Cover Photo: A screenshot of the character Samantha Jones, played by Kim Cattrall, from the show "Sex and the City." She is wearing dark brown sunglasses and a white halter top. She is clutching the sunglasses on her face and her mouth is open in surprise.
Production still via New Line Cinema/HBO Films

Writing Sex Was Easy Until I Had to Read It Aloud

I had one male audio engineer in the room with me, politely waiting to hear me record a graphic essay about youthful sex.


Sex and the City

graphicwho had been hired to listen to me?

I’ve long believed that if a scene or sentence makes me squirm a little, that’s a sign that it’s critical to the narrative.


Rax King is a James Beard Award-nominated bitch. Her work can also be found in Glamour, MEL Magazine, Catapult, and elsewhere. Look out for her monthly column Store-Bought Is Fine for hot takes about the Food Network, and her essay collection Tacky (Vintage 2021).