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The Awkward Human Survival Guide

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23: Spaghetti Straps in Her Boyfriend's Bedroom

August 19, 2014 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 6 minutes • Wiki Entry

Erica's mom accidentally shares Adam's sex toy review on Facebook, we attempt to solve the mystery of a sleep-masturbator, and help a woman decide whether or not to attempt to deep throat. Also, an interview with the creators of Music Vibes, the sex toys that vibrate to your tunes.




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Awkward Situation of the Week: Erica's mom shares Adam's Autoblow 2 review.

This Week's Questions:

  • Pratik asks, "She responds to my texts. We have talked rather personally in parties and on phone. I have asked her out and she said she will tell me when. We are inches away from asking each other anything we want. I am not married she is. I don't want a relationship with her, I don't think she does too. I flirt with her and she responds. Is it wrong?"
  • Cathy asks, "What is it like to deepthroat during oral sex? Why do men like it? I am afraid to do it. Should I be?"
  • Jordan asks, "I'm a guy and 21. My girlfriend (23) and I have been living together for over a year now, and she masturbates in our bed and one time in our grandparents bed while I'm falling asleep. This began a few months after we moved in together. When I first caught her, I tried to give a chance to confess bit then I finally said 'you don't have to hide the fact that you masturbate...just know that if I wake up to you doing it, I'll want to help. Because you turn me on.' She freaked out and acted like she didn't know what I was talking about. She blamed it on her Vyvanse she is prescribed and even told me she switched to adderall because she was afraid she'd do it again. It slowed down for a while. So then I doubted myself and thought maybe she doesn't realize she's doing it and so I left it alone when she'd wake me up with her masturbating. But now it's almost everynight and I brought it up again and she bawled calling herself a freak. And saying she should wear a straight jacket at night. Now, here's the thing. When we first had sex she said I was the best she'd ever had. I make her cum more then 20 other guys she's been with ever did. This I believe because I put tons of effort into the art of sex. It's one of my favorite things to do. And she knows this. So, why masturbate when I'm in the same bed? And when we are home why not go downstairs to our other bedroom and grab one of her dildos or something thats down there and use that? And am I just paranoid or is she fully aware of this situation? I just dont think she's sleep masturbating because it doesn't seem to fit her reactions when I barely move and she quits suddenly."
  • Alyssa asks, "My boyfriend and I have been in a relationship for a little over four months now. Things have been great and even though he's mentioned thinking other girls are cute, I haven't really had a problem with jealousy. Everyone looks, even if they don't touch. That's what I remind myself. Now, I should also mention that we live an hour and a half and an expensive train ride apart. Weekends are the only time we can see each other and I always spend the night. The problem I have now is that his friends are visiting. Now, that fact alone isn't so bad. He assured me that he still wanted me to come over on weekends and stay the night. His friends would sleep in the living room and I'd sleep with him in his room. I'm not so comfortable with so many strangers, but I agreed. He then tells me the night before that things have changed and his friend (a girl) wants to sleep in the room with him because his other friend in the living room snores. Okay, I had no idea that a girl would even be coming until this revelation. She'd be sleeping in the room with both of us. I haven't even met her and I'm already put off by the whole situation. He assures me that it's fine. After a bit of a tantrum on my part, I reluctantly agreed to try spending the night anyway. The next bit comes when I actually see what she wears for sleeping; a lacy, spaghetti-strap top and panties. I know I'm a bit of a prude, but that just set me off. He assures me that he feels nothing for her and that even if she slept naked, he wouldn't care. They're just friends. He also said the reason was because it was so hot, she has to wear this to feel comfortable. For the record, I wore full pajamas. Now how do I handle this? I'm torn between being the 'new girlfriend' and the desire not to piss off his friends or look like a possessive bitch, but then I'd also never allow my friends to put him in a similar situation. They are staying for a month. Should I just stay away for a month? Deal with it? Is there a good compromise here?"

Special Segment: Interview with Brian and Suki, the creators of the OhMiBod Music Vibes

Final Thoughts: Gabriel Pagan writes, "Re: the haunted vagina. There is a comic book called Tarot that had a haunted vagina storyline. It's an insane comic, you'd probably like it."