New Year’s
How To
20 Naughty New Year’s Resolutions

Here are twenty totally do-able New Year’s resolutions to improve your love life this year. Learn them, live them, love them! Ask for what you want. Keep learning new things. Let go of shame. Be a stickler about safer sex. Go for quality rather than quantity. Don’t hold grudges in your relationship. Believe in love […]

How To
How to Navigate the Crappy Holidays When You’re Single (Video)

Feeling down in the dumps because you’re going to be single for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s? You’re not alone. Well, sure, you’re alone in the sense that you don’t have a cutie to go ice-skating with while clad in matching striped scarves from the Gap. But you’re not alone alone. Despite the onslaught of […]

Personal Essays
My Top 5 Romantic Goals for the New Year

Miranda Levy is a major in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Elon University where she pens a sex column for its student-run lifestyle magazine, The Edge. As someone who is recently single, I’ve decided this new year is going to be full of love-life firsts. What better time to assess past relationship mistakes, question […]

How To
25 Things You REALLY Need to Stop Doing in the New Year

by Brenda Della Casa for YourTango It’s time. It’s likely you’ve started to think about a few New Year’s Eve resolutions for the coming year. If your year-end review has you feeling that this past year was a good one but not exactly the blockbuster you hoped for, it’s time to get serious about making some meaningful changes. […]

Pop Culture
New Year’s Kisses in New York

Times Square is about the last place we’d want to be on New Year’s Eve, but these folks from Getty seem to be having a good time. Here’s hoping you’ve got someone to smooch in the first few seconds of the first day of the new year, no matter where you are! View image | […]

How To
The Married Person’s Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions

Have sex with your partner more than you watch porn/read erotica on your own. Trim your toenails like you did when you were single before a date. Kiss your partner on the lips for at least 5 seconds every day. In the next 6 months, be sure to spend at least one night in a […]

How To
Top 10 Kinky New Year’s Resolutions

As we say in our book (now on sale for less than ten bucks!), 150 Shades of Play: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink, “Being kinky might mean bringing props into the bedroom, it might mean acting out dark fantasies, it might even mean wearing something absolutely ridiculous — but then again, being kinky might just […]

How To
A Refresher Course for Your New Year’s Kiss

The midnight New Year’s kiss is the stuff that Hollywood movie climaxes are made of. Help yours live up to the hype by following these 15 rules: Even though it IS New Year’s, don’t expect a midnight kiss from your date. Remember, kissing is so intimate an act that not even Julia Robert’s hooker character […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: What’s a Man’s Ideal New Year’s Eve? Part 2

Advice from three of EMandLO.com’s guy friends. This week they answer the following: “What’s your ideal New Year’s Eve?” To ask the guys your own question, click here. Married Straight Guy (Ben D.): For a married guy, the kids are away at the grandparents’, and we’re either at a bar or big private party with a lot of our […]

Research
Is Your New Year’s Resolution to Be Single? Hello, D-Day

According to divorce experts, ’tis the season for hitting Splitsville: every January, 50 percent more divorces are started than any other month. Which makes this past Monday — i.e. the first working day after the holidays — officially Divorce Day: the busiest day of the year for divorce lawyers. Blame it on couples who didn’t […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys – What’s a Man’s Ideal New Year’s Eve? (Part 1)

Advice from three of our guy friends. This week a straight woman asks, “What’s the ideal New Year’s Eve for a single straight guy/straight married guy/gay committed or single guy?” Straight Single Guy (Max): New Years, much like birthdays, should be fool-proof fun. Good friends, tasty beverages, and maybe something cuddly to look forward to. […]

Research
Top 10 Science-Based New Year’s Resolutions

We’ll be the first to admit that “science” is a generous word to use when it comes to some of the sex research out there — and that if a sex study sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t kernels of truth to be found in […]

Dear Em & Lo
Your Sex-Related New Year’s Resolutions

Who said that a new year’s resolution had to involve giving up something you enjoy? Rehab is for quitters! Here’s a novel idea: take on some booty-related resolutions instead. We’ve compiled two lists of resolutions, depending on whether you’re single or loved-up. Learn them, live them, love them… If you’re in a LTR (or monogamish)… No […]