The Naked Advice

Model & Writer Liz LaPoint answers your questions about dating, sex, and relationships

Adam wrote: “Are dating preferences discriminatory or are people getting all butthurt over nothing?” Liz says: I wish you had given me more to go with, like what inspired you to ask. Nonetheless, your letter made me initially LOL. I would like to know who all these people are who get “all butthurt” about dating …

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You’ve probably noticed a lot of women have tweeted and written as their Facebook status “Me too”, a collective awareness campaign to show people how common it is to be the victim of sexual assault or harassment. Sparked by the Harvey Weinstein allegations by too many women to count now, the national conversation on what …

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For a few decades now, women have been spreading awareness of how narrowly defined female beauty is and how thinness has been idolized to the point that females will starve themselves and sometimes die in their quest for the “ideal body”. We blamed fashion magazines, we blamed men, we blamed Hollywood. We asked, “Why are …

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Romantic Comedies/Dramas/Thrillers are usually too cheesy and ridiculous to me. Love Actually? Way overrated. There’s Something About Mary? Dumb humor, barely passable. The Wedding Singer? Hated it. You get the idea. I agree with almost every accusation hurled at romantic films: they perpetuate unhealthy notions of love and the idea that any guy can convince …

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My hubby and I haven’t had health insurance for a few years now. Only our son is covered. I needed a check-up and pap exam (which is a norm for preventive care, testing for possible cervical cancer), so I called up the nearest Planned Parenthood clinic and made an appointment. We live in a small …

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R.S.C. wrote: “I’d be interested to hear your opinion on whether some degree of exploitation of a woman’s physical attractiveness hurts the entire women’s ‘movement.’ Specifically, I’m thinking of edgier examples such as wet T-shirt contests, oil or whipped cream wrestling in bikinis, etc. If a woman has done that and enjoyed the rush and …

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This is what’s wrong with our nation’s discourse today. Even journalists and “News Personalities” behave like Internet trolls. Internet trolls are people who enjoy intentionally saying inflammatory, ignorant things in order to get a reaction. They espouse extremist views, knowingly lie or say misleading statements, and do so mainly for the attention and sadistic pleasure …

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Everyday in the U.S. more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends. Nearly 1 in 5 teenage girls who have been in a relationship said a boyfriend threatened violence or self-harm when she wanted to break-up. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes …

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Hello Chicas and Gents, This week’s video is about a topic that’s debated too often for my comfort: female bodies and how best to cover them up. To some, it’s the females’ responsibility to keep young boys and men from getting too horny, lest the boys become uncontrollable rapists. Many Americans visualize Middle Eastern cultures …

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Congratulations, America! We’re evolving and finally catching up to the rest of the developed world! The landmark United States Supreme Court ruling for marriage equality made me and my husband cry today. We shed happy tears as we read the headlines and articles announcing that homosexuals have a right to marry, a right that all …

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