Anatomy
How To
5 Things You Should Know About the Clitoris

photo via flickr Little man in the boat, nubbin, chickpea, rosebud, love button, joy buzzer, cherry pit, beetle’s bonnet—the clitoris has more nicknames than P.Diddy, but it still remains an elusive little sucker. We bet most people could list more pet names for the clitoris than facts about how it works. Here are five key […]

Pop Culture
Vagina vs. Vulva — There’s a Difference, People

A little over a month ago we here at EMandLO.com (that’d be me, i.e. Lo, and Em) conducted a poll called “Vulva or Vagina?” Readers had two options to choose from (natch): Vulva – If we’re talking about female external genitalia, this is the anatomically correct & accurate term. (Plus, it sounds nicer.) Vagina – That’s what […]

News
KEGEL WEEK: Contest – Write a Kegels Slogan, Win a Prize!

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED: SEE WHO WON HERE! In honor of Kegel Week, we’d like you to come up with a slogan for pelvic floor health — something that would be catchy on a bumper sticker or a t-shirt. Yes, it is possible! Think “I’m Kegeling right now” or “iKegel” or “Kegel is German for good […]

What's Up Doc?
KEGEL WEEK: Dear Dr. Joe, How Can I Improve the Strength of My Erection?

Dear Dr. Joe, My erection isn’t at as high an angle as it once was (it’s a little droopier). Is there anything I can do to get that standing-at-attention look back? — Droopy Dog Dear D.D., The firmness of your erection is based upon a number of factors -– nerve stimulation, blood supply, and psychological […]

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KEGEL WEEK: Dear Dr. Vanessa, What’s Up with Kegels?

Every few weeks, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood® Federation of America, will be answering your questions here. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Vanessa, I went to the gynecologist the other day and she said she could tell (during the internal […]

How To
KEGEL WEEK: How To Do Kegels (for HER)

  Yesterday we went over the anatomy of your genital muscles and introduced you to the man who invented Kegels. Today, we instruct you, ladies, on how to actually do the strengthening exercises. (Guys, you’re up next.) The following is excerpted from our first sex manual, The Big Bang: KEGELS FOR HER Not only do defined […]

How To
KEGEL WEEK: An Introduction to Your Pelvic Floor Muscles (Meet Mr. Kegel)

  The following is excerpted from our first sex manual, The Big Bang: We don’t care if you’ve never been to a gym in your life; you simply must work out your pelvic muscles if you want to consider yourself sexually fit. Don’t worry, you won’t break a sweat. You can even start working them […]

Polls
KEGEL WEEK: Men-Only Poll — What Do You Know About Kegels?

Men, what do you know about Kegel exercises? RELATED ARTICLES FROM EMandLO.com Ladies-Only Poll: How Often Do You Kegel? Dear Dr. Joe, How Do I Strengthen My Erection? Everything You Wanted to Know About Kegels But Were Too Lazy to Ask How to Do Kegels (for HER) Kegels for HIM Dear Dr. Vanessa, What’s Up […]

Polls
KEGEL WEEK: Ladies-Only Poll — How Often Do You Kegel?

Ladies, how often do you do your Kegel exercises? RELATED ARTICLES FROM EMandLO.com Everything You Wanted to Know About Kegels But Were Too Lazy to Ask Men-Only Poll: What Do you Know About Kegels? How to Do Kegels (for HER) Kegels for HIM Dear Dr. Vanessa, What’s Up with Kegels? Dear Dr. Joe, How Do […]

News
It’s KEGEL WEEK on EMandLO.com!

  We’re dedicating this entire week to the love, care and workout of your pelvic floor muscles — the body parts of both men and women that, if healthy and strong, can really turn your sexual experience up to 11 with better blood flow, increased libido, more sensation and more intense orgasms. You know, the […]

Polls
Poll: Vulva or Vagina?

photo via Flickr Which clinical term do you prefer for a woman’s external nether regions: vulva or vagina?

Confessions
Comment of the Week: Life Is Not Porn

We feel privileged and proud to have the most reasonable readers of any sex-related site out there: Well, let’s say for the sake of argument, that [a woman would] prefer [her partner] had a bigger penis. Is that a dealbreaker? Is it worth throwing an otherwise good marriage away over? I would say, continue working […]

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Dear Dr. Kate, Why Am I Not Wet Even When I’m Turned On?

photo via Flickr Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions every few weeks on EMandLO.com. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, Why am I not wet sometimes, even when I am turned on? — Sahara […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: I Never Met a Vulva I Didn’t Like

photo via Flickr John Bender, in response to the post “10 Reasons Your ‘Ugly Vagina’ Is Normal and Gorgeous”: I am almost 60 years old. I have been with a fair amount of woman in my life. All colors and persuasions. I have never seen a vagina that I did not grow to love and […]

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Dear Dr. Joe, What’s the Deal with Blue Balls?

Every few weeks, Dr. Joe DeOrio, a urologist in Chicago, tackles questions about male sexuality here on EMandLO.com. To ask Dr. Joe your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Joe, What’s the deal with blue balls? — The Indigo Boys Dear T.I.B., “Blue balls” is a commonly used colloquialism describing pain or discomfort in the […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: Women Get Erections Too

photo of clitorial erectile tissue We were actually going to put an asterisk on yesterday’s Wise Guy misstatement about the labia and clitoris not needing to be erect for sex*, but we got lazy. Fortunately for us, Dannie is a great regular commenter around these here parts: If the vulva isn’t engorged with blood, if […]