Lessons from Sex and the City

While women gasp and giggle, you should take notes. Sex and the City has offered men an unprecedented glimpse into the minds of women, so when the film’s sequel opens Thursday, tagging along with your lady could be wise. Here, some of the series’ most valuable lessons.

Ask for Directions
You may think she’s satisfied, but have you ever asked? Miranda dumped an ophthalmologist because she didn’t want to fake another orgasm. “It’s my clitoris, not the Sphinx!” she exclaimed. She tried giving the doc a tutorial, but he failed. Ask and listen; women are happy to direct.

Don’t Overshare
Think twice before sharing your fantasies. With a Carrie-type, you may wind up the subject of a tirade to friends (or a widely read newspaper column called “To Pee or Not to Pee”). If you’re lucky, however, you’ve got someone like Samantha, who is GGG: Good, Giving and Game.

Be a Good Sport
Samantha once dated a man who refused sex if the Knicks lost. When Carrie stopped by Big’s on fight night, he said he’d rather watch a knock-out than sleep with one. We’d never ask you to skip a Habs’ playoff game, but never treat us like a minor leaguer.

Dump with Class
After her man dumps her on a Post-it, Carrie says: “We just want an ending to a relationship that is thoughtful and decent and honours what we had together.” A face-to-face breakup may feel tougher, but it will pay off in good dating karma in the long run.

Image courtesy of IKEA BOY [J.D. Chen].

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