I have a difficult question and I'll get straight to the point. I'm writing to ask if I sought enough consent for a sexual experience I had.
On a trip three years ago, I gave a boyfriend a handjob, and at the time it felt ... More →
I need advice on something that hopefully no one ever has to go through or at least not under the same circumstances.
My grandmother had passed away from ovarian cancer earlier this year, four days before my birthday (which was in March) to be exact. ... More →
Recently, I came across a term I had never heard before: demisexual. Confused as to what it could mean, I did some research and, to my shock, found that it fits me pretty spot-on. I am a 17 (almost 18) year old girl in ... More →
After I graduated from uni I decided to go traveling. I spent months planning a trip to Asia when, at the airport, I realized I couldn't go. I just couldn't. Not only am I a bad flier, but the reality of spending months alone ... More →
Auntie SparkNotes video series continues this week with a letter from an overworked overachiever who is deathly afraid of failure. Josh and Auntie delve into the world of after-school AP classes (which are apparently a THING) and give a quick clinic on how to properly ... More →
I have a dilemma, and while I acknowledge that it is an immature one, it has become a crisis nonetheless: I have developed a burgeoning crush on a particular YouTuber named Dan Howell (am I allowed to say his name? If not, feel free ... More →
I just started college, and I'm super afraid that my high school friends are phasing me out.
To give some context, throughout school I had this small, tight-knit group of friends. And of course I knew that we would eventually all split up when college ... More →
Dear Auntie SparkNotes,
My roommate loves pets. In our four bedroom house, we have two cats, one gerbil, two hermit crabs, one dog (and she's looking to get an iguana). I would like to point out that I do, in fact, love almost all of her ... More →
Dear Auntie SparkNotes,
I would really appreciate it if you could give me some advice regarding a partner's sexual past. To be clear, this isn't about the morality of HND or a commentary of those who do or don't do it. This is more about how ... More →
You've loved her advice column, now see her LIVE! Well, not "live" live, but in video form! We are launching a brand new weekly series of Auntie SparkNotes videos called Auntie SparkNotes Live where Josh and Auntie will discuss some of your most perplexing questions. ... More →
Kat Rosenfield is a writer, illustrator, advice columnist, YA author, and enthusiastic licker of that plastic liner that comes inside a box of Cheez-Its. She loves zombies and cats. She hates zombie cats. Follow her on Twitter or Tumblr @katrosenfield.