Naked News: A Sex-Positive Streep, a Fallen Jonas Bro & Sad Pattinson Fans

scene from new movie “It’s Complicated” Meryl Streep, our new hero, on sex scenes between older people: “”The whole idea that you have to look a certain way and be a certain age to earn love is ridiculous. We love what we love. It doesn’t matter what shape it is. It’s thrilling to see real […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: Is a Striptease a Good Last-Minute Gift?

Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the question, “If your partner gave you a serious striptease with a serious striptease face and cheesy music, would it really be the best present ever or would it be kinda weird and uncomfortable?”: Straight Single Guy (Max): A serious striptease requires two things. […]

How To
10 Worst Things to Say at Your Partner’s Family Holiday Dinner

photo by Average Jane Forget charades, let’s debate the Stupak Amendment! So what made you guys decide not to circumcise your son? No Brussels sprouts for me, thanks — we’re planning on anal tonight and I don’t want to be gassy. Hoo-boy, anyone got a box of matches I could borrow for the bathroom? I […]

Dream Interpretation
Dream Interpretation: An HIV+ Boyfriend in Target

photo by phigonggoi Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. This week, a reader asks Lauri: My boyfriend and I have been on rocky ground lately and I can’t seem to break through the tension. There’s […]

Pop Culture
From the Nothing’s-Sacred Department: Shocker Gloves

On the one hand (heh, heh), these types of gloves could be seen as putting female sexual pleasure first (this move only works on women for obvious reasons) since men don’t really get any focused stimulation while delivering said move — it’s pretty anti-phallocentric, which is nice for a change. On the other hand, let’s […]

Pop Culture
What’s Your Favorite Music to Screw to?

Our Top 100 Breakup Songs post continues to be such a favorite on our site that we decided to call on you for more musical suggestions: This time your favorite songs and/or albums to have sex to. Leave your suggestions in the comments section below, and be sure to tell us what kind of sex […]

Pop Culture
Books: Putting the Naughty Bits Back in Fairy Tales

photo via Foxtongue Did you know that fairy tales used to be pretty X-rated? But then the Brothers Grimm et al deleted all the dirty parts — the party poopers! — to make them more family-friendly. Not unlike Anne Rice’s late ’80’s Sleeping Beauty trilogy,  the new book In Sleeping Beauty’s Bed: Erotic Fairy Tales […]

What's Up Doc?
Dear Dr. Kate: What Can I Do About My Body Hair?

photo by Tatters:) Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here every few weeks. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, I’m a light skinned woman who’s pretty hairy all over, including hairs on my chin […]

Personal Essays
Confession: 7 Reasons Why I Hate Shower Sex

photo by stevendepolo A contributor friend of ours, who wished to remain anonymous, has a confession to make: I’m all for showering independently, quickly toweling off, and jumping back into bed for sex — that’s a good start to any morning. But if you want me to actually join you in the shower, you should […]

How To
How to Share a Fantasy in Three Easy(ish) Steps

photo by smell_of_colours Sharing a fantasy with a partner can be a cheap and easy way to foster intimacy, build trust, and kink things up. But it takes a lot of courage to do. What if you think yours is too mundane to put into words (remember Meg Ryan’s faceless stranger fantasy in When Harry […]

Naked News: Casual Sex, Lady Gaga, and Life Imitating Porn

photo by AFlickion New research shows that young adults who have casual sex are no more likely than those in committed relationships to experience psychological problems. Well, thank goodness for that then. Lady Gaga tells Barbara Walters that she’s bisexual and has had sex with women — but has only fallen in love with men. “Ah […]

How To
How Not to Regret Your Holiday Office Party in 4 Easy Steps

photo by iLoveButter We’ve both worked from home for more than five years, which means that we’ve been deprived of the Curb-Your-Enthusiasm-esque pleasure-meets-pain of holiday office party shenanigans. (We did make a festive trip together to the local Christmas tree farm, but there was no Xerox machine there for us to disgrace ourselves on.) So, […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: When Is It Okay for a Woman to Fart?

photo by ab9kt Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: “When is it okay for a woman to fart in front of her partner?“ Straight Single Guy (Colin Adamo): Your five-year wedding anniversary. Some rather liberal couples will try to tell you they really don’t care about their partner’s […]

Hot Guys + Baby Animals = Genius Somebody must have done this before. There’s got to be a 1978 calendar buried in someone’s basement somewhere featuring topless guys in tight pants with lush mustaches and fluffy wittle kittens. But we’ve never seen it. So we’re kind of getting a kick out of Hot Guys and Baby Animals, the new Recess Peanut […]

Dream Interpretation
Dream Interpretation: Engaged But Dreaming of My 1st Love

photo by stevendepolo Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re 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 about to get married and I just dreamt of my first crush. I know he likes and loves me […]

Blog Snog: Avoiding the Holiday Sex Slump

photo via TresSugar TresSugar lists five ways to avoid a holiday sex slump. Who knew that stuffing yourself silly with turkey and pie wasn’t the recipe for hot sex? Lemondrop rounds up some of the most painful — and most painfully embarrassing — injuries sustained mid-coitus. Our favorite: “Sometimes I fall in love during sex, and […]