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Stephin Merritt & His Anti-Love Songs

This past weekend, the two of us went to see Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields (69 Love Songs) perform at our local summer Spiegeltent. With his deep baritone, a ukulele and an accompanying cellist, he sang 26 songs, which, “for those of you insufficiently on the spectrum,” he informed us at the end, “were in […]

Top 10 Sex and Dating Tips from “Airplane!” Quotes

Earlier this week we celebrated the 35th anniversary of the movie Airplane! with 35 little known facts about the classic comedy. Today, because Airplane! is pretty much the most quotable movie in the entire history of movies, we offer you ten sex and dating tips via some of our favorite lines: 1. R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Find Out What It […]

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“Airplane!” Is 35. Shirley You Can’t Be Serious?

There are certain movies I watched over and over as a child — movies that still take me back to that magical time when I see them today. Movies I have seen so many times, I can quote them verbatim — and not just the famous quotes. I’m talking every. Single. Line. Sound of Music, […]

Top 5 Love Lessons from “The Bachelorette” (The Men Tell All Episode)

1. Male Feminists Are Sexy Within minutes of the show’s opening, host Chris Harrison said “sexist double standard” and we swooned. Later on in the episode, he even referred to “gender roles” when discussing, euphemistically of course, the fact that Kaitlyn slept with Nick before the Fantasy Suites. Every season has its theme, and we […]

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Masculinity = “The Mask You Live In”

“Don’t cry.” “Be a man.” “Man up.” “Don’t be a pussy.” “Grow some fucking balls.” These are the lessons we’re teaching our boys, and it’s hurting everyone. When we feminize caring, empathy and emotional communication and expression, we don’t give boys the capacity to be fully formed human beings. The result is violence and suicide. This […]

How to Have “Artisanal Sex” (No Farmer’s Market Required)

by Christine Schoenwald for YourTango Dr Ruth has created a new kind of sex called Artisanal Sex, which she seems pretty excited about on Twitter. We’re into it (unlike her recent unfortunate comments about date rape). At 87 years old, Dr. Ruth Wertheimer has a lot going on. Actually, she has a lot going on for any age, including a new book The […]

Top 5 Love Lessons from “The Bachelorette” (Fantasy Suites!)

In the world of “The Bachelorette,” euphemisms for sex are a dime a dozen — contestants talk about “really being together” and “being alone” and being able to “focus on each other,” when what they really mean is, having sex like bunnies once the cameras are turned off. In that spirit, we will refer to […]

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Our Night with the Real “Magic Mike XXL”

Male strippers are no joke.  We mean that literally: in Magic Mike XXL, the women aren’t laughing at the “male entertainers,” as the guys prefer to call themselves. They are turned on. Seriously turned on. Read on to learn about our night in the Bronx, at an underground strip club, when we experienced this notion first-hand. But first: […]

What Our Google Searches Tell Us About Our Exes

We’ve always been fascinated by the Google searches that bring people to EMandLO.com. You have no idea how many different ways it’s possible to spell penis. And don’t even get us started on masturbation! This week while browsing, we noticed just how many people out there are obsessed with their exes. In particular, exes and […]

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Top 5 Love Lessons from “The Bachelorette” (Killarney)

1. Get your hands out of your face. When you’re talking about your romantic feelings to the object of your affection, don’t constantly touch your face and cover your mouth and slur — it makes it seem like you’re hiding something…like you’re a liar and this is your tell (Nick).   2. Have some dignity when […]