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Sunday, June 19, 2011

She wants you to do WHAT??!

So i got two more emails requesting advice! *go me!* I'm gonna tackle the oddest one first. I hope and pray I don't offend anyone but I probably will so...ehh.

Dear Chanel

Whats up girl? Alright, I got one for you. I have a man. We've been together since high school, 2002. No we arent married cuz I dont even wanna fuck things up like that. Why fix what's not broken, right?? Anyway, so my twin sister is single and really wants to have a baby. Her and my man do what they do every so often. I have no problems with it. But now that shes talkin having babies, i'm a little afraid that she will want me to be okay with him being her babies father. I'm not okay with that. I want to be his one and only woman he makes babies with. What do you think I should tell her?

*massive side eye* and a loud chorus of *crickets*


Okay. Let me repeat this to make sure my level of confusion is valid. You have a man who you have been with for almost ten years. (check) You don't wanna get married cuz you don't wanna fix what's not broken (hesitant check) BUT YOUR SISTER IS BANGING YOUR MAN AND YOU DONT CONSIDER THAT BROKEN!? Pause. Alright. I'm not gonna judge. I'm just gonna continue down my line of questioning and then proceed with my advice.

Okay...so you, honest to little baby Jesus, have absolutely NO problems with your sister having sex with your boyfriend? None at all? If so, then okay, let me wrap my mind around that concept and see what good i can be here. Umm...


Well. The only thing I can suggest is- wait... why are you and your sister sharing men?? Why cant she go find someone else?! Im sorry but the thought of having something dipped into me that has been coated in sister juice is uggggh *gag* im so so sorry. I know this is supposed to be a judgment free zone. *sigh* Allow me to collect my senses. Alright. Girl, let me just say that YOU are better than ME. Mm hmm. Okay, now the only thing I can suggest is being straightforward with your sister. Does, your boyfriend wanna do it? If so, then you might be fighting an uphill battle because if they are both in on it AND are having sex...ummm its probably gonna happen whether or not you are in for the ride. But if the luckiest man alive boyfriend is NOT okay with it, then maybe both of you should make that known to your sister and make SURE she gets no more ideas about it. That's really the best I have to offer right now. Talk to her to see what she's thinking. Talk to your man to see if yall are on the same page. Then set some boundaries. Otherwise...this will become the thing Jerry Springer shows were made of. [it actually already is] GOOD LUCK!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Dear Abbey has been fired.

And im moving in. woooooo! So I got an email today from someone who has been reading my other blog for yrs and just now wandered over to my new spot here [which i've been neglecting like an evil stepchild]. In that email, I was asked for some pretty specific advice and I was given permission to blog it out as long as i kept all identities hidden. I feel all special and shit! :) Here goes my attempt at relationship counseling. Lord help.

Dear Chanel,

I have a problem that i'm kinda embarrassed to ask for help on because i've never felt like this before. I'm a lesbian. [this isnt the problem, i'm jus sayin.] I came out in highschool when I was 16 and havent looked back since. I'm now 25 yrs old and have never slept with a man. Never even had the desire to. Until now. Im having dreams about it.When i see a cute guy walk by I often think about what sex would be like with him. Im fantasizing about it and it's just all bad. I guess I should probably tell you that i'm in a relationship with my girlfriend and we've been together since 2008. I havent spoke to her about this at all because im pretty sure she'd leave me. I would just sweep this away but i literally cant even look at an attractive man without getting all kinds of turned on. WTF????!!! please please suggest something good.

-tarnished gold star lesbian

Dear Tarnished Gold Star Lesbian,

First off, cool pts for the creative name. Although you arent "tarnished" yet so...stop it. Let me assure you that you are not the first lesbian to deal with this and you will not be the last. Even those who swear UP and all the way down that they would never ever sleep with a man, have at least thought about "what if". So that's not a problem. It's natural to be curious about anything you've never had. The problem arises when that curiosity turns into a desire, which turns into an action that could potentially hurt someone. Sleeping with a man will not necessarily hurt YOU, but obviously it would hurt your gf.

I suggest truly figuring out what you want to do. If this attraction to men is becoming overwhelming to the point where you really want to experiment, you need to be prepared to be honest with your partner. Lying and cheating will only make u feel worse. Yeah, she'll probably look at you like you've lost your mind, but if she cares about you...she will listen to you and discuss what's going on. Maybe you just need to talk about it but wont ever really take it there. Often the secrecy surrounding a situation actually makes it more appealing. If you put it out there and talk it out with your girl, or with close friends, you may find that it's not even as big of a problem for you that you're thinking it is.

Now personally, i'm an advocate of trying both sides so you will know without a doubt what you want. I'm a proud tarnished star and even happier of the fact that i've been there done that, so there's nothing to be curious about, u know? Maybe you might end up needing to try it. Nothing wrong with it as long as u go about it the right (honest) way. If you find out its SO not for you, good job. If u enjoy it, maybe you're bi, and that's great that u finally know yourself. Do some soul-searching, talk it out, do more soul searching, make a decision and then let it ride.

Hope i helped!