Body Image
Personal Essays
Sick-Skinny: When Weight Loss from Illness Is Considered Hot & Beautiful

By Jacqueline Raposo for Bust Magazine When illness causes weight loss, reactions from friends, family, and even strangers can be “positive” in the worst possible way. When I was 27 years old, I weighed 105 pounds and was extremely sick. Over a span of 15 years, I’d been extensively treated twice for Lyme disease, with […]

Your Call
How Can I Give Myself a Decent Orgasm? My Body Seems Broken!

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. Make your call on the letter below by leaving your advice in the comments section.  I’m 18, and for as long as I […]

Confessions
Size Does Not Correlate with Pleasure

We can never resist a feel-good, body-positive, you-go-boy! comment. This one is from Olatunji in response to the article “My New Boyfriend Has a Small Penis…At Least, It’s Small to Me“: The size is not what matters. The smaller organ has a much greater erectile capacity than the larger one. The size of the flaccid […]

How To
6 Things You Can’t Change About Sex

Did you know that the Serenity Prayer can be applied to your sex life? (“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things that I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”) Well, here are the six things about sex that you cannot change — accepting […]

How To
10 Myths About Labia Debunked

Pity the poor labia — they’re more hated on than the Kardashian sisters. Here we debunk ten commons myths about them, to help you the love the labia in your life a little more. MYTH #1: Most women have a matching pair. FACT: Most women have different sized labia — exact symmetry is rare in nature — […]

Pop Culture
30 Body Image Quotes to Celebrate National Underwear Day

It’s National Underwear Day, which means Twitter is littered with photos of lean, tan, toned women — and men, too — reclining or writhing in their undies. Apparently just wearing underwear makes some of these people feel orgasmic. Well, we’d like to celebrate in our own way. Here are 30 quotes about body image to […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: 4 Ways Men Can Seem Taller

In response to a question from a reader this week about a study saying women are only attracted to men 6 feet tall and up, Johnny — one of our MVP commenters — propped him up pretty perfectly: HA! Bullshit. Short guy here, reporting that I’ve always done just fine. If you’ve got a thing for […]

Wise Guys
What Guys Really Think About Your Small Boobs

Advice from three of our guy friends. This week a straight woman asks, “I think my boobs are too small — slightly pudgy guys have bigger boobs than me! Should I get a boob job?” Gay Committed Guy (Mark): Gut response: No. Even though god knows how many Americans have some kind of body-image hangup, […]

Dear Em & Lo
Your Call: What Positions Work for Big Belly, Small Penis?

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. Make your call on the letter below by leaving your advice in the comments section.  Dear Em & Lo, I have finally met […]