It’s spring, which means it’s time again for another round of quick and dirty advice! If you missed the winter edition, you can read it here. Now let’s shed one of our outer layers and get hot and bothered and informed!
What does it mean if he asks you out and you’re going in a group with his friends?
It means that he’d like to hang out with you and with his friends, i.e. in a low pressure atmosphere, so you can get to know each other without having to worry about datey things like who will open doors for whom and who will pay for all the strippers.
My boyfriend knits. In public. I am embarrassed about this. Should I say something?
Yes, you should say, “Thank you for this amazing knitted beanie made with love, kindness and Wool-Ease. I’m so glad you have a hobby that interests you and that you’re comfortable enough with your masculinity to engage in something typically considered ‘girly.’ Let’s tear conventional gender roles a new one, honey! You are my very own version of Salt ‘n’ Pepa’s ‘Whatta Man.’”
How many sex partners is too many?
Four. Any more than that and it’s just bragging!
There’s no right answer to this question, but I tend to err on the side of vagueness if anyone’s asking. Not because of shame, but it just sounds less creepy to say “around 40” instead of “47, 53 if we’re counting blow jobs,” which implies you’ve got some kind of sex spreadsheet that you update after every bone.
Is it weird to have sexual fantasies about your platonic friends?
Of course not. I wouldn’t post about it on your LiveJournal blog or anything, but it’s totally normal. Most people are attracted to their friends. Why would you hang around them if they weren’t awesome in ways that might also be sexy?
I’m bored with my usual repertoire of sex positions. Can you help me out?
Help you out like, make you a list, or help you out, like hold your girlfriend’s ankles while she tries to land the dismount?
I know that books at Urban Outfitters claim there are like 8,000 sexual positions, but really the body can only do so much without compromising the laws of physics! If you’re really looking for a challenge, however, try the reverse-cowgirl scissoring scene from “Blue Is the Warmest Color.” It’s on Netflix instant streaming, so no excuses!
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