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Would You Dump Your Boyfriend If You Found Out He Had Been Into Bestiality?

Dear Prudence says … maybe not?

Megan Reynolds | October 15, 2015 - 4:05 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 24, 2014 - 11:00 am

“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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 27, 2014 - 3:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 4, 2014 - 5:00 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | February 27, 2014 - 9:00 am

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

Jessica Wakeman | October 16, 2013 - 2:15 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | May 30, 2013 - 1:20 pm

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.”

Jessica Wakeman | September 19, 2012 - 3:20 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | March 28, 2012 - 1:20 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | March 1, 2012 - 3:00 pm

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 —…

Jessica Wakeman | February 3, 2012 - 12:40 pm

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,…

Julie Gerstein | January 6, 2012 - 4:40 pm
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