Posts tagged "dear prudence"

Terrible Human Asks Dear Prudence If They Have To Give Candy To Poor Children Trick-Or-Treating In Their Rich Neighborhood

I don't always agree with Slate's Dear Prudie advice columnist, but she nailed her response to a person who wrote in to complain about children from lower-income neighborhoods coming to her rich neighborhood to trick-or-treat on Halloween. First, here's "Halloween For The 99 Percent": I have noticed that on Halloween, what seems like 75 percent…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 24, 2014

“To Stay In The Closet Or Not To Stay In The Closet?” That Is One Bisexual Woman’s Question To Dear Prudence

How much should your family know about your sex life? Most straight people will probably say "not much," given how our heteronormative culture just assumes most of us are screwing opposite sex partners behind closed doors. But lots of other people — I'm talking gay, bisexual, polyamorous or kinky folks — may feel like openne…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 27, 2014

Dear Prudence Counsels Mom Who Found Her Daughter Masturbating With A Hand Mixer

I'm a regular reader of Slate's advice column, "Dear Prudence," which counsels letter writers on problems great and small. While the questions fairly often have to do with matters pertaining to sex, this is the first time I've seen Prudie advise a letter writer who caught a tween masturbating with a kitchen utensil. Which may…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 4, 2014

Dear Prudence Counsels Woman Whose Boyfriend Likes To Initiate Sex After Diarrhea

In today's Dear Prudence letter, a woman going by the name of "Feeling Dirty" wrote in "grossed out" and "confused" that her boyfriend of two years seems to be turned on every time she poops -- especially if it's of the diarrhea variety. The woman, who mentions that she grew up in a house…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 27, 2014

The Soapbox: Slate Tells Young Women To “Stop Getting Drunk,” Majorly Misses The Mark On Alcohol & Rape

Slate.com's modus operandi is to troll the hell out of everyone. Today's piece by Dear Prudence author Emily Yoffe, "College Women: Stop Getting Drunk," is a classic example. In her piece, Yoffe recounts a statistic from a 2009 study that 80 percent of campus sexual assaults involve alcohol.  She then gives what she thinks i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 16, 2013

Awful Woman Complains She’s “Too Pretty” To Marry Her Fiance

Love, sweet love -- it's basically a transactional agreement between two people who believe that they've successfully traded upon their skills and abilities to find a suitable mate. No? That's not your definition of love? What about if you're really, really pretty? And maybe you think you could find a richer, more successful man by…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 30, 2013

Dear Prudence Counsels Woman Whose Boyfriend Won’t Stop Licking Her Face

A few weeks ago, I had to have an awkward conversation with O'Boyfriend about appropriate versus inappropriate times to grab my butt, or as the Irish call it, my "bum." "I like it when you grab my butt in bed, cuddling or playful moments that feels like foreplay," I told him. "I don't like it…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 19, 2012

To Date Or Not To Date A Man Who Sniffs Your Crotch Sweat?

Here's a fun one for you. Let me say first: People never cease to impress me with their strangeness. This week, in Slate's Dear Prudence column, a woman ponders whether or not she should date the guy at the gym who SNIFFED HER SWEATY BICYCLE SEAT.
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 28, 2012

Debate This: Is Body Odor A Reason To Break Up?

In a recent Dear Prudence column, a woman wrote in, concerned about her fiancé's aversion to her scent. She wrote: "Last night, a bit too much wine prompted my fiancé to tell me a secret he's been keeping for years: He thinks I smell bad. And that's why our sex life ha…
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 1, 2012

Dear Prudence Advice Columnist Suggested Possibly-Date Raped Woman Is “Trying To Ruin Someone Else’s Life”

"Trying to ruin someone else's life is a poor way to address one's alcohol and self-control problems." This is true. But is this really the most intelligent — to say nothing of compassionate — thing for an advice columnist to say to someone whose friend was possibly date raped? No, Dear Prudence at Slate.com, it…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2012

The Most Unintentionally Hilarious Advice Question Ever (Farts Involved)

Meet "So Incredibly Humiliated," a woman whose relationship threatens to collapse on its shaky foundations thanks to the most vile and villainous transgression of them all: farting. Yes, that's right, "So Incredibly Humiliated" wrote Slate advice columnist "Dear Prudence" because it seems she might have accidentally farted a couple of times in front of…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 6, 2012

How To Date A Man With A Small Penis

Slate's Dear Prudence has gotten a letter from a woman with a real problem on her hands: her man has a tiny penis. She's 30, and he's a great guy, but his penis is so small, after Googling the matter, she came to the conclusion that he may have a "micropenis." What's the…
By: Susannah Breslin / October 22, 2010

Should You Get Breast Implants For Your Porn-Loving Boyfriend?

Over at Slate, advice columnist Dear Prudence tackles an epic question of breast proportions: Should a woman get a boob job because her boyfriend is a fan of all the big breasts that he sees in porn movies? "I am a B cup," she writes, "and although he says he loves my body,…
By: Susannah Breslin / July 16, 2010

Woman Lies To Husband About Her Sister Having HIV

Holy crap, you guys. I've heard some pretty sad stories about sibling rivalry, but this one takes the cake. A woman who grew up jealous and resentful that all her boyfriends lost interest in her the second they met her "stunningly beautiful" sister confessed to Slate's resident advice columnist, Dear Prudence, that whe…
By: Wendy Atterberry / August 14, 2009

Guy Lied To Girlfriend About Graduating From College

You know how sometimes little white lies snowball out of control? It's usually when you say something dumb, like, "Oh, yeah, I watch "Gossip Girl."" Then the girl who sits next to you at work gives a play-by-play of each outfit the characters' wore every Tuesday morning and you just smile politely. But one ma…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 10, 2009

Wife Hates That Her Husband Jerks Off Twice A Day

What would you do if your significant other masturbated twice a day? Would you be upset? Grossed out? Concerned? Or would you not care? Slate's "Dear Prudence" heard from a man whose wife was upset by his twice daily masturbation habit and, I have to say, I'm not sure how I feel about…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 15, 2009

Why Parents Shouldn’t Facebook

For many of us, the rise in popularity of social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter means we're rubbing elbows with family members more often than for Sunday night dinner. Maybe it's not so strange when it's a cousin or sister whose lives we're getting a unique, new peek into, but when our moms and…
By: Wendy Atterberry / May 11, 2009

Can We Sue My Hubby’s Ex To Pay For His Vasectomy Reversal?

Slate's "Dear Prudence" gets the best letters. This week, "Wishing I'd Got to Him First" wrote in, asking for advice about reversing her husband's vasectomy. You see, her husband was married before, and his ex-wife "required" him to get his tubes cut because she did not want children. Then, she left him for another man.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 1, 2009