Nov 6, 2015 prak commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: The Invisible Man.
@62 wow, I had no idea! Apologies in that case. After all the time and money you invest in your education, that's just not right!
Nov 5, 2015 prak commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: The Invisible Man.
A 50yo Professor is insufficiently rich? I call bullshit. Unless there's something I don't understand about American universities, while a professor may not be exactly "wealthy" by 50, he should be fairly well off. That said, maybe it's the locale that I don't understand, and it takes more money to be... monied where he is. But something here doesn't add up.
Oct 28, 2014 prak commented on Prominent CBC Radio Host Claims He Was Fired for Consensual BDSM Sex.
While I agree that we should keep our critical thinking filters turned up, I think it's somewhat damning that the CBC also fired Sook-yin Lee for taking the lead role in shortbus. Still, this is one of those things that's really hard to tell who's telling what. The whole thing seems very odd to me. While we may wonder what the 4 women would gain, I equally don't see what Jian would gain when he was apparently given the option to go quietly.

May 15, 2013 prak commented on Savage Love.
Whoa: expression of delight or amazement
Woe: great sorrow or distress

People's english makes me exclaim: Whoa!

Woe is me! The language is doomed!
Dec 5, 2012 prak commented on Savage Love.
Polyamory is wrong.
It can be multi-amory, or poly-philia, but mixing Greek and Latin roots is intollerable.

Nov 22, 2012 prak commented on Savage Love.
Sorry for the double post. System said I couldn't log in, then magically posted it anyway.

@103, yes, you're quite right. I was just a little put off by Dan's immediate, unquestioning identification of a sexual component from the start.
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Nov 22, 2012 prak commented on Savage Love.
ok, look, speaking as a martial artist of several decades, I have to point out that there MAY not be a sexual component here. And I reject Dan's answer that there are "no nonsexual" components.

The most suspicious part is that he offered to pay. That, and not wanting to tell the wife about part of it, makes me think that it may have escalated to a sexual component. But as a martial artist, I LIKE to teach. I especially like to teach people, and especially women with whom I have a friendship, to defend themselves. And, it sounds like he waited until he didn't need a babysitter, because beating up the babysitter could look bad. But he may have developed some genuine affection and wanted to teach her to defend herself! I've rolled around with plenty of women in jujitsu, and I've hit and been hit by women in other arts. Even when I've been in a relationship, I don't deny that rolling around on the floor with women is more fun than the hitting part! But if either or both of us is unavailable, I don't hit ON the lady!

It sound to me like this guy could reasonably have just been happy in his marriage and enjoying a young workout partner and a feeling of "community service" - teaching her defense. Then suddenly, he realizes he really likes getting kicked in the nuts. "I wonder," he says to himself, "if I can get her to do that again? That was hot! I'll offer her money!"...

Ok, crossing a line there. That's dishonest. Or, potentially dishonest. There's still a diminishing chance that he just needs to get someone to do this for his newfound training idea... but pretty small chance unless there's more information we're missing.