TueDo List: Emily Brontë + Onsies + #GenXApproved
Plus, tips to mind-blowing sex in menopause
📖 READ: How Tracee Ellis Ross redesigned the hair dryer. The inventor of the word “cisgender” speaks out. Teen girls are having a mental health crisis. The life-changing magic of a urologist. A new novel, about a podcaster, by Rebecca Makkai. Women artists in masculine contexts. Everything you ever wanted to know about pelvic floor exercises. Jennifer Senior on what not to say when someone has long Covid. Cindy Gallop wants you to ask her anything.
👀 LOOK: The majesty of Flaco, the rat-eating Eurasian eagle-owl living in Central Park. Vintage Habitat catalogs. A dollhouse you’ll want to live in.
🎧 LISTEN: Feist’s first album since 2017, Multitudes, is out this April; you can sit with it. Caroline Polachek gets the Interview treatment, also in anticipation of April’s new album. Janelle Monáe will “Float.”
🎟️ GO: Amy Poelher and Tina Fey on tour this summer. Ms. Lauryn Hill headlines the Roots Picnic. A midlife retreat at Miraval Austin, featuring Stacy London (if you note Stacy London sent you in the form, you can get $500 off!)
🛒 ADD TO CART: Everything at Su’juk Brooklyn (and Lolo NYC and Salt & Sundry) is so fun. A horrifying plushie for kids. Still got it: The Seda France Japanese Quince candle. GAL with the Jasmine Pearl earrings.
Tonight: Emily. Imagining the life of the author of Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë (Theaters, Roku).
Thursday: Outer Banks, Season 3. The addictive Southern teen mystery drama returns (Netflix). Cocaine Bear. A movie! About a bear! Who ate! Cocaine! Inspired by a true story, because man, were the ‘80s wild (Theaters).
Friday: The return of Party Down, 10 years later (Starz). Andie MacDowell plays an actress with colon cancer in My Happy Ending (Theaters).
Anytime: The best movies now on Netflix — and Hulu and Amazon Prime and HBOMax — according to The New York Times.
We’re excited to announce the launch of #GenXApproved, a new feature on TueNight Social where folks can crowdsource recommendations for products and services, or gather tips from other grown-ass womxn in our community.
This feature is open for commenting to everyone in our community, and there’s an added bonus for our premium subscribers: submitting your own requests! You can learn how to submit your questions here or head straight to the new section to chime in with your recommendations.
Our first requests:
A great sports bra with stellar support
Foundation/ coverage that won’t make me look cakey
Comfy walking shoes that don’t scream “tourist”
Have a peek, share your tips and let us know what you think!
STORY: A Sexpert’s 5 Tips to Mind-Blowing Sex After Menopause
By Domina Franco
We think about menopause as a time when our sexuality slows down or becomes more of a struggle — and while this is true for some people, it also doesn’t have to be if you want to flip the script.
It’s true: Lowering levels of estrogen during menopause means less blood flow to the vagina, causing a decrease in vaginal lubrication. This makes sex at best, less than appealing and at worst, downright painful. Bladder control, medication side effects, stress, anxiety and even sleep disturbances during menopause can seriously affect one’s sex life. On the other hand, post-menopausal sex is likely to be more relaxed…
OBSESSED: How I Finally Gave In to the Adult Onesie
By Nancy Davis Kho
Early in the pandemic I found my new favorite sartorial item for a woman in midlife. It’s a throwback — all the way to the cradle.
I speak, of course, of the adult onesie.
Look, I’d fought it long and hard. I scoffed when I first saw the onesie’s tailored older sister, the jumpsuit, reemerge on the fashion scene 10 years ago. Maybe I’d have been tempted in my teens and twenties, but as a mother of two, with the bigger hips and smaller bladder capacity to show for it? Not happening. As someone once wrote on social media: “Sure, that jumpsuit looks cute. And then one day it’s you, a public bathroom, and your own poor choices.”
Then I wandered into a Gap one day in 2019…
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