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

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


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, [...]

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What’s Your Take on Chest Hair?

Monday, March 25, 2013


photo via Flickr Do you shave your male chest hair / expect your male partner to shave his chest hair?

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Amanda Fucking Palmer

Monday, August 20, 2012


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 [...]

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Happy Movember!

Monday, November 7, 2011

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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 [...]

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Dear Dr. Vanessa, What Can I Do About Hairy Areolas?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


photo via Flickr Every few weeks, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood¬ģ 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 [...]

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Comment of the Week: Don’t Yuck My Yum

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


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 ‚Äúdon‚Äôt yuck my yum.‚ÄĚ This basically translates to ‚Äúrespect the [...]

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

Thursday, July 21, 2011


photo by Flickr 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 [...]

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Comment of the Week: I Don’t Care About Pubic Hair

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


photo by J. Tann The fact that I can’t seem to form an opinion on this topic troubles me slightly. Is there something (other than the obvious) wrong with me? Am I ‘too nice’ to even have a conviction? Most of my firsthand experiences came at a time when pubic topiary was a rarity so [...]

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Wise Guys: What’s the Appeal of Bare Down There?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


photo by the Pug Father Advice from three of our guy friends. This week a straight woman asks,“What is the appeal (or not) of a woman who’s completely bare down there?“ Straight Married Guy (Mike): I grew up in a world of topshelf Playboy (and god forbid) Penthouse magazines. In Playboy, the bush was an [...]

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Dear Dr. Kate: Does My Gyno Care If I Shave?

Thursday, January 28, 2010


photo by Eljay Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here every few weeks. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, Do gynecologists care whether or not your pubic hair is trimmed or au natural? I’m [...]

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