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Jun 2 adam.smith commented on School Kids Visit Sex Toy Store.
yeah, the nature of the school would seem to matter quite a bit. This is not your run-of-the-mill school. If you send your kids to a democratic school, you know (or should know) that weird things can happen. I don't know Gaia, but in a typical democratic school, the field trip would have been agreed on and planned together with the students.
If you don't want those kinds of surprises, 99% of other schools will do. As several people have pointed out, most other schools will run through a whole bureaucratic field-trip maneuver.
Apr 28 adam.smith commented on Savage Love.
OleSharBones @5 -- Dan is talking about the world population, and .15% of a bit over 7 billion is indeed about 11 million.

.15% of the US population, is 480,000 -- the US has about 320million inhabitants.
Apr 8 adam.smith commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: The End of the Affair(s).
Finally, TMA, if the married woman you're with now—the married woman your with now—

Is this a grammar joke I'm not getting or Dan being tired after reading that letter?
Mar 27 adam.smith commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: A Complicated Threesome.
@12 (and 18, 20) - I was just looking at stats and Plan B is much less effective than I thought it'd be. People say about 95% in the first 24 hours, but they don't seem to trust their own studies a lot.
Feb 23 adam.smith commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: What Comes Up (Or: A Question From Someone Who Couldn't Follow My Advice to #FuckFirst on Valentine's Day).
I know it's just in a throw-away phrase, but since Jesse is a professor for science communication, I'd have hoped for him not to make his colleagues in history and classics miserable by repeating the myth about the Romans vomiting between courses because it is, well, a myth (based on a rather amusingly misunderstood word (vomitorium)): see e.g. http://ancientstandard.com/2007/04/22/ve… among dozens of sources.
Feb 13 adam.smith commented on Sticky Biscuits: "The Fuck First/Valentine's Day Song".
ugh. your relationship. dammit.
Feb 13 adam.smith commented on Sticky Biscuits: "The Fuck First/Valentine's Day Song".
>Many women derive little pleasure from sex and engage in it only as a way of rewarding a male partner for gifts such as a dinner at a fancy restaurant.

If that's the case, you're doing relationship wrong in the first place. Maintenance sex is great (and will work pre-dinner). "Reward sex" means you're relationship is in deep shit anyways.

Nov 28, 2014 adam.smith commented on SL Letter of the Day: This Is the End.
Okay, TORN, I'm gonna give you what clearly wanted and clearly need: You have my permission to dump with your creepy boyfriend.

I guess if she's into that kind of thing she could dump with her creepy boyfriend. But I'd suggest just dumping him as the better way forward here...
Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 10, 2014 adam.smith commented on SL Letter of the Day: Pain Can't Be Avoided.
I thought the last line--which I agree isn't well put--was meant to indicate that she didn't lose that much (i.e. "not a relationship [but] a hostage situation") and serve as encouragement, not as a put down.
Sep 15, 2014 adam.smith commented on SL Letter of the Day: The Right Not To Know.
@20 welcome!
It sounds like you have a good enough relationship with your sister: would it be possible to just call her bluff? Would she really "go nuclear" on your wedding?

@all the "pay for your own wedding" folks:
I get that as advice when your parents are pressuring you into a wedding you don't want to. But many parents are excited about weddings. Many people have great relationships with their parents. Weddings, for parents, are a way to get the whole family together. A way to meet the "new" family. If you think your wedding is just about yourself and your partner, that's OK, I won't judge. But why do you feel like you need to impose that hyper-individualistic notion of family onto the rest of us? We loved having our parents involved in our (modest <5k) wedding. They loved it, too.
 

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