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The Mandate: Can my friend breakup with her boyfriend over his small package?

Written by The Mandate on . Posted in Sex & Relationships

My friend spent forever having a crush on a co-worker. They finally get together and start dating. Bliss right? Well, apparently, his penis is small and impotent, and the sex is unsatisfying to say the least. Can she dump him even though she’ll see him everyday? And is dumping someone over a small, impotent penis [&hellip
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The Mandate: How to help a boyfriend when he’s down on his luck

Written by The Mandate on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, Opinion and Column, Our Town Downtown, Sex & Relationships

I have been with my boyfriend for 2 years, and I love him a lot. I’m worried that he might be struggling financially and I want to be able to help him. I’m in a place right now where I can afford to help him out but I’m worried he’ll be embarrassed and lash out. [&hellip
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The Mandate: What to do if all’s well in the relationship, except what happens in the bedroom

Written by The Mandate on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, Sex & Relationships

I’ve started dating someone and we get along really well. We have romantic dinners, great conversation and so much in common. Problem: the sex is well…boring. I’m a girl who likes to have fun in bed and I’m just not gelling with his…ahem, style. Do I run? Do I say something? Sex is important but [&hellip
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The Mandate: What is the etiquette for sleeping with him on the first date?

Written by The Mandate on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, On Topic OTDT, Our Town Downtown, Sex & Relationships

You’re asking me what the etiquette is for stripping down buck naked, with someone who is essentially a stranger to you, and doing the nasty on his Pabst stained Star Wars sheets? Um… use a condom? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, sex on the first date IS NOT A GOOD IDEA. [&hellip
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The Mandate: Learn to Play the Modern Dating Game

Written by The Mandate on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, On Topic OTDT, Our Town Downtown, Sex & Relationships

1284069169-mysteryman Dear Mandate, Have I been living under a rock for the past ten years? I am completely incapable of playing “the game”. What are the rules? When do they apply? Help! Disclaimer: The following post is in no way a statement that men are the sex that should be pursued. In my total and utter [&hellip
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Introducing The Mandate: The Man with all the Answers

Written by The Mandate on . Posted in Lifestyle, NY Press Exclusive, Sex & Relationships

mystery-man61377 Introducing the Mandate; a peek inside the male psyche for all the readers of New York Press. This column will attempt to bring light to all of your dating conundrums with thorough and brutally honest answers to your burning questions. You may not always like the answer, but the Mandate speaks the truth, the whole [&hellip
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