Four men talk about why they needed to take a break from casual sex and dating and what that time afforded them.
This Is Your Love Language According To Your Zodiac Sign
While love languages tend to be informed by upbringing and life experiences, your zodiac sign can also deeply influence how you love.
Forget Your Love Language, Do You Know Your Route to Safety?
Routes to Safety is a trauma-informed model for building stronger connections within our relationships that accommodates a wider range of people’s experiences.
Examining How Masculinity Can Damage Relationships & How Men Can Change That
Experts on gender-based violence share how men can redefine societal gender norms and hold themselves accountable.
On ‘Home’ – Zenat Begum
Zenat Begum on loving out loud, her immigrant, Bangladeshi parents, and what “home” means to her.
On Loving Better: An Expert’s Guide to More Caring Relationships
Explore ways we love best, where we fall short, and how we can learn to love better.
How To Love Yourself A Little More This Month
In this month of love, we ask: do you need to love yourself first, before you can be open to love from someone else?
How to Explore What Pouring Into Yourself Looks Like for You
While that view of self is important, it differs from the process of actively loving ourselves. Emotional wellness experts weigh in.
How Celibacy Deepened My Sense of Intimacy
In our world of hook up culture and dating apps, remaining celibate can be seen as “missing out.” But for this writer, it strengthened her relationship with her partner—and with herself.
Editor’s Letter (June 2021)
ILY’s Erika Ramirez on hiding your voice in fear of losing love.
10 Characters That Should Have Been LGBTQ+
Just because a character isn’t explicitly written to be queer doesn’t mean they can’t be. Words by Jordan Currie. Art by Sam Liacos. I’ve realized as I’ve gotten older that being a queer media consumer can feel like being a pop culture archaeologist—an endless hunt for representation in the nitty gritty subtext, digging through dirt…
How To Seek Help If You’re Experiencing Sexual Assault in a Romantic Relationship
Licensed Master Social Worker and psychotherapist Sabrina Sarro offers ways to seek or offer help if you or someone you know is experiencing sexual assault within a romantic relationship.
‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ 20 Years Later: An Ode To Queer Self-Love
Why the cult rock musical’s message of loving yourself is still empowering today.
Self-Love in the Time of Corona: Daniel Crook
Conversations with creatives on finding themselves through self-love while in the midst of a global pandemic.