Vote on Your Favorite Term for the Female Equivalent of Blue Balls

A few weeks ago, we noticed The Frisky had a post about the female equivalent of blue balls, which they called (rather uncreatively, we thought), pink balls. This reminded us that a few months back we had you guys nominate your favorite new term for this achy condition. We got some great ideas but  never […]

When We Lie Online, At Least We Do It Consistently

It’s not exactly breaking news that people lie like rugs in their online dating profiles. “Recent” photos are a couple years (at least) out of date; the weight someone lists is kind of like that pair of jeans they keep around, hoping they’ll fit again; and the height listed would probably be accurate if the […]

Personal Essays
Confession: Cohabitation Is No Honeymoon

Our contributor Chloë Browne, who’s pursuing an Honors Major in Gender and Sexuality Studies at at Swarthmore College, has a confession to make: About a month ago, tethered to my parents’ couch by a recent wisdom tooth surgery, I found myself in pursuit of life advice from my technological bestie, Google. I was about to […]

Comment of the Week: Love + Trust + Strap-On = Good Times for Everyone

a Starter Strap-On Kit Yep, the strap-on post continues to rake in the comments! Today’s featured comment is #210 out of a total of 214 (and counting) responses to the original post. (Only another 70 comments or so to go to catch up with the small penis post!) I asked the girlfriend to do this […]

What's Up Doc?
Dear Dr. Kate, What's Involved in Egg Donation?

photo by woodleywonderworks Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here once a week. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, There’s been an ad for egg donors in the paper for the last few weeks. […]

Pop Culture
Old Spice Guy, How Do We Love Thee? Let Us Count the 183 Ways.

He captured our hearts this past winter with his first breakthrough ad that had him going from shower to ship to white steed all in one take. At the end of June, he was back with another ingeniously absurd one-shot commercial, an awesome upping of the stakes of the first (log rolling? check! jacuzzi busting? […]

Dear Em & Lo
And You Thought Your Ex Was the Biggest Sh*t on the Planet

Okay, we admit there isn’t exactly a lot to debate in this week’s edition of Your Call. Clearly this woman should leave her boyfriend, a.k.a. the Biggest Asshole Who Ever Lived. But we wanted to publish this letter anyway because (a) This poor woman needs a public record of all you telling her that she’s […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: What Do Guys Think of Au Naturel?

Advice from three of our guy friends. This week a straight woman asks, “What do guys think when a woman doesn’t trim, shave or wax her pubic hair at all?“ Straight Single Guy (Max): My rule is simple: if I can get through the forest and perform certain acts without being inhibited, then I don’t […]

Pop Culture
Dating Advice for The Giving Tree's Abusive Relationship

How did we manage to miss this totally awesome quote from Ryan Gosling? In an interview with New York magazine about his upcoming movie BLUE VALENTINE (opening later this year, it’s a portrait of a marriage, co-starring Michelle Williams), he’s asked about his character’s tattoo of Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree on his arm, and […]

Dream Interpretation
Dream Interpretation – His Wife Left Him Out of Her Orgy

photo by Vacasion Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about love and sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. This week, a reader asks Lauri: My husband had the following dream: He comes home and I tell him I have friends over.  I […]

Blog Snog: The Origin of the French Kiss

Poster of Robert Doisneau’s “Le baiser de l’hôtel de ville” via Art.com TresSugar: The origin of the French kiss (happy belated Bastille Day!) YourTango: Can tenderness and sexual heat co-exist? TomFoolery: The 9 worst retail chains to hold a wedding at. Eden Fantasys’ Sexis: The 6 worst things you can say to a man (a […]

10 Ways Giving Up On Perfection May Save Your (Sex) Life

photo by country_boy_shane Recent studies show that the personality trait of perfectionism is linked to poor physical health and an increased risk of death — in particular when it’s what psychologists call “socially prescribed perfectionism,” i.e. where you feel like other people expect you to be perfect (as opposed to “self-oriented perfectionism,” when you impose […]

How To
Overnight Handbag Redux

photo by dunikowski A few weeks ago we did a post on the ideal contents of a woman’s purse, should she find herself suddenly having a casual sleepover. Well, you guys reamed us. Deservedly so in a few cases (we phoned some of it in); undeservedly, we thought, in a few others (especially considering we […]

Poll: Do You Date Your Parents?

Does your partner (or do your partners tend to) resemble one or both of your parents?survey software Can’t see the poll? Click here to take it.

Skinbook, the Facebook for Nudists

According to their homepage, Skinbook is the world’s no.1 nudist social network (with over 9000 members), offering personal profiles, forums, blogs, groups, galleries, videos, event listings, live chat, commenting, and instant messaging. Skinbook organizers, based in Manchester (UK), told Time Magazine that what sets them apart from other nudist groups is their demographic: younger people […]

Personal Essays
The Virgin Diaries: My Complicated Relationship with Sex

photo by woodleywonderworks Our contributor Katherine Chen, who is a sophomore English major at Princeton University (check out her personal site here), is penning a series of confessions for EMandLO.com collectively called “The Virgin Diaries.” Here’s her sixth installment: When I first got my period, my mother wanted to avoid the dreaded “Talk” but still […]