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    Indecent Exposure as Seduction Move? Em & Lo Say No Today’s Post carries two different stories about men facing sexual-harassment charges for allegedly exposing themselves to female subordinates. Without getting into the whole unwanted-advances-from-bosses issue — which, yes, we understand is the crux of the alleged harassment — we were struck by the method of seduction. Did we somehow miss the point at which dropping trou became a standard way to try to pick someone up? Confused, we turned to the only sex-and-relationship experts we know — the inimitable and irrepressible Em & Lo — to learn about the effectiveness of indecent exposure as dating strategy. What’s with all this genital-exposing? Is this some common move we just haven’t heard of? Actually, several years ago, a guy in a bar tried to pick up Em this way. They had been talking for a while, and when she excused herself, he followed her downstairs to wait for the one unisex restroom to open. While they were waiting, he said, “You know, I’ve always wondered if I was smaller than average. Since you’re an expert, I was wondering if I could get your professional opinion.” And then started to undo his fly. Huh. Did it work? No. I literally sprinted in the opposite direction.