Body Image
What We Talk About When We Talk About Angelina Jolie’s Boobs

photo via Flickr Angelina Jolie wrote an op ed in the New York Times today about her decision to have a preventive double mastectomy in order to greatly reduce her risk of breast cancer, which she had an almost 90% chance of getting due to a “faulty” gene (BRCA1) which greatly predisposes carriers to the disease. Her acting […]

Dear Em & Lo
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, […]

Do It Tonight
Top 10 Unsexy Things That Can Improve Your Sex Life

Improving your sex life isn’t always about switching positions or adding more lube (though those things can help, too). Here are ten everyday things you can do to improve your sex life. 1. Get a good night’s sleep. When you’re tired or stressed you feel unsexy and irritable. And have you ever noticed how, after […]

How To
How (and Why) to Have Sex with the Lights On

photo via flickr Last week a reader named Candi posted the following comment about her sexual insecurities in response to our article “10 Reasons Your ‘Ugly Vagina’ Is Normal and Gorgeous”: I’m so glad to find this site, but I’m still a bit insecure when it comes to my vulva. Reading through all these comments […]

How To
Penis Enlargement: Why It’s One Big Ball of DON’T

We answered a reader’s advice question on small penises almost four years ago and it’s still the most popular article on our site! 591 comments and counting! We can’t tell you how much letters we get from guys asking how they can safely increase the size of their penis. So we shouldn’t have been too […]

Personal Essays
The REAL Reasons Why Yoga Improves Your Sex Life

photo via flickr Is your New Year’s resolution to improve both your health and your sex life? Yoga could be the answer, though not for the reasons you might think, says our contributor Jewely Hoxie, who is studying Human Sexuality at the University of California Santa Cruz (read her blog here): As a teenager, naive […]

Dream Interpretation
My Husband Dreamed That I Wanted a Threeway

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) This week, a reader asks Lauri: My husband and I have been having trouble in bed. […]

Pop Culture
A “Beautiful Body” Project Celebrates Hot Mamas

photo by Jade Beall Because all mamas are hot in their own way. Photographer Jade Beall‘s new project “A Beautiful Body”invites mothers, both new and old, to celebrate their imperfectly perfect bodies. In a world of airbrushing, Photo Shop and self-loathing, how refreshing! In the coming year she’ll be hitting the road with her now five-month-old son, […]

Do Spoiled Children Grow Up to Be Bad Sex Partners?

Is it possible that bad parenting could lead to bad sex? Could spoiled and selfish kids grow up to be spoiled and selfish bed partners? A recent article and book review in The New Yorker, “Why are American kids so spoiled?” got us thinking along these lines. The basic question that journalist Elizabeth Kolbert wants to answer […]

Comment of the Week: This Woman Needs a Group Hug!

photo via flickr Reader Jane wrote the following in response to our post “10 Reasons Your ‘Ugly Vagina’ Is Normal and Gorgeous.” Will you, our loyal and kind readers, please set her straight? Will you please reassure her that (a) masturbation and sexual activity do not cause your labia to turn dark and poke out […]