Body Hair
How To
Oral Sex Etiquette: 12 Golden Rules for Going Down

The following list of tips is intended for both women and men: The golden rule of manners as it pertains to dining downtown is this: consider it the equivalent of a free meal at a Gordon Ramsay restaurant. It’s a sheer delight simply to be there! So act like it. When the best chefs in […]

Dear Em & Lo
Your Call: Do All Young Men Shave Their Chests Now?

We get a lot of questions coming in at, but sadly, we just can’t answer them all. Which is why, once a week, we turn to you to decide how best to respond to a reader. Make your call on the letter below by leaving your thoughts in the comments section.  Dear Em & Lo, Are all men in […]

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Dear Em & Lo: I’m a Man, Should I Shave Down There?

photo via flickr Get Personal Advice Publicly on EMandLO.comTry Our New *PRIVATE* Advice Service! Dear Em & Lo, I came across your site as I am trying to prepare for  my wedding night and my first time with my wife. I know nowadays it’s normal for women to shave/wax around the vagina to look clean, […]

Pop Culture
Amanda Fucking Palmer

Singer/pianist/lyricist/composer/performance artist Amanda Palmer, a.k.a. Amanda Fucking Palmer or AFP, is the epitome of an American indie artist. She’s bold, unapologetic, bisexual, with awesomely hairy armpits and actual pubic hair. She organized an unbinding flash mob wedding between her and  writer Neil Gaiman in 2010, then made it legal in 2011 in a private ceremony hosted by literary power couple Ayelet […]

Happy Movember!

When women want to promote breast cancer awareness, they turn everything pink and post inane (sorry, we mean, hilariously double-entendre) Facebook status updates about where they like to hang their pocketbook. When men want to promote prostate cancer awareness, they grow temporary hipster ironic mustaches in the month of November. Get it, Movember? Depending 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 […]

Comment of the Week: Don’t Yuck My Yum

photo via flickr Yuck. — Erin, in response to the post “Confession: Top 10 Reasons I Don’t Own a Razor” I volunteer at my local teen health clinic, and during our training retreat, one of the first ground rules we all agreed to follow was “don’t yuck my yum.” This basically translates to “respect the […]

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 […]

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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 […]