At this point, anyone interested in running for elected office should be required to take a crash course in social media. For some basic—and recent—rules of thumb: Never hire a spokesman who sends out sexist tweets (county Supervisor and San Jose mayoral candidate Dave Cortese); never go on an epic Facebook rant against “the gays” while leaving no doubt of your ugly homophobia (former Congressman Ernie Konnyu); and never accuse the city you’re running to represent as mayor of assassinating your dog (Santa Clara NIMBY Deborah Bress). But what about posting pictures of cupcakes decorated in the shape of vaginas? This is surely uncharted territory, but San Jose policeman and downtown City Council candidate Raul Peralez did exactly that on his public Pinterest account. As part of a “Manly Men” board on his page dedicated to bachelor parties, Peralez pinned a photo of 35 anatomically iced cupcakes with the caption: “EATING OUT nEVER TASTED sO GOOD.” He also posted a photo of a cake in the shape of a voluptuously thonged derrière. This appears to be some harmless good fun, but it’s the kind of thing that probably wouldn’t play so well if he’s elected into office. There are different rules for elected officials—look no further than the group of Latino legislators, including Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville), who posed for a photo while getting bombed after hours at the state Capitol. It was idiotic enough for Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to send the pic out on Twitter—it’s since been deleted—but later that night San Diego Assemblyman Ben Hueso got busted for DUI. Peralez is probably smart enough to avoid most of the aforementioned mistakes, but word to the wise: ditch all cameras/social media when the bachelor party comes to pass.