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The Sex Diaries


Straight female, 35, theater director, East Village, mother of a 13-year-old, in long-term relationship.

9:00 A.M. Woke up to the sound of my kid watching South Park a few feet from our bed. Boyfriend Matt chews kid out for this and other pent-up grievances.
NOON Kid goes to meet a friend. I go to work. I miss Matt.
5:00 P.M. Kid and I meet Matt at restaurant. Matt and I stare at each other throughout dinner and kiss every so often.
6:00 Kid goes to meet another friend, so Matt and I walk home alone. We kiss some more while walking. I whack my lip painfully against his front teeth.
11:00 Watch art film with Matt after kid goes to bed. Despite disturbing images of rotting, long-dead prostitute, I give him a blow job, and we have missionary sex.

7:00 A.M. Send kid off to school.
4:00 P.M. Get nails done. Wonder if Matt will think dark red is sexy or trashy. Opt for clear polish.
6:00 Kid is at his dad’s this week. Susan, who lives upstairs, comes over. Her relationship is falling apart. Matt goes to the other room while I listen. I give her a hug and she cries.
MIDNIGHT Make love with Matt: missionary, then doggy style. Nice not to have to do it quietly.

7:00 A.M. Matt wants sex, but I’m too sleepy.
1:00 P.M. One of the first days of spring. Lots of guys look at me hopefully. One says, “Can I walk with you?” I tell him, “No, I’m going to meet my boyfriend.”
2:00 Lunch with Matt. He’s depressed about money worries. Some talk and hand-holding.
11:00 Matt falls asleep stroking my breasts while we are watching a boring indie film.

9:00 A.M. Wake up to find Matt already gone.
4:30 P.M. Surprised to find Matt home. Tired, we lay down to take a nap. Have missionary sex instead.
9:00 We go for a drink at a quiet bar. So nice to spend time with him alone.

9:00 A.M. Cuddle with Matt for too long, rush out late. Forget my cell phone.
6:00 P.M. Kid doesn’t have his viola for his lesson. Called me eight times on my cell, which was at home.
9:00 Meet Matt for dinner in Koreatown.
MIDNIGHT Matt wants me to come to bed, but I get obsessed over finding a modern parallel to Shakespeare for something I’m working on.

9:00 A.M. Wake up to find Matt upset over an old e-mail of mine to a photographer. I’ve posed for a lot of art photographers, but I don’t pose nude anymore because he has an issue about it. Matt upset that I told the photographer this. “Don’t make me out to be petty,” he says.
NOON Would like to call Matt but think he’s still mad at me. The nudity issue crops up every so often.
9:00 P.M. Meet Matt at a bar. Frost of earlier today seems to have melted.

9:00 A.M. Didn’t want to orgasm, but then Matt goes down on me and I reconsider.
8:00 P.M. Go to friend’s father’s birthday party, look at his 50th wedding-anniversary picture. Matt says, “I want to stay with you that long.”

Total: Two makeout sessions; one act of fellatio; one act of cunnilingus; four acts of intercourse: one doggy style, three missionary.


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