Health
Sexual Health
5 STDs You Should Worry About More Than Ebola

photo via flickr Yes, yes, yes, you should be very concerned about Ebola… if you’ve traveled to Liberia recently. (Or know someone who has.) But you should be very concerned about STDs… if you’ve had sex recently. Especially if you’re not in a long-term, monogamous relationship with someone who would never cheat on you (and, […]

Toys
A Personal Trainer for Your Orgasm: Luna Smart Bead

sponsored post Your pelvic area muscles are like any other muscle: you use them or you lose them. They need regular workouts, especially as you get older, especially if you’re a woman who’s procreated. After all, stronger pelvic muscles mean more intense orgasms that are easier to come by, as it were. You just need […]

Dear Em & Lo
Does Enjoying Anal Play Mean You’re Gay?

Something we here an awful lot around these here parts is the concern many straight men have with receiving — and, heaven forbid, enjoying — a little backdoor attention. Just this week we got another comment on the topic: My boyfriend has recently discovered he likes me lubing him up and fingering his anus, rimming […]

Sexual Health
EMandLO.com Is Giving Away Free Trojan Condoms!

sponsored post In honor of STI Awareness Month, we’ve teamed up with Trojan to offer one lucky person: 2 10-count boxes of Trojan’s NEW Double Ecstasy Condoms 1 Midnight Collection package (1 vibrating ring, 4 Pure Ecstasy condoms, 4 lubricant packets) YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING ARE GREAT RIGHT NOW! All you have to do is […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: A Cautionary Tale About Shame

photo via Flickr An Em & Lo reader told the following cautionary tale in response to our post “Dear Dr. Joe, Can You Break Your Penis During Sex?” Just one more reason why we need be better, shame-eradicating sex education in this country: Dr. Joe, very informative post. I’ve always heard that you cannot break it; however, early in […]

Toys
Lelo’s Golden Kegel Balls Are Fifty Shades of Luxury

sponsored post The latest luxury product from our friends at LELO — and this one is no joke! — is a high-end version of their bestselling Luna Beads. Worn one or two at a time, Luna Beads Luxe are offered in either stainless steel or 20-karat gold, and their price points are pure Christian Grey (stainless […]

Sexual Health
April Is STI Awareness Month – Want Some Free Condoms?!?

sponsored post Prepare to have your mind blown by these stats (and check out the infographic below): There are 65 million people in the U.S. who are living with an incurable STI Each year, STIs lead to infertility in more than 24,000 women in the US One in two sexually active persons will contact an […]

Confessions
Tell Us Your Viagra Story!

Does your partner use Viagra for erectile dysfunction or just recreationally? Have you used it yourself, for whatever reason? If so, we want to hear from you! We’re working on an article for a new national health and wellbeing magazine about the pros and cons of Viagra use in relationships and marriages. ANONYMITY GUARANTEED! If […]

Sexual Health
EMandLO.com Ranked 6TH in STDcheck.com’s Top 100 Love Blogs!

sponsored post In 2012, GetSTDtested.com released their list of the Top 100 Sex&Love&Dating Blogs, and our little ol’ humble home site EMandLO.com not only made the top 10, we were ranked third! This year, STDcheck.com has done their own TOP 100 SEX, LUST & LOVE BLOGS and we made their top 10! (Excuse us while we do The Running Man.) But this time […]

Pop Culture
New Movie Encourages Open Discussion of Pregnancy & Infant Loss

There’s a new movie set to come out in 2014 starring Minnie Driver called “Return to Zero,” about a successful couple who lose their first child in utero. Its award-winning writer/producer/director, Sean Hanish, has teamed up with ReconceivingLoss.com to help break the silence surrounding the topic, calling for submissions of stories, essays, poems and other […]

News
Will Roe V. Wade See Another Anniversary?

Yesterday was the 41st anniversary of Roe V. Wade. Will there be a 42nd? Since abortion has been legal in this country for the entire lifespan of progressive women under 41 years old, they — we — have perhaps come to take Roe V. Wade for granted, to assume that this right is inalienable and […]

What's Up Doc?
Dear Dr. Kate: Am I Wired Not to Orgasm?

Dr. Kate is Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in Boston, and she answers your medical questions on EMandLO.com. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, I’m a sex-positive, reasonably experienced 27-year-old woman who enjoys sex and being sexual. But I’ve never experienced any pleasure from my […]

Toys
LELO’s Latest: The Rotating AND Vibrating Hula Beads

sponsored post LELO is unstoppable! They’ve just released yet another new toy: HULA Beads™ — the world’s first ever remote-controlled pleasure beads that rotate and vibrate at the same time. Its features include: Remote Controls with SenseMotion™ Technology 8 Stimulation Modes (6 Standard, 2 SenseMotion™) 100% Waterproof Rechargeable (2 Hours’ Use) Ultra-smooth, Body-safe Silicone Design […]

Pop Culture
Top 10 Worst “Breast Cancer Awareness” Memes

Don’t get us wrong: We’re all for raising awareness of breast cancer  (we just wish other forms of cancer had such good publicity reps), but we think sometimes all this supposed “awareness” can lull people into thinking they’ve actually contributed something worthwhile and concrete. At their best, these online awareness memes usually do nothing at […]

How To
Sex After Miscarriage & Stillbirth

Reconceiving Loss is a new online resource for people coping with losing a pregnancy or an infant. There are articles on health and wellbeing, yoga and meditation suggestions, and opportunities for healing through creative expression (e.g. writing, photography, even playlist compilation). One of their contributors, clinical psychologist Dr. Julie Bindeman, recently wrote about sex after […]

How To
What Is the PS-Spot?

This is part of our continuing series on Top Body “Spots” that any self-respecting, shall we say, “anatomy enthusiast” should be familiar with. Even if this is old news to you, it’s always a good idea to brush up: The PS-Spot a.k.a. perineum & the perineal sponge Not to be confused with the P-Spot in men, this area […]