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MEL Magazine Stories

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Writing

Ketamine Could Be The New Depression Treatment of Choice

Keeping Up With Dr. Miami

How Roseanne Lost My Working Class Family 

A Conversation with a Heterosexuality Studies Professor

A Conversation With Conner Habib, the Syrian-American Gay Porn Performer and Radical Philosopher

A Conversation with Michaela Mendelsohn, the Fast-Food CEO Determined to Get Trans People Employed

The California Mayor Who Wants to Give His Constituents $500 a Month

The Psychological Reasons Why Your Girlfriend Can’t Stop Popping Your Blackheads

Genital Steaming is The Hottest Date in Town

Instagram’s Shadowban on #Strippers

Everything You Don't Know About Stormy Daniels

The Feminist on Cell Block Y Is Now a Free Man

The Man Who Gets Vaginas Stoned

How To Take Pictures Of Your Girlfriend That She Won't Hate

‘Till Death Do You Part - But How Much Time Should You Spend Together Until Then?

Here’s Why Your Girlfriend Is Pissed You’re Not Posting Photos Of Her On Instagram

My 420 Sesh With The Nation’s Top Weed Attorneys

Weed Is The One Vice Sin City Hates

How a Supreme Fanny Pack Became the Fuccboi Accessory of the Summer

God Wants You To Have A Great Sex Life

Working Comics and Comedy Writers on How They’re Navigating a #MeToo World

Why It’s So Hard To Bring the #MeToo Movement to Porn

Howard Hughes And Hollywood’s Original Harvey Weinsteins

What Do You Do When Proud Boys and Other Hate Groups Show Up at Your Bar?

The Great Disappearing Act of the ‘Most Downloaded Woman in the World’

How I Built a Fetish Empire of ‘Car Stuck Girls’ 

Sex Workers Know More About Sex Than Anyone Else. So Why Shouldn’t They Teach It?

‘Sunglasses on Top of a Woman’s Head’ is This Summer’s Niche Porn Fetish

Brontez Purnell Is the Legendary Queer Punk Rocker and Hysterical Author Whose Book You Need to Read

Dating’s Greatest Quandry - To Sit Side By Side Or Face To Face At Restaurants?

The Undeniable Pleasure Of Smoking Weed After Eating

It Doesn’t Matter How Bougie Your Weed Dispensary Is—It’s Still Illegal for Them to Use Banks

The Company That’s Trying to Get The Weed Industry To Go From Cash-Only To Full-On Cryptocurrency

The Inside Story of Sex Toys Molded from Famous Porn Stars

The Men Who Watch Porn That Reflects Their Actual Sex Lives

The Micro-Session is The Newest Trend in Therapy

My Mornings on Dopamine Bean

I Fact-Checked Lisa Rinna’s Revolutionary Hand Job Technique

If You Want To Be More Productive And Comfortable At The Office, Get On Your Knees Ergonomically

The Fraught Negotiation of Determining How Much Time To Spend With Your Family Versus Your Partner’s

Men On The Shopping Sprees That Made Them Feel Better

The Men Who Want to Know How You‘d Have Sex with Their Wives

Erectile Dysfunction, Depression and Everything Else Men Are Using Hypnotherapy For

There’s a Prostate Massager for Gamers Now

An Evening with America’s Next Gay Country Singer

My Son Is Gender Creative

The Gentleman’s Guide to Making Your Ass More Edible

Why We’re All So Thirsty For Blood

Is Hard Kombucha A Healthier Way To Get Drunk?

Is Jeff Sessions Really Going To Be Able To Take Our Weed Away?

Can An Old Drug Dog Learn New Tricks—Like How Not to Smell Marijuana in States Where It’s Legal?

Canada Is Celebrating Legal Weed By Watching A Shit-Ton Of Weed Porn

The Sportscaster That Wants You To Know That Pro Athletes Get Depressed Too

Does This Drug Really Cure Opiate Addiction Overnight?

Will There Ever Be a Booze That Gets You High?

LED Isn’t Just For Your TV. It Can Help Your Acne and Red Face, Too

This L.A. Indie Promotion is the True Home of Wrestling’s ‘Women’s Revolution’

Why Aren't Doctors Learning How To Treat Trans Men? 

Where We’re At with the Legalization of Sex Work

“Sex is Never The Problem; Sex is Always the Symptom”

Why Doesn’t Smoking Weed Give You Lung Cancer Like Cigarettes?

A Conversation with Buck Angel, the Self-Professed ‘Tran-pa’ and ‘Man with a Pussy’

A Conversation with Mel Frank, the ‘Godfather’ of Marijuana Growers

Spitting V. Swallowing: The Ultimate Expert Roundtable

Saturn Rising is the Long-Lost Queer Spice Girl

I Found Out My Birth Dad Was a Famous Neo-Nazi

Will the Weed-As-Probable-Cause Loophole Finally Be Closed with Legalization?

Tipping Your Waitress is the Most Practical Way of Standing with Women in the Workplace

The LGBTQ Community Can’t Find Consensus About the Census

The State of Work 

The State of Drugs 

I Spent Sunday at a Weed Farmer's Market

The State of Male Body Image

This Teen Curator is the Future of the Art World 

The Sex Educator Helping Couples Use Weed as the Ultimate Aphrodisiac

Sex Researcher David Ley Wants You to Consume Porn Ethically, Like Fair-Trade Coffee

In an Ideal World, Your Sex Life Actually Would Be ‘Vanilla’

I’m a Non-Binary Greek Model and Queer Activist

The Multitasking MILF Who Is Taking the Term ‘Physical Therapy’ in New Directions

Fellas, Is It Gay to Love the ‘Fellas, Is It Gay’ Meme?

Why Didn't My Parents Just Tell Me They Smoke Weed? 

M. Lamar Sings the Modern Day Blues

The Guy Who's Made a Career of Documenting Celebs Getting Stoned

Crystal Sex Toys for Men

An Oral History of My Family's College Football Obsession

The Black Documentarian Grappling With the Murder of His Brother

Three Trans Americans on Trump’s Military Ban (aka Those Tweets)

Manly Man Things: Pinky Rings 

Requiem for a DJ Superstar

Casual Sex Can Still Feel Intimate

Airbnb—For Dungeons, Whips and Sex Saws

Why Virtual Reality Strip Clubs Will Still Make You Wait In Line  

10 Mind-Fuck Moments from the AVNs

That’s My Fetish: Cake Sitting

That’s My Fetish: Pedal Pushing

That’s My Fetish: Cigarette Smoking

That's My Fetish: Pantyhose

That's My Fetish: Sticky Feet

Why We Leave Condoms by the Wayside When We Get Turned On 

Bad Condoms Are So American

 

Editing

Getting Brain: Why Your Dick Isn’t Always Ready for Round Two

Trust a Scientist: Sex Addiction Is a Myth

Animals Give Head, Too

BDSM Keeps Me Sober

Straight Guy, Queer Fantasies

Families Transition, Too

How A Free-Speech Advocate Accidentally Became the Face of Censorship in Porn