Melanie Lindsay

Bio

Melanie is an out of place New Yorker living in the city of Los Angeles.

Having Love Sex Made Me Realize I Was Used To Thinking Of Sex As A Game

By Melanie Lindsay
Most days, I consider myself to be quite lucky. I'm healthy, relatively attractive, have a solid family (who loves each other enough to fight on occasion) and a man who, for whatever reason, is crazy about me. Conditions haven't always been so…

At 25, These Are The 7 Things I'm Done Feeling Guilty About

By Melanie Lindsay
They say 25 is quite the age. Truth be told, by age 25, you've been through a myriad of experiences, bullshit and crossroads, and you may finally feel like you're getting a grip on what it means to be an adult. That being said, we're still learning.…

6 Things I've Learned From Working In A Male-dominated Industry

By Melanie Lindsay
Slow and steady wins the race, right? Well, for some women in the workplace, especially those operating in a male-dominated industry, it's more like slow and steady ties the race. Progression is prevalent, but leisurely, at best. Milestones such as…

6 Ways Growing Up With An Alcoholic Parent Shapes You In Adulthood

By Melanie Lindsay
Growing up as a child of an alcoholic parent has influenced me in more ways than I care to admit. Back in college, when I first began delving into the comprehensive research available on this topic, I was amazed at how deeply it…

Why I Won't Let My Promiscuous Past Define My Romantic Future

By Melanie Lindsay
In this moment, I am 24 years young. I’ve spent a large portion of my brief animation desiring the kind of love I first witnessed while sitting in a movie theater and watching "Titanic" premiere on the big screen. That being said, I have also spent…

How Your Interest In Someone Is Tested Just Moments After Having Sex

By Melanie Lindsay
I think we can all agree sex is great. It’s an intoxicating and intense expression of a human’s innate ability to connect. After all, life’s core is at the base of communication. But, the things happening beneath the sheets may just be a tad more…

How Waiting For Change Is The Equivalent Of Settling For Mediocrity

By Melanie Lindsay
Earlier this month, while attending a baby shower for a friend, the expectant mother read a Hallmark card that said, “There is wonder in the waiting.” I have been weighing the concept of waiting for some time now, but it was in that moment when I…

9 Strategies To Keep In Mind When Practicing The Science Of Seduction

By Melanie Lindsay
As with any science, it's vital to have a keen understanding of the basic principles of seduction before you experiment. While it may involve some smoke and mirrors, seduction isn't about lying, manipulation or depreciating value. It has been said…

On A Scale Of 1 To 10: This 7 Says F*ck You

By Melanie Lindsay
F*ck buddies love to go tit for tat. Sitting over a pint and platter of wings with my most recently utilized Friend With Benefits, I found myself wondering just how many women he penetrates on a regular basis. I don't know if there's some rulebook…

Spring Awakening: 5 Lessons The Seasonal Change Teaches Us About Life

By Melanie Lindsay
The birds are chirping; the temperature is rising (for New Yorkers, slowly but surely), and the flowers are beginning to bloom. Ah, the boundless beauty of spring. We're well aware life operates on a cyclical pattern, and the four seasons…

How Working At A Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opened My Eyes

By Melanie Lindsay
My first impression sitting in the lobby of SoCal Holistic Health, located blocks from the beach in sunny San Diego, was somewhat predictable. A rainbow-colored sunset mural adorned the walls, along with psychedelic paintings and a rather eclectic…

Grey Matters: The Sweeping Ambiguity Of Sexual Consent

By Melanie Lindsay
I once read a quote that went something like this: “Bad women take responsibility for nothing — good women blame everything on themselves.” On the surface, the above quote seems wildly off-base and almost offensive. Once absorbed, can we honestly…

12 Travel Hacks I Wish I Knew Before Backpacking Abroad

By Melanie Lindsay
Backpacking is, without a doubt, one of the most influential, mind-boggling and invigorating experiences you can have as a young person. You're thrust out of your comfort zone, immersed in exotic surroundings and forced, for probably the first time…

The One Foolproof Way To Make Sure You Orgasm As A Woman

By Melanie Lindsay
We all know those guys I'm talking about: commanding, charming, confident. Or, in other words, dangerous. But, why is it that when we sleep with them, we can never seem to fully let go and enjoy ourselves? Is it our own improbable expectation to…

It's Always There: How To Find A Toxic Relationship's Silver Lining

By Melanie Lindsay
I was 19 when we first met. You were the new kid on the floor and had all the girls' attention, including mine. In my doorway, we locked eyes and I swear I felt my heart explode. We went out to a party that night. The room was spinning, and the…

How Searching For Instant Gratification F*cks You Over Long-Term

By Melanie Lindsay
It's no surprise that in our modern day and age, we're all slightly obsessed with fulfillment delivered at a moment's notice... and on a silver platter, no less. But, could this reliance on immediate gratification work against us in the long…

How My Father's Failure To Open Up To Me Ruined Our Relationship

By Melanie Lindsay
I was 16 years old when I realized my father is gay. I wish I could say the experience was akin to Blair Waldorf's in "Gossip Girl," equipped with pastel-colored polo shirts and a somewhat campy, yet likeable companion for my dear old man. The…