She is not just the “other woman”

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I was scared to write this article.

The Princess Diana / Prince Charles / Camilla Parker-Bowles triangle is one of the most divisive in history and I’m already bracing myself for the negative comments.

(Hello, trolls. Nice to see you again.)

I’m a Princess Diana fan. Her story is unbelievably tragic and with her storyline now appearing on Netflix’s The Crown, it feels like the world is reliving her life.

But — and this is an unpopular opinion — Diana was not the only victim here.

Camilla Parker-Bowles got wrapped up in this storyline, too. She was a woman who fell in love with a prince. …


And I’ll tell you why.

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Photo by Dmitry Schemelev on Unsplash

Dear Boyfriend,

I think you should marry me.

And I know that you know it, too.

The truth is that you’re scared and it makes sense. Your mom and dad have five divorces between them. You watched marriages break. You watched marriages burn.

You want a guarantee that ours will be unbreakable. Fireproof.

I wish I could give you that.

I can’t tell you that we won’t break. I can’t tell you we won’t burn. And I can’t tell you that we won’t hate each other sometimes.

But I can tell you that you should marry me anyway.

And by the end of this piece, you’ll believe it, too.

You should marry me because you love me. And I love you.

Love is one of the best and most flawed reasons to get married. …


Please, stop using motherhood as a filler plotline.

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Gilmore Girls Instagram

I re-watched Gilmore girls in quarantine.

Because, when the world is flipping upside down, you need something consistent in your life like Stars Hollow. I mean, the biggest issue they had is that a pickle truck flipped over.

Ah, the simple life.

But I noticed something upon the re-watch.

Gilmore Girls had a serious baby problem.

If they didn’t know what to do with a female character, they impregnated her. They are repeat offenders and I am ready to dive into it.

The entire plot of Gilmore Girls revolves around an accidental pregnancy. …


Is anyone else scared of slipping? And other questions.

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Photo by Jay Cee on Unsplash

I’ve never had shower sex.

Well, I have given shower blow jobs. And I’ve received shower oral sex. (So, kind of.)

I haven’t actually done the full act in the shower.

It always looks super hot in the movies, but… is it actually? Or is this just some movie magic?

Naturally, I have questions.

How do you coordinate this without being awkward?

Is this better as a spontaneous act?

Your boyfriend gets in the shower. He’s massaging shampoo through his hair. You open the door… scare the shit out of him… and he falls and breaks something.

So, maybe not a spontaneous act, then?

Am I supposed to sext him during the day and say, “I want to do you in the shower tonight.” …


Yes, I still blush at sex jokes.

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Photo by Ilyuza Mingazova on Unsplash

Hi.

I’m Gigi and I’m a prude. Also? I write about sex.

I don’t want to be weird around sex, but I am. I want to be cool enough to read 50 Shades of Grey on an airplane. I want to be bold enough to carry condoms in my purse.

Instead, I hide my vibrator behind layers of socks and pretend it doesn’t exist at all.

These are my prude confessions.

I still get jealous that my boyfriend watches porn.

I’ll confess: I don’t watch porn.

I do listen to audio porn, you know, the kind where they’re nice to women. I’m a writer. I have a good imagination. …


Will you accept this terrible edit?

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Clare Crawley’s Instagram

This season of The Bachelorette was never going to be true to form.

For starters, we have “The Oldest Bachelorette!” Clare Crawley — who is only 39 years old — vying for love once again. She’s kind of Bachelor royalty at this point and is most famous for her exit after Juan Pablo rejected her.

In a strong speech, she tells him, “I lost respect for you. I thought I knew what kind of man you were.”

*insert standing ovation here*

The other issue with this year’s Bachelorette season is that it’s being filmed in quarantine. No Bachelor mansion. No fancy excursions to other countries. …


If you can believe it, she threw a 100-person party & COVID still exists.

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Kendall Jenner’s Instagram

Happy birthday, Kendall Jenner.

I hope it was worth it.

The Kardashian/Jenner clan has been in hot water lately. Last week, Kim K turned 40 and threw herself a birthday bash on a private island with a group of her friends and family.

People, understandably, were furious.

The ethics of this were messy. While it seems they were being “COVID-safe” by quarantining for two weeks before, it still doesn’t feel very COVID-friendly. It’s more like COVID-oblivious.

Now, Kendall Jenner is picking up where her sister left off.

In fact, she topped Kim’s intimate little luxury vacation by throwing a Halloween/birthday party for herself… with 100 people. Supposedly, every guest and staff member had to take a COVID rapid test before entering… but really? …


She’s the reason I voted for Biden yesterday.

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Photo by Ravi Patel on Unsplash

I come from a conservative family, with one exception.

My grandmother.

This 88-year-old Wonder Woman is one of the coolest people I know. She is still an adventurer. A feminist. A penny-pinching, Great Courses-educated phenom.

Does anyone else have a story like this?

In my corner of the world, if anyone is a Democrat, they are probably Gen Z. All the grown-ups are the conservative ones. It’s the progressive kid bucking the conservative parent.

In my world? This amazing progressive lady is battling her kids on their outdated Republican beliefs.

I called her yesterday on Election Day.

And it was one of the best conversations of my life.

“I’m not watching the news!” …


A deep look at where my crazy libido comes from.

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Photo by Alexandru Zdrobău on Unsplash

I have never wanted sex in my life more than I do now.

I’m ravenous about it. Once or twice a week is not enough for me. I would have sex with my boyfriend every single night if he wanted to. Twice a day, in fact. But, this is not the case, because, life.

I didn’t feel this way with old boyfriends. I liked the sex, sure, but I wasn’t jonesing for it the way I am now.

So I have to wonder… where is this coming from?

I have a few ideas.

Is it because I lost my virginity late(r) in life?

I’m a relatively late bloomer when it comes to sex. I lost my virginity in my twenties and I missed the whole raging hormones-induced high school sex phase. …


The trolls suck — no matter how many gold medals you have.

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By Duncan Rawlinson from Vancouver, BC — Lindsey Vonn, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13264702

Meet Lindsey Vonn.

You may know her as one of the most accomplished alpine skiers of our time. You probably cheered her on when she won gold in the 2010 Winter Olympics.

She has shattered records in her sport and pressed on past severe injuries.

But why is she in the news right now?

Because trolls are picking apart her bikini pictures.

Here is what she posted on Instagram this week:

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