Candice Jalili

Freelance Sex, Relationship, and Lifestyle Writer in NYC

Location icon United States of America

I possesses both the body and the humor of a 15-year-old boy while I enjoy the lifestyle of a 75-year-old woman.

Browse this page to see some of my favorite clips for various publications.

Formerly: Senior Sex + Dating Writer, Elite Daily

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TIME

Time
09/20/2018
How to Make the Perfect Apology

Experts share research-backed tips for creating the perfect apology for each and every person in your life.

Girlboss

Cosmopolitan May 2018

New York Magazine's The Cut

The Cut
07/05/2018
A Relationship Therapist's Tips for How to Break Up With Someone

Getting dumped is never fun, but people often tend to forget that initiating the breakup can also be pretty awful - yes, you're in control, but that doesn't leave you immune to guilt, angst, grief, or some deeply unpleasant combo of all the above. After all, you truly cared about this person at one point.

The Cut
01/01/2018
Female Executives Share 13 Frequently Asked Job-Interview Questions

Beyond the world's worst job-interview question ("What is your biggest weakness?"), what else should you look out for when you go in for a job interview? Office décor is one thing to notice, according to a science-backed guide, but fielding job-interview questions is another.

The Cut
01/01/2018
19 Interview Tips Guaranteed to Help You Get the Job

Feeling a little nervous before a job interview is inevitable, no matter how qualified you knowyou are for a position. Before the anxiety sets in, though, there are simple things you can do to maintain confidence throughout the process.

The Cut
01/01/2018
7 Women on Why They Cheated

At first glance, if two people break up and one of them cheated, there's a clear villain in that story: the cheater, who broke a promise and hurt someone they supposedly loved. But there are always two sides to every story. Why did they cheat? What led them to that point?

The Cut
01/01/2018
19 Interview Tips Guaranteed to Help You Get the Job

Feeling a little nervous before a job interview is inevitable, no matter how qualified you knowyou are for a position. Before the anxiety sets in, though, there are simple things you can do to maintain confidence throughout the process.

The Cut
01/01/2018
Your Complete Guide to Making an Open Relationship Work

How do you know if an open relationship is right for you? First you can consider the experiences of people who have shared their stories with the Cut: Open marriage taught one man about feminism. Another writer found that dating apps are full of people in open relationships.

The Cut
01/01/2018
How to Spice Up Your Sex Life With a Long-Term Partner

Sexual lulls are normal even for the most passionate couples - and they can actually be a good thing. One psychologist related an aspect of the issue to ennui: "The emotional experience of boredom is impossible to ignore, and in this way it indirectly helps people engage."

The Cut
01/01/2018
Dreaming About an Ex? An Expert Explores 10 Reasons Why

Waking up from a dream about an ex can be jarring. But, according to professional dream analyst and author Lauri Quinn Loewenberg, "Whatever's going on in the dream is going to reflect not necessarily [what's going on] between you and your ex, but what's going on with you."

The Cut
01/01/2018
The Ultimate Guide to Sexting

Of many questions about sexting and how to do it, here are some: Which is the horniest emoji face for sexting? Is everyone else sexting each other from work? Is it even fun? " Sexting is the perfect foreplay," says Kait Scalisi, MPH, a sex educator and founder of award-winning sex education platform Passion by Kait.

The Cut
01/01/2018
How to Tell If You're Ready for a Long-Distance Relationship

For some couples in long-distance relationships, the miles between them are insignificant. The extra space and freedom might feel refreshing. For others, distance is a breeding ground for resentment and trust issues. Dr. Niloo Dradashti, a New York-based psychologist and relationship expert, shared seven important questions to ask yourself in order to know which of the two groups you belong to.

The Cut
01/01/2018
How Many Calories Does Sex Burn?

Some people, like Khloé Kardashian, enjoy counting calories during sex. She claims reverse cowgirl is the best calorie-burner. But how great of a workout is sex, really? Is that even true?

The Cut
01/01/2018
8 Signs a Monogamous Relationship Isn't for You

The sky is blue. The earth is round. And, in Western society, so many people think relationships are meant to be shared with one person. But maybe monogamy isn't the only way to love.

The Cut
01/01/2018
How Friends Can Help You Deal With a Breakup

According to science, tricking yourself into thinking you're over a breakup is the key to getting over it. Which could require a little help from your friends, bringing us to one of the most difficult aspects of navigating your life after a breakup: How can you lean on your friends to get through it, without leaning on them so much that you start pushing them away?

The Cut
01/03/2018
25 Surprisingly Cool Relationship Tattoos

Relationship tattoos are either romantic or cringeworthy. It's sweet if you're together forever ... and awkward if you're not. As in: Should you keep that tattoo of your ex? Should you still break up with that guy, right after he tattooed your name on his abs?

Haute Living

Haute Living
08/31/2017
The Best NYC Rooftop Bars in Every Borough

With Labor Day right around the corner, Summer is officially coming to a close and, as far as I'm concerned, that means two things. On the one hand, I'm pumped for Summer to be over.

Haute Living
09/01/2017
7 NYC Italian Restaurants that Make You Feel Like You're in Italy

Sitting in your SoHo studio dreaming of an Italian vacation that you just don't have the time (or money) to pull off right now? Well, dream no longer. There are plenty of restaurants right here that make you feel like you momentarily stepped outside of the hustle and bustle of New York City and into a beautiful restaurant along the Tuscan countryside.

Glamour

Glamour
6 Surprising Things I Learned Working in a Sex Shop

Every time I walk by a sex shop, I always wonder how the people who work there ended up getting that job. Do you have to be a sex expert? A kink aficionado? A therapist? And what are the people who come in regularly like?

Teen Vogue

Teen Vogue
08/02/2017
This Is What Birth Control Pills REALLY Do to Your Body

I have been taking my birth control pill for the past five years, and I'd be lying if I said I had literally any idea what it was doing to my body. I mean, I know the effect it has on my body. I know I'm not pregnant.

Man Repeller

Man Repeller
07/21/2017
I Tried the Most-Hyped Blow Dryer in Internet History - Man Repeller

I have very thick, wavy, Middle Eastern hair. In addition to there being mass amounts of it, each individual strand is thick enough to floss with. The last time I even bothered blowing it dry was over Thanksgiving because my mom made me. The whole process took an hour.

Man Repeller
06/29/2017
Master of None Reflects My Experience With Religion

When I tell people I'm Iranian, the next question is almost always the same. "So, are you Muslim?" I tell them I'm not and, like clockwork, I see a look of relief sweep across their faces. I had a pretty unique religious upbringing, in that I was loosely raised both Muslim and Catholic.

Cosmopolitan.com

Cosmopolitan
05/07/2015
9 Lessons I Learned From the Happiest Woman I Know

Every time I cried growing up, my mother whipped out her camera and filmed me. What I once viewed as an unusual form of child abuse has turned out to be the best lesson she ever taught me.

Cosmopolitan

Betches

Betches
06/22/2017
9 Things Fuckboys Do In Bed That Are Total Dealbreakers

There's nothing worse than bad sex. Okay so like, maybe war and famine are up there, but I mean in terms of things you're likely to experience between now and next Monday, bad sex is kind of the worst.

Elite Daily

Elite Daily
04/25/2017
Boom, Ghosted - Elite Daily

Ghosting is the dating phenomenon that happens when people are too cowardly to actually end things with the people they've been seeing, so they choose to just... disappear instead. In this weekly column, we share a tale of a time a reader was ghosted.

Elite Daily
04/26/2016
I Asked 5 Of My Favorite Stores To Dress Me In 'Sexy' Outfits

There are a lot of ways I could describe myself: Funny, nice, weird, quirky, lazy, annoying (in an endearing way, obvs), talkative, maybe even cute. But you know what adjective I would never use? "Sexy." OK, before you get all sad for me, this isn't a pity party.

Elite Daily
09/27/2016
Why Millennial Men Are Getting Fewer STD Tests Than Women

According to recent reports, Jim Carrey's ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White, allegedly killed herself after finding out that her Hollywood star of an ex had apparently given her THREE STDs. Herpes type 1, type 2, and gonorrhea. It's a horrible, heartbreaking and tragic story for a million and one reasons.

Elite Daily
08/28/2015
My Ugly Phase Was The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me

Ah, ugly phases. A combination of braces, bad haircuts, acne, poor fashion choices and an unclear understanding of how to properly use deodorant. We all have them - some of us worse than others. The best part of my ugly phase was that it happened in high school.

Elite Daily
09/29/2016
Bridget Jones Goes Against Everything I Stand For As A Woman

I saw the new "Bridget Jones" movie last night, and like I do after I watch any of her movies, I left the theater deeply conflicted. On the one hand, I absolutely love Bridget. I love how kooky she is. I give her props when she shamelessly wears slutty outfits to seduce her boss.

Elite Daily
02/22/2016
8 Revelations I Had While Wearing Kylie Jenner's Wedgie Jeans

My boss sent out an e-mail about a week ago asking if anyone would be down to try out these new "wedgie" jeans Kylie Jenner has been wearing all over the place lately. I jumped on the opportunity because, honestly, I'm a 10-year-old boy at heart and the word "wedgie" cracks me up.

Elite Daily
10/13/2016
7 Power Foods That Reduce Stress And Boost Your Sex Drive At The Same Time

Being stressed out sucks. It makes you flustered, sick, bitchy. And most of all, it kills your sex drive. Oh, you didn't know that? Yeah, in order to fight stress, your body actually shuts down sex hormones so that you're better able to deal with the crisis that's causing you to freak out.

Elite Daily
02/12/2016
How My Parents' Divorce Actually Restored My Faith In Love

You know that movie plot where two best friends decide to go ahead and kiss on the condition that it won't change anything between them? But then things obviously DO get weird, but they get over it and get married and - we assume - live happily ever after?

Elite Daily
01/11/2017
The 5 Definitive Signs It's Time To Give Up On Your Crush

I think getting over a crush can sometimes be harder than getting over a real, bonafide breakup. THERE, I SAID IT. Controversial opinion, I know. But hear me out. A breakup is a concrete thing that marks the end of a concrete relationship that really happened.

Elite Daily
01/09/2017
An Expert Reveals What It Means When You Still Stalk Your Ex On Social Media

It's 4:30 pm on a Thursday, and you're kind of bored at work. Nobody is answering your texts, and you're out of stuff to do in the office, but you still have half an hour to kill before you're free! Like any good millennial (and/or stay-at-home mom), you turn to social media as a cure for your seemingly insatiable boredom.

Her Campus SCU

Her Campus
5 Signs You're Ready to Fart in Front of Him

It's Saturday morning. Hook up #7. You find yourself in his bed and those beans from Sarah's birthday dinner at Aqui last night are starting to catch up with you. Do you treat yourself to a nice liberating toot or suck it in and suffer in silence? 1.

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