The Awkward Human Survival Guide

The Awkward Human Survival Guide

The Awkward Human Survival Guide answers the uncomfortable questions everyone encounters on an unfortunately regular basis and talks to people around the world who embrace the stranger side of life.

Got a question or comment? Visit for lots of options! Check out our Subreddit, too!

If you love the show, please help us keep making them! (This does not require a financial contribution.)


Hosted by Adam Dachis, Darren Herczeg, Erica Elson, and Richard Cardenas.

← Previous Episode   |   Next Episode →

92: Awkward Night Live with Brett and Lucas

December 15, 2015 at 12:15PM • 1 hour 16 minutes • Wiki Entry

This awkward week we're talking to Brett and Lucas on the phone about reviving a dormant sex life and making a dating profile for a non-traditional gay man. Darren returns! Sponsor: The Elbow Muzzle. Want to ask a question on the show? Visit!

Show Notes & Links Presented by CacheFly

Awkward Situation of the Week: Darren shares a special offer he received during Thanksgiving.

This Week's Questions:

  • Brett (GM) asks, "I feel this is an odd one. But then I think about previous questions I’ve heard, and don’t feel so bad. This kind of all goes back to my original question/problem where Jake, my husbro, didn’t like me sexting other guys and whatnot. I think I left a brief update after that, but I essentially cut all that out. We tried sexting each other, but didn’t work too well. He sucks at it, remember? The problem is now I’m not really sexually driven at all. I don’t have the desire for sex with Jake or anybody. Well…sorta. I’ve always had this weird obsession with public sex and exhibitionism (remember the scanner pic, Richard?). I think it’s the thrill of getting caught that excites me. Jake knows this. He knows my ultimate fantasy of fucking in an open field somewhere, or outside on the hood and/or bed of his truck. NOW, I have this weird obsession with just jerking off in public somewhere and getting caught. Maybe having somebody join in, watch, help out, etc. I go to the gym early mornings and shower afterwards. I jerk off in the shower most mornings. I never get off, but I get hard and leave the curtain open a bit. That early in the morning, though, is just old dudes. So doesn’t really fulfill my fantasy (?). So I then get to work and still have the desire to get caught somewhere. I browse Craigslist (*gasp*) for any public related posts. I don’t want sex. At most, a bit of a reach over. Maybe if I actually fulfill the fantasy, I’ll get it out of my system and go back to my normal self. Overall my sex drive has disappeared. Jake and I have sex maybe once every other week, if that. And I rarely jerk off at home where I can get off. So I’m basically only jerking off in public settings where the goal is to get caught, not get off. Is all of this tied to the sexting thing? I’m not sure if I’m bored with the sex, am too lazy to do the work with sex, or am just going through an odd phase. Whatever it is, I need to figure it out. After ~4 months of this, Jake is starting to get antsy."
  • Lucas (GM) asks, "I am a real mess when it comes to dating in the gay world. I am basically the opposite of what mainstream homosexuality is, I am conservative libertarian, who repairs RVs for a living...I would be willing to let you guys help me with my growlr/ scruff profiles."

Special Segment: This is a weird episodes, so we ain't got time to feature nothing because everything is special.

Final Thoughts: Adam and Wing perform Suddenly, Seymour from Little Shop of Horrors.