Olive Persimmon

Bio

Olive Persimmon is funny gal, humor writer, and motivational speaker. She just published her first book, Unintentionally Celibate and is working the sequel, The Coitus Chronicles. She still blogs over at www.olivepersimmon.com. She never matches her socks.

Here's How You Can Break Up With Donald Trump Without Losing Your Mind

By Olive Persimmon
It's a Tuesday morning a few months after the election. I'm scrolling through my emails, when I spot one from my agent. I'm a writer, and we're in the process of selling my second book. It's a comedy about trying to get my sex life back after a…

10 Badass Activities You Need To Try If You're In NYC Over The Holidays

By Olive Persimmon
Winter is right around the corner. For me, the beginning of winter usually means spending the following six months holed up in my apartment, watching Netflix. However, for some of you more fortunate readers, winter means a vacation and the chance to…

4 Ways To Stay Friends With Your Ex Without Falling Back Into Old Habits

By Olive Persimmon
I'm going to make a bold statement here: It's possible to remain friends with your ex. I know this because I'm good friends with three of mine. Before I get started on how to do it, let me be clear: I said it's possible. I didn't say it was easy,…

Why Your On-Again, Off-Again Relationship Will Never Turn Out How You Want

By Olive Persimmon
For years, I've watched shows with roller coaster relationships of on-again, off-again couples. There's Ross and Rachel, Carrie and Big and Robin and Ted. The theme is always the same: There's someone you're meant to be with, and in the end, it…

Why Protecting Yourself From Heartbreak Will Only Stop You From Finding Love

By Olive Persimmon
“Don't text him. You don't want to invest in him if he's not invested in you. You need to protect your heart,” my well-intentioned friend, Abby, offered while slurping down some ramen. We were both in the middle of assessing whether or not I should…

How A BDSM Course In Spanking Taught Me To Stand Up For Myself

By Olive Persimmon
It was the afternoon of my first-ever BDSM class. It was class I had initially attended solely for the sake of writing. I had no idea that it would be one of the most mind-boggling and possibly best things I’ve done for my personal development all…

The Catharsis Of BDSM: How I Stopped Judging And Took A Chance

By Olive Persimmon
I stared into the eyes of a woman I had just met and sucked in my breath. Her face was soft and kind. She smiled at me. The wrinkles around her eyes indicated she smiled often. Her gentle demeanor should have made this easier, but it didn't. I…

10 Ways Women Can Go From Participant To Protagonist In The Dating Game

By Olive Persimmon
Ladies, we all know the dating world can be a little dog-eat-dog, and we're usually the ones who are forced into complacency in our multitude of situationships. But, we can no longer idly sit by and watch as men take advantage of us. It's time for…

Why I Spent Months Withholding Sex From My Relationship

By Olive Persimmon
On my second date with Brian, he skimmed my body and face with a look of appreciation. “You’re so beautiful,” he said, with sincerity in his gaze. We laughed and talked for hours over pork carnitas and rice. We discussed spirituality, porn, politics…

Warm Up To Your SO With These 10 New York City Date Ideas

By Olive Persimmon
Beyond the pumpkin waffles and lattes, fall is the perfect time of year for dating. It's just chilly enough for both your cool leather coat, and a nice cuddle session with your honey. Out of great date ideas? Here are some creative fall date ideas…

5 Ways To Save Yourself From Taking A Back Seat To Your Own Failure

By Olive Persimmon
Failure: It’s a buzzword on the lips of successful millionaires and personal development gurus alike. "Fail beautifully,” they’ll tell you from their mansions in Italy. “You can’t be afraid to fail,” they’ll preach before driving off in their…

How I Redefined The Meaning Of 'DUFF' And Learned To Love Myself

By Olive Persimmon
My friends are beautiful. They're the kind of women everyone stares at on the train because their bone structures are too perfect. They're the women who get free drinks from hopeful suitors. I spent my entire college career nursing a drink by…