On Driving 100 Miles to See Your Boyfriend

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Last February, the Cut’s Alana Massey wrote a column titled “Why I’m Buying a House Without a Family to Put in It.” Seven months later, she is now living in that house, 100 miles away from her boyfriend, in a woodsy region of upstate New York. On this week’s Sex Lives, Alana talks to host Maureen O’Connor about the move; the joys of fucking in a house with a yard; her dream of causing small-town scandals; and why driving 100 miles to visit your boyfriend is actually easier than traveling from north Brooklyn to south Brooklyn on New York’s public transit system.