Writers
Writer Defends Adulterers, Calls the Rest of Us “Holier Than Thou”

If you’ve listened to Howard Stern even once over the past decade (that’d be Em, not Lo), then you know that one of his most loyal advertisers is the Ashley Madison Agency — the online dating site that caters to married people with the tagline “Life is short. Have an affair.” Charming. On and off […]

Books: The Impostor’s Daughter

The Impostor’s Daughter by Laurie Sandell Laurie Sandell’s graphic memoir, The Impostor’s Daughter, just hit bookstores, and even if she wasn’t our good friend, we’d still tell you that it’s our number one pick for a beach read this summer. (By the way, “graphic memoir” = graphic novel-style memoir. The rest of the book is […]

Confession: I Thought “Christian Sex Columnist” Was an Oxymoron

photo by kevindooley Our contributor Kristine deGuzman, a junior at UC Berkeley, has a confession to make: When I was a sophomore in college, I drooled over the idea of writing the “Sex On Tuesdays” column in the The Daily Cal, UC Berkeley’s main newspaper. I applied for the job at the end of my […]

Books: The Other Side of Desire

The Other Side of Desire is in bookstores now We’ve read — or at least skimmed — hundreds of books about sex in our ten years in the biz, and our shelves are stacked with tomes on everything from gays in the military to the science of seduction. Some educate us, some make us laugh, […]

Confession: Shakespeare in Lust

Venus and Adonis photo by griannan Our contributor Lisa DiCarlucci, a Print Journalism major and English minor at Hofstra University, has a confession to make: The expense of spirit in a waste of shame Is lust in action; and till action, lust Is perjured, murderous, bloody, full of blame, Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to […]

Andrew Trees on Decoding Love

photo via Decoding Love.com If your Magic 8 Ball is a less-than-reliable dating guide, then author Andrew Trees has a better idea: Why not turn to the latest studies in economics, neurochemistry and game theory instead? We chatted with him about his latest book, Decoding Love: Why It Takes Twelve Frogs to Find a Prince […]

Books: Unfriendly Fire

Nathaniel Frank & his book “Unfriendly Fire” on The Daily Show Our pal Nathaniel Frank — who was smooth as butta on The Daily Show last night — is the foremost expert in the country on the toad-lickin’ crazy “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. His new book, Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the […]

Books: Tasting Her

Last week we interviewed prolific sex writer Rachel Kramel Bussel about her book of fellatio erotica, Tasting Him. Today we chat about Tasting Her, a book of erotica about — you guessed it! — cunnilingus. E&L: You say in the intro that you haven’t always been a big fan of cunnilingus. Are people shocked to […]

Books: Tasting Him

Rachel Kramer Bussel is a sex writer who makes us feel like all we do is sit on our couches eating candy. She’s published 26 — count ’em, 26! — books on the subject. Two of her most recent titles are a matching set on oral sex — Tasting Him and Tasting Her. (Admittedly, not […]