Narratively

Stories By Dave van Patten

When Young Muslims Want to Stop Masturbating, They Turn to Reddit

Inside the makeshift online support groups where devout men go to break their taboo sex habits.

That Time I Hired a Professional Masturbation Coach

Everyone does it, but are we all doing it wrong? I sought out an expert to help perfect my solo sex practice.

What Really Happened to Aaron Robertson’s Sperm?

Stricken with a terminal illness, he froze his sperm before he died, but when his wife went back six years later it was gone. Does another family have their kids?

I’m a World Champion in Backwards Running

Yes, it’s really a sport, and it really changed my life.

Why Do These Straight Men Want Nothing to Do With Women?

Meet the brotherhood of “Men Going Their Own Way,” a burgeoning movement of guys who believe womankind has let them down.

I Was an Angry Men’s Rights Activist. Now I’m a Fierce Feminist.

As a frustrated white male, I used to think men were losing their place in society and women were to blame. What the hell was I thinking?