Can I date my friend’s crush? When am I allowed to ghost? Is public masturbation ever okay?
We might all be adults here, but who’s really qualified to give a solid answer to those (and many other) sex-etiquette questions? That’s why Sex Lives called in Slate’s advice columnist, Dear Prudence — a.k.a. the Toast co-founder Mallory Ortberg. She was very patient as we asked her to validate and explain all of our petty dating problems.
Plus: The London sex-toy company Hot Octopuss converted a New York City phone booth into a public masturbation booth for men, complete with “Guy-Fi,” so every user had access to porn. (Better or worse than a urinal?) And, as always, your voice-mails. With Allison P. Davis, Maureen O’Connor, and David Wallace-Wells.