Miranda contracts an STD and has to let her previous boyfriends know that they might have an STD as well.Meanwhile, Samantha is forced to move when she's blamed for letting in a man who robs a resident at gunpoint.As a person who is by nature very direct and to the point, dating is a mystery trapped in a puzzle, tucked in a fireproof safe thrown down a mineshaft. But the most distressing behavior is the casual sex hook-up mating habits that dominate New York City, a city that I adore and call my home. I make no illusions to being anything but this, and I do not judge others with different lifestyles.If a polyamorous life of multiple lovers or a string of emotionally detached one-night stands with perfect strangers is satisfying to a person, then they should be doing exactly that.
Miranda discovers she has chlamydia, so she calls all her 42 former partners, and Steve suffers an intimate test despite being monogamous.But I know there are others like me that aren't wired this way, and seek something with some level of greater commitment both emotionally and sexually.I have a myriad of friends who complain all the time: "I am not slutty enough for New York." And I can relate.When I asked her why it was such a big deal, she replied that she was worried she’d “look like a prude.” Sure, there’s the traditional first time sex zone, which falls between date three and date five, but ultimately, sex should happen when both parties are ready and really want to get it on, not just because it’s been marked down in Girl Code’s all powerful Book of Rules.When a couple finally puts flesh to flesh could be date one or date ten, but that doesn’t mean the decision needs to come with a label in one direction or another.