The Naked Advice

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

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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As I’m sure many of you are aware, there’s been a movement of women who have been outspoken in their criticism of comic book artist’s illustrations of female characters. They feel ignored as a demographic when they see their favorite female characters drawn in sexually-suggestive ways and wearing skimpy uniforms, while fighting in impossibly acrobatic …

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K.S. wrote: “My best friend is in an abusive relationship with her boyfriend. He has beat her multiple times and recently when she spent the weekend at her friend’s house he showed up at their door in a drunken rage. They called the police on him and now she’s saying that she doesn’t want to …

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This is a complicated and sensitive topic but a necessary conversation to be had. What exactly is “Rape Culture”, and does it exist in the U.S.? Click here to watch the video and please give it a thumbs up if you like it! There was so much more I could’ve said in this video, but …

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I’m sure many of you are already aware of the dudes behind the movement to slut-shame women into staying virgins before marriage. #PoppedCherryDontMarry and #NoHymenNoDiamond have been sporadically trending on Twitter since October 2014, much to the chagrin of intelligent people everywhere. In this week’s video, I share my opinions on why there’s a subset …

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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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Maria asks: “My question is not specific to dating, but it relates to emotional abuse, so I thought you could help. I have finally come to realize (I’m 49) that my mother is probably BPD. She will fly into a rage for no reason, then 10 minutes later it’s like it never happened and you’re not …

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The recent events in Baltimore in response to Freddie Gray’s death, as well as the protests that have occurred in many other cities (Ferguson, et al) have initiated national conversations on race, politics, good cops vs. bad cops, and the “proper” way to respond to decades and centuries of abuse, oppression, and institutionalized racism. There’s …

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