Monogamy
How One Couple Gets Closer to Go Further… In Bed (Part 1 of 2)

sponsored post ***Originally Posted on May 2nd, 2013*** Introducing Our “Get Closer Go Further” Project We’re thrilled to team up with Durex for this “Get Closer to Go Further” project, which encourages committed couples to do just that: build intimacy in order to explore more sexual territories together. And when we say “go further,” we’re not just talking […]

5 Ways to Rekindle the Flame

photo via flickr True love and deep intimacy aren’t a guarantee of hot sex. In fact, being in long-term love might be the reason your sex life is dull! After all, it’s hard to get excited when you know all your partner’s moves, when you know they’re not going anywhere, when you know every bad […]

Should Marriage Vows Expire Every Seven Years?

photo via flickr Driver’s licenses expire. Professional licenses expire. Even dog licenses expire. But marriage licenses are for life! On the one hand, this is kind of the whole point of marriage, right? That you can’t just walk away from each other, that you are committed, even when things get tough, even when your kids are […]

Your Call: Can a Relationship Work If One Person Is More Into It?

Madame Bovary (1949) Question of the week: Can a relationship survive if one person loves their partner more than the other loves them back? Women have been told for generations — usually by their mothers or aunts or grandmothers — that they should “marry a man who loves you just a little more than you […]

Comment of the Week: If He’s Being Secretive, He’s a Spy or a Player

Reader Jenna said the following in response to the post “Your Call: How Can She Tell If a Guy Is Playing Games?” Men who are serious about relationships usually have a certain amount of transparency. They let you meet friends or family without it being a big production. They share details of their day or […]

Dear Em & Lo: He Says It’s Just Sex, But Then He Holds My Hand

photo via flickr Submit Your Own Question to EMandLO.comTry Our New *PRIVATE* Advice Service! Dear Em & Lo, I met this guy through Facebook. We met up at a bar he goes to all the time. When I come walking in he does a double take. We hit it off right off the bat! Yeah! […]

10 Reasons Why the First Marriage Still Rocks Our World

photo via flickr Three years ago, inspired by an article in the New York Times Magazine, we wrote a post about how we found the First Marriage both inspiring and a little chastening — let’s see you be President or First Lady and still rock hot monogamy like that. The marriage is also a little terrifying […]

This I Believe: Slow Kisses, High Fiber, Soft-Core Porn, Baseball

Bull Durham (1988) We were listening to the “This I Believe” show on our local public radio station a few days ago — “This I Believe” is an international organization that gets people to discuss their core values, and is based on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name, hosted by Edward R. Murrow. They have […]

Wise Guys: Do Men Know When They’re in Love?

photo via flickr Advice from three of EMandLO.com’s guy friends. This week they answer the following: “Do guys know when they’re in love?“ To ask the guys your own question, click here. Single Straight Guy (Colin Adamo of Hooking Up & Staying Hooked): Not always. I think we spend a lot of time debating and […]

Top 10 Reasons for Being – and Staying – Non-Monogamous

The other week, we ran a lighthearted post called “Top 10 Reasons for Being – and Staying – Monogamous” as encouragement for those people who choose to be in exclusive, long-term relationships. Some of you took it as an indictment of non-monogamy, which wasn’t our intention at all. (See the comments section of that post for […]