Maressa Brown

Maressa Brown is a writer and astrologer with more than 15 years of experience. In addition to covering lifestyle and astrology content for InStyle, she is a regular contributor to Parents, Shape,, and more. She graduated from Emerson College and is based in Los Angeles. Follow her Instagram and Twitter at @MaressaSylvie.
Oral sex isn’t necessarily safer sex.
According to this astrologer, their instantaneous connection makes perfect sense.
The buzzy social science term has a habit of rearing its ugly head in relationships.
It’s pretty much the OG form of self-care, a practice most of us need now more than ever.
Anyone born under the serenity-seeking air sign was born to bring beauty into the world.
Never been spontaneously turned on by a celeb or a stranger at a party? You might be demisexual.
If you're single, the prospect of post-vaccination life can be anxiety-inducing — but you're far from alone.
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Anyone born under the multitasking, mentally-oriented air sign was destined to express themselves.
It can shed light on your personality and how to make the most of the opportunities and challenges ahead.
Being into BDSM isn't an excuse for abuse or predatory behavior — and yes, you need consent even over text.
Let’s hear it for a sign that knows how to make the most of social distancing.
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