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DIY Toys, Porn Probs & Aspirational Kink — Belle de Jour Interviews Us!

You know the Showtime series “Secret Diary of a Call Girl” from a few years back? Well, before it was a Showtime show it was a British show. Before it was a British show, it was a series of books. Before it was a series of books, it was an award-winning blog  called “Diary of […]

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The Woman Behind the $60/Hour Snuggle

Jacqueline Samuels has become an overnight sensation. Last month she opened “The Snuggery,” a little cabin in Penfield, NY where she offers private cuddle sessions for $60 an hour: no nudity, absolutely no sex, just platonic touch that she says studies have shown can have a positive effect on your mental and physical well-being. (She […]

Em & Lo Interviewed on The Interview Show

Yep, we just referred to ourselves in the third person…again. Remember a few weeks ago we told you we were going to be on The Interview Show in Brooklyn? No? Well, here’s the video of us on Chicago comedian and humor columnist Mark Bazer’s show anyway. We thought he was going to be asking us things like […]

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Em & Lo on “The Interview Show” in Brooklyn on Thur, May 3rd!

Yes, we just referred to ourselves in the 3rd person (sorry). But just wanted to let you know that we’re going to be at Union Hall in Park Slope this Thrusday at 8pm (doors at 7:30) for “The Interview Show” hosted by syndicated humor columnist (and Lo’s old friend) Mark Bazer. The Interview Show is usually held monthly […]

Valerie Jarrett on Gender Parity

photo by burningkarma Rahim Kanani, a Research Associate for the Justice and Human Rights domain of practice at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University, recently conducted an in-depth interview in the West Wing with Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls. […]

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The GQ Interview with Rielle Hunter

photo from Have you read the no-holds-barred GQ interview with Rielle Hunter, John Edwards’ mistress during his presidential campaign and father of her only child? It’s required reading. Not necessarily for the intimate behind-the-scene details you learn about Edwards’ relationships, both with Hunter and his wife Elizabeth, but for the voyeuristic door it opens […]

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Off the Set: Porn Stars and Their Partners

Photography duo Paulie & Pauline are coming out with a new book in April called “Off the Set” which features porn stars and their partners in intimate, non-porn moments. Paired with the images of the ten couples are essays by the photographers and some of their subjects, actual love letters, and stories that humanize people […]

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52 Questions for Em & Lo

We finally finished the online interview over on — 52 questions in all! (“What was the one fight you had about?”, “How fun was that bathtub photo shoot?”, “What’s the weirdest reaction you’ve gotten when you tell someone what you do?”). Below is a quick excerpt from the complete Q&A. Click here to find […]

Wanna Ask Us a Personal Question?

photo by psd We’re doing an online interview over the next few days on We’ve already answered a bunch of questions (“What’s your favorite sexual aspect to write about?”, “What’s the difference between writing for books/mags and writing for TV?”, “What are your don’t-go-there topics?”), and will be fielding more through the end of […]

How to Battle Bedroom Boredom

photo by AliceNWondrlnd Our former intern Kristen Rollins just interviewed us for‘s “Orgasm of the Week” feature. We talked about couples getting stuck in sexual ruts: Kristen: Why does sex wane as a relationship progresses? Em & Lo: We’re lazy. We like variety, and we start to take each other for granted. Kristen: So […]