Porn
Wise Guys
Wise Guys: Do Men Prefer Watching Porn Solo or with a Partner?

photo via flickr Advice from three of EMandLO.com’s guy friends. This week they answer the following: “Given a choice, would most guys like to watch porn with a partner? Or would they prefer to keep it as a purely solo activity?” To ask the guys your own question, click here. Straight Married Guy (David Jacobs): […]

News
Naked News: Why Normal-Looking Porn Stars Are a Thret

photo via James Deen Blog Why porn that women actually like (i.e. with normal looking guys like James Dean, above) makes men so uncomfortable. You think you have a type when it comes to online dating, but according to researchers you actually don’t. The story of J. Edgar Hoover’s from someone who knows: the godson of […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: Can a Woman Get Her Man to Quit Porn?

photo via flickr Advice from three of EMandLO.com’s guy friends. This week they answer the following: “Can a woman ever get her man to quit porn?” To ask the guys your own question, click here. Straight Engaged Guy (Mark Luczak): There are probably a lot of eventual branches to this question, depending on the reasoning […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: Don’t Hide Your Porn Habit

photo via flickr I second the importance of ethical porn consumption and highly recommend Abby Winters, which is woman-owned and operated. It’s definitely better to bring up the topic of porn early on in a relationship, than to wait for it to come out when you get caught. If you hide it, it will seem […]

Dear Em & Lo
How to Understand His Porn Habit

photo via flickr Is masturbating to porn cheating? Readers are always asking us this question, and the masturbator in question is pretty much always a man. Sometimes his female partner writes to us, asking if she’s right to feel cheated on. Other times the man himself writes to us, asking why his partner can’t understand […]

Research
The Media’s Pornification of Women

Here’s a fascinating but not all that surprising study from the University of Buffalo: they recently analyzed more than 1,000 images of men and women on Rolling Stone covers over the course of 43 years (they chose Rolling Stone since it’s a well-established, pop-culture media outlet) and found the following: In the 1960s, 11 percent of […]

Websites
Porn for Women (Must Love Dogs)

photo via Men and Their Dogs Don’t worry, no pets were harmed (or diddled) in the making of this porn. The Men and Their Dogs blog is exactly what it sounds like: photos of men with their dogs — making kissy faces, taking bubble baths together, or just being emo-artsy. Kind of like those Porn […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: Why Do Men Email Porn Clips to Friends?

photo via Flickr Advice from three of EMandLO.com’s guy friends. This week they answer the following: “Why do so many guys forward really gross gonzo porn clips around to their friends? Why do they find it funny instead of disgusting or offensive or just plain sad?” To ask the guys your own question, click here. […]

Pop Culture
3D Porn? Yeah, We’ll Get Back to You On That

Last year Em found herself — don’t ask why — agreeing to see Jackass 3D on opening night in L.A. (On a date night, no less.) In what was either a moment of pure genius commentary on sex and technology — or else just plain jackassery — the movie featured a 3D dildo bazooka fight, […]

Sexual Health
Your Brain on Porn

photo via Flickr There has always been great debate between sex-positive free-speech porn advocates and anti-porn chicken-little moralists. We’ve always fallen somewhere in the middle: you can’t really legislate desire and fantasy, but at the same time all this porn, like too much fast food, can’t be good for you. An interesting site we’ve found […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: How Do Men Feel About Watching Porn with a Partner?

Advice from three of EMandLO.com’s guy friends. This week they answer the following: “How do men feel about watching porn with a partner? Is it sexy? High pressure? Awkward? Distracting?” To ask the guys your own question, click here. Straight Married Guy (David Jacobs): Can’t say I watch it much… with the ol’ lady, that […]

Personal Essays
Confession: I Like the Sounds of Sex

images via beautifulagony.com Our contributor Jewely Hoxie, who is studying Human Sexuality at the University of California Santa Cruz — you can read her blog here — has a confession to make: You constantly hear about how men get off just from the sound of their partner’s moans and groans — there’s a reason that […]

Research
Take This Porn Survey

Whether you’re not really into porn and only enjoy the occasional romance novel sex scene or you’re an addict whose love of Barely Legal Asian Sluts is jeopardizing your career and family life, there are three researchers who’d love to hear from you. Clarissa Smith, Feona Attwood and Martin Barker have put together an online […]

Pop Culture
“Comics Stripped” at The Museum of Sex

For those of you have a hard time reconciling your porn collection with your conscience (who can’t forget that the fornicator before you is somebody’s son or daughter), there’s illustrated pornography, dirty comics, and adult graphic novels. With this kind of erotica, you don’t have to worry about any real-live human animals being harmed in […]

Pop Culture
Happy Lady Porn Day!

photo via WannaSunggle.com And you thought President’s Day was exciting! Lady Porn Day is the invention of sex blogger Rachel Rabbit White, who tells us, “It’s tough trying to explore porn as a girl. There just isn’t much lady-friendly stag. And, girls aren’t encouraged to talk to each other about porn, the same way we […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: How We Compromised on Porn

photo by TheNaughtyAmerican.com There were so many great responses to the post “Your Call: My Husband and I Can’t Compromise on Porn” that it was hard to pick just one this week. We chose JenH’s comment because we love her creative suggestions for working around the porn issue. Keep the advice and stories coming! I […]