Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Dear Abby, You Crack Me Up

Here is today's Dear Abby entry:

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I recently watched a comedy that featured men cross-dressing. Ever since, I have had a burning desire to have my husband wear sexy lingerie and makeup.
There is nothing effeminate about him, but I can't get this out of my head. I bought him a lacy bra and panty set, garter belt and stockings, but I haven't had the nerve to ask him to wear them. Am I crazy? Should I try to forget this? -- BURNING DESIRE IN NAHANT, MASS.
DEAR BURNING: Human sexuality is complicated. There are many women who help their husbands cross-dress, however it is my understanding that the initiator is usually the man. I don't think you are crazy, nor do I think you should "forget" something that you describe as a "burning desire." What I do think you should do is have a frank discussion with your husband and find out how open-minded he is on the subject.
Sometimes I really wish I knew the people that write in to Dear Abby. Usually, I just want to smack them upside the head. In this case, it just cracks me up. Writing to Dear Abby (the symbol for old-fashioned, clutch your pearls, you-kids-get-off-my-lawn kind of thinking) for cross dressing advice? Well my stars, I do declare! Will wonders never cease?
Still...I think he's in for a shock. Something tells me that would be a really funny conversation to be a fly on the wall and watch. I have no idea who this couple is, but I really hope she writes back.


Kristina P. said...

I love reading advice columns.

NIKOL said...

I love it when Abby is really diplomatic and frank in her answer, when you know she wants to say something like, "Yes, you're batshit crazy. Thanks for playing."

peewee said...

I wish people would ASK ME for advice. hey! Maybe I'll do that as a topic one day. Because how fun would THAT be!??!

Karen said...

It's amazing what questions people will ask random strangers.

I love listening to Dr. Laura because I just can't believe what some people will ask her. And I love it when she really lets someone have it. It would be awesome if Dear Abby would do that more.

rychelle said...

i certainly hope she writes in with the "results" of that conversation. please keep us posted! ;)