Health
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 […]

What's Up Doc?
Everything You Need to Know About the Nuva Ring

Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City. Here’s one of her most popular Em & Lo columns from the archives: When it comes to hormonal birth control, I get more questions about the NuvaRing than any other method — for proof, just check out the comments sections […]

News
What We Talk About When We Talk About Angelina Jolie’s Boobs

photo via Flickr Angelina Jolie wrote an op ed in the New York Times today about her decision to have a preventive double mastectomy in order to greatly reduce her risk of breast cancer, which she had an almost 90% chance of getting due to a “faulty” gene (BRCA1) which greatly predisposes carriers to the disease. Her acting […]

Dream Interpretation
My Meds Are Making My Dreams Sexually Terrifying

Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. Got a dream you want Lauri to analyze? Click here to submit it. This week, another reader continues the running Sapphic theme and asks Lauri: I have recently been diagnosed with depression and […]

Personal Essays
In Defense of the Slut

Our contributor Jewely Hoxie studies Human Sexuality at the University of California Santa Cruz (read her blog here). She has this to stay about the slut stigma… How many times have you heard people say, “If she wasn’t such a slut…” or, “She’s kind of a slut, but…” or, “I can’t believe she’s slept with […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: Orgasms Make Me Gassy

Reader Brak Wiend (heh) wrote the following in response to the post “Dear Dr. Joe: Do Some Men Fart When They Ejaculate?” The comment made us laugh and wince at the same time, but mostly it made us want to give this poor guy a hug (except without squeezing too hard, given his tendencies). Seriously, though, […]

How To
Penis Enlargement: Why It’s One Big Ball of DON’T

We answered a reader’s advice question on small penises almost four years ago and it’s still the most popular article on our site! 591 comments and counting! We can’t tell you how much letters we get from guys asking how they can safely increase the size of their penis. So we shouldn’t have been too […]

Pop Culture
Excerpts from “Queerskins,” a New Multimedia Novel

Queerskins Our friend Illya Szilak is a full-time physician specializing in HIV treatment, a mother of two, a world traveller, and, oh yeah, in her spare-time she writes groundbreaking novels. (We both managed to shower today and consider that a huge accomplishment.) Her latest project, QUEERSKINS, is an online multimedia novel that tells the story of […]

Toys
Last Day to Enter Our “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” Contest!

This post is sponsored by LELO People, this is an easy one: help support Breast Cancer Awareness Month and be entered to win a luxury toy from Lelo worth at least $140! You’ve got a week left to enter, and right now the odds of winning are really, rilly good (better than if you were […]

Books
You Are Not Alone: Healing Painful Sex

The following is an excerpt from the introduction of the book “Healing Painful Sex: A Woman’s Guide to Confronting, Diagnosing, and Treating Sexual Pain” by Deborah Coady, MD, and Nancy Fish, MSW. If you have ever felt pain during or because of sex, you are not alone. It’s estimated that 16 to 20 percent of […]

Toys
Contest: Help Breast Cancer Awareness and Win a Lelo Toy!

This post is sponsored by LELO Want to take part in Breast Cancer Awareness Month and win a high-end Lelo pleasure object? (And yes, we realize that’s like asking if you approve of both world peace and chocolate.) Well, here’s a super-easy way to to do it: Between now and the end of October, if you […]

Toys
50% of All LELO’s “Pink Lily” Sales Go to BreastCancer.org This Oct!

This post is sponsored by LELO Give support, get pleasure! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and our friends over at Lelo are partnering up with Breastcancer.org for Rediscovering Intimacy, an initiative focused on helping breast cancer sufferers and their partners reconnect, and also to encourage people to understand more about this disease that affects 1 in […]

News
5 Reasons Why More Sex Helps Your Career

LELO created this fun infographic (included below), which could be more simply titled “5 Reasons Why More Sex Helps Your LIFE.” A few thoughts on each point: Honestly, in this recession, we think most people would take the raise over the sex (including us). Yes! Sex beats shopping every time. (Or at least it should.) Wait: Married […]

Toys
Kegel Contest Winner & Honorable Mentions!

We’re pleased to announce the winner of a beautiful new set of Lelo Luna Beads, the number one best-selling Kegel accessory in the world three years running: Mark Luczak! (Or should we say, his new wife is the winner of the Luna Beads!) Mark may be one of our very own Wise Guys, but just […]