• An Audience Member at “Bachelorette: The Men Tell All” Tells All

    Our friend Laurie Sandell is not only a celebrity interviewer for women's magazines like In Style, Glamour and Marie Claire, she is also a Bachelor Nation superfan. friends (like us) called "Monday Night You-Know-What Discussion Group." She once bagged the White Rhino of Ben's season of The Bachelor, a random run-in with show-villain and now tell-all author of "I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends," Courtney Robertson (Laurie was bold enough to ask for a pic together and got one!).

  • Top 10 Things We Will Tell Our Daughters About Sex

    In fact, penile intercourse, whenever you do it (if ever you do it), should not be put on a pedestal while handjobs and oral sex are demoted to meaningless freebies. So is manual sex.

  • 8 Ways to Overcome Anxiety About a Gynecologist Visit

    Nervous about going to the gynecologist? You lie back, bend your knees, spread your legs, breathe deeply, and try to relax while your gyno takes a look down there (more deets from Dr. Kate here).

  • 5 Reasons Why Ocean Nookie is Overrated

    Not that we're big fans of spermicide to begin with, but if your birth control of choice happens to include some, water will dilute it and decrease its efficacy.

  • Top 5 Love Lessons from "The Bachelorette" (Andi in Belgium)

    Each week, we at EMandLO.com make the huge and sometimes painful sacrifice of watching each entire episode of ABC's "The Bachelorette" to glean all the important lessons of love that can be learned from the participants' mistakes so you don't have to. To quote Nick: "You'll never get what you want if you don't ask for it."

  • Your Weekly Horoscopes: Independence Day Edition!

    Each 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) Sign your Declaration of lnfatuation already and distribute it to the object of your infatuation. You're guaranteed at least 200 years of love. taurus (Apr. 21st-May 20th) You're like the ice cream man at the town park in humid 80-degree heat: everyone wants a piece of you. Be careful who you give licks to. ...

  • 10 Ways to Sexify Your Gratitude Journal

    Everyone from Oprah to Real Simple to the guy at Harvard who teaches classes on happiness has talked about gratitude journals -- you know, every night you write down, say, five things you were grateful for that day. Could be big things (my wonderful supportive family) or small (Honey Bunches of Oats at midnight).

  • Dream Interpretation: I Keep Finding Babies

    Other people's dreams are never interesting…except when they're about sex. Each week, our 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 (18 and older only, please). This week, a reader asks Lauri:

  • This Week's Love Life Horoscopes

    aries (Mar. 21st-Apr. 20th) When Billy Ocean told that woman to "get out of my dreams and into my car," it was kind of endearing. You're about to meet Mickey Rourke.

  • Top 5 Love Lessons from the Bachelorette (Andi in Italy)

    Don't give your date reason to paraphrase Shakespeare and say "Methinks thou doth protest too much." (Getting all huffy over a playful lie detector test suggests you've got a lot to hide.) Straight men, please don't have more cleavage than your female date.

  • Dream Interpretation: Can a Dream Reveal the Father of My Baby?

    Got a dream you want Lauri to analyze? Dreamer's response: Yeah, somehow at the back of my head I knew that it has to be about feelings.

  • Top 5 Love Lessons from the Bachelorette (Andi, Week 5)

    When trying to express your most romantic feelings, do not say "You are awesome," as if you're at some sporting event marveling at an epic play, bro. Don't be a poor sport on a date. Join in, lighten up and have a laugh. (That said, if your date makes you mime…in public…in France, not only should you feel free to sulk, you should feel free to dump your date.) We'll say it again: don't be a poor sport on a date: If you don't love to cook or feel inadequate in the kitchen but find yourself there on a date, roll with it, put in a modicum of effort, and make fun of your lack of culinary ...

  • Your Love Life Horoscopes for This Week

    Each 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) If you're the last person on earth to not use Facebook, then sign up already: Someone from your past is still as interested in you as you are in him or her. See, reunions are good for more than just getting loaded or exacting revenge. taurus (Apr. ...

  • Poll: Is the Gym Off-Limits as a Pick-Up Spot?

    The lesson behind those corny pickup lines is that women like an outgoing guy. It's not the lines that worked for them.

  • Wise Guys: My Girlfriend Says Porn is a Dealbreaker, is She Right?

    This week they answer the following: "What do you do if your girlfriend, whom you love very much, doesn't understand why you like and watch porn occasionally: she's intellectually and viscerally opposed to it, thinks it is a horrible industry that exploits people and perpetuates sexism and misogyny, and has suggested to me that it might be a deal breaker?" Straight Single Guy (L.A. Chris): Well she has a point, but she doesn't fully understand men if she makes that a deal breaker.

  • Dads Suffer Too: Helping Bereaved Fathers Cope with Loss

    EMandLO.com contributor Tara Shafer is the founder of ReconceivingLoss.com, a site dedicated to helping parents cope with pregnancy and infant loss, especially through story sharing. She's teamed up with the filmmakers of "Return to Zero" (which has been getting Emmy buzz lately, especially for Minnie Driver's performance) to create a digital archive of submitted stories, essays, poems and other artistic expressions about this type of loss. In honor of Father's Day, Shafer writes about the new roles of fathers in today's society, and how that sense of egalitarianism should extend to men during times of grief, as well.

  • Your Love Life Horoscopes

    It's kind of cute when Meg Ryan does it, but on you, it just looks pathetic. Walk away from love before it walks all over you, leaving nothing but a set of muddy footprints.

  • Top 5 Love Lessons from the Bachelorette (Andi, "The Journey so Far")*

    If you're going to talk politics on a date, then the best response to the topic of Benghazi is "Bring it on!"

  • Top 10 Love Lessons from the Bachelorette (Andi, Ep 3 & 4)

    On a date, do not go on and on about what a nerd you were in high school - that's a story best told after they've fallen in love with the totally rad person you are today. That said, do wear cool, memorable pants. Never underestimate the power of unexpected flowers and a sweet note. Never airbrush on a six-pack (we're pretty sure the producers insisted on "enhancing" Marcus's). If you have something on your mind that's bothering you, you owe it to your date to let them know so they don't take it personally. ...

  • Dream Interpretation: I Impregnated My Best Friend's Sister

    Visit Lauri's brand new site, WhatYourDreamMeans.com, for even more dream interpretations! If you want to be able to figure out your own dreams every morning, then check out her latest book, Dream On It: Unlock Your Dreams Change Your Life, which will give you the tools you need to become a dream expert, too. Check out all of Lauri's books here.