Casual Sex
What to Do When You Get Your Period on a Booty Call

Dear Em & Lo, For the past two weeks I have been sleeping with a guy I met here at college. The boundaries of our relationship have been well-established: late night phone calls for no-strings-attached sex. We’re having a great time, and I want to keep this thing going. However, the last time we were […]

Four Things You Need to Know About Casual, Anonymous, Tinder-esque Sex

by Aaron Kaplan for YourTango  |  photo via Flickr Just as people were becoming more cautious about casual sexual encounters like anonymous sex and one-night stands, Tinder blew up on the “dating” scene, and people stopped being quite as cautious about risky rendezvous. No one is saying you have to be a total prude when dating these days. Just […]

5 Ways to Spice Up a One-Night Stand

photo via Flickr One-night stands are inherently pretty spicy, what with all the excitement of the unknown. But they offer a unique opportunity to expand your sexual repertoire without the possibility of being judged or shamed (at least not by someone you know and love). Next time you take a beautiful stranger back to your […]

Comment of the Week: Top 4 Reasons Why Guys Turn Down Casual Sex

Our MVP, reader & contributor Johnny, does it again — this time in response to our post “Wise Guys: Do Men Ever Turn Down Casual Sex?” What we really like is how the genders in this comment could be switched and the points would still be relevant (just switch “prove our manhood” to “prove our […]

Wise Guys: Do Men Ever Turn Down Casual Sex?

Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: Do guys ever turn down casual sex? To ask the guys your own question, click here. Straight Married Guy (Jamie): My own experience with casual sex is a bit limited.  I was always a “girlfriend guy” and it was only between relationships […]

Your Call: Can You Downgrade 3-Year Relationship to “Casual”?

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 on the letter below by leaving your advice in the comments section.  Submit Your Own Question to […]

Comment of the Week: Friends with Benefits Starts with Friends

Reader Anathema said the following in response to our post, “Your Call: Is This a FWB Situation or Something More?” We’re pretty sure she’s the most well-adjusted friend-with-benefits we’ve ever heard of! I had a wonderful FWB thing with a guy for 2 1/2 years. He and I were both in open relationships (which is why […]

Comment of the Week: Even Friends with Benefits Spoon

Reader Finikki said the following in response to our post, “Your Call: Is This a FWB Situation or Something More?” When someone tells you they don’t want a relationship, believe them. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that experiencing intimacy with someone (like cuddling and talking for hours) necessarily means they want a relationship. People […]

Your Call: My 53-Year-Old GF Slept with 20-Year-Old Guys

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.  Submit Your Own Question to EMandLO.comTry Our New […]

Top 10 Sex Tips for First Year College Students (New & Improved!)

For many young men and women, the end of August marks the start of a new chapter of life — one of higher learning, critical thinking, problem solving, horizon broadening, and lots and lots of casual bonking. It’s a whole new world of unchaperoned independence and freedom combined with 18-year-old hormones — which can result […]