Our inbox is overflowing and we'll never get to all the lonely hearts, so each week, one reader's fate will be left up to the masses. Answer this reader's question in the comments or by filling out this poll after the jump:
Dear Em & Lo,
I have been with my husband for three years and he is the love of my life. He is the absolute picture perfect Husband, Father, Lover and Man. There is nothing to complain about except our sex life. I have a very high sex drive and he has none. It's like gender-role reversal. And it's causing problems in our marriage. I have tried to talk to him and he just gets upset and says things like the only thing I am interested in is sex. I know that I have a very high sex drive and if it were up to me we would have sex at the minimum 2 times a day but that is not what I am asking for. I don't feel like I am asking for too much by wanting to have a sex a few times a week. I don't just want to have sex with him for the pleasure of sex -- I want to because that
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Our inbox is overflowing and we'll never get to all the lonely hearts, so each week, one reader's fate will be left up to the masses. Answer this reader's question in the comments or by filling out this poll after the jump:Read More »from How do you handle a sexless marriage? You decide.
- Em and Lo | Love + Sex – Wed, Oct 15, 2008 9:44 PM EDT
We always thought that bad lighting, amateur acting, cringe-worthy dialogue and deep eighties styling were what was wrong with porn. And then we checked out PGPorn.tv and realized that when you take away the sex scenes, all that other stuff--you know, the "plot"--is actually hilariously entertaining. It also proves to us once again that what you don't see on screen is always a million times hotter than what you do. But hey, maybe that's just us. Seriously, we do get the joke, but when you watch the first episode, "Nailing Your Wife," and you know that there's no way these two are actually going to do it on screen, all that faux sexual tension and clumsily obvious double entendres are almost a little sexy. Or are we just smoking crack?
Related: We asked men and women alike: do women like porn?
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- Em and Lo | Love + Sex – Wed, Oct 15, 2008 9:01 PM EDT
Em & Lo,Read More »from Advice: What sex toys can you recommend for a great-grandmom?
I am a 68-year-old, single great-grandmother and I have been celibate for at least 20 years. Well, I've been getting urges and don't quite know what to do about them. I currently don't have any male companionship so I thought about toys. What would you suggest?
Yay! It's never too late to start treating yourself right. Since you're obviously computer savvy, we recommend visiting a female-friendly, online sex toy store like Babeland.com or Goodvibes.com. Once there, do a search for ergonomic toys (we linked these two stores' urls to their respective "ergonomic" search results pages to save you the trouble)--the results will almost always feature well-made, nicely designed toys, like Fun Factory's Delight (pictured above), that are easy to use and don't come in any cheap, offensive packaging.
Video: A trip to Babeland yields demos of unintimidating, kinky toys.
Take a look and think about what you'd like: external vibration, penetration, or both? Based on your answer to that
- Em and Lo | Love + Sex – Tue, Oct 14, 2008 5:06 PM EDT
If you're a regular around here, you know that we're occasionally presumptuous enough to critique sex tips given out elsewhere on the web. Maybe we like having a dialogue with other advice columnists, or maybe we're just competitive biotches.
Dr. Catherine Hood over at the UK's Mirror answered the above question from a woman looking for Mr. Right this weekend like this:
"I can appreciate your worries. Virginity is a wonderful thing but can seem like a chain holding you back as you get older. The reality is there are many people like yourself and it's admirable that you've decided to wait until you're ready and trust a partner before you have sex. The right man will understand and appreciate you waiting, so being a virgin shouldn't hold you back."
Even if you're in a hurry to play your V-card, we wouldn't recommend auctioning off your virginity like this 22-year-old.
Maybe Hood is being held back by her limited word count, or her fear of getting sued, or her unhealthy
- Em and Lo | Work + Money – Mon, Oct 13, 2008 9:51 PM EDT
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aries (Mar. 21st-Apr. 20th)
Love is work. And work isn't always easy. Work takes time. And time is money. So yes, love costs, but in the end, it's usually worth it . . . especially if you get a good deal. (Love is hard, but here are ten amazing reasons to be in a relationship.)
taurus (Apr. 21st-May 20th)
Don't even think about staying home, curling up with a good book and going to sleep early. You'll have enough time for rest when you're dead. In the meantime, take a healthy bite out of the big juicy peach of life, turn it up to 11, party like it's 1999, carpe diem, kick it into high gear--take whichever cliche you relate to most and run with it.
gemini (May 21st-June 21st)
Someone pushy and manipulative is going to come into your life this week. Push back. Maybe they'll trip and fall into your bed...
cancer (June 22nd-July 22nd)
This week, attend one of the following, whichever one suits your fancy most: a tree planting, a production of "Our Town" at your local Town Hall, a
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- Em and Lo | Love + Sex – Mon, Oct 13, 2008 6:12 PM EDT
We just got the press release for the results from a recent, totally unscientific. online survey held on Brides.com about sex and marriage. Here's our totally unscientific analysis of their 8 findings:
- "More than half (52%) of brides-to-be expect that their sex lives will improve after walking down the aisle." That's romantic, in a special helmet kind of way. But if the sex isn't good now, simply saying "I do" is not going to automatically turn you into Kama Sutra experts. Maybe they were just thinking about the honeymoon booty. (Married or not, these tips will heat up anyone's sex life!)
- "Before that walk, however, more than a third (37%) admit to fantasizing about 'another man' when in bed with their fiance." Could be a case of buyer's remorse setting in, but we prefer to think this is just an example of a healthy fantasy life--one that will serve the brides well during their marriage, when one's imagination becomes key in spicing things up.
- "A good number
- Em and Lo | Love + Sex – Fri, Oct 10, 2008 6:29 PM EDT
Advice from our guy friends. This week they answer the question:Read More »from Advice from our guy friends: To threeway or not to threeway, that is the question
My boyfriend really wants me to have a threeway with him and another girl but I'm not sure. Part of me thinks it'd be fun, but part of me worries what it'd be like in real life: will it make me insanely jealous, will it make me a lesbian, will he expect it all the time? What do you think I should do?
Straight Single Guy (Max): You've never been with a girl, you're in a committed relationship with the guy involved and yet still, you're asking yourself if it's a good idea? Sorry, but no. I think you're just asking for trouble. Now don't get me wrong, I encourage you to have a threesome and I strongly encourage you to experiment with other women but this scenario sounds like a disaster. Threesomes should be casual, safe, and comfortable. This won't be. While he might enjoy watching you with another woman and while I assure you that kissing girls is WAY better than kissing guys (no offense to any that disagree), ask yourself
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Most people don't talk about booty calls. That's part of their appeal: "We don't have to endlessly com-mu-ni-cate because we're not in a serious relationship." People rely on a tacit understanding when it comes to casual sex with their friends and neighbors, and especially their exes. But it's silly to assume that everyone "understands" the exact same set of personal guidelines. The implicit, unlegislated booty call is a complicated procedure, due to varying agendas, the likelihood of miscommunication, and the chance of emotional intimacy. The smart people know that without rules, there are expectations, and those, by definition, make things messy. Even if you don't think you have any expectations, that in itself is an expectation: That you not expect anything of me, that you not sleep over, that you not get mad if I don't call you back. So let's once and for all manage those expectations with The 25 Rules of the Modern Booty Caller:
1. Separate sex from love.
2. You don't need to
- Em and Lo | Love + Sex – Thu, Oct 9, 2008 8:13 PM EDT
A few months ago, two of our interns debated casual sex on campus--Erika gave it high marks for helping her sleep and relax without being a time suck, while Maddie said that calm, no-mind-games relationship sex was the key to her high GPA. Today our intern Kate Gallagher, a senior at Colorado State University, discusses a topic all three of them can probably agree on: an orgasm, however you get it, is an excellent way to de-stress in college.Read More »from College Confessional: Stressed? Get your hand down your pants.
Stress is ever-present when you are in college--and it's not just the weekly tests (at least, it seems like they're weekly!). I stress about my grades, I stress that I'm not active enough to ward off that freshman 15, I even stress that I'm not social enough. I used to distract myself by stalking random friends on Facebook and MySpace--but that never really reduced my stress, it just postponed it.
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So this is what I do these days to refocus and de-stress: I have sex. (Even my health professor