Tag Archives: Etiquette

On Patients and Polyamory

Gentle Reader, as Pride Month has finally arrived – and there’s been considerable lack of interest in the etiquette/advice column – this will be the final installment of that particular feature as a regular thing. Therefore, next week, we’ll move … Continue reading

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Of Form and Family

Here we are again with our weekly etiquette column, Gentle Reader. This week, we focus on family matters. Our first question involves new elements in the family dynamic: How do you subtly display your dominance and be condescending to your … Continue reading

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Of Plato and Politesse

Gentle Reader, this week’s edition of Delyte’s Deportment has a few particularly tricky situations. Let’s dive right in, shall we? Our first query also happens to be the very first submission to the column! The anonymous Gentle Reader writes: What is … Continue reading

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Pride Etiquette

Gentle Reader, Pride is a celebration of the LGBTQIA community, as well as a remembrance of our struggle for acceptance and equality. Rooted as it is in our culture, and given that our culture is made up of victories like … Continue reading

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How to Talk with your Relatives During the Holidays

Gentle Reader, the holiday parties are already upon us – I was reminded, at just such an event, that a guide to conversation might be helpful. Some might not shy away from entering a screaming match over the pie with their nearest … Continue reading

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Tits and Teeth

Underworld showfolk have to stick together, Gentle Reader – which is why one of the guiding tenets of my social philosophy is cribbed directly from the Vegas Show-Girl’s mouth: a phrase known simply as “Tits and Teeth.” That’s what the … Continue reading

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On Relationship Status

Hello, Gentle Reader. Today we have an excerpt from my etiquette book, dealing with a few of the many varieties of relationship extant. It’s from the earliest-written portion of the book, and it defines such things as “The Standard Heteronormative … Continue reading

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