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A Guide to Orgasm Etiquette

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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We hope we don’t need to point out that just one orgasm, for one partner, is not the finishing tape of a sex run. Instead, think of sex as a three-legged race — your partner can neither compete nor cross the finish line without your help, and vice versa. Each partner should make a concerted [...]

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Wise Guys – When Can I Expect (or Make) the Post-Sex Call?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


photo by SYD_Rahim Advice from three of our guy friends. This week a straight woman asks, “If I sleep with a new guy and everything went great — long talk beforehand, great chemistry, lots in common, orgasms all around — when can I reasonably expect a call from him? And will the number of days [...]

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Wise Guys – Do Men Expect Women to Climax During Intercourse?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


photo by foxypar4 Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: “Do guys expect women to orgasm during intercourse? Do they feel like failures if it doesn’t happen during intercourse or if they get the orgasm by some other non-intercourse means? Or do they assume it’s the woman’s “problem”?“ Gay [...]

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10 Rules of the Pickup

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


photo by ezioman It’s not easy to be yourself when attempting a pick-up. But the more out-of-character you try to be, the worse it’s going to go. The goal is to get someone to like you for you. That said, certain things should never be said or done during a pick-up, no matter how “naturally” [...]

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“Regifting” Sex Toys?

Friday, August 28, 2009


We’ve been asked before if it’s okay to “reuse” a sex toy that outlasts the relationship it was originally purchased for. This rarely happens with battery-operated vibrators, as their shelf life is so limited, but it’s often an issue with something more hardy, like a silicone dildo. If you’re only going to reuse it on [...]

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Wise Guys: PDA, Yea or Nay?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

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photo by pedrosimoes7 Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: “What’s the general guy consensus on PDA?” Straight Married Guy (James Glazebrook): For some reason, I only clock public displays of affection in nightclubs or on the London Underground. I have no idea what’s so sexy about these squalid [...]

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Studies Show Chivalry Is Sexist

Friday, June 12, 2009


from Wonder Woman #125 comic With the excellent debate going on in response to the recent Wise Guys question about men behaving chivalrously, we thought we’d stir the pot a bit by mentioning studies that suggest chivalrous behavior is a subtle yet harmful form of sexism, known as benevolent sexism. The term was coined in [...]

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Wise Guys: What’s the Deal with Chivalry?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


a book about chivalry Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: “What do you think about traditional gestures of chivalry like holding open a door for a woman, holding out her chair at the restaurant, etc? You know, is it just the polite thing to do, are you annoyed [...]

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Dear Em & Lo: Help, My Friend Is Sleeping with My Ex!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


photo by xlordashx Dear Em & Lo, I am so confused and upset. I recently found that my ex-boyfriend and a girl who I thought was a close friend of mine have been dating behind my back. The back story is that he and I dated for a year and broke up a year and [...]

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Be a Kinder, Gentler Breaker-Upper

Monday, February 2, 2009


photo by aturkus When breaking up with someone after one or a handful of dates, remember that it’s not just Blanche who depends on the kindness of strangers. So here’s how to be a little bit nicer about the fact that you don’t, actually, want to embark on a beautiful relationship with them: Be specific [...]

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