150 Shades of Play
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A Is for “Anastasia Steele”

The following is from our very own naughty dictionary, 150 SHADES OF PLAY: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink. Bolded words signify individual entries that appear elsewhere in the A-to-Z section of the book. Anything with a tie icon  indicates an activity or prop mentioned in the Fifty Shades series (symbolic of the famous woven tie Christian Grey uses to restrain Anastasia Steele). […]

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Get Our “150 Shades of Play” Kit on GoodVibes!

“Em & Lo’s Shades of Play Kit” at GoodVibes We’re thrilled to announce that Good Vibrations is our first retail partner for our new book, 150 Shades of Play: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink! We’ve been big GV fans for years, and it’s an honor to work with them — we love what they stand […]

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Lingerie, Lelo & Love: We’re at the NYC Curve Expo THIS SUNDAY!

If you’re in New York this weekend, here’s a fun outing: the CURVE EXPO at the Jacob Javits Center, America’s biggest lingerie & swim suit trade show (Feb 24-26). Our sex-toy besties, LELO, are hosting booth #D8 with all their newest pleasure objects and intimate apparel. And they invited us to join the fun on Sunday! […]

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Quickie Advice: How Can I Get into Roleplay?

Lelo’s French Maid ensemble Last week, we were on Kiss FM in Toledo promoting 150 Shades of Play and fielding listeners’ questions. There were some good ones, so we wanted to share them here on EMandLO.com this week. Each day we’re featuring a quick question with some lightning advice from yours truly. Today’s question: I don’t think I could […]

Dear Em & Lo
Quickie Advice: How Do I Get My Hubby to Try Something New & Kinky?

Lelo’s Etherea Silk Cuffs Last week, we were on Kiss FM in Toledo promoting 150 Shades of Play and fielding listeners’ questions. There were some good ones we wanted to share them here on EMandLO.com this week. So each day we’re featuring a quick question with some lightening advice from yours truly. Today’s question: How do I […]

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Talking Shit (& Other Kinky Stuff) with Sex Educator Jamye Waxman

We and Jamye Waxman go way back. We all got into the sex writing biz long before every college paper had its own sex column. Which is ancient in Internet years. And yet we’re all still so fresh-faced! Jamye is our kind of colleague: frank, feminist, and funny. So we were thrilled when she wanted […]

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Last Chance to Order “150 SHADES” for Valentine’s Day!

Tantra Feather Teaser by LELO Don’t miss out on the chance to give the MOST entertaining, romantic, kinky, informative, funny, sexy, outrageous Valentine’s Day gift this year! Our NEW book 150 SHADES OF PLAY: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink is available on Amazon. Here are the deadlines you have to beat this week to get your copies by February […]

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Top 5 Things to Try in Bed on Valentine’s Night

We know that it’s pretty traditional on Valentine’s Day to share a candle-lit dinner which concludes with some kind of dessert involving chocolate and strawberries, and then you go home for face-holding, teary-eyed sex together. Well, in case you hadn’t noticed, we’re not exactly the traditional type around here. So here are five better ways […]

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LAST CHANCE to Win a Valentine’s Day Dinner & a Movie from Fandango!

****THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED**** Our friends over at FANDANGO want to make your Valentine’s Movie Date Night a hit! And we want you to help us get the word out about our new book, 150 Shades of Play. Fandango wins, we win, and hopefully YOU win too! Here’s how to play: Between now and Sunday […]

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Erotic Deathmatch: Fifty Shades of Grey vs. 150 Shades of Play

Jamie Maclean is the founder and editor of the Erotic Review Magazine, an intelligent and artsy London-based website dedicated to sex (and NOT the US-based Yelp for escorts of a similar name). So how could we all not get on?! And then he called us “New York’s coolest sex therapists” and said that our new book, 150 Shades […]

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DIY Toys, Porn Probs & Aspirational Kink — Belle de Jour Interviews Us!

You know the Showtime series “Secret Diary of a Call Girl” from a few years back? Well, before it was a Showtime show it was a British show. Before it was a British show, it was a series of books. Before it was a series of books, it was an award-winning blog  called “Diary of […]

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The Top 5 Writing Lessons of Fifty Shades of Grey

The biggest selling book of 2012 was Fifty Shades of Grey. Not only has it introduced many people to the world of kink, it’s given them a lesson in how not to write. And if a lack of literary merit isn’t going to slow down sales, well, at least people can learn about the elements of style while […]

How To
5 Ways That Getting Kinky Can Improve Your Relationship

photo via flickr Our new book, 150 Shades of Play: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink, is on sale now. Here are five good reasons to check it out and get your kink on… 1. INCREASED TRUST It takes a boatload of trust to let someone tie you up or clamp your nipples or spank you […]

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CONTEST: Tweet Our Book and Win LELO’s Massage Oil & Candle

LELO Flickering Touch Massage Candles ***THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED*** We just know that you, dear and loyal reader, have already bought your copy of our new book, 150 Shades of Play: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink. (Right? Right! If not, you can order it right now to make yourself feel better about reading this […]

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Last Chance for Great Last-Minute Gift: 150 SHADES OF PLAY!

This is your last chance to give the MOST entertaining/romantic/kinky/informative, funny/sexy/outrageous holiday gift of the year! Our how-to companion piece to Fifty Shades of Grey titled 150 SHADES OF PLAY: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink is available now on Amazon. Here are the remaining deadlines you have to beat to get your copies by Xmas: THU 20TH: Last full day […]

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Top 10 Kinky New Year’s Resolutions

As we say in our book (now on sale for less than ten bucks!), 150 Shades of Play: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink, “Being kinky might mean bringing props into the bedroom, it might mean acting out dark fantasies, it might even mean wearing something absolutely ridiculous — but then again, being kinky might just […]