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Photos don't lie, people do 

I met my girlfriend about three months ago on a social-networking Web site. The pictures made her look attractive and in shape. We texted each other nonstop for the first three months. This past weekend we met, and she didn't look anything like her pictures. However, we did still have sex twice. I'm about to start my freshman year in college, and I realized upon returning from my orientation that I do not want to be tied down going into school. Breaking up with her will break her heart into pieces. I have no clue what I should do.

Epic State Of Confusion

You didn't meet your girlfriend three months ago, you met this girl last weekend. And if she expects a lifetime commitment after posting misleading photos and exchanging text messages and a weekend of sex, she isn't just asking to have her heart broken, her heart needs breaking. So you'll have to break it for her, unless you're prepared to be with her for the next few decades.

She'll conclude that the breakup has something to do with her looks, and that fact will make your rejection hurt all the worse. Good. She set herself up for rejection when she posted misleading photographs and forged an emotional connection under what amounts to false pretenses. Your rejection may convince her to post more-representative photos -- honest photos -- in the future.

For the record: Anyone looking for sex partners online is allowed to post flattering photos of recent vintage. People are free, of course, to post misleading photos of mysterious provenance. But those who post misleading photos have no one to blame for their hurt feelings but themselves.

On the Internet, no one knows -- or has to know -- you're a dog. But when chatting becomes cyberdating, when romance may be in the offing, and a face-to-face meeting becomes inevitable, an exchange of more-representative photos is simple common sense and common courtesy.

And here's where you went wrong: You fucked this girl. She naturally interpreted your willingness to fuck her as a sign that you didn't care about the discrepancy between her photos and her actual appearance. It's going to make the rejection more devastating than it needed to be.

A wonderful guy I've known since grade school zoomed in and became my lover after a devastating divorce. He's a tiger in bed, sweet and respectful, and an overall terrific guy. The problem? I've always been considered a "knockout," while my lover is "different" looking. I love him even more for it. But how do I deal with assholes who ask questions like "What are you doing with him?" It's usually one of his "friends" -- and they'll say it right in front of him. What the hell am I supposed to say?

My Boyfriend's Not A Loser

"What am I doing with him? I'm doing all I can to keep his nuts drained -- basically, I'm doing for him what your right hand does for you."

So a friend of mine and I have been having a debate. She's a lesbian, and she's certain that there is no possible way that she could ever contract a sexually transmitted infection. Her logic is that fingerfucking and eating pussy are safe in every way. But I remember taking a class on human sexuality where our professor showed us pictures of people who contracted STIs in odd ways. We saw a picture of a guy who had a yeast infection on his tongue from eating a girl out (it kind of looked like cottage cheese was growing on his tongue), and I won't describe the picture of the guy who had gonorrhea in his eye.

So I'm just wondering, is it possible for a lesbian to get an STI? Or were those photos faked just to scare us?

Verification Desired

Yes, lesbians can contract STIs -- from each other, from the men some lesbian-identified women insist on fucking, from lesbians who've slept with men. Skin-to-skin contact -- grinding pussies, fingerfucking -- can transmit HPV, for instance, and herpes and razor burn. Eating pussy is also a pretty effective transmission route for herpes and HPV and gonorrhea and syphilis and chlamydia and on and on. And if brain cancer were a sexually transmitted infection, your seriously fucked-in-the-head friend would definitely be at risk.

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