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  • Can You Beat the Urge to Stray with One Freebie a Year?

    Third Wheel
    "If I tell my child, 'No pizza, no pizza, no pizza,' what does he want more than anything Pizza!"

    And so it is with her husband and sex, claims Russian pop star Masha Lopatova. She is married to Andrei Kirilenko, a basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets - and she has told him he can sleep with one woman a year, for one night only.

    We like her reasoning: After all, the forbidden is always more desirable. And so far, it seems to be working: Kirilenko claims he hasn't acted on the offer yet.

    "If something isn't allowed you, you want to get it," he said. "But if it is allowed to you, you will not need it."

    But here's the catch: The agreement is not reciprocal. So what happens, a decade into the marriage, if Lopatova suddenly experiences her urge to stray and is doubly frustrated because (a) she's not allowed to and (b) her husband IS allowed to?

    Also, what if Kirilenko sleeps with one woman one time and then wants the forbidden thing: to see that woman again - without

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  • How to Make Your Fantasy Come True

    A We chatted with Tracey Cox, author of the new book Dare: What Happens When Fantasies Come True, about how to make your own sexual fantasy come true.

    EM & LO: When you were researching women's fantasies for this book, what was the most common fantasy that you kept seeing?

    Sleeping with another woman was by far the most common. And it's one of the fantasies that had a higher success rate when women take it through to reality. People assume women sleep with other women because it's something men want them to do, but it's something a lot of women are open to anyway.

    What is the most common fantasy that women would actually want to come true?

    Experimenting with another woman, followed closely by sleeping with a stranger. That was another strong theme. It's a myth that it's only men who want variety and new flesh. Women do, too. What stops us is we're more inclined to think things through - and if the relationship is good, lots of women decide the risk of following

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  • The 10 Archetypes of Sex

    ArchetypesThe new community site ArchetypeMe tailors content and products to individual personalities. As part of their new ArcheGuide on Bedroom Tips, we put together this summary of how your personality type relates to how you are in the bedroom...

    1. Creative:
    They're not necessarily up for anything, but they will try new and unique ways to spice things up. Think: dramatic mood lighting, hand-sewn lingerie, homemade massage lotion, fun with chocolate sauce, and DIY sex toys. Read about seduction tips for the Creative here.

    Rebel: These types are up for anything. You name it, they've probably tried it. Don't expect old-fashioned stereotypical gender roles to be played out in the bedroom. And know that they will discuss your co-minglings openly with their friends at brunch and on their blog. Read about seduction tips for the Rebel here.

    3. Advocate:
    They'll join a self-love-a-thon for a cause, get naked in protest, and refuse to sleep with anyone who doesn't support reproductive rights

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  • Top 5 Love Lessons from the Bachelorette (Finale Pt 1: The Breakup Edition)

    Brooks & Desiree on The BacheloretteOuch. We find Des to be a bit of a matzah bachelorette (flat and bland), but even we felt really, really bad for her last night. Getting dumped is hard, but it's at least twenty-five times harder when it's televised nationally. Brooks might as well just pushed her off that cliff. And what are the odds: you've got 25 potential suitors and you fall for the one that just isn't into you? Did Des used to kick puppies when she was little, because the universe does not want her to find romantic happiness. Well, maybe we can learn from her misfortune and Brook's missteps, so it's not all for naught:

    1. When dumping someone, be as clear as possible as quickly as possible. Sure, it may be difficult for you to spit it out, but making the dumpee wait and wait and wait for the knife is psychological torture (especially when they know it's coming, but they're still hoping this could just be your weird way of confessing your undying love).
    2. When you want to breakup with someone, do it outside in
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  • Your Love Life Horoscopes for the Week

    Grand Central CeilingEach week, we at predict the course of your love life for the week with our own version of irreverent horoscopes - ignore our advice at your own peril! (Hyperbole intended for dramatic effect.)

    aries (Mar. 21st-Apr. 20th)
    Opposites attract. But eventually they'll repel each other if one tries to change what they originally found attractive in the other. Don't tamper with the laws of physics - otherwise gravity will knock you on your tukus.

    taurus (Apr. 21st-May 20th)
    Don't be a noodge. Don't be a player. Don't be "the ball." Just be the dude in the back bleachers with the glove and a beer and let the home runs come to you.

    gemini (May 21st-June 21st)
    Just because you pride yourself on never telling a lie, that doesn't excuse you from coming right out and offering up the truth. Now, we're not suggesting you send out an office memo admitting to Xeroxing your tush on the photocopier, or calling up your old high school sweetheart and confessing to hooking up

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  • How Fantasizing Can Improve Your Sex Life

    Tracey CoxThe fabulous and funny Tracey Cox from the U.K. is one of our favorite sex writers out there. We're thrilled to present the following excerpt from her new book, Dare: What Happens When Fantasies Come True:

    Think of your fantasies as a vibrator for the mind. There are a finite number of possible physical combinations of what we can do with our bodies, but our minds are limitless.

    Your imagination is the single, most potent engine driving sexual desire. Tap into your imagination and you've turned on nature's built-in aphrodisiac. Fantasies are what keep sex fizzy when your sex life - or your partner - goes temporarily pear-shaped. They're what can make sex with someone we've slept with hundreds of times seem not only remotely appealing but exciting. One of the quickest ways to arouse yourself is to fantasize. Even better, fantasies are a form of foreplay we can access in an instant - anywhere, any time - because we carry them with us always.

    Some fantasies are fleeting. Others start

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  • Top 5 Tips for Taking Saucy Pics Together

    I see you!
    Shooting intimate photos together can be embarrassing and even terrifying, but it can also be an incredibly sexy and intimate experience. Plus, no matter how you feel about your shape, we're pretty sure that in thirty years you'll wish you had that body - and you'll be glad you captured it for posterity!

    Only shoot saucy pics with someone you trust completely - if you wouldn't invite them home for the holidays, can you really trust them with compromising evidence? You can double-down on privacy by keeping your face out of the shot and/or shooting with mini instant camera (no negatives and no instant ability to "forward"). If you must send your partner a saucy pic of yourself, be sure to use an app like SnapChat that only displays the pic for a few seconds before self-combusting.

    2. Full nudity is overrated
    - sometimes the sexier images happen when you leave a little to the imagination… leave on an item of clothing, or artfully drape a sheet, or coyly place an arm or hand in the

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  • Top 5 Love Lessons from the Bachelorette (The Men Tell All)

    The men tell all.It's hard to come up with five decent love lessons each week when the show isn't that exciting this season. The bloopers reel wasn't even that good! (And such small portions, too!) A sure a signifier of just how ho-hum this cast was. So don't expect much enlightenment from "The Men Tell All." Fingers crossed for finale drama. Until then, a few tips (extracted from tonight's episode with metal pliers):

    1. When you make a big romantic mistake, the best/most endearing/classiest thing to do is to make a heart-felt, self-deprecating, earnest, honest apology about it (Jonathan, you sir, could give lessons on this).
    2. "You should be the same around your peers as you are around your girlfriend. You should bring your girlfriend around your peers, your friends, and be the same person and not have to turn around and put a different suit on and be Mr. America." Deep thoughts and wise love lessons from Mikey T. (Who knew?)
    3. If you're going to get a new, post-show hair style, make sure it'sbetter
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  • Top 5 Love Lessons Learned from the Bachelorette (Season 9, Episode 8)

    The Bachelorette
    1. Dating don'ts: Showing up shirtless. Showing up in an animal mascot suit. Showing up in earnest.

    2. Don't ever, EVER, let your Dad touch your date more than you've touched your date.

    3. Similarly: If you ever want to have sex again, do NOT, under any circumstances, get a nasal adjustment on national television.

    4. No need to throw away a perfectly good ring for sentimental reasons: eBay exists for a reason.

    5. It's officially inevitable: women always fall for the wrong men and let the right ones go.


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  • Top 5 Works of Dirty Literature You Can Read in Public

    This article originally appeared on

    We'd never be caught dead reading Fifty Shades of Grey -- let alone well-written erotica -- in public. There's just something unseemly about it, like PDA with too much tongue. But there are plenty of books that can satisfy your craving for smut while making you appear erudite to your neighbors on the beach or the subway.

    Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller The original edition of the book, published in France in 1934, was banned here in the U.S. for its sexual explicitness. Not until 1961 did we get a U.S. version -- and that led to obscenity trials going all the way to the Supreme Court, which declared it non-obscene in 1964, a whopping thirty years after its publication. Be warned: it will probably offend your modern sensibilities with its misogyny. (And if it doesn't, then there's probably something wrong with you.)

    LadyChatterleysLover_200Lady Chatterly's Lover by D.H. Lawrence For a more female-positive sex book from the same era, check out this 1928

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