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Julia Allison is a journalist, entrepreneur, public speaker, relationship expert, columnist for ELLE.com, star of BRAVO's "Miss Advised," Georgetown graduate & former WIRED cover girl. She's made hundreds of appearances on NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, VH1 & MTV, written for Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, New York magazine, Time Out New York and The New York Post & spoken at MIT, Wharton, Harvard on new media, personal branding, marketing & entrepreneurship.

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FREE LOVE: IS GETTING INTIMATE WITH MORE THAN ONE PERSON REALLY SO WRONG?



FREE LOVE: IS GETTING INTIMATE WITH MORE THAN ONE PERSON REALLY SO WRONG?
TIME OUT NEW YORK
JULY 17-23, 2008
BY JULIA ALLISON
 

I first heard of the 1997 cult-favorite book The Ethical Slut almost a year ago, when the guy I was seeing at the time referenced it to support his case (more like plea) for an open relationship. I found the title intriguing, but only recently purchased a copy. The premise is that polyamory (being romantically involved with more than one person at a time) is our natural state—monogamy, not so much.

It’s almost too obvious to note that most [read more...]

Fear of the B-Word



Fear of the B-Word
Time Out New York
July 3-8, 2008
By Julia Allison

I’ve had boyfriends my entire life, a parade of them since I was 14 – there was Peter, then Greg, then Dan, then Jeff and Mike and James and John and Alex – to name a few. Yeah, I’m a bit of a serial monogamist.

But for the past two years, ever since I broke up with Alex, I’ve been terrified of the term “boyfriend.” In fact, although I’ve dated at least four men during that time who could technically have fit any standard definition of being [read more...]

CAN’T BUY ME LOVE: SOMETIMES ALL A GIRL WANTS IS A $5 DOLLAR STREET-FAIR HOT DOG 



CAN’T BUY ME LOVE: SOMETIMES ALL A GIRL WANTS IS A $5 DOLLAR STREET-FAIR HOT DOG 
TIME OUT NEW YORK
JUNE 4-10, 2008
BY JULIA ALLISON 

At the New York premiere of the Sex and the Citymovie last week, I listened as Carrie Bradshaw opined (via voiceover, natch) that women move to this city for one of two reasons: “love or labels.” The remaining two hours and 22 minutes were spent trying to prove her point by bombarding the audience with luxury product placements (even the Donald, who was sitting nearby, seemed overwhelmed). If the audience ended up agreeing with Carrie, [read more...]