By Yana Tallon-Hicks

Yana Tallon-Hicks studies Marriage & Family Therapy at Antioch University in the hopes of becoming the best damn queer sex therapist in the land. Yana received her undergrad in queer studies & sex education, and her written sexpertise has appeared in Curve, Bitch, Autostraddle.com, and her sex column in the Valley Advocate.

  1. Yana Tallon-Hicks's previous work for The Toast can be found here. The first time I set foot in San Francisco’s only lesbian bar, The Lexington Club, I felt the same way about it as I did about the more experienced, pierced, tattooed, swagalicious queers who made up the Lex’s regular crowd - I couldn’t tell if I wanted to fuck them or be them.

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  2. I’m in an open relationship. I’m certainly not the only person in a non-monogamous relationship these days and my open status doesn’t score me nearly as many cool points as it once did nor is it as controversial as it once was. Everything I read about non-monogamy is like “Yay! So much sex! Whooopeeee! Nothing is hard!” Meanwhile, poor little monogamy is written about like “Snooooooooze fest, I’m bored. Divorce says it’s not…

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