Mimi Arbeit has a Ph.D. in child study and human development from Tufts University. Her research takes a skills-based approach to promoting adolescent sexuality development and sexual health, with specific attention to questions of gender justice and the experiences of queer and trans youth. She applies this work to sex education and sexual violence prevention in contexts such as public schools, college campuses and youth development programs. She wrote The Debrief, JewishBoston’s weekly column about sex, dating and relationships, from its inception in 2013 until moving to New York City in 2015.
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I’m moving to New York City next week. When I made the announcement, I asked for advice about getting back into dating after I move. Since then, I’ve had...
I never got stumped about what to write until this week, overwhelmed by the specificity of having only a few weeks left writing The Debrief. As a sort of...
After getting out of a pretty serious relationship, I decided to finally join the world of online dating last summer.
This time when I move to New York, I’ll be single. Single and, to be frank, interested. Looking. Open. I’ll want to start dating. And, oh my goodness, I...
Phil Eiseman's research interests include the ways in which people express their gender identities, how beliefs about gender influence cross-gender relationships, and boundary setting in monogamous and non-monogamous relationships....
If I were to describe my sexual orientation, the image that comes to mind is a brown cardboard box, flaps open, with green goo oozing over the sides.
Our nerdy decision-making is extreme. Our process isn’t perfect, and it’s certainly evolved over time. There have been times when we’ve felt overwhelmed and frustrated; there have also been...
Sometimes young adult novels can send negative messages about sex, with sexist or homophobic tropes. But I’ve also found several positive messages about sexuality in a variety of young...
OK, so maybe the title of this post is a little tongue-in-cheek. I actually have complicated feelings about gifts. They key to my heart is carved with attention, emotions...
We hear all the time: tell people that you love them. I’d like to take it one step further—tell people that you love them in writing.
Perhaps it shouldn’t surprise me that the current approach to healing from the physical trauma of a concussion echoes my process of healing from other, emotional traumas.