Gift Ideas
News
Last Chance for Great Last-Minute Gift: 150 SHADES OF PLAY!

This is your last chance to give the MOST entertaining/romantic/kinky/informative, funny/sexy/outrageous holiday gift of the year! Our how-to companion piece to Fifty Shades of Grey titled 150 SHADES OF PLAY: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink is available now on Amazon. Here are the remaining deadlines you have to beat to get your copies by Xmas: THU 20TH: Last full day […]

Special Issues
The Naughty and Nice Issue

‘Tis the season to be sexy. So brush up on your sex etiquette for the holidays with our best festive advice below. This of course includes buying everyone you know our new book 150 SHADES OF PLAY, so you can give everyone a Merry Kinkmas! What’s the Worst Holiday Present You Ever Received from a […]

News
Last Week for 2-Day Shipping (FREE with Prime) of 150 SHADES!

Tantra Feather Teaser by LELO Don’t miss out on the chance to give the MOST entertaining, romantic, kinky, informative, funny, sexy, outrageous holiday gift of the year! Our NEW book 150 SHADES OF PLAY: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink is available on Amazon. Here are the deadlines you have to beat this week to get your copies by Xmas: […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: What’s a Good Present for a Crush / a Boyfriend / a Husband?

photo via Flickr Advice from three of EM & LO‘s guy friends. This week a straight woman asks, “What’s a good holiday present for 1) a guy you’ve just started dating (sleeping with), 2) a guy you’ve been exclusive with for a year or so, 3) a husband?” Ask the Wise Guys Your Own Question! […]

Polls
What Is the Etiquette of Saucy Holiday Gifting?

photo via flickr At what point in a relationship is it acceptable to give a gift that is sex-related — a high-end toy, perhaps, or a saucy costume or, say, a beginner’s guide to kink* (to offer a completely random example…)? After you’ve met each other’s parents? After you’ve met each other’s a-holes? After you’ve […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: Is a Saucy Love Ring a Good Gift for a Dude?

Advice from three of EMandLO.com’s guy friends. This week they answer the following: “Would a really nice love ring (a.k.a. c*ck ring) be an appropriate holiday gift for a woman’s new sex partner, boyfriend or husband?” To ask the guys your own question, click here. Single Straight Guy (Scott Phrenetik): Definitely! I mean, you’re pretty much giving him the […]

Toys
LELO’s Pleasure Sets: For Someone Who’s Been Naughty AND Nice

This post is sponsored by LELO* We are firm believers in giving saucy presents at the holidays — and we don’t mean raunchy tacky underwear that gives you an embarrassing rash. No, we mean the kind of gift that keeps on giving, like a high-end vibrator or a sensual suede flogger. Of course, not every […]

Dear Em & Lo
Dear Em & Lo: Will a Big Toy Make My Boyfriend Seem Too Small?

Elise 2 by Lelo Dear Em & Lo, I want to buy a sex toy but I am concerned that the size will affect how I will have sex with my boyfriend. I know that the intimacy of sex will never be replaced, but I would rather not jeopardize the physical satisfaction I get from […]

Pop Culture
Significant Objects Book Tells Stories About Thrift Store Junk

A few weeks back — in a post about how clutter can be as big an issue in relationships as money or sex — we mentioned a forthcoming book, Significant Objects: 100 Extraordinary Stories About Everything. Well, the book just came out yesterday! So we’d like to tell you a little more about it. Significant Objects began its life on […]

News
Eat Chocolate, Pray, Love

We’re suckers for a good Kickstarter project — all that hope and passion and entrepreneurship, and you can be part of it for less than the cost of a dinner out. The most recent one we heard of is called The Placebo Chocolate Effect (we’re fans based on the name alone). The story reads like […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: What’s the Best Valentine’s Gift for a Man?

Advice from three of EMandLO.com’s guy friends. This week they answer the following: “What’s the best Valentine’s Day gift for a man?” To ask the guys your own question, click here. Straight Married Guy (James Glazebrook): The last thing a man wants is anything sentimental, romantic, flowery or chocolatey — anything too valentinesy. As all […]

Toys
The Classy Way to Give a Dirty Gift

What’s a recession-friendly Valentine’s Day gift that will always be received gladly? Unilateral oral sex is a pretty good bet. Or perhaps a half-hour massage with no pressure to reciprocate. Or maybe dressing up as a cowboy and doing your best BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN impression. But how do you make such generous sexual offers feel like […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: Worst. Presents. Ever.

Earlier this week, we asked you, “What’s the worst present you ever received from a romantic partner?” Here are some of our favorite responses from you. Merry fucking Christmas! MarcieT Says: December 22nd, 2011 at 9:17 am e Not me, but my mother: Dad bought her a ShopVac for Christmas after 20+ years of marriage. Major fail. […]

Polls
What’s the Worst Present You Ever Received from a Partner?

Occasionally on this site, we ask you guys a nosy question and you can share your answer in the comments section below. Feel free to share your age, gender, relationship status, sexuality, etc., if you feel that it’s relevant to the answer. This week’s Question of the Week: What’s the worst/most inappropriate/most disappointing gift you’ve […]

Toys
Lelo’s Egg Massager Comes with Free Holiday Packaging!

This post is sponsored by Lelo For those of you who are gift-wrapping challenged, Lelo is offering a festive red and gold holiday sleeve for the box of their new egg massager through December 19th — for free! The “Lyla”, part of their new Insignia line, is controlled via wireless remote with an unprecedented range […]

How To
10 Holiday Wish List Ideas

It’s that time of year again! When we struggle to find great, unique, interesting, compelling, and, yes, practical gifts for our loved ones, especially our romantically loved ones. Slippers are great, but sex toys are better. As long as you make quality, beauty and safety your main priorities, you can’t go wrong with a pleasure object (unless […]