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lesbians  // Posts tagged as "lesbians"

Sex and Body Image

Sex and Body Image

When I ask women to rank order the most negative influences on their sexual relationships, negative body image almost always tops the list.  They mean “feeling fat.”  True, some women worry about their breasts and hips and skin and other body parts, but by far the major self-criticism is about weight.  One woman summed it […]

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18 Feb Posted by in Guest Writers | 3 comments

My Life in Fractions

My Life in Fractions

When my friend Judy died, at 55, of metastatic breast cancer, I realized my life was  three-fourths over. I did algebra in my head to arrive at this conclusion, eventually resorting to penciling the backs of envelopes with equations, x over 100 equals 55 (my age) over my estimated death at 75.  This would be […]

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10 Nov Posted by in Ask a Battle Axe | Comments Off

Let’s Be Honest About Lesbian Birth Control

Let’s Be Honest About Lesbian Birth Control

In my 61 years I have learned many things and have some good old-fashioned common sense. Send your questions to Eleanor@epochalips.com. Dear Battle Axe, Do you think most people are honest about their weight on their driver’s license or on any other official documents? Weightless in Woodside Dear Weightless, I would say as honest as […]

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A Gaggle of Lesbians

A Gaggle of Lesbians

In my 61 years I have learned many things and have some good old-fashioned common sense. Send your questions to Eleanor@epochalips.com. Dear Battleaxe, I need help finding the perfect bra, I can never find anything that is comfortable. Am I the only one who hates the underwire bras? —Uncomfortable in Utica. Dear Uncomfortable, No, you […]

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24 Sep Posted by in Margie Adam | 1 comment

Lesbian: Going All the Way – Part 2

Lesbian: Going All the Way – Part 2

When I came out in the sixties, “coming out” meant reinventing the world. It meant blowing a hole in the constricting walls of homophobia in my personal life, in my culture and in American politics by living out my woman-loving ways each day. It meant clearing a new and shining path in the world with […]

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25 Aug Posted by in Ask a Battle Axe | Comments Off

Sex and the Single Gal

Sex and the Single Gal

In my 61 years I have learned many things and have some good old-fashioned common sense. Send your questions to Eleanor@epochalips.com. Dear Battleaxe, Have you ever had this happen to you? You see someone, they look very familiar, you know you know them, but can’t remember where? All of a sudden it dawns on you…you […]

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21 Aug Posted by in Guest Writers | Comments Off

Friendly, with a Chance of Phoney

Friendly, with a Chance of Phoney

Friendship in and of itself can be difficult. Then we throw in the attempts to blend with family friends, friend’s friends, and finally our partner’s or girlfriend’s friends. This requires an open mind, light footed maneuvering and sometimes, tolerance and compassion. Meeting new people can feel very similar to an important job interview. The questions […]

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26 Jun Posted by in Robin Lowey | 10 comments

What the Hell Happened?

What the Hell Happened?

This is the day I’ve been waiting for. This is the day I’ve been working toward. This day is the culmination of all I’ve ever done, said, thought, dreamed of, hoped for and planned. It is here, it is real, and it is mine now. It’s not exactly like I might have imagined, yet in […]

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