The Naked Advice

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

Cody wrote: “I’m really into this girl I’ve been seeing for a few weeks but I’ve got this one problem with her and I don’t know if I’m being selfish or not. She has 2 cats that she allows to sleep on her bed and I’m allergic to cats. When I first spent the night with …

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Chad wrote: “Hey Liz, so there is something that I have no idea why but it’s bothering me way too much and it is extremely petty. My girlfriend decided to get a small tattoo of her cousin’s name (he just recently passed away this week). I know she is getting the tattoo for a good …

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Sergio wrote: “Hi Liz, I often get compliments on the way I look, dress, and work out, but I’m still not confident about myself. That’s because I’m still a virgin. I’m a 21-year-old guy now, and I sometimes really feel the need to have sex. I kinda feel ashamed when I mention the topic of …

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J.O. wrote: “Hey Liz, so I have a shrinking fetish and I told my girlfriend about it but she does not like acknowledging it. She says it’s weird and she doesn’t like it. I have brought up my shrinking fetish to some other friends that are girls and they actually talk about it with me. …

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Frederick wrote: “Long acrylic and natural fingernails are a huge turn on for me. I’ve had this fetish since I was 6 and long nails can bump a female from an 8 to a 10. The problem is the girls I date or talk to don’t get their nails frequently done. How should I (if …

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J.P wrote: “What’s your take on “bitchy/bratty” girls who know they are and enjoy it?” Liz says: It depends on what behaviors you view as “bitchy”. Sometimes, when a woman is simply asserting herself or otherwise being direct, men will perceive her as rude when the very same behavior from a man would be perceived as …

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G.A. wrote: “Hi Liz, two years ago I told a girl I’ve known for five years that I liked her. She said that she sees me as a friend and she is not interested in me as I am for her. Since then, I had gotten over her and felt really free to hang out …

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Freddie wrote: “Is it ever a bad thing to be attached to someone who is so loving and good to me but has suicidal thoughts every now and then?” Liz says: I think it’s crucial to know the difference between someone who has battled depression or other mental illnesses, sometimes culminating in suicidal ideation, and …

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A.M. wrote: “Hi Liz, I often hear that I’m ‘too nice’ to girls. Do girls really get turned off when a guy is too nice?” Liz says: I’m so glad you asked! First, let’s go over the different interpretations of ‘nice’. Most often, it’s the people pleaser who can’t say no, is easily manipulated, and …

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David wrote: “You seem to dispel a lot of myths about sex that constrain people. I was wondering if you had any thoughts on the alpha/beta binary and, to a lesser extent, the dom/sub binary. This is specifically all within the bedroom. I guess the biggest concern about alpha/beta is whether being conscientious, not being …

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