Gift Ideas
Comment: I Can’t Believe I Won!!!

photo via Flickr The Kite Lady, in response to us emailing her the news that she won our “Adore Me” Contest. Never before have we received an email with so many exclamation marks. You gotta love an appreciative winner.: OH MY GOSH!!! I can’t believe I won!! My boyfriend had no idea I sent this […]

Pop Culture
The Best Valentine’s Day Present This Year!

Etherea Silk Cuffs by Lelo Here are the top 10 reasons why our new book 150 Shades of Play: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink makes the best Valentine’s Day present this year: It gives you the great excuse to try something new in the bedroom — perfect for longterm couples on Valentine’s Day. It also […]

Last Chance for Great Last-Minute Gift: 150 SHADES OF PLAY!

This is your last chance to give the MOST entertaining/romantic/kinky/informative, funny/sexy/outrageous holiday gift of the year! Our how-to companion piece to Fifty Shades of Grey titled 150 SHADES OF PLAY: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink is available now on Amazon. Here are the remaining deadlines you have to beat to get your copies by Xmas: THU 20TH: Last full day […]

Special Issues
The Naughty and Nice Issue

‘Tis the season to be sexy. So brush up on your sex etiquette for the holidays with our best festive advice below. This of course includes buying everyone you know our new book 150 SHADES OF PLAY, so you can give everyone a Merry Kinkmas! What’s the Worst Holiday Present You Ever Received from a […]

Last Week for 2-Day Shipping (FREE with Prime) of 150 SHADES!

Tantra Feather Teaser by LELO Don’t miss out on the chance to give the MOST entertaining, romantic, kinky, informative, funny, sexy, outrageous holiday gift of the year! Our NEW book 150 SHADES OF PLAY: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink is available on Amazon. Here are the deadlines you have to beat this week to get your copies by Xmas: […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: What’s a Good Present for a Crush / a Boyfriend / a Husband?

photo via Flickr Advice from three of EM & LO‘s 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?” Ask the Wise Guys Your Own Question! […]

What Is the Etiquette of Saucy Holiday Gifting?

photo via flickr At what point in a relationship is it acceptable to give a gift that is sex-related — a high-end toy, perhaps, or a saucy costume or, say, a beginner’s guide to kink* (to offer a completely random example…)? After you’ve met each other’s parents? After you’ve met each other’s a-holes? After you’ve […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: Is a Saucy Love Ring a Good Gift for a Dude?

Advice from three of’s guy friends. This week they answer the following: “Would a really nice love ring (a.k.a. c*ck ring) be an appropriate holiday gift for a woman’s new sex partner, boyfriend or husband?” To ask the guys your own question, click here. Single Straight Guy (Scott Phrenetik): Definitely! I mean, you’re pretty much giving him the […]

LELO’s Pleasure Sets: For Someone Who’s Been Naughty AND Nice

This post is sponsored by LELO* We are firm believers in giving saucy presents at the holidays — and we don’t mean raunchy tacky underwear that gives you an embarrassing rash. No, we mean the kind of gift that keeps on giving, like a high-end vibrator or a sensual suede flogger. Of course, not every […]

Dear Em & Lo
Dear Em & Lo: Will a Big Toy Make My Boyfriend Seem Too Small?

Elise 2 by Lelo Dear Em & Lo, I want to buy a sex toy but I am concerned that the size will affect how I will have sex with my boyfriend. I know that the intimacy of sex will never be replaced, but I would rather not jeopardize the physical satisfaction I get from […]

Pop Culture
Significant Objects Book Tells Stories About Thrift Store Junk

A few weeks back — in a post about how clutter can be as big an issue in relationships as money or sex — we mentioned a forthcoming book, Significant Objects: 100 Extraordinary Stories About Everything. Well, the book just came out yesterday! So we’d like to tell you a little more about it. Significant Objects began its life on […]

Eat Chocolate, Pray, Love

We’re suckers for a good Kickstarter project — all that hope and passion and entrepreneurship, and you can be part of it for less than the cost of a dinner out. The most recent one we heard of is called The Placebo Chocolate Effect (we’re fans based on the name alone). The story reads like […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: What’s the Best Valentine’s Gift for a Man?

Advice from three of’s guy friends. This week they answer the following: “What’s the best Valentine’s Day gift for a man?” To ask the guys your own question, click here. Straight Married Guy (James Glazebrook): The last thing a man wants is anything sentimental, romantic, flowery or chocolatey — anything too valentinesy. As all […]

The Classy Way to Give a Dirty Gift

What’s a recession-friendly Valentine’s Day gift that will always be received gladly? Unilateral oral sex is a pretty good bet. Or perhaps a half-hour massage with no pressure to reciprocate. Or maybe dressing up as a cowboy and doing your best BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN impression. But how do you make such generous sexual offers feel like […]

Comment of the Week: Worst. Presents. Ever.

Earlier this week, we asked you, “What’s the worst present you ever received from a romantic partner?” Here are some of our favorite responses from you. Merry fucking Christmas! MarcieT Says: December 22nd, 2011 at 9:17 am e Not me, but my mother: Dad bought her a ShopVac for Christmas after 20+ years of marriage. Major fail. […]

What’s the Worst Present You Ever Received from a Partner?

Occasionally on this site, we ask you guys a nosy question and you can share your answer in the comments section below. Feel free to share your age, gender, relationship status, sexuality, etc., if you feel that it’s relevant to the answer. This week’s Question of the Week: What’s the worst/most inappropriate/most disappointing gift you’ve […]