My boyfriend makes really funny faces during sex. It’s hard for me to look at him without laughing, which makes it hard for me to stay in the mood. Is there a good way to bring this up to him? What should I say?

—Amanda, Los Angeles

Riddlin’ Kids
: My first answer to this is to tell him that you wanna start getting crazy in the sack and maybe dress up. Then make him wear a mask. But, he might see through this and think that you find him unattractive. An ugliness complex is the last thing you want to give him. So, I think the best thing to do is tell him you love it from behind. This way you never have to look at this dumb face.

Love Doc: How about saying, "Stop making those ridiculous faces. Don’t you know how distracting that is? Just look at yourself!" Then have him look in the mirror on your ceiling to see how ridiculous he looks. Wait, maybe that’s too harsh. How about just closing your eyes and thinking about Brad Pitt or Alex Greenwald of Phantom Planet? That always works for me.

This weekend I hooked up with one of my really good guy friends. I’m regretting this now because I think we are better together as friends. I also don’t want to feel weird around him, but right now it’s awkward and he doesn’t talk to me as much as he used to. What should I do?

—Julie, Pasadena

Riddlin’ Kids
: Don’t worry, he’ll come around. I think he’s just a little weirded out right now. The good news is that he’s not calling you all the time. If this were the case, that would mean that he was really into you and the friendship would be permanently damaged. Just give him time.

Love Doc: He’s just freaking out right now because he’s confused. He probably feels the same way that you do and hopes to still be your friend. Give him time to scratch his head, then call him up and invite him out with a group of people. You can feel out the situation then, just not with your hands. That’s what got you in trouble in the first place.

I want girls to like me more. So my question is, what do girls like to talk about? What attracts girls to guys both physically and mentally? I’d appreciate any advice you can give me.

—Matt, Encino

Riddlin’ Kids
: Matt, listen to me very carefully. First of all, SHUT UP!! Let her do the talking. When you do talk, talk about what she is talking about and then ask her questions about what she’s interested in.

People love to hear themselves talk. Salespeople use this technique – you can sell something without talking your brains out. Many times, if you talk too much, you can sell something then buy it back.

Also, never tell her she’s pretty. Girls hear that all the time. Tell a hot girl she’s smart and she’ll be all over you! Also, a few cocktails might help.

Love Doc: Girls do love guys who can listen and ask questions about them, so props to the Riddlin’ Kids. The other thing girls are attracted to is a guy who can just be himself. It sounds so simple, but there are lots of guys who can’t get past their own egos or macho fronts to really connect with a girl. Guys who talk about what they’ve done, what they have, blah, blah, blah … girls will just roll their eyes. Be your own nervous self and girls will be intrigued.

—Compiled by Mari Fong

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