Beauty
What's Up Doc?
Dear Dr. Vanessa: Can Being Overweight Affect Your Ability to Orgasm?

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 on EMandLO.com. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Vanessa, Can obesity affect a woman’s ability to orgasm? — California Queen Dear CQ, The science on […]

What's Up Doc?
Dear Dr. Vanessa, What Can I Do About Hairy Areolas?

photo via Flickr 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, My areolas are hairy — what can I do?! — Sasquatch Dear S, In […]

Personal Essays
Confession: Top 10 Reasons I Don’t Own a Razor

Our contributor Abby Spector, who is majoring in Feminine/Gender/Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University, confesses her love for body hair: I am not going to judge silky-smooth-shaved ladies. But here are ten reasons I do NOT own a razor And yes, this means legs, vag, and — gasp — armpit hair. Why should I? I don’t […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: Is Manscaping Required These Days?

photo by Vladimir Istomin Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: “Is manscaping automatically required these days for men under a certain age? And if so, what does this entail exactly?” Straight Committed Guy (Johnny): Without knowing exactly what age you mean, or whether I fall into this age […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: Tomboy vs. Girly Girl — Who Wins?

photo by Americanistadechiapas Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: “Regarding the “guy’s girl”: Is a woman who’ll shoot pool and pound a few brews automatically sexier than a girly girl?” Straight Single Guy (Chris): Let’s get this one straight once and for all. There is nothing sexier than […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: How Do Men Feel About Tan Lines?

photo by Evil Erin Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: “Do guys have an opinion on tan lines? Sexy? Cheesy? Unhealthy?” Straight Committed Guy (Johnny): Ha… tan lines. They remind me of VHS porn from the ’90’s — at which time I actually did find them hot. Now […]

Dear Em & Lo
Dear Em & Lo: Can You Explain Pubic Topiary Terminology?

Dear Em & Lo, A friend and I disagree on pubic topiary terminology and I’m hoping you can settle this for us. I say the mohawk and the landing strip are the same thing, and the Hollywood is when you go totally bald. I also say both styles are types of Brazilians. My friend says […]

Pop Culture
Should You Shave Your Legs?

There are idiots out there (not unlike creationists and climate change deniers) who have been sold a bill of goods and believe that the female of the species is naturally hairless, but those with their feet on the ground know that ladies can hold their own in the fur department — it’s what happens when […]

Confessions
Comments of the Week: How to Convince Your GF You Love Her Body

photo by strokeskills It is going to take a very long time. It is going to take you repeatedly saying (more times than you think is necessary or reasonable, and this will only work if you are 100% genuine every single time), ‘I think you are sexy. I love you. You are so beautiful. I […]

Toys
The Body Deli

Out in Palm Desert, California, there’s a body-product shop called the Body Deli that’s set up like a real deli. Refrigerated cases hold many the fresh scrubs, masques, and hair products. The “cosmetic chef” mixes all the products in the store in small batches — using lots of local, organic ingredients like fresh fruits, veggies, […]