Pop Culture
“Picturing the Past 10 Years” by Phillip Niemeyer

It doesn’t have much to do with love or sex, but it being New Year’s Eve and all we couldn’t resist pointing out art director Phillip Niemeyer’s “op-chart” from Sunday’s New York Times called “Picturing the Past 10 Years.” Read each row from left to right and you get a quick graphic recap of the decade’s evolution […]

News
Happy New Year

photo by andrewcparnell We hope you have a great New Year’s Eve, a very mild New Year’s Day hangover, and a nice long weekend off! Our post load will be light the next few days, but we’ll be back with our regularly scheduled program on Monday. Thanks for a great year on EMandLO.com! In the […]

Pop Culture
Sundance Film Festival’s Top 10 Lessons in Young Love

Last week we covered the best love lessons that people could learn from Sundance Festival movies. But kids are people, too — people with raging hormones and tendencies toward the melodramatic and a whole hell of a lot of ignorance thanks to abstinence-only education. So this week we’re looking at the best movies for romantic advice […]

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Blog Snog: Good Sex Scenes, Bad Fads & Ugly Politicians

photo by Charleston’s The Digitel The Frisky lists the top political sex scandals of the decade. The majority are “family values” Republicans, natch. YourTango’s got the top 10 sex scenes of 2009. A Lemondrop contributor argues there’s no such thing as a Nice Guy (and he should know). Tressugar has a funny slideshow of all […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: Fantasizing Is Human. Get Over It.

photo by cogdogblog I feel the same way about the guys that hold this double standard [when a guy looks at other women but gets jealous if his girlfriend ogles men] as the girls who read romance novels and watch chick flick marathons and freak out when their guy uses porn to masturbate. It all […]

Confessions
Top 10 Things We Learned from EMandLO.com Commenters This Year

Size doesn’t matter. Skills do. The Nuva Ring is one of the most confusing birth control methods out there. (Either that, or EMandLO.com was the only place online in 2009 giving out decent info on it.) If you want support for your cheating ways, don’t come here. A lot of straight guys are into a […]

Research
Top 10 Science-Based New Year’s Resolutions

We’ll be the first to admit that “science” is a generous word to use when it comes to some of the sex research out there — and that if a sex study sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t kernels of truth to be found in […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: He Looks at Other Women But Gets Jealous If I Ogle Men

photo by makelessnoise Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: “My boyfriend claims it means nothing when he looks at other women, and yet he gets jealous when I look at other men. Why is that?“ Gay Engaged Guy (Joel Derfner, author of Swish): It’s a combination of insecurity […]

Pop Culture
It’s Not Complicated, Just Boring

We should have known from Daphne Merkin’s NY Times Sunday magazine cover story last week on Nancy Meyers and her new film “It’s Complicated” not to have high expectations: she never really came out and called it a winner. Still, we were so inspired by Meryl Streep’s recent exclamations about over-fifty sex scenes (“The whole idea that […]

Dream Interpretation
Dream Interpretation: I Watch Strangers Having Sex

photo by pedrosimoes7 Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. This week, a reader asks Lauri: Last couple of weeks I have been having dreams about strangers having sex, or about to have sex. I am […]

Toys
Jingle Balls!

Smartballs by Fun Factory That warm, fuzzy feeling you get from the holiday season can be experienced any time of year really (at least by the ladies) thanks to Smartballs, vaginal balls-within-balls that rotate fast and steadily with pelvic movement to help improve PC muscle strength and sensitivity — the lazy way of doing your […]

Dear Em & Lo
Your Sex-Related New Year’s Resolutions

Who said that a new year’s resolution had to involve giving up something you enjoy? Rehab is for quitters! Here’s a novel idea: take on some booty-related resolutions instead. We’ve compiled two lists of resolutions, depending on whether you’re single or loved-up. Learn them, live them, love them… If you’re in a LTR (or monogamish)… No […]

News
Merry Christmas!

photo by plindberg We hope you have a great Christmas Day and nice long weekend off! Here’s hoping there’s something saucy and battery-operated in your stocking…or at least a nice new pair of undies. Our post load will be light the next few days, but we’ll be back with our regularly scheduled program on Monday. […]

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Blog Snog: The Naughties, Hanukkah Boyfs, and Holiday Blasphemy

photo by vsmoothe Goodvibes takes your most treasured childhood holiday icons and makes them  sex related. Wrong. Funny, but wrong. How did we get to the end of another decade already? The Frisky lists the top ten sex trends of the naughties (and we promise never to use that term on this site again). LemonDrop examines […]

Pop Culture
Sundance Film Festival’s Top 10 Lessons in Love

The movies are a great place to learn about life, including your love life. Let the characters in these ten Sundance Festival films make the big dating and mating mistakes so you don’t have to: Once: Sometimes the best love affairs are the ones you never have (i.e. the fantasy is often better than the […]

How To
Top 10 Skills You (Should Have) Learned from Us in 2009

photo by sinabeet Ladies and gentlemen, have you been taking notes? We didn’t think so. Well, you’re in luck, because we have a very organized archive and you can find all our how-to columns at the click of a link. If you were student of the year and showed up to every single day, here […]