“Were Threesomes The New Sexual Frontier?”

How relevant is Sex and The City? S1, Ep.8 “Three’s a Crowd”

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What is the blow jobs of the ‘20s?

“Threesomes are huge right now. They’re the blow job of the ‘90s.” — Samantha

Sex is like fashion. It comes and goes. Excuse the pun.

Can we still have threesomes in 2021?

In this episode, Miranda tests her abilities to be cast in a threesome play. Though her friends playfully reject her in their hypothetical fantasies, Miranda seeks validation. She explores whether a threesome is an option for her. And as we learn, a contemporary couple would include her in their fantasies with open arms.

Can we still have fantasies?

“Doing it in an aeroplane bathroom”

When Charlotte is asked about her fantasies, her boyfriend is hinting at threesomes. But he mentions other cliche fantasies to stimulate Charlotte’s conservative mind. He mentions the common fantasy of sex in an aeroplane bathroom.

The Cliches

Where this episode hasn’t stood the test of time is in the two cliches it pushes, both about married men. There’s the man cheating on his wife, and then wanting to leave his wife for the mistress. Though Samantha’s response isn’t the cliche, the portrayal of her situation has been done to death.

How Well Has This Episode Aged?

Would the show address threesomes now? As the show matured, we see less of these topics come to the surface. It becomes more about the narrative of the character’s lives and the events shaping their future. It’s less about the sexual politics of Manhattan.

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