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Lisa Carver

Prude Awakening

“I started writing for Nerve. I did cocaine. I met Dave.”

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Lying with My Father

Lisa Carver on incestual temptation, from the archives.

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True Stories: Animal Instinct

“I’m on my way to my first orgasm as a divorcée.”

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True Stories: Prude Awakening

Post baby, a sexual adventurer plots a different course.

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Strange Currencies

I dated a rich man; both of us paid the price.

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I Was a Teenage Prostitute

Prostitution is a complex, shared dream where everyone agrees to not wake up, for just a little longer.

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Leave the Spitzers Alone!

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Strange Currencies

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Into the Deep: The sexually mysterious Nick Drake.

Nick Drake was a weird, gentle, classically trained, insane singer/songwriter in the Syd Barrett line. Overdosed at twenty-six, pr…

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Lost

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All About My Mother

Although I possess just about every signpost of someone who was molested as a child — promiscuity, bisexuality, life-of-the-party-…

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Daddy Dearest

  promotion ennifer Saginor’s father was Hugh Hefner’s doctor and best friend. In the ’80s, he lived at the…

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Bridget Jones’s Mandate

  promotion ave you seen this girl? She shops, talks, slogs through life, wielding her sense of humor like an itty-bitty knif…

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Pale Rider

  promotion he youth fall prey to goth, punk and shoegazing again and again, not because the music or the sentiment is better…

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Don’t You (Forget About Me)

      promotion he twisted lips, the flexed fist, the nervous vegetarian body, the abused hair, the growl, the guit…

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Goodbye, Columbus

 PERSONAL ESSAYS promotion Sex with drunks, in general, is not good sex. When you’re with drunks, you drink like they d…

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Split Decision

 PERSONAL ESSAYS promotion I have a problem, which I’m sure you’ve had too. However, before I tell you the proble…

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“I’m a psychotic optimist.”

 REGULARS promotion Because you are a Nerve reader, you are probably somewhere near either side of thirty, which means your p…

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Animal Instinct

 PERSONAL ESSAYS I‘m on my way to my first orgasm as a divorcée.     I’m drunk. So thi…

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The Nerve Interview: Traci Lords

adonna is famous for recreating herself, but I never saw it. The woman has always been a singer/actress/borrower of culture, big i…

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