Em & Lo

Women
We had to wait two long, grueling weeks for the next installment of The Bachelorette, but last night's reprieve finally, mercifully came.
Parenting
Here are 10 real-world ways parents can help stop the sexual assault epidemic by raising conscientious kids, both male and female.
Women
The reality gods smiled down on us last night and blessed us with a bonus episode of The Bachelorette. Perhaps two nights in a row of juicy, 'roid-fueled drama made it easier to decipher the strange laws of love particular to the world of The Bachelorette.
Women
While the details of this case are disturbing, devastating and all too familiar, the widespread public outcry against the sentencing and the widespread support for the victim, who fought so hard and whose strong voice has been heard, are positive signs that the culture of casual yet brutal sexual violence against women is beginning to crumble.
Women
Friends don't let friends be super douches. You've got to hand it to Canadian Adam Levine (Daniel) for trying to break through Chad's cloudy 'roid haze with a common sense call for human decency.
Women
People can part amicably, they can remain friends -- without any possibility of reconciliation. In fact, maintaining a positive relationship with an ex is imperative when children are involved. If exes with kids can do it, why can't -- and shouldn't -- the young and the childless, too?
Women
There were a lot of lessons to be learned from JoJo's first dates, so let's dive right in.
Women
Dear Em & Lo, I've been with my boyfriend for 5 years and we live together. In the beginning we were madly in love but then
Women
It's baaaaaaaack. The premiere of season 12 of ABC's The Bachelorette found (the boobs of) Joelle "JoJo" Fletcher bouncing back from being very ceremoniously dumped on national television by milquetoast cousin of Miss Piggy, Ben Higgins, on the last season of The Bachelor
Divorce
A friend of ours on Facebook, whom we'll call E, recently announced in a status update that he and his wife are divorcing. We were so impressed with the tone and spirit of the message and the approach to uncoupling they seem to be taking, we asked if we could reprint his posts here. They graciously agreed.
Women
photo via Flickr This week, Gwyneth Paltrow launched the first ever Sex Issue on her "much-discussed" lifestyle blog, GOOP.com
Women
A good rule of thumb is this: If your best friend thinks you're ready, then go for it. -- Em & Lo Another thing to bear in
Women
Here's my definition of sexual consent: two (or more) people actively, explicitly and consciously agreeing to have sexual interactions throughout those interactions, with no party having any reservations at any point
Women
We're not going to candy-coat it: The talk will be awkward as hell. Though not as awkward as a surprise case of herpes. Just don't make us pull out the cliche that if you're comfortable enough to get naked and grind with a new partner then you should be comfortable enough to talk with them.
Entertainment
I guess you could say he was a sex fiend. Prince -- who died on April 21st, 2016 at the young age of 57 -- dedicated a lot of musical acreage on most of his albums to unabashed sexual expression.
Queer Voices
Here's a comprehensive list of great books for kids -- novels, picture books, workbooks, memoirs and profiles -- that deal with transgender and intersex issues, gender non-conformity and sexual orientation as it relates to trans people.
Women
Yesterday, on a quiet, beautiful afternoon in Rhinebeck, New York, I (the Lo of EMandLO.com) squeezed into the greenhouse wing of the historic Beekman Arms (one of the oldest continuously operating inns in America, and also where Chelsea Clinton had her rehearsal dinner) to see Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, speak about the importance of women's reproductive rights and voting for the candidate most equipped to protect them, Hillary Clinton.
Tech
Next is their ClubVibe, a wearable device that slips into its own one-size-fits-most black lace thong (your own panties will
Women
Not only is it challenging for Generation X to understand the new millennial mating rules of the 21st century, it's difficult for millennials themselves to understand them, since there's often so much grey area. Here, we try to define the terms explicitly, so we can all get on the same dating page. Even though dating is dead.
Women
No one ever woke up feeling sick and full of regret because they surpassed some imaginary quota, but you can bet plenty of people have met the new day feeling sick and full of regret because the previous night's experience wasn't satisfying or meaningful or fun or safe or sober.