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Understanding Bruce Jenner as a Genderbread Person

This past Friday, Diane Sawyer interviewed Bruce Jenner for 20/20, and she received rave reviews for her respectful approach to the topic of transgenderism. It was a refreshing conversation, especially after so many months of tabloid headlines about what Jenner looks like in a dress, and whether or not Jenner will keep his* penis. In […]

Blog Snog: First Pic from “Fifty Shades Darker”

photo via Access Hollywood Pop Sugar: First image from “Fifty Shades Darker” is here (tho not sure how without a director). YourTango: How to raise a bitch. The Frisky: 10 ways to rebuff or rebound from the Bad Boy (according to Don Draper’s exes). Nerve: Looking back at 1960′s EROS magazine creator Ralph Ginzburg’s obscenity trials. 150 Shades […]

30th Anniversary of One of the Most Romantic Movies Ever Made

This month marks the 30th anniversary of the Merchant-Ivory production, A Room with a View, which won an Oscar for best adapted screenplay in 1985 (along with best art direction and costume design) and introduced many of us to the possibility that mainstream movies could, in fact, have full frontal male nudity. Based on the […]

The Best of #DescribeYourSexLifeInATvShow

We love it when Twitter puts its collective hive mind in the gutter: Today’s top trending hashtag is #DescribeYourSexLifeInATvShow. Here are some of the best: Faking It #DescribeYourSexLifeInATvShow — (@destoomuch) April 21, 2015 Leave it to Beaver #DescribeYourSexLifeInATvShow — Stacey Gaskin (@Stacey_Gaskin) April 21, 2015 #describeyoursexlifeinatvshow naked and afraid — Johnny Hammersticks (@DanielsonKelley) June 19, […]

Sexing Up National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, which means that children across the nation will be forced to pen odes to the color grey, or to their pet, or to some other assuredly G-rated subject. Here at EMandLO.com, we prefer to steam up the windows a bit during National Poetry Month. Sure, poetry can rhyme, it can […]

Blog Snog: Why the Myth of Lesbian Bed Death Persists

photo via Flickr YourTango: 10 brutally honest reasons why women keep dating a-holes. The Frisky: Why the myth of lesbian bed death persists. Pop Sugar: 6 true tales of love on the Titanic. Nerve: Bad sex advice: How to yell at your penis when you can’t get it up. 150 Shades of Play: Got spring fever? Embrace your inner […]

R.I.P. Günter Grass: A (Sexy) Excerpt from “The Tin Drum”

photo via Wikimedia Commons The German novelist and Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass died yesterday at the age of 87. According to the New York Times, “He was a pre-eminent public intellectual who had pushed Germans to confront the ugly aspects of their history. … Many called [him] his country’s moral conscience but [he] stunned Europe when he revealed […]

Blog Snog: 7 Signs It’s Time to See a Couples Counselor

photo via Flickr YourTango: 7 signs it’s time to go to couples counseling, STAT The Frisky: How we talk about consent ABSOLUTELY matters Pop Sugar: Watch the first promo for Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer Nerve: Nudes and collages by 19-year-old Daniel Gonzales (NSFW!) 150 Shades of Play: Got spring fever? Embrace your inner Christian without losing an […]

New Book: “Come As You Are”

Emily Nagoski, Ph.D., speaks our kind of language. We read the first few pages of her new book, “Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life,” and we were sold. It tackles the tricky task of explaining women’s complex sexuality (which, hello, is different from men’s) so people can […]

Photos of the Week: I Am Lion, Hear Me Roar

When you do a search for “sex” on Getty Images, you get a lot of interesting results — so many, in fact, that we were compelled to create a superlative series of Getty “sex” search images. Lions, shall we say, come up a lot. (So often, in fact, that this is our second installment of jungle royalty getting it […]