My husband has the scalding hots for Pete Buttigieg. Unfortunately, I kind of look like him, and my beau wants to call me "Mayor Pete" in bed. I know it's all in good fun, but this idea sort of turns me off. Probably because I'm a huge Bernie fan. I'm game for trying a lot of things, and I want to make my hubby happy, but I think this might squash the mood. What do I do?
Not Butti-Giggling (male, 33)
Dear Not Butti-Giggling,
Role-play can be a fantastic way to spice up your sex life, but only when all parties involved are down with the plan. Call me crazy, but it sounds like you're on the fence with this one. I say let some six-o'clock shadow grow, throw on a tie, hop in the sack and see how it goes. What's the worst that could happen? It may be too weird to go through with, but I bet you'd both have a good laugh about it and wind up having fun either way.
If trying it for real is a complete boner-kill, tell him that he can call you "Mayor Pete" in his head all he wants. I'm sure he'd understand where you're coming from if you ask him whether he'd be OK with you yelling, "Feel the Bern!" in the throes of passion.
Good luck and God bless,