"Introduction from the Daughter" from Mother/Daughter Sex Advice
My mom likes to work in bed. It’s not uncommon to see her laying on her bed, backed by millions of pillows, typing away on her computer. I usually barge right in and flop down. (Sometimes she likes the company, other times she lets me know I’m not welcome).
On one such occasion, she asked me if I wanted to help her with a work project — she said it would be really fun.
As soon as I found out that it was “answering people’s sex problems,” I jumped on board. I love giving advice! Usually I don’t have enough people to give advice to, but this time I got to sift through a bunch of "Dear Susie… " emails with my mom, and decide which ones we would feature in the column. My instinct was to answer all of them.
My mom and I have read aloud advice columns together for a long time, everything from Dear Abby, Dear Prudence, to eventually, Dear Dan Savage. I loved disagreeing with the more conservative advice columnists, and ate up the intimate details and wilder material in Dan’s column or other “adult” magazines. The people who wrote us at Jezebel tended to disclose more, which was helpful — the more details, the better.
The reaction that we got from Jezebel readers was super-mixed. Some applauded us for our wonderful mother-daughter relationship, and commented on how funny and witty we were. (Ego stroke!) Others found the idea of mother/daughter sex conversation disgusting or uncomfortable...
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