Looking back at all the progress humanity has made through the last century, it’s perfectly natural to feel a little bit moved by the power of human ingenuity and our thrive for constant improvement. It’s natural, but also totally wrong. Because if you really look into the history of our technological development, you’ll notice that the force driving us forward all this time wasn’t our need to better ourselves or seek out truth in all its forms, but rather our desire to see naked people touch each other’s junk. Keep reading »
Holiday hookups may be all the rage this season — you know, right alongside temporary boyfriends and desperate attempts to hang out under the mistletoe.
But before you take the plunge into Christmas sex, you might want to take some time to study the rules of such encounters. A new study, published in the Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, explored the various types of casual relationships among young people (ages 18 to 27) and their “codes of conduct,” so to speak. Keep reading »
A very important question was asked of Dr. Joe DeOrio, the male sexuality expert on EmandLo.com. “What’s the deal with blue balls?” one reader asks. A very good question indeed. I’ve often wondered myself. Such a mysterious ailment, it seems to me. Dr. Joe describes it as a “discomfort in the scrotum/testes that occurs after prolonged sexual stimulation without ejaculatory release.” Yeah, I’m still not able to empathize. It must be a similar to a man trying to understand periods. After the jump, four things we should know about blue balls. Keep reading »
In case you were curious about how polyamorous relationships work in practice, especially when a child is involved, Anderson Cooper got up close and personal with a triad on his show. Okay, follow me here: Jaiya Ma and Jon Hanauer have been together since they met at Tantric Yoga teacher training 10 years ago. At some point, Jaiya brought another man into the relationship, but things ended with a bad breakup. Jaiya’s tendency was to “connect” post-breakup, while Jon’s was to “retreat.” So, instead of breaking up, Jon encouraged Jaiya to find someone else. Eventually, she met Ian Ferguson in dance class and they had an instant connection. Jaiya became pregnant with Ian’s baby. Now the three of them live together with two-year-old Eamon. Interestingly, Jon (not the biological father of Eamon) does a good portion of the child care. You can watch an additional clip of Anderson’s interview with them here. Do I smell a sitcom here? Keep reading »
I don’t have much spontaneous sex; the sex I have is usually planned. Scheduled, even. While guys just change their T-shirt and they’re ready to go, I have to endure an entire prep-for-sex checklist. Isn’t it infuriating? Oh, the trials and tribulations of being female. When the prospect of sex comes around, I try my best to set a date to do it. If that doesn’t work, I have to rely on my sexual premonitions. My psychic abilities tend to be correct about 70 percent of the time. I just enjoy sex more when I am prepared. If I don’t know I’ll be getting laid, I’ll eat more or less what I want, work out somewhat minimally and find myself totally ill prepared for the encounter. When sex is planned I’m like, “Oh my God! I am having sex next Saturday night! Starting tomorrow is sex-prep week!” Click through for my tried and true “Sex In 7 Days” regimen.