Apr 10, 2013
commented on Savage Love Episode 337
Wow, there are a few nudist/naturalist shamers around, aren't there!
My dad couldn't be bothered with clothes on the weekends, unless he was going out. As far as he was concerned, his house, no need for it. My dad used to (if he absolutely had to) strut from the bedroom to the kitchen for his pepsi and chips with whatever he had on, and that could include nothing.
My dad's nudity was not a problem for me. If people came into the house, he'd at least put underwear or a housecoat on while he was laying in bed watching TV (yes, he had the spoiled king's life). If his step-kids or grandkids were around, he'd cover up in a blanket if he didn't have underwear or a housecoat nearby, as a courtesy to them. It was truly no big deal for me.
By the time I got to be in my early, mid-teens, he was less naked around me, but I knew he wasn't wearing anything under his blanket, and it didn't even phase me.
Growing up with a naked dad and semi-naked mum didn't screw me up about sex or my body, just as seeing or hearing my folks have sex didn't either. Neither did porn.
And it sure demystified the male body for me; by the time it was my turn for knocking boots, the only surprise I ever truly experienced regarding a penis was with my first circumsized partner.
Oh Hell, a body is a body is a body. If you don't have one, well, then you're dead, aren't you. It's not something we have to hide, and by rule, in these deadly hot, humid summers, I ditch my clothes as soon as I get home, because there's no shame in being naked.
Apr 4, 2013
commented on Savage Love Episode 336
I swear, I listened to the podcast, and there's nothing new I could contribute here, but I needed to do a PSA:
Are you a Dan-fan? Do you want to laugh you ass off? Get on the internet machine, and look for the podcast "My Brother, My Brother and Me" episode 146, available on the Maximum Fun podcast.
So. Fucking. Good.
What do you get when you cross Dan Savage with the McElroy brothers? Busted at work for laughing too hard.
Mar 26, 2013
commented on Savage Love Episode 335
To the gentleman who is worried about his finances, Dan's right, you need to be dividing the bills in a more EQUITABLE manner, not an EQUAL manner. My ex-husband earned three times what I was bringing in from student income, and we arranged it so that he paid two-thirds of the shared bills and rent, while I paid a third and took care of the car insurance. It was an arrangement that allowed us to enjoy some measure of comfort. Whenever I brought in more income, it just meant we had some extra money for a rainy day.
It's hella scary to open that conversation, but it sounds like she's concerned about the financial pressure you face, so I think you're already in a position to have this conversation.
Plus, these arrangements aren't forever. Once things even out a bit, you can both change the breakdown of responsibility.
Oct 2, 2012
commented on Savage Love Episode 310
I disagree that it must be all or nothing. The sister can know this happened, that her brother has dealt with it and is fine, and the sister's ONLY job is then to be supportive and let her brother know she's there if he ever decides to he wants to share more or open up. She doesn't have an automatic right to the deep, dark, dirty details, as they are his to keep or share.
Aug 14, 2012
commented on Savage Love Episode 303
Dan, you're right, that sweet little face snuggled with Terry is worth the view :) Your family sounds like a cool bunch.
And don't stop saying Twat!
Jun 19, 2012
commented on Savage Love Episode 296
Darling Dan, you are right that women need to stop deferring to men and just say "Look, it stinks and/or tastes schmegy, take a shower"
You forgot to tell the menfolk to get socialized that it's not personal if we ask! I'd like to know if it was me!
May 29, 2012
commented on Savage Love Episode 293
"Otherwise Jesus will throw up on your wedding cake."
"Virginity is like a little garden gnome with tall hair that lives in your vagina; you put a penis in there and it has to move away."
Fuck, okay. Dan. Je t'adore! I love you! LOL
Please everyone, don't forget to show your support for the Dan Savage Job Protection Act!
May 1, 2012
commented on Savage Love Episode 289
To the proud pilot with the narrow definition of mile high club membership: do you work for an airline, and if so, which one? I'm not asking so I can find you and "suck you off" or whatever; I'd like to know so that I don't take flights with you. I'd rather my pilots focused on flying the plane carrying one or dozens or hundreds of people instead of inviting the latest cum dumpster into the cockpit to blow a load on (or in). Thanks.