Health
How To
Just Do It: How Exercise Is ESSENTIAL for Great Sex

You know you should exercise — there are myriad health benefits that should encourage you to workout regularly. But perhaps the one that will finally convince you to get off the couch and get your butt in gear is the benefit to S-E-X. Improving your cardiovascular health and lowering your cholesterol with regular exercise improves […]

Sexual Health
Freezing Your Eggs: Could It Be Right for You?

Women have many more choices in contemporary society than in years past. This is especially true when it comes to when to start a family. Unlike our parents’ generation, who tended to have children earlier, women of today don’t have to be in such a rush to beat their biological clock. There are many more […]

Research
Want Better Self-Esteem? Science Says “STOP Using Tinder!”

by Rebecca Jane Stokes for YourTango It’s time for a group sob session, methinks. When Tinder first hit the scene I swore I would never try it. The idea of swiping to the right based solely on appearances reminded me way too much of a website with a similar premise that had tormented me in middle school. […]

How To
For a Healthy Vulva, Wear This (NOT That)!

by Rebecca Jane Stokes for YourTango Get to your dresser and start throwing out your short-shorts ASAP. During the summer months, we all do our bests to look good. For me, looking good comes second to keeping my vagina nice and cool. That’s right, I said it. Hot vagina is a problem. If I don’t want to scare away […]

Advice
5 Reasons Not To Mess With Your Pubic Hair

by Sarah Marcantonio Our world’s war on pubic hair is never more apparent than in the summertime, when TV commercials and Internet ads tout the necessity of super smooth hairless skin. While some brave young women dare to rock the bush — whether as a bold feminist act or an ironic retro fashion statement — pubic lawn […]

News
7 Breast Issues You Shouldn’t Ignore

by Rebecca Jane Stokes for YourTango We spend a lot of time despairing over our boobs. Either we have too much boob to deal with, or not enough. They are sweaty, not fitting into tops, need stupid bras, ugh, what a hassle! Very often we don’t give our boobs the same TLC we give the rest […]

Sexual Health
If America Made Abortion Illegal…

by By Carla McKirdy for Bust Magazine If you’ve ever wondered what life in America would be like if the laws protecting a woman’s right to choose were reversed, look no further than Argentina. Underground abortion clinics whose addresses are revealed only in hushed tones via word of mouth. The paralyzing fear of undergoing what should […]

What's Up Doc?
Doc, How Can I Squirt If My G-Spot Hurts?

Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in Boston who lectures nationally on women’s health issues and conducts research on reproductive health.  She regularly (and generously!) answers your medical questions here on EMandLO.com. To ask her your own, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, My husband and I have been discussing squirting. We have read many […]

Dear Em & Lo
“Help, I Don’t Have Enough Natural Lubrication for Intercourse!”

Dear Em & Lo, My bf and I have sex and it feels so amazing, but after at least 7 to 10 minutes later it begins to hurt and burn. I try using spit to help with the lubrication but that just seems to make matters worst. So how can I use lube during sex […]

Advice
Use It Or Lose It: 7 Ways a Sex Drought Can Negatively Affect Your Vagina

Aly Walansky for YourTango [Editors’ note: “Sex” here means many things, including, but not limited to, intercourse, oral sex, manual sex, masturbation…]   SEX IS GOOD FOR OUR BODY in ways we can’t even imagine. From better sleep, to a stronger immune system, to burning calories and boosting our mood, getting some is good in many ways. Of […]

Research
15 Reasons Why SEX Is One of the Best Things You Can Do for Your HEALTH

by Lauren Brim for YourTango Stop what you’re doing and head to the bedroom. You’re welcome. You should know that sex is very, VERY good for you. Besides the rosy afterglow, the natural calorie burning and the relaxing high of orgasm, there are plenty of physiological and psychological benefits that tell us that sex is not something to be […]

What's Up Doc?
Dr. Kate, What’s This Bump on My Boyfriend’s Penis?

Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in Boston who lectures nationally on women’s health issues and conducts research on reproductive health.  She regularly (and generously!) answers your medical questions here on EMandLO.com. To ask her your own, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, Hi,  I have some concerns about my boyfriend and his private parts…. […]

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 […]

Research
12 Fascinating Facts About the Vagina (At Least 1 of Which Will Give You Nightmares)

by Emily Blackwood for YourTango   1. The word vagina comes from the Latin root meaning “sheath for a sword.” Not surprisingly, the word “gladius,” meaning “sword,” was a common term for the penis. WeHeartIt 2. In 2014, a doctor removed a potato that started sprouting vines inside patient’s vagina. The patient’s mother had told her it would prevent pregnancy. 3. It’s impossible […]

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 […]