Body Image
Confessions
Comments of the Week: How to Convince Your GF You Love Her Body

photo by strokeskills It is going to take a very long time. It is going to take you repeatedly saying (more times than you think is necessary or reasonable, and this will only work if you are 100% genuine every single time), ‘I think you are sexy. I love you. You are so beautiful. I […]

Dear Em & Lo
Your Call: How Can I Convince My Girlfriend I Love Her Body?

photo by Bob B. Brown 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: Dear […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: Real Women Don't Have Airbrushed Labia

photo by robbie_jim We were surprised by how many of our readers took offense at our Wise Guys’ response to the recent question, “Do Men Care What Labia Look Like?” To our mind, the guys were basically saying, “Love what you got, most men already do, porn ideals be damned.” But apparently that message didn’t […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: Do Men Care What Labia Look Like?

Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: “What is the general consensus on women with big labia, or longer inner labia, or dark labia? Does it really matter? With the rise in labiaplasty surgery and all the adult men’s mags only showing only “neat and tidy” vulvas, it’s hard […]

Pop Culture
To Be Young, Gifted and Black…

…apparently means to be Photoshopped by Elle magazine. Or at least, that’s the theory that’s got ladies mag readers all abuzz. For their 25th anniversary issue, Elle just released 4 different covers featuring 4 different 25-year olds, “young women changing the world” they said, though they forgot to add “in Hollywood.” Let’s be clear, these […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week – You're So Money and You Don't Even Know It

photo by Mangiu Our regular commenter/contributor Figleaf weighed in on the body image debate in last week’s Wise Guy installment: Based on quite a bit of personal sex-pundit research into people’s attitudes about their own self-images.  People have an extraordinary eye for their own flaws.  Even weirder, we have an unbelievable tendency to fret about […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: How Can I Stop Men from Ogling Me?

Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: “By nature, I’m very curvaceous: big boobs, thin waist, round butt. Aside from wearing a tent, I can’t really hide this fact. So, how do I get men to treat me like a human being and not a sex object?” To ask […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys – Can a Sexy Attitude Really Compensate for a So-So Body?

photo by pat hawks Advice from three of our guy friends. This week a straight woman asks,”I know that often a sexy attitude is sexier than a great body, but I can’t help feeling self conscious all the same. I’m 20 years old and though the general silhouette of my body is good (enough to […]

News
Yet Another Reason We're Glad We Were '80s Children

Remember back when Madonna was first huge, in the ’80s, and girls who wanted to be just like her wore black rubber bracelets up to their elbows and multiple crucifixes, even if they were Jewish? It seems almost quaint now that girls are wearing imported, illegal contact lenses that may damage their eyesight, just to […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: How to Gain Body Confidence

PhotosByAlyssa.com A few tips, from personal experience: Losing weight can be very difficult, based on your body type, lifestyle, level of dedication to weight loss, and so forth. Building muscle only takes effort and commitment. Basically, diets can be a struggle and aren’t always successful, but having muscle tone will improve the appearance of your […]

Dear Em & Lo
Your Call: How Can I Feel Good After Gaining Weight?

Dear Em & Lo, I hate how I look after gaining 40lbs in the last 5 years. I was only 115lbs. What should I do ? He thinks I’m sexy no matter what. How can I feel the same? — Weighed Down What should Weighed Down do? Advise her in the comments below.

What's Up Doc?
Dear Dr. Kate: Are My Labia Normal?

Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here once a week. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, My inner labia hangs down lower than my outer labia. I’ve always been self-conscious about this. You don’t […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: To Tattoo, or Not To Tattoo…

photo by madaboutasia I’d agree with everything on this list except #7. For chrissake, don’t get a tattoo that has anything to do with the ex. It’s inevitably the same in a breakup: at first it consumes your world to an extent that makes it seem tattoo-worthy — oh, the pain! But by the time you screw […]

Dream Interpretation
Dream Interpretation: I Fantasize About Anorexic Girls

photo by sernandrea 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. This week, a reader asks Lauri: I’ve been having a series of dreams in which I feel serious affection for other women. In each dream I […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: On Women’s Magazines and Body Image

“About perfect, model-looking women vs actual women: I believe you women are at fault about society’s direction in respect to looks. You women keep buying all the glamour/fashion/designs mags that show all this fabrication when it comes to female looks. If women would stop buying all those mags, money would talk, and mags would start […]

Pop Culture
Glamour Publishes Picture of Average-Sized Woman, Hell Freezes Over

Ladies, if you want to feel good about yourself, don’t read women’s magazines. Nothing makes you feel like a fat tub of lard more than page after glossy page of genetic mutants in desperate need of a cracker or two. But in the September issue of Glamour, there’s actually one page that’s making women breathe […]