How To Make New Friends As An Adult, And Why

When I was growing up, my best friends were simply the ones most available to me. That’s true for most of us, probably—even if we don’t realize it at the time. My next-door neighbor Miranda was my closest childhood confidant: She was the cooler, older girl who pretended to be witches with me when we were children,… »10/28/15 1:00pm10/28/15 1:00pm

How To Introduce Your New Significant Other To Your Friends 

Hey, look at you! You’ve been dating someone long and semi-seriously enough that it’s time to stop hiding him or her from your friends. So let’s make those introductions. Ahhhhhh! A little bit of nervousness is totally understandable. It’s very important that these people like each other! »10/13/15 10:44am10/13/15 10:44am

How Not To Hit On Girls At The Club

You’re at the club and see a cute girl look your way. You smile at her. She smiles back and gives you a wave. Oh, hey, you’ve got an opening! But, tread lightly. While the hard part might be of the way, what you do next can either get you in the game or leave you crying into your drink at the bar. Here’s a helpful… »10/08/15 5:27pm10/08/15 5:27pm

How to Prevent Masturbation from Ruining Your Relationship

Is there a place in relationships for masturbation? The easy answer is “yes!” It’s your body, you should be able to do whatever the hell you want with it. But like anything else in life, masturbation has some complexities that can affect your relationship. Here’s how to have a healthy relationship with your partner and »9/30/15 12:19pm9/30/15 12:19pm

The Gentleman's Guide To Making Her Come Without Using Your Dick

It’s time to be honest about something women don’t talk about much: the orgasm deficit. A large majority of women can’t reach orgasm from penis-in-vagina intercourse alone—as few as 7 percent can climax regularly from this method—and, worse, some men don’t seem to even realize it! Too often, well-intentioned dudes… »9/29/15 12:13pm9/29/15 12:13pm

How To Make Your Relationship Non-Monogamous

There comes a time in the course of many romantic relationships when one party feels strongly compelled to have sex with someone other than their beloved. It is, dare I say, normal. Ideally, all adults have practice controlling their impulses, so it’s not the end of the world to occasionally commit adultery in your… »9/17/15 10:46am9/17/15 10:46am

How To Have An Actual Conversation With A Woman

I know the headline may have ruffled your peacock feathers, but please, hear me out. Many men do not know how to have a conversation, and it would behoove our communities, our country, and dare I say the entire human race if this disconnect could be bridged. I’m not referring to suaveness in the pickup department or… »8/13/15 1:46pm8/13/15 1:46pm

How To Sext Without Being A Creep

Welcome to Ask An Adequate Woman, a safe space where dudes can ask the questions they can’t (or maybe just won’t!) pose to their fellow dudes about relationships, fashion, family dramas, dating, existential crises, weird sex stuff, and so on. In our continued effort to help you attain adequacy, the Women of Deadspin… »6/18/15 3:14pm6/18/15 3:14pm

How to Talk To Your New Girlfriend About Your Ex

First and foremost, congratulations on the decision to put your fuck parts together with another person's fuck parts in a more meaningful way than you were putting fuck parts together with others during the abysmal slog through Tinder you've been on since your break-up. Things are probably great: you two have stopped… »3/25/15 12:40pm3/25/15 12:40pm