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RECENT QUESTIONS FROM THE PARK

What are New Yorkers asking me?

How much of in vino veritas is veritas, and how much of it is just the vino?
What tips can a “nice guy who finishes last” learn from the rude boys?
Sex with other mall rats is getting old...fast. How does a suburban gal like me expand her horizons?
It’s been years and she’s still not over my cheating. Does she still have the right to be tripping?
Can f*** buddies of 10 years somehow “upgrade” and become boyfriends?
Gay marriage passed in New York. I’m now feeling a whole new pressure to find sex that is more than a one-night stand. Will this make me boring?
Masturbating while driving. Do you give this the green light or the red light?
If I start being monogamous with her, do I have to update my Facebook status to “in a relationship”?
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To whom should I reveal that I’m secretly in love with my housekeeper?

What is Free Advice with Francisco?

Francisco Ramirez offers free advice on relationships, sex & dating to the public in New York City parks on most Saturdays and/or Sunday afternoons. He has done so since 2008. Come find Francisco in a NYC park, and chat in English, Spanish, Portuguese, American Sign Language or French!

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Support Free Sex Advice!

To accept--or not to accept--tips in the park?

When I first started Free Advice, nearly 5 years ago, my critics told me I’d be crazy to not ask for donations from my advice-seekers in the park. They said that charging money to talk about sex was the right thing to do. If I accepted money in the park, they said, my advice-seekers would take the conversation more to heart. Likewise, they said, I would hold myself to a higher standard, and that without making money from each interaction, I’d burn out. I thought otherwise.


Who comes to see me?

People from all walks of life come to chat. Some people who I see in the park are homeless or have little or no income or resources. For these people who come see me, paying a dollar--or even a quarter--is not an option.


Why is Free Sex Advice free?

I believe that everyone has a right to lead a sexually healthy, fulfilling life regardless of their socioeconomic reality. Free Sex Advice with Francisco is one small way I contribute to making the world a more sexually healthy and compassionate place for everyone.


So, it’s really free?

Yes. I do not ask for money from people in the park--nor do I accept any.


I know you don’t accept tips in the park. Can I still support Free Advice?

Yes--and thank you! If you’d like to support Free Advice and my work, you can click on the PayPal button below to donate. Your donations help fund everything from special events permits for the NYC Parks & Recreation Department, recording equipment, website server maintenance, hand warmers for chilly days, and even cups of cocoa during 6-hour Free Advice marathons in the city. Thank you in advance for for your kind donation!

Why I’m Still Here

People sometimes ask, do you still do Free Advice in the winter? My response: do you quit sexing just 'cause it goes below 40°? Do your dating dramas disappear at the fall of the first snowflake? Right, well, neither do I.


Now it's true that on chilly winter days, I'm somewhat tempted to stay in bed watching Hulu or to join my friends for dim sum at Jing Fong or liquid brunch at Calle Ocho.


But there's an undeniable part of me that's perennially drawn back to the park bench to chat with my New Yorkers--whether complete strangers or repeat "customers"--about their sex lives.


I can't always detail the 100 reasons why I find this work so compelling; I just know that it is. And I know it's what I'm meant to be doing, right here, right now.


So, stop on by, or spread the word: Free Advice is here and going strong in 2013. And if you’ve never been to Free Advice before, please come on out and say hi! (Or hola! Aquí se habla español… and Spanglish también.


Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who comes out and lines up each week for a chat. Your time and honesty are the gems that shine brightest in my treasure chest of blessings.


Happy New Year, everyone! 


Click here to find out where/when I'll be next. And follow on Twitter or Facebook for the latest updates on #FreeSexAdvice.

January 13, 2013 1:11 PM

I believe that everyone has a right

to lead a sexually healthy, fulfilling life,

regardless of their socioeconomic reality.

- Francisco Ramirez     

Support Free Sex Advice

Support Free Sex Advice

What is Free Advice with Francisco?

Since 2008, Francisco Ramirez offers free advice on relationships, sex & dating to the public in New York City parks. Come find Francisco in a NYC park, and chat in English, Spanish, Portuguese, American Sign Language or French!

#FreeSexAdvice
Tue, Oct. 8, Union Square, 6:00-8:00pmshapeimage_14_link_0shapeimage_14_link_1shapeimage_14_link_2
Union Square Park
2pm - 4pm
FREE ADVICE IN
MANHATTAN
SUN, MAR. 2

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