We grabbed drinks at Northern Territory in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It was obvious we found each other attractive, so there was sort of an unspoken agreement that we would be sleeping together that night. We started wandering around, looking for an unlocked warehouse so we could go to the roof and see ‘the view.’ We ended up finding one, climbed the inside fire-escape ladder to the roof, took one look at the skyline and started kissing. I asked if he had a condom. He said, ‘I have two.’ Neither survived.”—Gabrielle, 28, Astoria, Queens
New Yorkers like sex. We like to talk about it, we like to experiment with it, and we love to hear others spill the beans about it. We polled hundreds of locals from more than 50 neighborhoods in all five boroughs to find out just exactly how much sex they’re having and in what fashion. If you want to know more about your peers’ practices when it comes to buying toys at sex shops, cheating, masturbating, BDSM, banging on the first date and going to sex parties, keep reading. Go on: You know you want to.
Illustrations by Pâté