friend likes to make sexual innuendos about my new girlfriend. I don’t want to be overly possessive but things get uncomfortable real quick. How can I tell him to back off? Start off with a jocular “totes inappropes, bro”. If he still doesn’t take the hint, have a word with him in private. Don’t snap at him in company as it will feel like an embarrassing verbal smack down. Instead, focus on your feelings as opposed to his character. He might very well have no idea how uncomfortable it makes you, and a politely framed request, “Can you please pull back on the sex talk about X?”, should do the trick. End with a fist bump so he knows you’re all good.