Alice has the answers.
November 29, 2002 11:43 AM   Subscribe

Got a health question? Go Ask Alice! Fielding questions ranging from the common cold to way out there sexual dysfunctions, Go Ask Alice!--Columbia University's "Q&A Internet Service"--handles even the most bizarre sounding questions with honesty, humor, and good advice. I visit this site about once a week, and have learned quite a bit.
posted by WolfDaddy (8 comments total)
What is this, voodoo?
posted by four panels at 11:54 AM on November 29, 2002

Especially when you're drunk...
posted by Fabulon7 at 12:19 PM on November 29, 2002

Just reading this made people look at me funny. And I'm wearing a normal shirt!

Incidentally, I wasn't even searching for anything sex-related. I searched for "head problem". Really.
posted by Fabulon7 at 12:37 PM on November 29, 2002

That "bizarre" link was a little ickier than I expected, eating lunch.

GAA is a real internet mainstay, coming up on its tenth anniversary. In the early days it was the obligatory "sex" site to link to on many personal home pages. When there wasn't anything else.

Yes, there was such a thing as a web devoid of porn.
posted by dhartung at 1:31 PM on November 29, 2002

Best of all, Go Ask Alice is a favorite of Mrs. Lew Bishop (AKA Dr. Laura).

Actually, their information is quite good and nonjudgemental; just the sort of thing the internet is made for. Those who expect Columbia University to act in loco parentis on their website are sadly misguided.
posted by TedW at 3:25 PM on November 29, 2002

I've been a fan of Unca Cecil's The Straight Dope for about 15 years.
posted by planetkyoto at 5:54 PM on November 29, 2002

Oh Man! And I thought I had heard of everything.(Warning! An anus is involved.)
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 5:29 PM on November 30, 2002

This reminds me of Ask Uncle Ezra, which is a column for students at Cornell. It primarily focuses on social and mental health issues, but it includes all sorts of stuff, even poetry...and it's even older than Ask Alice, since it started in 1986. I started reading it (via gopher) when I was a student at Ithaca College across town; I really like the warm tone.
posted by Vidiot at 3:48 PM on December 1, 2002

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