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Tag Archive | "Monogamy"

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

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


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 [...]

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

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


The other week, we ran a lighthearted post called “Top 10 Reasons for Being – and Staying – Monogamous” (which we reposted this morning) 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 [...]

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Top 10 Reasons for Being – and Staying – Monogamous

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


photo by mikebaird Monogamy gets a bad rap these days — people say it’s unnatural, impossible, outdated, stifling. And, yes, sometimes it is! Especially if your wedding anniversary now contains two digits. But anything worth fighting for will usually put you through the ringer, and monogamy is no exception. So before your partner’s bad habits [...]

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Books – Affection: A Memoir About Sex Addiction and Monogamy

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Affection: An Erotic Memoir by Krissy Kneen is a story of compulsive sexual exploration, sex addiction — and, ultimately, blissful, married monogamy. Australian author Kneen was raised by a group of protective and eccentric women who forbade any and every expression of sexuality… and we all know where that leads. We chatted to Kneen about [...]

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Confession: Cohabitation Is No Honeymoon

Thursday, July 22, 2010


photo by JDAC Our contributor Chlo√ę Browne, who’s pursuing an Honors Major in Gender and Sexuality Studies at at Swarthmore College, has a confession to make: About a month ago, tethered to my parents’ couch by a recent wisdom tooth surgery, I found myself in pursuit of life advice from my technological bestie, Google. I [...]

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How NOT to Spice Up Your Relationship

Friday, June 25, 2010


photo by Jason Clapp The following Em & Lo article is also published in¬†Sexis,¬†EdenFantasys.com‚Äôs magazine: We’ve been in the magazine business for more than ten years, and we are still suckers for those stupid headlines like “537 Ways to Improve Your Sex Life TONIGHT!” We just can’t help flipping to that article while we’re stuck [...]

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Dream Interpretation – I Told BF I Was Pregnant and He Withheld Sex

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


photo by karindaiziel Other people‚Äôs dreams are never interesting‚Ķexcept when they‚Äôre about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. This week, a reader asks Lauri: I’m female, single, and very NOT pregnant, but I recently had a dream in which I had just told the [...]

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Books: The Husbands and Wives Club

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Before we started reading The Husbands and Wives Club: A Year in the Life of a Couples Therapy Group by Laurie Abraham (based on this NYT mag cover story), we had a number of preconceived notions. (1) Okay, so other people’s therapy might be interesting when Gabriel Byrne plays the therapist on HBO, but real-life [...]

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Marriage But Were Afraid to Ask

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Neither one of us ever read Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love (soon to be a movie starring Julia Roberts) — we were both faintly annoyed by the idea of being along for the ride while some over-analytical divorcee worked through her problems on paper. But then Curtis Sittenfeld’s review of Gilbert’s Committed: A [...]

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10 Reasons Why the First Marriage Rocks Our World

Thursday, October 29, 2009

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photo by cliff1066 The cover story in this weekend’s¬†New York Times Magazine is¬†about the First Marriage. It’s both inspiring and a little chastening — let’s see¬†you be President or First Lady and still rock hot monogamy like that. And also a little terrifying — how would we ever recover from an Obama divorce? We’d lose [...]

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