Blog Posts by Em and Lo

  • I need advice: Is there such a thing as an ugly vagina?

    Dear Em & Lo,

    A male acquaintance recently started a conversation about "ugly" vaginas with my friends and I. He said that some vaginas resemble "kebabs" and that a lot of guys are really put off sex when they get a hot girl naked and find that her vagina isn't as "neat" as they imagined it would be. It made me feel really self-conscious about my own, even though I never have been before. Anyways, as I have never really seen many vaginas before, I decided to search "ugly vaginas" online. I was curious about what an ugly vagina actually is, and whether mine was one of them. Oh my god! I was shocked. What I thought was normal is actually "kebab-like"!!!! There were images of "beautiful" and "ugly" vaginas. The Vagina Institute in particular compares the two. The "beautiful" ones have plump outer labia and you can't see the inner labia poking out from them...but the ugly ones are just like mine, when you can see the inner lips slightly. It has made me feel so self-conscious. I hate to

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  • Best headline of the week: "Top 5 Reasons to Cross-Dress"

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    We love it when "respected news sources" like CNN come up with wacky sh*t like this. It's actually a very interesting piece, delving into examples throughout history of why royalty, patriots, and even Olympic athletes have done it. And it got us thinking, what would be the WORST 5 reasons to cross-dress?

    Because you want to get into the opposite sex's locker room to sneak a peak (see every juvenile sex comedy)

    Because you narcissistically want to play every role in your movie (see Eddie Murphy)

    Because your loser boyfriend tells you to (see 9 1/2 Weeks)

    Because you want equal rights (it's the best AND the worst reason)

    Because you want the free snacks served at the breast/prostate cancer support group (okay, that really is the worst reason)

    Related: You May Be Dressed for Sex and Not Even Know It


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  • Will her booty call ever see her as a daytime gal? You decide.

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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.

    Dear Em & Lo,

    I've been seeing this guy (okay fine, I'll just go out and say that he is my booty call) for about 8 months now. The sucker is that I am starting to have feelings for him. We started having sex immediately after we met and we're slowly getting to know each other. We talk while we're having sex about our daily lives and we are monogamous. What I'm wondering is if it's possible for he and I to have a relationship more than just at night. I figure that I have options. 1. Waiting for him to see me differently and not dating others. 2. Being open to dating other guys while getting my booty on the side 3. Or giving up on the whole idea and just taking things one day at a time with him. He told me the other night while we were having our random conversations during sex:

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  • BO -- It's a love ring (not body odor)

    There's a new vibrating love ring on the market (for men to wear around their johnson during intercourse, or really, any kind of play, whether with a partner or alone) from one of our favorite manufacturers, LELO:

    - Soft, flexible material
    - Adjusts to all sizes
    - Portable, discreet, stylish
    - Rechargeable: so much better for the environment than those disposable ones!
    - Long-lasting: a one-hour charge will give you 4 hours of vibes!
    - One-year warranty
    - Comes with a user manual in a nice storage box (unheard of with cheap novelty items)

    [Find more unintimidating, kinky toys with our video trip to Babeland.]

    - Not sure why they gave it the horribly unsexy name BO, which calls to mind stinky, post-gym crotch sweat.
    - The little sucker is 79 bucks! (But then again, if you use it more than 10 times in a year it'll be less expensive than the cheap ones).

    Related: Do Love Rings Really Work?


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  • Do you douche?

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    Silly us, we always thought douching was so seventies. But it turns out there's a brand new device on the market called WaterWorks which claims to revolutionize the douching process by "neutralizing vaginal odor" using water rather than harsh chemicals. According to their press release, women who test-drove this product "experienced a significant reduction and/or elimination of vaginal odor compared to those who used placebo only."

    Do you know why they call it douching? Because the guy (and yes, we're 100% sure it was a guy) who decided that vaginas should smell like a summer's eve is 100% douchebag. Your vagina smells like a vagina! And if it doesn't, then it's most likely a sign that you've got some sort of infection down there (e.g. bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection), which you should discuss with your doctor. But that normal, everyday, "vaginal odor"? That's supposed to be a good thing. You know who else is 100% douchebag? Any guy who won't go down on a woman because of

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  • Yes, women can ejaculate. Here's how!

    Okay, before we tell you how to ejaculate, we have to get a couple things off our chests:

    First, yes, women can ejaculate. Don't believe us? Check out our introduction to the Impertinent Question video: Can Women Ejaculate?

    And next, no, not all women ejaculate. So if it doesn't happen for you, please don't stress about it or feel like your parts aren't working properly. The last thing we mean to do is set up an unrealistic sexpectation. And gents, please don't make it your "mission" to turn your gal into a geyser. It's okay to give it the ol' college try, but know when to give up. Some women squirt across the bed, others barely trickle, still others find G-spot stimulation so painful or annoying that they never get far enough to find out, and many will never ever ejaculate at all. And that's okay. But seeing as we're always being asked how to make it happen, we thought we'd at least tell you how to try.

    So, without further ado, you'll find our top ten tips for nurturing your inner

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  • Ask Em & Lo: Bringing chocolate into my sex life

    Dear Em & Lo,

    I'm in a long-distance relationship and I don't get to see my guy again until December. I want to make our reunion special by doing something a little out of our norm: He absolutely loves chocolate and I've been looking for something fun and sweet. I've seen some chocolate body frostings and powders, but there isn't much info on what works well or good ways to go about using it. Any ideas? Thanks so much!

    Sweet P.

    Dear SP,

    What better way to indulge your fella's chocolate addiction than with sex? (Vice versa for all you dirty birds out there.) You could go with something fun from the Naughty Chocolate Store, but boobie lollipops are more humorous than hot. There are much better ways to make your fella's homecoming sweet and sinful. But before we count those ways, a few words of caution:

    1) Don't bother with any chocolate edible underwear -- yuck!

    2) Avoid chocolate syrup straight from the fridge -- it gets super sticky and just plain gross way too fast!

    3) Lay

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  • Sex Dream Analysis: "An Ex Kisses Me in Front of Hubby"

    Very rarely are other people's dreams interesting...except when they're about sex. This week dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tackles a blast from the past:

    I dreamed that my ex-boyfriend came up from behind and kissed me in front of my husband and said, "She's mine." I had not thought of this ex in years and I have been married for 20 years. Help! What does that mean?

    Should she consider looking him up on Facebook or just chalk it up to subconsciously re-living a fond, distant memory? Find out after the jump (right after you send us your own dreams!):

    Lauri Lowenberg: Hubby has nothing to fear! This ex is not playing himself in this dream, but rather is standing in for who you were when he was a part of your life. Think back to those days and try to remember what you were like back then...were you more passionate in that relationship than you are now? Were you more carefree? Were you thinner? He comes up from behind and claims you because this part of you -- that you thought was behind

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  • We ask you: Sex and videotapes

  • Should I tell his girlfriend he slept with me? You decide.

    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:

    Dear Em & Lo,

    A few months ago I had a one-night stand with a guy who (I found out in the midst of intercourse) was dating someone. I just caught a vibe in the middle of it all that there must be someone else, and I asked. They are still together, but recently he has been texting me. We had amazing chemistry and the most intense (in a good way) conversations. I would be okay with just being friends, but I am not sure what he is thinking. I was so upset with myself for sleeping with someone in a relationship, especially since I was cheated on not long before that one-night stand. His last texts were to tell me that when we hooked up that he knew he was dating someone, that he "enjoyed it," and that he thought I was sexy as heck. I tried to make him change the subject, even telling him that he made me feel

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