Sexual Health
Toys
Beads, Balls & Bullets — Which Are Right for You?

As sex toys go, some fall much more neatly into categories than others. For example, rabbit-style vibrators all have a very iconic shape and clear use. However, some terms, such as ‘love egg’ are used a lot more broadly and inconsistently. Generally, it can apply to any sort of small, spherical or egg-shaped sex toy that is […]

How To
How to Discuss Your Sexual History with a New Partner in 10 Steps

We know you don’t want to hear it, but: you’ve got to have the hard conversation with each new sexual partner about where your junk has been and what it’s seen.  Especially in an age when casual sex is de rigueur, and Tinder is causing STD rates to skyrocket, and almost everyone has or has […]

What's Up Doc?
Why You Deserve a Sex-Positive Gynecologist

You wish  Dr. Kate were your gynecologist.  She’s an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in Boston who lectures nationally on women’s health issues and conducts research on reproductive health.  She regularly (and generously!) answers your health questions here on EMandLO.com. The following on sex-positive gynecologists is part of a continuing series inspired by the #MeToo movement. To ask […]

What's Up Doc?
How Can Women Protect Themselves Against Creepy or Abusive Doctors?

You wish  Dr. Kate were your gynecologist.  She’s an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in Boston who lectures nationally on women’s health issues and conducts research on reproductive health.  She regularly (and generously!) answers your health questions here on EMandLO.com. The following on abusive doctors is part of a continuing series inspired by the #MeToo movement. To ask […]

How To
VIDEO: 7 Steps to Gender Equality…IN THE BEDROOM!

  View & share video via YouTube HERE Every year, March 8th is International Women’s Day, a political holiday that honors the struggles, achievements and hopes for women worldwide. Since its first observance in 1908, we’ve come along way, baby! But we’ve got a hell of a long way to go: In 2014 the World […]

Sexual Health
LELO’s Revolutionary Condom Is Now Available at…TARGET!

LELO, the award-winning Swedish designer of luxury pleasure objects, has done it again — it’s brought style and innovation to the bedroom, this time with a revolutionary new condom that maximizes sensation without sacrificing safety called the HEX. And now it’s at your favorite neighborhood TarJay. The crowdfunding campaign of the re-engineered condom outstripped all expectations: […]

Research
15 Reasons Why SEX Is One of the Best Things You Can Do for Your HEALTH

by Lauren Brim for YourTango Stop what you’re doing and head to the bedroom. You’re welcome. You should know that sex is very, VERY good for you. Besides the rosy afterglow, the natural calorie burning and the relaxing high of orgasm, there are plenty of physiological and psychological benefits that tell us that sex is not something to be […]

Sexual Health
Everything You Need to Know About the New Female Viagra

by Professor Kimberly Resnick Anderson for YourTango Would YOU take the little pink pill? The FDA recently approved Flibanserin, also known as Female Viagra. This is the first-ever FDA drug to treat low libido in women, officially called Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD). Flibanserin has a checkered past and provokes intense debate around equality, sexism, female sexual […]

Dear Em & Lo
How to Help Your Vagina Taste and Smell Better

Dear Em & Lo, My husband and I have been been sexually active with one another for five years.  I’ve been smoking cigarettes for four years. I slowed down dramatically when I got pregnant in 2007 (from needing my own pack to two cigarettes a day or none at all). My husband didn’t know about […]

How To
10 Easy Ways to Keep Your Vagina Healthy

The vagina is a sensitive little thing, but there are some easy ways to nurture it – while these tips aren’t guaranteed to ward off problems like yeast infections and UTIs, they’ll certainly help: 1. Always Pee Right After Sex Especially if you’re prone to urinary tract infections. If you’re especially prone, consider showering after […]

Toys
Fifty Shades of Luxury: How to Shop for Toys Like Christian Grey

LELO’s 20-karat gold Luna Beads Luxe | Sponsored Post One of our theories about why the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy sold so well (despite terrible writing and a thin, derivative plot) is that it’s dripping with wealth. The private jets and the fancy gifts and the luxurious home are like a spoonful of sugar that help […]

Wise Guys
When It’s Okay to Ask a Guy to Buy Tampons for You

Judd Apatow in the feminine hygiene aisle, via iwatchstuff.com At what point in a relationship is it acceptable to ask a guy to go buy tampons from you? Our Wise Guys weigh in… Straight Single Guy (Max): Ok. So there you are. Your girlfriend, who may already be SUPER cranky, has run out of tampons. […]

Sexual Health
5 STDs You Should Worry About More Than Ebola

photo via flickr Yes, yes, yes, you should be very concerned about Ebola… if you’ve traveled to Liberia recently. (Or know someone who has.) But you should be very concerned about STDs… if you’ve had sex recently. Especially if you’re not in a long-term, monogamous relationship with someone who would never cheat on you (and, […]

Toys
Top 10 Tips for Finding a Sex Toy That’s Good for Your Body

sponsored post In honor of today being World Sexual Health Day, our friends at LELO have put together their top ten tips on selecting a sex toy that ensures sexual well-being. Because at least half of what’s out there shouldn’t go anywhere near your private parts! Especially anything labeled “for novelty use only.” Remember, the […]

Dear Em & Lo
8 Ways to Overcome Anxiety About a Gynecologist Visit

photo via flickr Nervous about going to the gynecologist? That’s a bummer. Okay, that’s all the sympathy you’re going to get from us, because you’ve got to get over it. Your health is at stake, especially once you’re sexually active — and there’s nothing more important. We all have to do things we don’t like: […]

Toys
Lelo’s Golden Kegel Balls Are Fifty Shades of Luxury

sponsored post The latest luxury product from our friends at LELO — and this one is no joke! — is a high-end version of their bestselling Luna Beads. Worn one or two at a time, Luna Beads Luxe are offered in either stainless steel or 20-karat gold, and their price points are pure Christian Grey (stainless […]