Advice
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In Honor of International Women’s Day: 7 Ways to Achieve Sexual Parity

Every year, March 8th is International Women’s Day, a political holiday that honors the struggles, achievements and hopes for women worldwide. Since its first observance in 1908, we’ve come along way, baby — but not nearly as far as you might think: The World Economic Forum predicted in 2014 that it would take until 2095 […]

Your Call
What Are the Best Dating Sites/Apps for Real Relationships?

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 on the letter below by leaving your advice in the comments section.  I’ve been a serial monogamist all my life […]

Dream Interpretation
I Dreamt My Crush Kissed Me in a Coffeehouse!

Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about sex. If you’ve got a good one, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg just might tell you what it means! Click here to submit yours (18 and older only for dream interpretations, please). This week, a reader asks Lauri: I am secretly in love with a friend of mine and I struggle to decide […]

How To
10 Warning Signs You’re in an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

by Nancy Nichols for YourTango Have YOU experienced any? If you’ve never been involved with a cunning, pathological lying, narcissistic, abusive partner, you may not know what you’re dealing with. When you date an abusive personality, you may buy into his charm, braggadocio and phony façade while downplaying his inconsiderate and questionable behavior. Or you mistrust your instincts that your boyfriend […]

Pop Culture
The 8 Guys You’ll Find on Tinder (And the One You Won’t)

Whether you’re brand new to Tinder or you’ve downloaded the app, used it, deleted it, and re-downloaded 100 more times, chances are you’ve come across these common straight male characters on the popular dating (read: hook-up) app: 1. The “Nice Guy” A typical Tinder description is “I’m a nice guy” or “I’ve been told I’m a […]

How To
How to Split the Bill in 7 Easy Steps

Dates may be cheap but they ain’t never free. So who coughs up? Whoever did the asking should expect to pay for the date. This is the 21st century, people; it’s so last century to assume the man always gets it. That said, if you’ve been asked out, you should always assume you’ll be going dutch. […]

Your Call
My Man Won’t Show Affection in Public

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 on the letter below by leaving your advice in the comments section.  My boyfriend and I have been dating for […]

Dream Interpretation
Dream Interpretation: I Was a Playa Man

Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about sex. If you’ve got a good one, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg just might tell you what it means! Click here to submit yours (18 and older only for dream interpretations, please). This week, a reader asks Lauri: I had a dream that I was a man and I had sex with like […]

How To
The 5 Habits of Successful Couples

by Lavinia Lumezanu for YourTango Successful relationships start here. We all want successful relationships in our lives, yet we manage to sabotage them one way or another. Sometimes we do it because we don’t know better, because we’re mad—or we get afraid when a relationship gets too good to be true, so we end up messing it up. Yet beyond the […]

Toys
10 Toys Every Straight Girl Should Have in Her Pleasure Chest

You probably have one trusty, old, well-worn vibe that does the trick. But any self-respecting pleasure enthusiast should have at least a couple of these 10 basics in their bedside toy chest. They’ll support you in both your quality alone time and your partner play. Remember, the won who dies with the most toys wins! 1. Lube If […]