New York Magazine’s Sex Lives: How the French Say ‘French Kiss’

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Two years ago, French GQ sex columnist Maïa Mazaurette told the Cut why the French are better at sex than Americans. Then she took a trip to New York, joined Tinder, and fell in love with an American. This week on Sex Lives, she explains how an American actor tamed Paris’s wildest bachelorette (2:55), whether her views on France’s sexual superiority have changed (35:15), how to say “French kiss” in French (30:00), and why the French word for rim job is beautifully poetic. With Maureen O’Connor.