Comment of the Week: Self Doubt Ain’t Sexy

photo via flickr Short term, you could probably get away with [covering your breasts during sex]. Long term, no way – and you shouldn’t try. Look, I don’t know what your boobs are like, but any (decent) guy who might be disappointed by them will be more disappointed by your crippling self-doubt. You don’t have […]

Dear Em & Lo
Your Call: Can She Keep Her Boobs Covered Up During Sex?

photo by Paul J Everett We get a lot of advice questions coming in at, 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. I […]

Topless Sunbathers Read Pulp Fiction, Fight for Equality

photo via the Outdoor Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society When we first heard about the NYC-based group calling itself the Outdoor Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society, we initially assumed that it involved topless people watching the Tarantino movie outdoors somewhere, in some weird take on the whole ROCKY HORROR phenomenon. We were relieved to learn […]

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 […]

What's Up Doc?
Dear Dr. Kate, Thoughts on the New Mammogram Policy?

photo by PinkMoose 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, What do you think of the new mammogram policy? — Keeping Abreast Dear K.A., I […]

Boobs and BP at Coney Island's 2010 Mermaid Parade

photo by Chris La Putt for Brooklyn Vegan In case you missed it, last Saturday was Coney Island’s 28th (if we did our math right) annual Mermaid Parade (see some great pics here). It’s usually one great big, silly, public, burlesque parade of skimpy costumes, garish mardi-gras art and mer-related merriment. But this year had […]

Pop Culture
What We Talk About When We Talk About Boobs, Part 2

On Monday here we introduced the book Uncovered by Jordan Matter, and featured four of the women in the book. Today we feature four more portraits and interviews. Em & Lo: How did you two end up taking part in this photo shoot? Mike: I heard about the project somewhat based on my working as […]

Pop Culture
What We Talk About When We Talk About Boobs

We have to admit, when we first heard about Jordan Matter’s book Uncovered — topless portraits of more than 80 normal women (i.e. not models), all shot in public in NYC — we were cynical. First of all, it’s hard to get past the fact that Jordan Matter is a dude, who spent six years […]

Boobquake Roundup

If you haven’t heard of it by now, here’s the ten-second scoop: Iranian cleric blames the world’s earthquakes on women’s immodesty so Jen McCreight (above), a self-proclaimed “liberal, geeky, nerdy, scientific, perverted, atheist feminist trapped in Indiana” at Purdue, organizes Boobquake, a day (yesterday, April 26th, 2010) for women to wear their most immodest outfit […]

Personal Essays
Confession: I Love My Boobs!

photo by PinkMoose A college-student contributor friend of ours, who wishes to remain anonymous, has a confession to make: I have this dress that I bought at H&M a few months ago that I wear whenever I’m in the mood to feel sexy. Translation: I wear this dress all the time. It’s nothing particularly trashy: […]