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  • Top 5 Reasons Why Sex Makes You Smarter

    This Is Your Brain on SexRecent research straight from the lab demonstrates that sexual activity in adults may improve mental performance and help produce new neurons in the hippocampus, which is the part of the brain where long-term memories are formed. So much for doing crossword puzzles and sudoku! A separate study found that sex can counteract the kind of chronic stress that screws with the ability to remember things. (The first study was conducted on "middle-aged rats" and the second on mice. We wonder how midlife crises manifest themselves in middle-aged rats?!)

    Of course, this may not be enough evidence to convert all those crossword and sudoku addicts to midlife sexual activity, so we thought we'd expand the news into a own nifty five-part list. Here are our Top 5 Reasons Why Sex Makes You Smarter:

    1. Sex Helps You Grow New Brain Cells

    If we were having more sex, we might be better equipped to explain this to you, but as we said above, in middle-aged rates, sex improves mental performance

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  • Top 5 Love Lessons Learned from the Bachelor: Juan Pablo, Ep 2

    1. The BachelorSensual massage and talk of the dearly departed do not mix.

    2. If someone on a date is pressuring you to do something that you don't feel comfortable with, that goes against your values, and that you simply don't want to do, then stand up for yourself and don't do it! Knowing yourself and your boundaries is way sexier than being a wishy washy weakling. (Bonus tip: If you have a job that requires you to use debate skills - like, we don't know, say, a trial lawyer? - then there's no shame in employing some of those skills on a date to make your case. This does NOT, however, mean you should, under any circumstances, roleplay that you are actually doing your job - like, we don't know, say, a local news reporter? - in the middle of a date in an attempt to be playful, especially if you have not yet mastered the skills of said job.)

    3. Don't be Drunk Girl from SNL: KNOW YOUR ALCOHOL LIMITS! Always. But especially on a first date.

    4. When you're going to dump someone, don't string them
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  • This Week's Horoscopes for Your Love Life

    Grand Central Station CeilingEach week, we at EMandLO.com 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)


    Chasing has never been your style. Neither has finishing what you start. But persistence will pay off this week. Whether that means you'll finally get that special someone who stole your heart to go out with you, or you'll catch the punk who stole your bike, we can't be sure.

    taurus (Apr. 21st-May 20th)


    Everybody's looking for somebody who looks like a pump, feels like a sneaker. But don't expect the first pump you try on to be the perfect fit. You've got to suffer a lot of blisters and bad eighties stillettos before your glass slipper shows up. Wait, there's a little life left in this metaphor, and you can bet your Louboutins we're going to squeeze it out: Just because a pair rubs you the wrong way the first few times, doesn't mean it's

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  • Bedded Bliss: A Couple's Guide to Lust Ever After

    The cover of the book

    Bedded Bliss: A Couple's Guide to Lust Ever After does something novel: it intersperses marital advice for keeping long-term monogamy hot with a collection of erotica. Author Kristina Wright -- a writer and editor of erotica anthologies -- begins each chapter of Bedded Bliss with an essay on a particular sexual-marital topic (e.g. lust after parenthood, exploring boundaries, growing old together, etc.); she ends each essay with three sensual calls-to-action; and Wright concludes each chapter with a few erotic short stories (some by her, most by other erotica authors) that are related to the chapter's theme. (Erotica is a very personal thing, but there's enough variety in the stories that almost everyone is sure to find something they like.) Through positivity and encouragement, the book tries to help readers become members of that invisible species in our culture: the sexually satisfied married couple. Below are a few excerpts from the essay sections:

    On Baggage:

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  • Top 7 Love Lessons Learned from the Bachelor (Juan Pablo, Ep 1)

    Juan Pablo on The BachelorNow that Juan-uary has begun, each week we at EMandLO.com will be bringing you the five most important love lessons you can learn from each episode of The Bachelor on ABC. With each episode guaranteed to be the most dramatic EVER (per usual), this season should prove to be a wildly educational ride. And since last night was the long-awaited premiere, chock-full of hot messes and rock-hard abs, we've got two bonus tips for you today

    1. On a blind date, don't open with your jilted-at-the-alter sob story. And while we're at it, don't open with talk of your recent unemployment, your brother who's in jail, your raging case of genital herpes, or your small vestigial tail. Duh.

    2. On a date, never give out the equivalent of a pity rose, be it a pity compliment, a pity phone number exchange, or a pity kiss. You might be trying to be nice, but they'll smell the condescension wafting off you like too much Drakkar Noir. And all you'll probably get in return is a limp "Uh...sure."

    3. If you're
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  • This Week's Love Life Horoscopes

    Grand Central ceilingEach week, we at EMandLO.com 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)
    You're acting like a Garbage Pail Kid, when what your partner really needs is a Cabbage Patch Kid. Clean up your act.

    taurus (Apr. 21st-May 20th)
    We admire your gusto, but we're not sure your special someone feels the same way. Are you sure they're ready for that racy gift? Maybe they were just being polite when they said that shopping for a toy sounded like a fun Saturday night. This doesn't mean they won't ever be ready for spicing things up, but take it easy there cowgirl, okay? Maybe start with some lavendar massage oil and work your way up from there.

    gemini (May 21st-June 21st)
    You're a very generous person: You give out help like it was growing on trees, you're a lender but not a borrower, and in the bedroom you're quite the

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  • Funniest Reviews of the IPhone Spin the Bottle App

    Spin the BottleThe iPhone app "Spin the Bottle!" says you must be 17 to download it, but what 17 year old still plays Spin the Bottle?! There are 18,695 (and counting) reviews of this app, almost all of them hilarious. And not one of them, we're willing to bet, is written by anyone 17 or older. Here are some of our favorites…

    5 stars


    this is an awesome app!!! i made out with 5 hot girls in 20 minutes!!! the one thing i have wrong with this game is if you land on your same sex. we just had to make a rule no kissing the same sex. maybe find a way to fix it??? great app though. two thumbs up!!!

    1 star


    Uh….ewwwww. I had a dare to kiss a chic, and Ima chic. That's discusying! It should say are you a boy or a girl…

    5 stars


    this game was awesome!! me n my friends played it FOREVER!!!! n when a guy landed on a guy they were just awkward n said "ummmmm…. i'll pass" lmao XD it wuz hilarious

    5 stars


    I had to kiss a guy that I had a crush on for years and we had to kiss for 4 min and we

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  • What it Means when You and Your Partner Dream the Same Thing

    Feet in bed
    Other people's dreams are never interesting…except when they're about sex. Each week, EMandLO.com 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:

    My girlfriend and I had the same dream of her deceased husband who passed 2 yrs ago. She dreamt that he came back and he was ok with her staying with me even tho he is back. And I dreamt he asked me nicely to go as he wants to be with his family again. What does this mean?


    Lauri:
    Having the same or similar dream as someone else on the same night is called shared dreaming and it usually happens to two people who are very close: husband and wife, best friends, mother and daughter, etc. The reason why is because the two individuals are dealing with the same issue and their subconscious responds to it similarly by giving them comparable dreams.

    That being said, do you recall if the day before this dream

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  • Your Horoscopes for the New Year (Sign-Specific Resolutions Included!)

    Beach yogaEach week, we at EMandLO.com 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)


    Remember that Paul Newman quote about infidelity: "Why fool around with hamburger when you have steak at home?" We give the sentiment two thumbs up (yay monogamy!), but the analogy is a little weak. Sometimes you do just want a hamburger, right? Even when you've got steak at home. You're thinking ketchup, onions, tomato, swiss cheese, bacon, mushrooms, special sauce - the works. Especially this week. And right now, no one's making you choose between hamburger, steak, sausage, chicken, and the other white meat - so why should you? Just make sure that next week, you stick to lettuce leaves and carrots to give your heart (and soul, and gentials) a break. And after that palate cleanser, we suggest you make it your New Year's resolution to make like

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  • 2013 According to Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Lawrence

    Jennifer Lawrence and Miley Cyrus2013 was the year when two twenty-something women, Miley Cyrus, 21, and Jennifer Lawrence, 23, mouthed off - like, a lot . They both talked like they could care less, but we happen to think that JLaw (is that how the kids do it these days?) really doesn't care what we think, while Miley's quotes are a very calculated performance to raise her profile - but we guess you've got to give her props for that, in a way, because it's working. Still, we at EMandLO.com are team Jennifer all the way... then again, maybe that's just 'cause we're old. See what you think…

    On Popularity

    "Even people who want to hate on me, they can't even shut down the fact that I'm literally what everyone is talking about. I don't want to say that I'm on top right now - I feel like I'm kind of an underdog in a cool way. It's almost punk rock to like me, because it's not the right thing to do." - Miley

    "My main worry is that people will start hating what I hate about myself. I worry that everybody will

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