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A Lesbian Guide to Holiday Grudges

A Lesbian Guide to Holiday Grudges

The holidays are in full swing. In fact, we’re right in the thick of it– preparations are being made, money is being spent, and that deeply ingrained sense of doom which occurs every year around this time is rising to the surface: The Grudge Beast is getting ready to unleash. Every Christmas, couples go through […]

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How Do I Stop Fantasizing about Her?

How Do I Stop Fantasizing about Her?

My first thought is “Why should you?” What’s wrong with indulging in fantasies for an unavailable woman? After all, that’s how romantic relationships start, with that lovely combination of attraction, desire to be close, and poignant longing. This wonderful  woman seems to embody love and passion. In the beginning, she’s a fantasy, and it’s like […]

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30 Nov Posted by in • Robin Lowey | 1 comment

Top Ten Lesbian Owned Businesses to Buy Gifts

Top Ten Lesbian Owned Businesses to Buy Gifts

Do the right thing! Buy gifts from our lesbian sisters. Here are EPOCHALIPS’ TOP TEN PICKS of lesbian owned and operated businesses where you can find that special gift online for your pals, lovers and yes, even your pets. BUTCH BASIX Butch Basix seeks to serve people like us who incorporate a masculine aesthetic into […]

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30 Nov Posted by in • Guest Writers | 1 comment

Why Lesbians Ignore Red Flags When Dating

Why Lesbians Ignore Red Flags When Dating

It happened one leisurely Sunday. My girlfriend at the time and I had spent the day at the spa, a peace offering for an ongoing argument. We were joking around and then, just like that. She punched me in the arm. And in that moment it was if all of the years of dating, all […]

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04 Nov Posted by in • Dr. Glenda Corwin | Comments Off

Keeping Sex Alive in Lesbian Relationships

Keeping Sex Alive in Lesbian Relationships

Dear Dr. Glenda: My partner and I are arguing a lot about our sex life. We don’t really have one, except maybe a couple times in the past year. She thinks we should work on this, but when I talk to my friends they aren’t having much sex either. Sex has never been that big […]

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01 Oct Posted by in • Guest Writers | Comments Off

The Lesbian ‘Gay Girl’ Love Tour

The Lesbian ‘Gay Girl’ Love Tour

I don’t know a single lesbian who hasn’t described someone they dated as crazy. Perhaps she was or perhaps she wasn’t but something about dating in the lesbian community always brings up that term. As someone who is committed to helping women take the crazy out of dating, I always ask lesbians to take a […]

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01 Oct Posted by in • Dr. Lauren Costine | Comments Off

Why Lesbians are at Risk for Substance Abuse

Why Lesbians are at Risk for Substance Abuse

In my private practice, I often work with lesbians who have or still struggle with substance abuse. Some are newly sober, some have a hard time staying sober and many have been sober for a long time. Regrettably, lesbians are at greater risk for substance abuse issues and other addictive disorders than the general population […]

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The Conundrum of the ‘Femme’ Lesbian

The Conundrum of the ‘Femme’ Lesbian

Since I came out as a lesbian twenty-five years ago I have had a plethora of statements and questions about me that no one ever would have stated when they assumed I was straight. In the beginning, I got the proverbial, “I never would have guessed you were a lesbian” and the “Gee, you don’t […]

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Let’s Talk about Sex and Orgasms

Let’s Talk about Sex and Orgasms

One morning in my office a woman told me her biggest fear about beginning to date again was about sex; specifically, how to deal with the fact that orgasm had been so difficult with her last partner, and she just didn’t want to go through that again. That afternoon, another woman told me that she’d […]

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22 Oct Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off

Shedding Couture

Shedding Couture

Females go through life shedding our clothes, ecdysiasts or not.  We add and subtract clothes usually based on the vagaries of the male-dominated design industry, which set the standards for the images we absorb through television and films.  These ‘ideals’ are then indiscriminately reinforced by our family and friends.  And that is not to mention […]

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