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14: Erotic Photos on an Alaskan Pipeline

June 17, 2014 at 1:45PM • 1 hour 7 minutes • Wiki Entry

This week on the podcast, we're talking about s*** photos, awkward dancers, and the life of a rent boy.

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Awkward Situation of the Week: Adam has a strange interaction with a homeless woman.

This Week's Questions:

  • Clarissa asks, "My sister and her boyfriend call each other ‘baby’ every time they exchange a sentence and it drives me nuts. I’ve thought about bringing it up with her, but she’s very self-conscious and I don’t want to sound mean. How do I explain to her that what she thinks is cute is super annoying?"
  • Anonymous asks, "My husband will be working on an Alaskan pipeline for six months and I'll see him 2 or 3 times until he gets back. He won't have an affair unless it's with a moose. I'm not worried. He doesn't like pornography. He wants to take me to an erotic photographer and have some shots made. He wants to m********* to me at night while we are away. I don't mind if he thinks of me or calls me and have s** over the phone, but he thinks the connection will be bad and he will find it unappealing. He finds me very attractive. I like this. I just don't want s*** pictures of me on an Alaskan pipeline. What if someone sees? What should I do?"
  • Lorelai asks, "My group of friends and I decided to go dancing at a gay bar the other night. My friend Rashid decided he wanted to come to see if a guy would hit on him, which I told him was a crappy thing to say. He is from Afghanistan and had never been to an American club before. He was a little hesitant, but started moving around and getting very close to some girls who were not into it. He asked me if he was doing “it” correctly. I told him he should just have fun, and then he just went for it. Dancing everywhere, dropping it like it’s hot, and humping everyone in our group – both genders. We all exchanged looks as he tried weird dance moves with random people but weren’t sure what to do. He told me that he was discovering a new part of himself. What do you do when the awkward person on the dance floor is your friend? "

Special Segment: An interview with rent boy/blogger/gay porn model and performer/etc. Eli Lewis.

Final Thoughts: Miranda's latest OkCupid message: "ya know i don't do this very often, and i kind of don't like doing it at all because when i do the woman involved sometimes get the wrong idea about me thinking that i could be desperate or weak because i do it, and that is totally not the case with me... in fact it makes no difference to me whether or not we talk, hang out, or if you even respond to this message... i just simply want to give you a compliment, that's all, and say that according to my personal and particular taste i find you to be an exceptionally attractive woman... have a nice evening...;)"