Aug 19 gromm commented on Savage Love.
Re: Advice to TOP:

Ugh. You didn't even answer his question, which was "how do I prevent cold sores." It's not about HPV at all if he wants to know the answer to that question, as Human Papilloma Virus isn't Herpes Simplex. The other question he had about getting the HPV vaccine is that there's less than a 10% chance he hasn't already had HPV at this stage in his life. Which is why they give it only to the young. Preferably before you even have sex ever, since the risk of catching it skyrockets after you start being sexually active.

Also, there's still no vaccine against Herpes. Your best hope is that your partner knows they have herpes, and they know when they're contagious, which is *only* when they've got an active sore. There's a slight overlap in contagiousness before your sore is visible, but the window for that is measured in hours, since the sores themselves also appear within hours. Beware of what look like pimples in the affected areas.
Aug 15 gromm commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Swinging Double Standards.
@7: I was indeed wondering that myself. You'd have to be astonishingly naive and on top of that, never been a woman on a dating site to even ask this question.

Unless you're a guy whose delicate feelings were hurt by the no-single-men rule. Then that makes total sense.
Jul 20 gromm commented on "Hillary's Gonna Kill Us All".
Heh. "Go off grid" is the whacko Alex Jones audience version of "Moving to Canada" I guess. But then, this same crowd has been doing crazy shit like that ever since about the 1930s if not earlier. They've also stockpiled canned goods in their personal underground bunkers as well. Same shit really, different bunker.

Also kind of describes half (at least!) of the people who live in Backwoods Alaska.
Jul 9 gromm commented on Dumbest Letter Ever.
@5: There's no reason to resort to Godwin's Law here. There are so many examples of this kind of thing in *America* that it would make your head spin.

example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redlining
Jul 7 gromm commented on Dallas: 11 Police Officers Shot, Four Dead, Three In Critical Condition.
"Let's pretend guns are as just as dangerous as lawn darts and ban the fucking things already."

Most epic Dan quote ever.

After "It gets better", of course.
Jun 22 gromm commented on NYTimes Prints Clueless Op-Ed By Stupid LGBT Gun-Fondler.
@1:

Canada has such a law. There are lots of firearms that aren't allowed in civilian hands at all.

You know what our last "terrorist attack" looked like?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_shoot…

Guy runs into high-security building with an 8-round .30-30, gets killed. Body count: 2, including the shooter. This guy couldn't buy a gun to save his life (because we also have laws saying that people with a violent criminal record aren't allowed to buy guns or get a license to own them), so it was probably stolen. This was literally the best he could do: an outdated, lever-action rifle from the 1890s.

Nevermind the fact that this happened two years ago and that's what qualifies as "most recent", the entire incident is a demonstration of the stark difference between what happens when a crazy person shares his pain in a country with strict gun laws, vs one without them.
Jun 15 gromm commented on Savage Love.
@30: I have to wonder if his superiors and peers ever caught on to *why* he was so enthusiastic about staking out the gay parks. ;)
Jun 15 gromm commented on Savage Love.
PARK needs better advice:

Find a couple of gay or bi guys to get it on with who are enthusiastically consenting to being watched by you.

That's what my wife did. ;)
May 13 gromm commented on Savage Love.
Oh god, HUH could have been writing about my sex life right now. My wife's going through some issues on top of being exhausted from work and the kids and such.

But you know what HUH? A couple of months ago, we got away on a vacation in Mexico without the kids. And holy fuck. She started her period about two days in, and we've barely ever had sex when that was going on (she's normally either squicked out about it, or the side effects turn her right off), but she was all "Fuck that noise, we're *FUCKING*! Damn the torpedoes, let's ruin some towels!" It's been a while since I saw her so enthusiastic for getting laid. A week with a complete lack of any responsibility whatsoever (and like Dan says, a significant amount of alcohol) was all she needed.

So yeah, that's proof plenty that the passion is still there, it's just been crushed by her overall exhaustion lately.

But I'd also have to admit that every once in a while, we still get away for some group sex action too. I highly recommend letting the kids "go camping" on grandpa's living room floor for a night or two every once in a while.
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Apr 29 gromm commented on Donald Trump Sweeps Five NE Primaries, Hillary Takes Three, Possibly Four.
You know what's funny?

I wasn't sure what "demagogue" meant, so I went to merriam-webster.com to look it up. AND THERE IS LITERALLY A PICTURE OF DONALD TRUMP IN IT!