Valentine’s Day
Pop Culture
The Valentine’s Day Issue

The Best Valentine’s Day Present Ever! The top 10 reasons why our new book 150 Shades of Play makes the best Valentine’s Day present ever! 10 Easy Ways to Be More Romantic Romance is contagious. So the best way to get your partner to be more romantic is to be more romantic with them first. How […]

Confessions
Comment: I Can’t Believe I Won!!!

photo via Flickr The Kite Lady, in response to us emailing her the news that she won our “Adore Me” Contest. Never before have we received an email with so many exclamation marks. You gotta love an appreciative winner.: OH MY GOSH!!! I can’t believe I won!! My boyfriend had no idea I sent this […]

Pop Culture
The Best Valentine’s Day Present This Year!

Etherea Silk Cuffs by Lelo Here are the top 10 reasons why our new book 150 Shades of Play: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink makes the best Valentine’s Day present this year: It gives you the great excuse to try something new in the bedroom — perfect for longterm couples on Valentine’s Day. It also […]

Movies
LAST CHANCE to Win a Valentine’s Day Dinner & a Movie from Fandango!

****THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED**** Our friends over at FANDANGO want to make your Valentine’s Movie Date Night a hit! And we want you to help us get the word out about our new book, 150 Shades of Play. Fandango wins, we win, and hopefully YOU win too! Here’s how to play: Between now and Sunday […]

Toys
See Who Won Our “Adore Me” Contest!

photo via flickr You guys! We loved reading your submissions to our “Adore Me” contest. And we really, really struggled to pick a winner. It just feels so wrong to decide whose couple story is the cutest of all (it gives us bad flashbacks to high school yearbook superlatives). But we ended up going with […]

Toys
Last Chance to Enter Our “Adore Me” Contest (Odds of Winning Are Great!)

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED: SEE WHO WON HERE! To help us all get in the mood for Valentine’s Day (fast approaching, in case you hadn’t noticed, ha), we want you to “share the love”: Use the comments section below or email us (select “Contest Entry” from the pull-down menu) BY EOD EST TUE JAN 29TH, […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: Does Valentine’s Day Have Any Appeal to Men?

Advice from three of EM & LO‘s guy friends. This week a straight woman asks, “Does Valentines day have any appeal for guys or is it just for the ladies?” Gay Single Guy (Justin Huang): I personally observe Singles Awareness Day on February 14th (during which I eat a lot of chocolate and watch a zombie […]

Pop Culture
Valentine’s Day Cards That Don’t Suck

Instead of waiting til the last minute like usual, why not get a jump start on some Valentine’s Day card ideas, you know, before Monday, February 13th sneaks up and cupid-arrows you in the ass? From Someecards, the king of irreverent greetings: e.g. “Sorry the only ring you’re wearing this Valentine’s Day is a contraceptive in […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: What’s the Best Valentine’s Gift for a Man?

Advice from three of EMandLO.com’s guy friends. This week they answer the following: “What’s the best Valentine’s Day gift for a man?” To ask the guys your own question, click here. Straight Married Guy (James Glazebrook): The last thing a man wants is anything sentimental, romantic, flowery or chocolatey — anything too valentinesy. As all […]

Toys
The Classy Way to Give a Dirty Gift

What’s a recession-friendly Valentine’s Day gift that will always be received gladly? Unilateral oral sex is a pretty good bet. Or perhaps a half-hour massage with no pressure to reciprocate. Or maybe dressing up as a cowboy and doing your best BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN impression. But how do you make such generous sexual offers feel like […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: How Can I Get Him to Be More Romantic?

Advice from three of EMandLO.com’s guy friends. This week they answer the following: “How can I get him to be more romantic?” To ask the guys your own question, click here. Straight Married Guy (Irad Eyal): The secret I’m about to reveal is guaranteed to make a guy more romantic. It also works if you […]

Pop Culture
The Science/Poetry of Kissing

We once heard an interview on NPR with Sheril Kirshenbaum, author of the new book “The Science of Kissing: What Our Lips Are Telling Us” (which was timed perfectly to come out about a month before Valentine’s Day). The question came up: Are we the only species that kisses? To which Kirshenbaum answered: …Well, scientists have […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: How to Treat Her on Valentine’s Day

Sioux, responding to the post “Your Call: What Should He Do for Valentine’s Day?”: Step 1: Bake something involved. I’m being serious. Find a recipe for something fancy, delicious, and sweet that you think would suit her taste. Does she like dark chocolate? Make truffles. Cupcakes? Find an interesting recipe and make a go for […]

Dear Em & Lo
Your Call: What Should He Do for Valentine’s Day?

We get a lot of advice questions coming in at EMandLO.com, but sadly, we just can’t answer them all. Which is why, once a week, we turn to you to decide how best to advise a reader. Make your call by leaving your advice in the comments section below: Dear Em & Lo, I’ve been […]