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What are the guidelines for male friends helping each other apply sunscreen?
Illustration by Jack Unruh

Q: What are the guidelines for male friends helping each other apply sunscreen? I was recently down at the coast with a buddy of mine. My girlfriend wasn’t there, so when I was putting on some sunscreen, I asked him if he’d mind doing my back. He nearly had a conniption fit and acted like I had made some sort of depraved request. Did I err?
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A: Blessed with a preternaturally

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