Lelo’s Holiday Vibe

One of our favorite toy designers, Lelo, is offering their Elise vibrator in a special poinsettia box for the holiday season. Hey, who says you can’t give a sex toy as a Christmas present? Especially when that toy is tasteful, rechargeable, and made of phthalate-free material? Our only reservation: the pink of the vibe totally […]

How To
A Holiday Gift Guide for Broke Perverts

Kiki de Montparnasse Before and After Mints, $5 If you read our guide to sex-toy gift-giving etiquette last week, then you know it’s best to go for nicely designed, higher-end prod. Of course, in this economy, who can afford a $175 Swarovski-crystal-encrusted vibrator with a pink feather tail on a silver stand? But that doesn’t […]

Pop Culture
Crush of the Week: Syracuse Student Chris Pesto

photo from SUNfiltered Oh, man, this picture made our December! Bradford Shellhammer, one of our fellow bloggers over at SUNfiltered (the Sundance Channel blog we write for), posted this awesome image of adorable Syracuse student Chris Pesto protesting the unfashionable, pea-brained protesters of homosexuality. Someday soon there will be no need for this kind of […]

Pop Culture
Top 10 Most Romantic Holiday Movies

We’re suckers for Christmas. The bright lights, the gingerbread houses, the cheesy music, the British “crackers,” the ability to eat and drink to excess without being considered a glutton or an alcoholic!  We especially love that cozy feeling that comes from watching favorite movies with a wintery vibe — not necessarily official Christmas movies, but […]

What's Up Doc?
Dear Dr. Vanessa: Should I Ask About Herpes Before a Kiss

photo by peasap Every few weeks, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/ gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood® Federation of America, will be answering your questions here. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Vanessa, Considering the pervasiveness of oral herpes, how come you never hear about asking […]

Personal Essays
The Virgin Diaries: The Sexiness of Abstinence

Our contributor Katherine Chen, a sophomore English major at Princeton University (check out her personal site here), is penning a series of confessions for collectively called “The Virgin Diaries.” Here’s her third installment: These days, every girl between 10 and 50 seems to be obsessed with the Twilight Saga. You’d think it was because […]

Sexual Health
Turns Out There IS Such a Thing as Too Many Orgasms

photos via When we first saw the headlines this past week about a woman who has 300 orgasms a day finally meeting the man of her dreams — i.e. a man who could keep up with her libido — we assumed the story would be about Marrena Lindberg, whom we interviewed last year for […]

Pop Culture
Happy Birthday, James Thurber!

image by hauntedpalace Thanks to The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor on NPR today, we learned it was James Thurber’s birthday (12/8/1894-11/2/1961). He was a celebrated American writer and wit, best known for his short stories and cartoons in The New Yorker. While on staff there, he shared a small office and became great friends […]

How To
A Woman’s Handbag Is a Relationship Litmus Test

photo by *clairity* For a single woman on the make, a purse doubles as an overnight kit: Her Fendi baguette will easily hold condoms, lube, toothbrush, spare undies, lipstick, business cards, gum, cellphone, and, if she was once a Girl Scout, a penis ring (“Be prepared!”). And, of course, if she’s out with a group […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: What’s a Good Present for a Man?

photo by mysza Advice from three of our guy friends. This week a straight woman asks, “What’s a good holiday present for 1) a guy you’ve just started dating (sleeping with), 2) a guy you’ve been exclusive with for a year or so, 3) a husband?” Straight Married Guy (Ben): I favor “experience” presents over […]

Pop Culture
Books: Vampire Erotica Relieves Twilight ‘Frustration’

The Sweetest Kiss: Ravishing Vampire Erotica is on sale now Depending on whom you ask, the lack of sex in the Twilight saga is either the essence of its appeal or its greatest flaw. If you’re squarely in the latter category, then you might want to turn to the new book The Sweetest Kiss: Ravishing […]

Dream Interpretation
Dream Interpretation: Do My Lesbian Dreams Mean I’m Bi?

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: So I’ve been having a lot of wet dreams lately. That fact I find normal. But it’s who I’m having them with that […]

Pop Culture
Blog Snog: Burlesque Good, Porn Bad

photo by toestubber The transformative power of burlesque dancing, according to one Lemondrop contributor. Susannah Breslin explains why porn ain’t so empowering. She’s talking to you, Oprah. YourTango features some informative posts in honor of World AIDS Day (this past Tue). The 6 things Tomfoolery learned about sex from Saved By The Bell. One College […]

Revolutionary New PS-spot Toy

click image to view demonstration You’ve heard of the G-spot, and hopefully the P-spot, but what about the PS-Spot? We’ve written about it before here on our blog and in our book, SEX: How to Do Everything: Just beneath a woman’s perineum (that short bridge of tissue between the vaginal opening and the anus) is […]

Dear Em & Lo
Dear Em & Lo: Can I Give a Sex Toy as a Present?

Dear Em & Lo, Is it ever okay to give your partner a sex toy as a holiday present? Making my list, checking it twice, –Toys R Us Dear TRU, Yes! But. It can’t be just any sex toy, it can’t be just any packaging, and it can’t be just any partner. That said, a […]