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I Try To Write About Sex Honestly

The challenge and joy of writing about sex as it is, not the fantasy version

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I wrote a book about sex — specifically, about my own sex life — and yet I’ve put off writing an essay about it. Though I have so much more to say, I know how difficult it is to write about sex. I found it challenging, almost…




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Laura Friedman Williams

Laura Friedman Williams

Author of AVAILABLE: A Very Honest Account of Life After Divorce (Boro/HarperUK June ‘21; coming in May ‘22 from Harper360). Mom of three, New Yorker.

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