relationships

Starving for Touch: What It’s Like to Have ‘Skin Hunger’

Physical affection and touch releases feel-good brain chemicals like dopamine, oxytocin and serotonin. But what happens when you go without it for too long?

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘We Cry Together’ Is Such a Disturbing Song About Relationships That Nobody Wants to Hear It

The abrasive duet just set a record for the biggest single-week drop on the Billboard charts. But the discomfort the track provokes is entirely the point — especially at a time when domestic abuse is all over the news

The Absolute Cringe of ‘Period Boyfriend TikTok’

Such guys are meant to be knighted for their sensitivity and understanding as they help their girlfriends weather the pain and discomfort of their menstrual cramps, but it mostly comes across as performative clout-chasing

What Do You Call the Anxiety You Get When Someone Starts Treating You Differently?

As much as you cannot control how people treat you, unconsciously we’re all trying to establish predictable patterns for how others might act. And when individuals deviate from those patterns, anxiety inevitably sets in