Elisabeth Ovesen
3x New York Times bestselling author, copywriter, and columnist at LEVEL and ZORA. https://linktr.ee/lilibetovesen

DEAR ZORA

Would happen if women organized their dating the way men organize their fantasy football tournaments? Hear me out…

GIF: Notice Daphne's dance card, popular in the Regency Era. (Bridgerton, Netflix)

These days, if a woman went on a date with one man on Monday, another on Tuesday, and a different man every other day of the week, judgmental onlookers might call her loose, a tramp, whore, or slut. These days, and for many decades before this one, women are often…

SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS

During this sexless time in my life, I have connected with my creativity, spirituality, and overall well-being.

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This week, I'm celebrating my second year of celibacy and all the joys this Dick Detox has given me. Even amid a pandemic, people are shocked when I tell them I've refrained from sexual activity for the past two years and spent twenty-two of those months without any human touch…

DEAR ZORA

The “new you” can’t be built in the midst of the auld lang syne

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If you're reading this, it means you've survived one hundred percent of your worst days, many of which probably happened in the last two to five years. As you're well aware, staying focused and motivated has been challenging during today's unsettling political, social, financial, and public health crises. Many of…

DEAR ZORA

Before it arrives, let us examine why we have never before been so invested in the jizz of a man who is in someone else’s bed.

The Duke and Duchess of Hastings, Bridgerton (Season 1), Netflix

In late September, executive producer and all-around boss bitch Shonda Rhimes teased us with a first look at season two of Bridgerton––and it left fans wanting more. Season one of the period romance drama made its Netflix debut on Christmas Day last year, much to our delight. Locked in our…

Dear Level

Empty promises and performative displays won’t cut it (sorry, Kanye). Here’s a guide to restoring relations.

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Last week, Drake and Ye squashed their beef and reunited at the Los Angeles Coliseum in an effort to raise money and awareness for jailed gangster Larry Hoover and criminal justice reform. You may have heard about it. Or seen the promo plastered all over the homepage of Amazon, where…

Dear Level

‘Tis the season for not being awkward around your future in-laws, thanks to these five guidelines

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Meeting your partner’s family for the first time can be nerve-wracking — especially during the holiday season. It’s the time of year when loved ones gather in the spirit of peace and joy, and you definitely don’t want to be the guy who ruins it with an inappropriate joke or…

DEAR ZORA

Something tells me our 2022 bingo cards are gonna be full of wild shit so use the end of Q4 to prep

You’re not going to like what I have to say about booze. (Illustration: Aum/RawPixel)

In my opinion and experience as a personal performance and life mastery coach, the best time to start preparing for a new year is the October before. That means you should have started tying up 2021’s loose ends two months ago, and by now, you should be easing into 2022…

DEAR ZORA

Now might be a good time to tell your family to fuck off.

Spending the holidays with your dog might be healthier than with your family. (Illustration: Noon/Rawpixel)

Well, folks, it's that time of year again––the holidays. It's the time of year when you not-so-gleefully indulge in 30 pounds of ham over a belaboring three-week period even though you swore off meat ten months ago. It's your aunt's bourbon-glazed ham, and she's made it every year for as…

Elisabeth Ovesen

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