Your Thanksgiving Dinner Is One Big Aphrodisiac!

Note from Em & Lo: We’re not 100 percent sold on the scientific validity of everything in this article from our friends at YourTango, but we’re all for anything that helps justify stuffing your face on Thanksgiving!  That’s right: what happens at the Thanksgiving table has been proven to get the blood flowing, and we’re not […]

How Traveling Is Good for You & Your Relationships

Traveling is fun. We love exploring, seeing new places, and getting away from the day-to-day routine of our lives. But is it possible that, in addition to being an awesome escape and adventure, traveling is also incredibly good for your health? 1. Vacationing with other people adds to your feelings of well-being. While referring to Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index scores, […]

Naked News: This Week, Sex Is Effed Up

A new book called Hard to Get says young independent successful women need more guidance about sex than their elders did, thanks to so many conflicting messages. One Jezebel article kinda proves that point by questioning why so many women willingly engage in orgasm-free casual sex. Jumping on the “sex is ruined” bandwagon is this […]

Naked News: Homophobia Is Down, Gaydar Is Up & Mankinis Are on the Way

photo via Flickr Just by looking at picture of someone’s face for a split second, more often than not people can guess that person’s sexual orientation correctly. Australian Olympic hopeful looses a bet and has to wear a Borat-style “mankini” during the opening ceremonies. A majority of Americans find gay/lesbian relationships morally acceptable. Read the rest […]

Online Dating’s Fatal Flaws

photo via Flickr Researches recently published a book-length article in the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest on the scientific flaws of online dating. They wrote a layperson’s summary for Scientific American, but even that was three pages long (practically an eternity in internet time). So here’s what you need to know in a nutshell: Online dating’s […]

What Would You Give Up For the Internet?

photo via flickr A recent survey by the Boston Consulting Group asked people in the U.S. which key lifestyle habits they would be willing to give up instead of the Internet for a year. 73% would give up alcohol; 69% would give up coffee (we love how close those two figures are!); 77% would give […]

Naked News: The Right’s War on Women/Porn/Ethics

photo via Flickr Santorum’s final nail in his own coffin: his promised war on porn… …Because the only thing the Bible Belt loves more than God might be straight and gay porn. Another anti-choice male Republican politician who really gets women: Pennsylvania Governor Tim “Just Close Your Eyes” Corbett. Yes, there really is a bill in Kansas that would […]

Why Is Sex Fun?

The Discovery Channel is in the middle of airing a series called Curiosity. Current and upcoming episodes include “What Sank the Titanic” and “Is There a Parallel Universe?” Not sure how we missed the last one, “Why Is Sex Fun?” hosted by Maggie Gyllenhaal. We couldn’t find any upcoming airings listed in our Tivo, but you […]

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 […]

Comment of the Week: More on the Orgasm Gap

image from nDevilTV Clandestine, commenting on a study that showed women orgasm about 80% as often as men do in close relationships but only 32% as often in first hookups: I’d suggest that a broader explanation [for the orgasm gap] may be that our definition of sex is very intercourse-focused, and we conventionally define sex […]