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How To
How to Discuss Your Sexual History with a New Partner in 10 Steps

We know you don’t want to hear it, but: you’ve got to have the hard conversation with each new sexual partner about where your junk has been and what it’s seen.  Especially in an age when casual sex is de rigueur, and Tinder is causing STD rates to skyrocket. We’re not going to candy-coat it: […]

Sexual Health
Get a FREE Hex “Super Condom” to Help Fight “Super Gonorrhea” & Other STIs!

April is STD Awareness Month (thanks to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, aka the CDC) and it could not be more relevant in 2016. We started this year with the knowledge that chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis infections are on the rise in the USA; then came the discoveries surrounding the spread and implications of Zika […]

Toys
For the First Time in Forever: A Revolutionary Innovation in CONDOMS!

When our friends and sponsors over at LELO teased on social media late last week about their next big thing — the best advance in condom design since the reservoir tip — people were split: Is the new LELO condom an elaborate April Fool’s hoax or a genuine innovative product? LELO is no stranger to pulling pranks around April Fool’s Day. Do […]

Pop Culture
11 Real Reasons Young Men Get Vasectomies

When you think of vasectomies, you think of silver-streaked, 40-something dads with 2.5 kids. But plenty of guys in their 20s and 30s undergo the snip — the safe, quick, relatively painless and permanent form of birth control for men. (Compare it to the more common tubal ligation that women undergo, which is more invasive, more expensive, more […]

How To
How to Put on a Condom (A 12-Point Refresher Course)

Consistent and correct condom use reduces the risk of HIV transmission by as much as 10,000 times (the studies that reported the HIV virus leaking through latex were done using particles 100 million times smaller than the HIV found in semen). And while condoms admittedly do not cover all the genital skin through which some […]

Pop Culture
The Art of the Condom

No, not how to use condoms (that refresher course is right here). This is actually condom art. The best Getty images of condoms to be precise — from production to marketing to use to artistic creations (it’s part of our superlative series of Getty sex images). Hopefully it will inspire you to be safe when you don’t […]

How To
11 Ways to Make Intercourse More Comfortable for Your Vagina

For a lot of women, intercourse is not always like pizza: i.e. even when it’s bad it’s good. Nope: when intercourse is bad due to pain, it’s really bad. There are many reasons why intercourse can hurt: an infection, an STD, vaginitis, vulvodynia, PTSD (perhaps due to a previous sexual assault)… But if you’ve ruled these […]

Dear Em & Lo
My Penis Is Too Big for Sex

Dear Em & Lo, I will cut to the chase: I’m not bragging here but I have a much larger than average penis (it’s almost 11 inches) and it’s ruining my sex life. Every ex-girlfriend I have had has said it hurts them and one even just turned around and said no way and broke […]

Wise Guys
Is Sex with a Condom Really All That Bad for Guys?

photo via Flickr Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: Okay, so how different is intercourse with a condom? What does it feel like? Do different kinds of condoms make a difference? Straight Married Guy (Fred): It’s different.  It’s not as good.  Think pancakes without the syrup.  Scratching an […]

Toys
An Antidote for Feeling Fifty Shades of Blah in the Bedroom

If the upcoming Fifty Shades movie is making you feel like your own sex life is a little drab in comparison — just a single shade of grey, as it were — then we are prescribing you a dose of the video above, “50 Shades of Pleasure,” made by Trojan with our hilarious director friend Laura Murphy, […]