What's Up Doc?
Dear Dr. Joe, What’s the Deal with Blue Balls?

Every few weeks, Dr. Joe DeOrio, a urologist in Chicago, tackles questions about male sexuality here on EMandLO.com. To ask Dr. Joe your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Joe, What’s the deal with blue balls? — The Indigo Boys Dear T.I.B., “Blue balls” is a commonly used colloquialism describing pain or discomfort in the […]

How To
10 Holiday Wish List Ideas

It’s that time of year again! When we struggle to find great, unique, interesting, compelling, and, yes, practical gifts for our loved ones, especially our romantically loved ones. Slippers are great, but sex toys are better. As long as you make quality, beauty and safety your main priorities, you can’t go wrong with a pleasure object (unless […]

Car Crash Sex on TV

We recently ran a post on EMandLO.com about television shows with hot sex scenes, but if we’re being honest, the stuff that really floats our boats is the hilarious, cringe-worthy stuff that just seems a lot more realistic — after all, sex is often awkward, full of miscommunication, with some head bonking and disappointment, maybe tears. […]

Dear Em & Lo
Dear Em & Lo: My BF Wants to Watch Me Have Sex with Another Man

photo by belgianchocolate Dear Em & Lo, Recently my boyfriend of six months has asked me to fool around (and maybe have sex) with another man, so he can secretly watch. We have a very healthy sex life (7-10 times a week) and both feel deeply in love, but he says that this desire is […]

Dream Interpretation
Dream Interpretation: I Make Out with My Childhood Sweetheart

photo via Flickr 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. Got a dream you want Lauri to analyze? Click here to submit it) This week, a reader asks Lauri: I keep having a dream where I […]

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

Advice from three of EMandLO.com’s guy friends. This week they answer the following: “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? To ask the guys your own question, click here. Married Straight Guy (Jake): Sexy gift idea […]

Naked News: Teen Sexting “Epidemic”? Turns Out We Should All Chillax

photo by Joe M500 Here’s something to LOL about: A new study shows that the teen sexting thing was — shocker — largely media hype, and that only 1% of kids age 10-17 have texted an explicit picture of themselves. And a million teens roll their eyes and say “We told you so.” Speaking of […]

When Sex and Merch Don’t Mix

The only thing worse than sex being used to sell products that have nothing to do with sex is when sex is actually put into a product in some way when it shouldn’t be. Below are four sex product fails — don’t even think about them as potential holiday gifts, not even stocking stuffers. You’ve […]

Blog Snog: 15 Holiday Gifts Guys Really Want

College Candy: The morality of sexting. YourTango: 15 holiday gifts men really want. Eden Fantasys’ SexIs: Do women teach men “no” means “maybe”? HuffPost/Women: How to get over him (with a little help from your friends). TresSugar: The best celebrity quotes on love and sex from 2011. The Frisky: 10 things to learn about men […]

Pop Culture
Super Sketchy But Awesome Condom Campaign of the Week

We’ve all had our share of dubious Facebook friend requests — that regrettable one-night stand you’d almost succeeding in forgetting, your former therapist, your ex, your mom. But what about a Facebook request from your unborn child? A bunch of guys in Brazil were recently friend-requested by babies with their own name, plus the “Jr.” […]

Dear Em & Lo
Dear Dr. Kate, Can Yeast Infections Be Prevented?

Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions every few weeks on EMandLO.com. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, Is there any way to prevent yeast infections? — Itchy & Scratchy Dear I.S., Not completely. The […]

World AIDS Day Is Today

Today marks “the beginning of the end of AIDS”: Add a patch to the One and Red campaigns’ 2015 Quilt, pledging to buy at least one Red gift this holiday season, and you’ll get to choose one of The Killers six consecutive Christmas songs benefiting Red for free. You can watch events unfold live tody on the One […]

Personal Essays
9 TV Shows Whose Sex Scenes Will Light Your Fire

EMandLO.com contributor Jewely Hoxie, who is studying Human Sexuality at the University of California Santa Cruz — you can read her blog here — has a confession to make: Back in high school I used make-out scenes from the O.C. as self-loving material. Yes, fine, I’m a little ashamed. I’d like to think my current […]

Comment of the Week: Stop Treating Men Like Babies About Birth Control

Matbo, responding to the post “Would You Rely on a Male Birth Control Pill?”: I want the male pill now!!!! I hate being on the pill — it makes my body feel weird, and frankly it’s no secret that condoms suck, they take away a layer of closeness and substitute it with rubber instead — […]

Dear Em & Lo
Your Call: Is Backdoor Play Gay?

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 response in the comments section below. For a while now my girlfriend and I have been […]

Dream Interpretation
Dream Interpretation: I Dreamed a Threesome, Will It Happen in Real Life?

photo via flickr 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. Got a dream you want Lauri to analyze? Click here to submit it) This week, a reader asks Lauri: Last night I had a dream about […]