The Naked Advice

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

Steve wrote: “I know this isn’t the kind of thing you usually discuss and I hope it’s OK to ask. Two people I know well died in the last couple of months. One was my age, a good friend since high school, and one (two days ago) was someone I did a lot of business …

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There’s a lot of bad advice out there. Sometimes it’s only bad because it’s too simplistic, like “Good communication is the most important for making love last”. Sure, good communication is important, but what exactly is “good” communication? And what about things like compatible personalities, sexual and/or romantic chemistry, and shared values? I recently came …

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It is often spoken to the nervous bride or groom from well-meaning friends or relatives. The fiancé wonders why he’s been procrastinating setting a wedding date and his best friend says it, the bride is crying in the bathroom before the ceremony while her maid of honor says it. “You just have cold feet! Everyone …

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Happy Hump Day! Today’s video about proper relationship boundaries highlights some common mistakes most couples make, because it can be difficult to know how to set limits with loved ones. Click here to watch my video, and please share it with others and comment with your own experiences! Liz

D. S. asks: “Hello. My friend who I have made online is having problems with their abusive and unsafe family setting. I would like to help them, but it is difficult because they refuse to “turn in” their mother. Please help me in what I need to do. It is almost impossible to get them to …

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One day, after one of those deliriously busy lunch shifts at the restaurant ended, my friend Jenna and I gleefully ordered at the computer terminal a pizza and a big salad to share. “Oh, can we leave out the wontons and the scallions from the salad? Wontons are empty calories and I hate scallions”, Jenna …

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Elise asked: “Okay, so my boyfriend just left for basic training and we recently got back together after I just got out of a relationship. Before, we broke up because he was having commitment issues because we kind of rushed into a relationship after he got out of a three-year relationship, but after some time …

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John asked: “This girl has come into my life and she’s very damaged from past relationships. I’m not as much seeking damaged women to help them, I just really like this girl and want to help her. She doesn’t trust me, right, which why would she because she doesn’t know me that well. We have …

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Fredrik asked: “I’ve been friends with a girl for quite some years now and we get on really well together. I’ve gone back and forth on how I feel about us being together in a relationship and it seems that I always end up coming back to the idea that we should. At times I’ve …

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Kelly asked: “I am a single 22 year-old-woman and consider myself to be body confident. In two months time I will be ticking off something from my Bucket List. I am going to be “sawed in half” by a magician. This is to be during a Burlesque show no less and I’m very excited about …

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