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 […]

If You Tweeted Your Haiku Contest Entry, We Need to Hear from You ASAP!

Who knew that hashtags weren’t forever searchable on Twitter? Did you know that? Um, we didn’t. Which means we can no longer find any of the sex toy haikus that you Tweeted for our Lelo contest since #EmAndLoHaikuContest is no longer searchable. So, if you Tweeted your sex toy haiku, please send us your Twitter […]

Lelo’s Egg Massager Comes with Free Holiday Packaging!

This post is sponsored by Lelo For those of you who are gift-wrapping challenged, Lelo is offering a festive red and gold holiday sleeve for the box of their new egg massager through December 19th — for free! The “Lyla”, part of their new Insignia line, is controlled via wireless remote with an unprecedented range […]

What's Up Doc?
Dear Dr. Joe, What’s the Deal with Blue Balls?

Every few weeks, Dr. Joe DeOrio, a urologist in Chicago, tackles questions about male sexuality here on EMandLO.com. To ask Dr. Joe your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Joe, What’s the deal with blue balls? — The Indigo Boys Dear T.I.B., “Blue balls” is a commonly used colloquialism describing pain or discomfort in the […]

How To
10 Holiday Wish List Ideas

It’s that time of year again! When we struggle to find great, unique, interesting, compelling, and, yes, practical gifts for our loved ones, especially our romantically loved ones. Slippers are great, but sex toys are better. As long as you make quality, beauty and safety your main priorities, you can’t go wrong with a pleasure object (unless […]

Car Crash Sex on TV

We recently ran a post on EMandLO.com about television shows with hot sex scenes, but if we’re being honest, the stuff that really floats our boats is the hilarious, cringe-worthy stuff that just seems a lot more realistic — after all, sex is often awkward, full of miscommunication, with some head bonking and disappointment, maybe tears. […]

Dear Em & Lo
Dear Em & Lo: My BF Wants to Watch Me Have Sex with Another Man

photo by belgianchocolate Dear Em & Lo, Recently my boyfriend of six months has asked me to fool around (and maybe have sex) with another man, so he can secretly watch. We have a very healthy sex life (7-10 times a week) and both feel deeply in love, but he says that this desire is […]

Dream Interpretation
Dream Interpretation: I Make Out with My Childhood Sweetheart

photo via Flickr 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: I keep having a dream where I […]