María Cristina Lalonde
María Cristina Lalonde

A lover, fighter and freelance writer, María Cristina Lalonde writes about sex and relationships by day and trains to be a champion kickboxer by night. Ever in pursuit of karaoke and romance, she's lived everywhere from Chicago to Mexico City to Medellín to Lisbon to Bali—but Austin, Texas will always be home. Check out her work at

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