Bisexuality
Sex Poetry
Adrienne Rich’s Poetic Underwater Exploration of Androgynous Bisexuality

Adrienne Rich (1929-2012) was one of the best known, most beloved American poets of the second half of the 20th century. And “Diving into the Wreck” is one of her best known, most beloved poems. In 1973, Erica “Zipless Fuck” Jong analyzed it beautifully for Ms. Magazine: In “Diving into the Wreck,” the title poem, it is the […]

Sex Poetry
Allen Ginsberg’s Date with Walt Whitman at the Grocery Store

Allen Ginsberg wrote “A Supermarket in California” in his 1956 masterpiece, Howl and Other Poems,  in honor of the centennial anniversary of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. Its focus is on modern American consumerism, but there’s an undercurrent of “counter-culture” sexuality throughout: Ginsberg (the narrator of the poem), Whitman (the focus), and 1930s poet García Lorca (the side character) were […]

Say Amything
How to Have a Threeway…With Your Girlfriend & Your Ex Husband

I used to know this guy in San Francisco named Ronny Jay Boyd. Ronny is a vegan and into polyamory (you get a lot of this in San Francisco). He is also vociferously against circumcision, so much so that he wrote a whole book about the topic and was featured on 20/20.  He used to […]

Confessions
How to Deal with a Partner’s Bisexuality

Jessica replied to our post, Your Call: I Can’t Handle My Boyfriend’s Bisexuality with some sage advice delivered via her own personal story: Unlike a lot of people on this thread I have not had any real traumatic experiences with my relationship. My boyfriend and I had been together for 7/8 months when I found out about is […]

Pop Culture
10 Awesome Things About Miley Cyrus, Crusader for Social and Sexual Justice

In the most recent issue of Paper magazine, Miley Cyrus proves she’s more than a punch line to a cheesy Robin Thicke joke. In fact, she’s a social activist, a vegan, and a woman who doesn’t want to be judged for who, or how, she loves. And she doesn’t want anyone else to be judged for […]

Dream Interpretation
I Gave a Blowjob to My Two Guy Friends

Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. Got a dream you want Lauri to analyze? Click here to submit it (18 and older only, please). This week, a reader asks Lauri: This is kind of a two part dream involving […]

Confessions
Comments of the Week: Sexuality Is Fluid

photo via flickr We loved these two responses this week to our post, “Your Call: I Was Bi, But Now I’m Not Attracted to Men. What Happened?” The first is from reader (and frequent Comment-of-the-Weeker!) Nikki: You should look up “fluid.” That might be you. Some people’s sexual orientation shifts over time. In fact, some […]

Dear Em & Lo
Your Call: I Was Bi, But Now I’m Not Attracted to Men. What Happened?

photo via Wikimedia Commons We get a lot of advice questions coming in at EMandLO.com, but sadly, we just can’t answer them all. Which is why, once a week, we turn to you to decide how best to advise a reader. Leave your suggestions in the comments section below.  Submit Your Own Question to EMandLO.comTry Our New *PRIVATE* Advice Service! […]

Confessions
A Better Vocabulary for Bisexuality

Reader David wrote the following in response to our post, “Confession: The Problem with Bisexuality”: I prefer ‘birelational’ over ‘bisexual’. It is not just about sex. ‘Biromantic’ fits as well. Of course there is always the ‘pansexual’ or ‘panrelational’ or ‘panromantic’ terminology. I don’t think the whole homosexual, heterosexual or bisexual thing is much good […]

Confessions
You Don’t Have to Like Men and Women Equally to Be Bi

Reader Peet wrote the following in response to a personal essay on our site, “(My) Bisexuality Is Really Not That Complicated.” Note: The line quoted by Peet was not stated as a fact by the original author, but rather as an example of the “sloppy stereotypes” about bisexuality. “Bisexuals must desire both genders equally or they’re not […]