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Dear Mistress Abigaille

Advice from a real Peer -
so it must be good!

Dear Mistress Abigaille,

I'm an older man who enjoys hugging women at SCA events whenever possible. I call myself a "Lech" and I'm proud to do so. Should I be concerned about a potential law suit?

— NOT Harassing in the Current Middle Ages

Dear NOT,

While you're right that a hug is not a sexual assault, you should keep in mind that some people are not comfortable with hugs and other physical displays of affection. This doesn't make them cold or uncaring - it just means that maybe they were raised differently, have a need for greater physical space, or that they don't enjoy you getting your jollies from hugging them and watching for bodice spillage. May I suggest a handshake or a gentle kiss on the hand (no tongue, please), and perhaps not expecting the ladies to accept your "leching"?

Dear Mistress Abigaille,

My Peer has super bad breath. The type of the bad smell varies from day to day, but there are certain themes it always returns to — like rotten eggs, smelly feet and sometimes even ass! Some people you can tell they have bad breath, but he thinks he's so super-fly, he wouldn't believe me. Also, if I told him how bad it is straight out, he may take back my belt. So, what should I do?

— Anxious in An Croissaire

Dear Anxious,

Maintaining your belt is of utmost importance. I suggest you research period breath fresheners and offer them to him — at every opportunity.

Dear Mistress Abigaille,

I am interested in becoming a dominitrix — how do I start?

— Claire Shannon

Dear Claire,


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