Body Image
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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 EMandLO.com 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 […]

Your Call: How Can She Get Over Her Girl-on-Top Fears?

photo via Flickr 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 by leaving your advice in the comments section below.  Hi guys, I’m a lesbian and have been […]

Comment: If Only EVERYONE Could Feel This Good Naked w/the Lights On

photo via Flickr Jen, in response to the recent post “5 Reasons to Have Sex with the Lights On” I really don’t know what this whole “sex in the dark” thing is about. The only time I have sex with my boyfriend in the dark is when we’re in a room with other people who are […]

Comment of the Week: How to Improve Your Partner’s Body Image

photo via flickr My friend’s boyfriend would always tell her he loved her body but she never believed him (they never do) — so he bought her a donut everyday till she believed him. Sounds strange, but it worked. — ciara, responding to the (oldie-but-goodie) post “Your Call: How Can I Convince My Girlfriend I […]