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Dear Dr. Kate, Can Hand Warts Be Transmitted to Genitals?

photo via Flickr Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions every few weeks on EMandLO.com. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, My boyfriend has 2 warts on his fingers. We have been trying to treat […]

On Feminism, High School and Sex — and What Occupy Can Teach Us About All Three

“It’s not easy, in this world, to learn how to navigate our anger and attraction, to learn how to be strong, sexual women and kind, gentle men.” This is a quote from our friend Michelle Chihara’s essay, “Pieces of the Past,” published this week on her blog This Blue Angel. On the surface this essay […]

Comment of the Week: Strap-Ons Can Bring a Couple Closer

a Starter Strap-on Kit SJM, responding to the post  “Confession: I Want to Do My Boyfriend with a Strap-On“: This is something that will make a relationship grow. Plain sex gets old. It took me forever to open up to my gf about how I wanted her to [“plug”] me, or whatever. But when she […]

Dear Em & Lo
Your Call: Can She Ask Him to Cut Off Contact with a Past Love?

We get a lot of advice questions coming in at EMandLO.com, but sadly, we just can’t answer them all. Which is why, once a week, we turn to you to decide how best to advise a reader. Make your call by leaving your response in the comments section below. Dear Em & Lo, I have been dating my boyfriend […]

Dream Interpretation
Dream Interpretation: I Woke Up With My Friend and Her Ex

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. Got a dream you want Lauri to analyze? Click here to submit it) This week, a reader asks Lauri: There’s this one aspect of a dream I had that […]

Naked News: Sexy Bananas, Viagra Condoms & Bad Sex Writing Awards

photo via Flickr In “I Can’t Believe It’s Not a Joke” news, an Islamic cleric bans women from touching bananas and cucumbers to avoid them having sexual thoughts. Mint.com’s “page not available” page has a kinda funny personal ad. And the 2011 Bad Sex in Fiction Award goes to… We’re sure you’ve seen the leaked Lindsay Lohan Playboy […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: Do Men Fantasize About Others When in a Relationship?

photo via flickr Advice from three of EMandLO.com’s guy friends. This week they answer the following: “Do most guys still fantasize about other people when they’re in a relationship? During masturbation or during sex with their partner, or both?“ To ask the guys your own question, click here. Married Straight Guy (Irad Eyal of Sexdegrees.net): […]

Pop Culture
And You Thought Your Last Date Was Bad

Sometimes you have to date someone for months before the crazy comes out. And then other times, you receive a 1,600 word email after a disastrous first date that accuses you of leading the person on because you played with your hair, you made a lot of eye contact, and you said “Nice to meet you” […]

Blog Snog: How to Survive Your Family Over the Holidays

College Candy: How to survive your family over the holidays. YourTango: 18 things NOT to buy your boyfriend for Christmas. Eden Fantasys’ Sexis: What song would you strip to? A stripper round table. HuffPost/Women: 10 things I learned to ask myself before dating anyone. TresSugar: How public marriage proposals went viral in 2011. The Frisky: […]

Personal Essays
Truly Mortifying: Overwrought Teenage Anti-Choice Poetry

Embarrassing diary entries, old yearbook photos, junior high love letters — it’s all fun and games until someone breaks out their unhinged teenage anti-choice poetry. Okay, let’s back up and explain a little here. Earlier this week, the Sundance Channel debuted the original series “The Mortified Sessions,” in which celebrities share mementos from their past […]