Sex Diaries

New York Magazine’s Sex Diaries series asks anonymous city dwellers to record a week in their sex lives — with comic, tragic, often sexy, and always revealing results. The column, which began in 2007, is the basis of a new docuseries on HBO.

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How I Get Strangers to Talk About Their Sex Lives

To write the Sex Diaries column every week, I stop people on the bus, ask my cashier at CVS, or even beg my next-door neighbors.

The rest of the archive

  1. The Woman Who Has Sex for the First Time in 17 YearsThis week’s sex diary.
  2. The Woman Whose Mom Sends Her Money to Join a Dating AppThis week’s sex diary.
  3. The Nurse Whose Husband Wants Sex Every NightThis week’s sex diary.
  4. The Divorced Guy Too Tired for SexThis week’s sex diary.
  5. The Art-Museum Worker Sleeping With a Married CoupleThis week’s sex diary.
  6. The Grad Student With a ‘Praise Kink’This week’s sex diary.
  7. The Single Mom Overwhelmed by Her Party-Girl DateThis week’s sex diary.
  8. The Divorced Consultant Turned Off by Her Date’s KidsThis week’s sex diary.
  9. The Polyamorous Farmer Looking for Lovers in the Off-SeasonThis week’s sex diary.
  10. The Utah Woman With 3 BoyfriendsThis week’s sex diary.
  11. The 69 Best Sex Diaries of All TimeThese are the diaries that blew up our group texts, inspired an internet conspiracy or two, and still make us blush all these years later.
  12. The 9 Most-Read Sex Diaries in 2023From a Hollywood assistant with a sugar daddy to a Connecticut dermatologist excited about a threesome with her husband.
  13. The OnlyFans Model Looking for Sugar Daddies in LondonThis week’s sex diary.
  14. The Bartender Whose Lover Forgot Her BirthdayThis week’s sex diary.
  15. The Woman Who’s Worried Her Co-worker Is Dating Her ExThis week’s sex diary.
  16. The Lawyer Having Breakup Sex Before WorkThis week’s sex diary.
  17. The Woman Getting Flown Out for a One-Night StandThis week’s sex diary.
  18. The Interior Decorator Who Wants to Seduce Her TrainerThis week’s sex diary.
  19. The Yoga Instructor Whose One-Night Stand Might Be MarriedThis week’s sex diary.
  20. The 40-Year-Old Trying to Party His Ex AwayThis week’s sex diary.
  21. The Literary Agent Who Has an Affair and Leaves Her HusbandThis week’s sex diary.
  22. The Woman Jealous of Her Boyfriend’s Date“It is my first week being in an officially ethically nonmonogamous relationship.”
  23. The 52-Year-Old Scientist Having His First ThreesomeThis week’s sex diary.
  24. The Woman Getting Back Into Group SexThis week’s sex diary.
  25. The Executive Assistant With a Sugar Daddy in CalabasasThis week’s sex diary.
  26. The 41-Year-Old Discovering That She Likes Dirty TalkThis week’s sex diary.
  27. The Woman Getting the “Ick” From Her DateThis week’s sex diary.
  28. The Fashion Assistant Collecting Orgasms in LondonThis week’s sex diary.
  29. The Woman Matching With the Absolute Worst Men on TinderThis week’s sex diary.
  30. The Social Media Manager Who Makes a Move on Her BossThis week’s sex diary.
  31. The Waiter Wondering If He’ll Have Sex on the Third DateThis week’s sex diary.
  32. The Gallerista Getting an Erotic Massage at the Russian BathhouseThis week’s sex diary.
  33. The 50-Year-Old Reconnecting With Her Summer-Camp CrushThis week’s sex diary.
  34. The Publicist Sleeping With an Irish Guy She Met at the GymThis week’s sex diary.
  35. The Southerner Stumbling Into Her First ThreesomeThis week’s sex diary.
  36. The Queer Librarian Getting Paid for Feet PicsThis week’s sex diary.
  37. The Bisexual Gardener Making Out With a Tattooed ChefThis week’s sex diary.
  38. The Insomniac Tech Worker Juggling 4 WomenThis week’s sex diary.
  39. The TV Writer Seeking Hot Sex While on StrikeThis week’s sex diary.
  40. The Publicist Worried She Chases Men Too MuchThis week’s sex diary.
  41. The Nurse Planning a ‘Sexcation’ in the WildernessThis week’s sex diary.
  42. The Woman in an Open Marriage With a Gay ManThis week’s sex diary.
  43. The Author Sleeping With a Not-Yet-Divorced DadThis week’s sex diary.
  44. The Woman Tracking Her Berlin Sex Buddies in a SpreadsheetThis week’s sex diary.
  45. The Paris-Based Designer Seeing a New Man Every NightThis week’s sex diary.
  46. The Reality-TV Producer Sleeping With a Guitar PlayerThis week’s sex diary.
  47. The Divorced Dad Prepping for His First Sex PartyThis week’s sex diary.
  48. The Married Mom Having Sex on Her Friend’s Bachelorette TripThis week’s sex diary.
  49. The Filmmaker Who Knows This Guy Is Probably Bad NewsThis week’s sex diary.
  50. The Musician Sleeping With a Married WomanThis week’s sex diary.
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