Condé Nast is abandoning the Daily Bedpost.
This weekend we received word that Condé Nast is shutting down one of our favorite sex and relationship sites, the Daily Bedpost. Run by Em & Lo (real names Emma Taylor and Lorelei Sharkey) and Dr. Kate (real name unknown) the Daily Bedpost offers fun, down-to-earth sex and relationship advice several times a day. Love Buzz has long been a fan of the Daily Bedpost; Em, Lo and Kate have inspired us to write about sex myths, the male birth control pill, testicle touching, one night stands and more.
According MediaWeek, Condé is also discontinuing Elastic Waist and Product Fiend, the other sites in Bedpost's network. A company spokeswoman wrote that the blogs were "growing and doing well at syndication but we can no longer continue to support it in this environment."
Em and Lo were some of the first sex advice-ers that this Love Buzzer looked up to. They've been dishing wise counsel since the early days of the internet, when they were Nerve.com's in-house gurus and astrologists. Their writing has appeared everywhere (Glamour, New York magazine and Details are a few) and they've authored numerous books, including Sex: How to do Everything, Sex Etiquette for Ladies and Gentlemen and the guides, Buh Bye: The Ultimate Guide to Dumping & Getting Dumped, Rec Sex: An A-Z Guide to Hooking Up and Sex Toy: An A-Z Guide to Bedside Accessories. Suffice it to say, these ladies aren't going anywhere. We hope to find their witty, intelligent sexpertise on their own website, EMandLO.com, and/or somewhere else with a huge budget and a little more sense than Condé Nast.