Anatomy
Advice
Use It Or Lose It: 7 Ways a Sex Drought Can Negatively Affect Your Vagina

Aly Walansky for YourTango [Editors’ note: “Sex” here means many things, including, but not limited to, intercourse, oral sex, manual sex, masturbation…]   SEX IS GOOD FOR OUR BODY in ways we can’t even imagine. From better sleep, to a stronger immune system, to burning calories and boosting our mood, getting some is good in many ways. Of […]

Confessions
“Below Average Penis Size Is NOT a Character Flaw”

Our post “My Boyfriend Has a Small Penis….At Least, It’s Small to Me” has the most comments of anything on EMandLO.com — almost 1000! And they just keep coming. Not all of them are helpful . . . or sane. So it’s nice when we get a tempered voice of reason. This week it was […]

Pop Culture
A Photo Gallery for Aspiring Foot Fetishists

  When you do a search for “sex” on Getty Images, you get a lot of interesting results — so many, in fact, that we’re compelled to create an ongoing, superlative series of Getty “sex” search images, where we find the best photos by themes so you don’t have to sift through the sludge. This week, the warmer weather got us thinking […]

How To
Ladies, Here’s the #1 Thing You Must Insist on for Dramatically Better Sex

by Morgan Susan Taylor for YourTango The truth is that most people simply don’t understand the unique difference between the female and male anatomy, their sexual response cycle and why it’s a FACT that women need more time — and more foreplay — before they are going to be fully ready for sex. More time spent on foreplay not only gets your […]

Personal Essays
Sick-Skinny: When Weight Loss from Illness Is Considered Hot & Beautiful

By Jacqueline Raposo for Bust Magazine When illness causes weight loss, reactions from friends, family, and even strangers can be “positive” in the worst possible way. When I was 27 years old, I weighed 105 pounds and was extremely sick. Over a span of 15 years, I’d been extensively treated twice for Lyme disease, with […]

How To
8 Ways Great Sex Starts WITHOUT Your Partner

If you want to start eating healthy, you know that changing your relationship to food is more effective than a crash diet. The same is true with your sex life. Concerning yourself with just the act of sex is like only counting calories. There are numerous aspects of your daily life that affect sex in […]

Confessions
Size Does Not Correlate with Pleasure

We can never resist a feel-good, body-positive, you-go-boy! comment. This one is from Olatunji in response to the article “My New Boyfriend Has a Small Penis…At Least, It’s Small to Me“: The size is not what matters. The smaller organ has a much greater erectile capacity than the larger one. The size of the flaccid […]

How To
How to Give a Toe Job: 10 Steps to Kissing Feet Like a Fetishist

Lovers often forget the feet completely. But why should fetishists have all the fun? Those little piggies have nerves that like to be touched, too. Here are a few tips to keep you on your toes while you’re on theirs: 1. Just as some people are protective of their anuses (lord knows why), others are shy about their feet […]

Research
20 Fun Facts About the World’s Relationship with Butt Toys

Not just butt toys, but prostate massagers for men, to be exact (though some may be enjoyed by the female of the species as well). Our friends over at LELO reviewed the sales stats for all their top-of-the-line P-spot products over the past few months and found some interesting trends: the US may beat Australia in […]

How To
6 Things You Can’t Change About Sex

Did you know that the Serenity Prayer can be applied to your sex life? (“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things that I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”) Well, here are the six things about sex that you cannot change — accepting […]

Toys
4 Good Reasons to Use a Toy for Prostate Massage

While the scientific jury’s still out on the widely-touted medical benefits of prostate massage, one thing is for sure: healthy sex is good for you. And for many men, prostate massage makes healthy sex — and specifically ejaculation — even better. Ergo, prostate massage is good for you! But don’t take our word for it, […]

Books
5 Terms Every Parent Should Add to Their Sex-Ed Vocabulary

Cory Silverberg is elevating in-home sex-ed to an art form, one kick-ass book at a time. His first kids’ book on reproduction, called WHAT MAKES A BABY (for preschoolers through 2nd-graders), combines inclusive language, helpful descriptions, and bright, bold and beautiful illustrations by Fiona Smyth (that get us all nostalgic for “Free to Be You and Me“) […]

Toys
How to Introduce Your Guy to His Prostate

Given how much pleasure can be found in the prostate, it’s amazing how many straight men still can’t bring themselves to try anal play. Some men worry that enjoying a little prostate massage will turn them gay, or at least girly. Others think it’s too dirty, both literally and figuratively. Still others are afraid it’ll hurt. And then there […]

Dear Em & Lo
Is My G-Spot Normal?

Dear Em & Lo, I think my G-spot is further out than a lot of women. It feels like it’s right inside the vaginal opening. Is that possible? Please help: I’ve only had 4 G-spot orgasms in my life. G-Wiz Dear G.W., Anything is possible when it comes to bodies. Everyone’s is different. If you […]

How To
8 Steps to Convincing Your Straight Boyfriend to Let You Peg Him

Approaching anal sex for the first time — whether you’re the giver or the receiver, whether you’re straight or gay — is not something to wing or take lightly. Not only is it a psychologically loaded act, but it’s one of the few sexual acts that can be done “wrong.” The anus is not self-lubricating […]