The Artist Who Likes Sex in Bar Bathrooms
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The Artist Who Likes Sex in Bar Bathrooms

New York ’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. Photo: James Gallagher This week, a woman trying to leave a toxic relationship by meeting up with random men: 29, painter/writer, straight, Red Hook, “almost” single. DAY ONE 7:48 a.m. I jolt awake from another dream-slash-nightmare about my boyfriend B’s ex-wife, who, in my imagination, is a weird cross between ’90s Katie Holmes and my fourth-grade math teacher. I’m going to be late for work again … 10:02 a.m. I sit at my desk in Nolita trying to write something Twitter won’t actively hate. I’m already over it. I need to get B on the phone to ask if I can see other people. He’s older, frantically busy, volatile, and undergoing an increasingly acrimonious divorce from a woman he loved for over a decade. They still live together. He says he’s trying to make time for me, but I haven’t gotten laid in a month. 11:30 a.m. I glance at my phone and see a message from B. Apparently, his ex has sent him a particularly brutal text. He asks if […]

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