I get more letters at Savage Love than I could ever hope to respond to personally, and infinitely more letters than I could ever hope to answer. Still, there’s really no secret to getting your letter into Savage Love: I just have to find your problem somewhat interesting, basically. (You are, however, better off e-mailing me on Tuesdays, when I actually sit down to write, than you are on, say, Fridays, when I’m sitting down to drink.) The fact that I can’t respond to every letter leads to a lot of hurt feelings. Every day I get complaints from readers who can’t believe I replied to the dude with shit on his dick and not to them.
Well, dear readers, for two weeks — and two weeks only — you can get a guaranteed response from me. Just go to www.noonprop8.com, click "Donate Now," and do your part to help preserve marriage equality in California. On the left-hand side of the donation page, there’s a spot where you can indicate that you’re making your donation in someone’s honor. Type in "Savage Love," put my e-mail address -- firstname.lastname@example.org -- in the space provided, and then send me your question in another e-mail along with the e-mail confirmation that No on Prop. 8 sent you after your donation cleared.
The six biggest Savage Love donors over the next two weeks get their letters in the October 16 and 23 installments of Savage Love. And everyone who makes a donation of $25 or more by October 16 gets a personal reply to their question from yours truly. So, Cake Fart Fetishist, you’ve been badgering me with inane e-mails for three years now. This is your chance to finally get your stupid letter in the column. You, too, David in Brooklyn. It’s time to put up or shut up. But, hey, you don’t have to be an annoying stalker to participate. Got a good question and want to help fight the good fight? Make a donation, send me your question along with your receipt, and you’ll be hearing from me in print or privately. -- Dan Savage