for teaching children about cursing.

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Raising Boys (A Dad’s Advice for Moms)


A few subtle nuances that might come in handy for moms raising boys.

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