Emily Yoffe Emily Yoffe

Emily Yoffe is a regular Slate contributor. She writes the Dear Prudence column. 

Dear Prudence
Feb. 25 2014 6:00 AMFecal AphrodisiacIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman whose boyfriend wants sex whenever she finishes with the bathroom.
Dear Prudence
Feb. 20 2014 7:05 AMIn Vino CoitusMy wife will have sex with me only when she’s drunk.
Dear Prudence
Feb. 18 2014 3:03 PMPorcelain RevengeIn a live chat, Prudie, advises a woman who used to dip a couple's toothbrushes in the toilet.
Dear Prudence
Feb. 11 2014 6:00 AMMrs. DoubtfireIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a man whose mother-in-law wants to test his children’s DNA.
The XX Factor
Feb. 10 2014 2:15 PMDon't Teach College Women That a "Bystander" Will Rescue Them from Assault
Dear Prudence
Feb. 4 2014 6:00 AMThe Cornered CuckoldIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a man who agreed to let his wife take lovers—only now she's pregnant.
Dear Prudence
Jan. 30 2014 6:00 AMMind the GapMy new guy has everything I want—except his front teeth.
Dear Prudence
Jan. 27 2014 3:11 PMMarrying OutIn a live chat, Prudie offers advice on a brother who abandoned his real family for his wife’s.
Dear Prudence
Jan. 22 2014 6:00 AMBoys Will Be BoysIn a live chat, Prudie advises a woman whose brother made his son choose a “manly” tricycle helmet.
Dear Prudence
Jan. 16 2014 6:00 AMNet LifeI want to kill myself so my family gets the insurance.
Dear Prudence
Jan. 13 2014 3:04 PMComplainers Never ProsperIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a man worried that he and his wife are too pessimistic.
Dear Prudence
Jan. 7 2014 6:00 AMMy Best Friend’s FuneralIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman excluded from her male friend’s memorial by his widow.
Dear Prudence
Jan. 2 2014 6:00 AMFamily's GuyMy daughter is in love with my son’s boyfriend.
Dear Prudence
Dec. 26 2013 6:00 AMDirect DepositMy boss poops in the office shower.
Dear Prudence
Dec. 23 2013 3:09 PMHelp! The Man I’ve Been Secretly in Love With Just Confessed His Feelings—At My Wedding.
Dear Prudence
Feb. 24 2014 3:20 PMBed and Break-InIn a live chat, Prudie advises a letter writer who caught a hotel employee sniffing sheets and pillows.
Dear Prudence
Feb. 19 2014 6:00 AMTeacher-Student CongressIn a live chat, Prudie advises a married college instructor getting a little too close to her 19-year-old pupil.
Dear Prudence
Feb. 13 2014 6:00 AMTo Err in ErosPrudie’s advice on a pilfered necklace, expecting a ring, and flowers for Mom—just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Dear Prudence
Feb. 10 2014 3:18 PMEau de CreepIn a live chat, Prudie advises a woman whose male roommate complains her perfume arouses him.
Dear Prudence
Feb. 6 2014 6:00 AMDada Isn’tHow do I tell my 20-year-old son his dad is not his biological father?
Dear Prudence
Feb. 3 2014 3:14 PMResponse UnkindIn a live chat, Prudie advises a letter writer getting flack for being unsympathetic about Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death.
Dear Prudence
Jan. 28 2014 6:00 AMShe Loves Me, She Loves Me NotIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a man with mild autism uncertain whether he is being flirted with.
Dear Prudence
Jan. 23 2014 6:00 AMPoached EggsMy mom and stepdad say they can only have a baby with my help.
Dear Prudence
Jan. 21 2014 2:58 PMSore IssueIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman who finds taking her herpes suppressive pills annoying.
Dear Prudence
Jan. 14 2014 6:00 AMMénage à TroubleIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman whose boyfriend pesters her about having a threesome.
Dear Prudence
Jan. 9 2014 6:00 AMOf Human BondageJury duty ruined my fantasy of rough sex.
Dear Prudence
Jan. 6 2014 2:57 PMBorn Under a Bad SignIn a live chat, Prudie advises a woman whose husband wants to tell his family their baby died.
Dear Prudence
Dec. 29 2013 11:39 PMNew Year, New YouPrudie hears back from the most memorable letter writers of 2013.
Dear Prudence
Dec. 24 2013 6:00 AMA Wrinkle in TimeIn a live chat, Prudie advises a man whose wife lied about her age before they married.
Dear Prudence
Dec. 20 2013 9:39 AMPrudie’s 2013 YearbookThe most scandalous, heartrending, and hilarious letters of the year.



War Stories

The Right Target

Why Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS may be more effective than people expect.

The One National Holiday Republicans Hope You Forget

It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is

I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights

Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.

Should You Recline Your Seat? Two Economists Weigh In.


It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice

Or, why it is very, very stupid to compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice.

Building a Better Workplace

In Defense of HR

Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.

Why Is This Mother in Prison for Helping Her Daughter Get an Abortion?

Use Facebook to Reconnect With Old Friends, Share Photos, and Serve People With Legal Papers

  News & Politics
Sept. 23 2014 6:40 PM Coalition of the Presentable Don’t believe the official version. Meet America’s real allies in the fight against ISIS.
Sept. 23 2014 2:08 PM Home Depot’s Former Lead Security Engineer Had a Legacy of Sabotage
Sept. 23 2014 1:57 PM Would a Second Sarkozy Presidency End Marriage Equality in France?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 23 2014 2:32 PM Politico Asks: Why Is Gabby Giffords So “Ruthless” on Gun Control?
  Slate Plus
Political Gabfest
Sept. 23 2014 3:04 PM Chicago Gabfest How to get your tickets before anyone else.
Brow Beat
Sept. 23 2014 4:45 PM Why Is Autumn the Only Season With Two Names?
Future Tense
Sept. 23 2014 5:36 PM This Climate Change Poem Moved World Leaders to Tears Today
  Health & Science
Sept. 23 2014 4:33 PM Who Deserves Those 4 Inches of Airplane Seat Space? An investigation into the economics of reclining.
Sports Nut
Sept. 23 2014 7:27 PM You’re Fired, Roger Goodell If the commissioner gets the ax, the NFL would still need a better justice system. What would that look like?