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Top 10 Signs You’re Reading Bad Erotica

Friday, February 20, 2015

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Years ago,¬†we popped our sex-writing cherries at Nerve.com, the online magazine about sex that featured impressive original fiction by the likes of Jay McInerney and Rick Moody. As young, na√Įve, and underpaid Internet employees, one of our duties included trudging through the slush pile‚ÄĒthat four-foot-high stack of unsolicited submissions by amateur writers who thought they [...]

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How to Spank Like Christian Grey

Friday, February 13, 2015

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The following is an excerpt from the “S” section of our A-Z book,¬†150 Shades of Play: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink. Every bolded word below indicates an entry in our encyclopedia of sorts.¬†The book is on sale now! Spanking is hand-to-tush contact, which many consider more intimate and less scary than any other type of¬†flagellation. [...]

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An Antidote for Feeling Fifty Shades of Blah in the Bedroom

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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If the upcoming¬†Fifty Shades movie is making you feel like your own sex life is a little drab in comparison — just a single shade of grey, as it were — then we are prescribing you a dose of the video above, “50 Shades of Pleasure,” made by¬†Trojan with our hilarious director friend Laura Murphy, [...]

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How to Hardware (Un)Like Christian Grey

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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The following is an excerpt from the “H” section of our A-Z book,¬†150 Shades of Play: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink. Every bolded word below indicates an entry in our encyclopedia of sorts.¬†The book is on sale now in both paperback and Kindle form! A hardware store is a one-stop shopping center for all your¬†BDSM¬†needs. [...]

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10 Simple Steps to “Fiftyize” Your Love Life

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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Here’s a nifty little 10-step program for introducing BDSM into the bedroom, inspired by our book,¬†150 Shades of Play: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink:   1. Talk Dirty to Him Bringing up BDSM¬†with your partner can be shocking and awkward. A great way to test a fantasy is to incorporate it into¬†dirty talk. Whisper in [...]

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The Top 5 Writing Lessons of “Fifty Shades of Grey”

Friday, February 6, 2015

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According to Wikipedia, the¬†Fifty Shades of Grey¬†series “has sold over 100 million copies worldwide and been translated into 52 languages,¬†and set a record in the United Kingdom as the fastest-selling paperback of all time.”¬†Not only has it introduced many people to the world of kink, it’s given them a lesson in how¬†not¬†to write. And if [...]

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How to Use a Flogger Like Christian Grey

Thursday, February 5, 2015

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The following is from our very own naughty dictionary,¬†150 SHADES OF PLAY: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink.¬†Bolded words signify individual entries that appear elsewhere in the A-to-Z section of the book. Anything with a tie icon ¬†indicates an activity or prop mentioned in the¬†Fifty Shades¬†series (symbolic of the famous woven tie¬†Christian Grey¬†uses to restrain¬†Anastasia Steele). [...]

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“150 Shades of Play” Is on Kindle for Valentine’s Day!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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Our latest book, now available in a discreet Kindle edition We get it: 150 Shades of Play: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink is not necessarily the book you want to be caught reading on the bus, or during your lunch break, and it’s definitely not the book you want sitting on your nightstand when your [...]

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10 Ways Blizzards Are Good for Your Love Life

Monday, January 26, 2015

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photo via Flickr It’s Snowmegeddon! Batten down the hatches! Get the gas for the generators! Scratch the eyes out of the mom at the grocery store grabbing the last of the organic milk! And then take a deep breath, relax, and look at the beautiful snow from another perspective: namely, from a place of love. [...]

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10 Journal Prompts to Help You Get Over a Breakup

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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photo via flickr Two recent articles in the New York Times¬†(here and here) discussed the benefits of writing things down to help you move on from a difficult situation. An aversion to exercise, for example, or trouble fitting in at a new job, or — the situation we hear about most often at EMandLO.com — [...]

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