Dear Urban Diplomat: what do I do about my wife’s erotic CBC fan fiction?

Dear Urban Diplomat: what do I do about my wife’s erotic CBC fan fiction?

Dear Urban Diplomat: CBC Fan Fic (Image: Peter Rogers)
 

Dear Urban Diplomat,
I discovered my wife’s erotic fan fiction starring a certain personality from CBC’s The National. It’s astonishingly steamy stuff. What should I make of it?

—Fiction Friction, Summerhill

Allow me a moment to shake the image of a pouty-lipped Rex Murphy from my mind…. There we go. We’re all entitled to our fantasies, so no need to feel threatened. Instead, consider her saucy opus a call to action. What to do depends largely on where you found it. If the pages were tucked away in a drawer, buy her some sexy lingerie, then rise to the occasion, but don’t mention your discovery. If she left the story open on the kitchen table, take it as an invitation to discuss her rather specific sexual pinings. Be open, accepting and prepared to spice things up in the bedroom (or bathroom or kitchen), and don’t rule out a little role playing starring the Mansbridge/Swain/Murphy/Mesley/Hanomansing combination of your mutual choosing.

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