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The emptiness of cheating: A woman’s sad diary

As Gore Vidal said, “Sex is.” That’s it, nothing more. And yet, when we read a diary like this thirty-nine year old, New York woman, with multiple secret boyfriends, most of us are taken aback that she’s asking, ‘Why do I cheat on my boyfriend, why am I addicted to sex with many men?”

These diaries are a real-life snippet into people’s lives and, as is the case here, both eye opening and sad.

“I wonder why he isn’t enough for me. Why do I have to be such a terrible person and go behind his back?”

The woman’s questions sound empty, like her sex life. If this is just one week in her life , she needs help.

[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.]

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