Bad Advice

Why We Read Bad Advice

Matt: Each week, Andrea Grimes (seriously, you need to follow her on Twitter) takes her love of advice columns in a decidedly different, more hilarious direction than ours: Bad Advice is a cutting satire that re-answers advice column questions from around the internet with a mocking tone that gives a particular-type-of-letter-writer exactly the terrible, enabling advice that they're seeking. Yes, go forth and fuck that Nazi into being a better person! By all means, ask your girlfriend to euthanize her dog because you think she loves the dog more than you! Please, commission a custom g-string swimsuit for your 7-year-old daughter for... reasons! Andrea Grimes is a treasure who we don't deserve. CHERISH HER.

Let Us Sex-Plain

Why We Read Let Us Sex-Plain

Matt: Dating advice by and for New Yorkers is obviously relevant to my interests, and it's all the more welcome coming from expert straight-shooter Jillian Anthony. Our stalwart wingwoman deals in emphatic affirmations and indignant rebuttals with a constant sharp wit expressed in tantalizing wordplay and absurd-yet-fitting pop culture metaphors. But even if Anthony weren't a kindred New Yorker and punner, I'd still very much be in love with her work for heralding sex positivity, consent, reciprocation, communication, and every other essential foundational element of a good romantic relationship. The bottom line is that Let Us Sex-Plain and the surrounding Time Out New York Sex & Dating articles are extraordinarily useful resources, and I highly recommend adding Anthony and co. to your routine reading list.