In a Tuesday post on the website XOJane, Sydney Leathers says the No. 1 tip she has is to “indulge [a politician’s] crazy alter-ego, and whatever you do, don’t laugh at him. When in doubt, use a smiley-face and tell him you actually mean it.”

The married ex-congressman admitted last month to engaging in X-rated online chats with the 23-year-old Leathers six months after resigning from Congress amid a sexting scandal.

Some of Leathers’s other suggestions include: “Be a little coy first. Don’t be so aggressive,” “Be prepared to make the first move, play on his ego, and resist being sexual when he wants to be sexual,” and “Give him more attention than he’s ever known from a woman.”

Leathers — who released a sex tape this week — says the bottom line is: “Don’t ever let the politician know how pathetic you think they really are.”