It’s been 10 YEARS since we bid farewell to Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha as “Sex & The City” came to a conclusion, on our small screens, at least.

We celebrate six years of cosmoplitans and cock-talk with a nostalgic strut down Fifth Avenue and the 20 things we learned from “Sex & The City” . . .

1. Let a man say “I Love You” in his own time (Episode “The Caste System”)

A questionable duck-shaped purse from Mr Big makes Carrie blurt out, “I love you”, to an awkward silence. A pissed off Ms Bradshaw, an alleged blow-job and a heated argument later, Big finally returns the sentiment, “I fucking love you, OK? You know I do!”

2. “Before you buy the car, you take it for a test drive!” (Episode “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”)

Charlotte’s “don’t sleep with a guy on the first date” rule comes back to bite her in the ass when she finally sleeps with fiancee, Trey the night before their wedding. Her big day finds her confessing to Carrie, “Trey can’t get it up”.

3. There are two types of women; the simple girls and the Katie girls (Episode “Ex & The City”)

Big and twenty-something fiancee, Natasha’s engagement party at The Plaza Hotel sparks Carrie’s “epiphany” and one of best scenes of the whole series where she, Miranda and Charlotte explain chick-flick movie, “The Way We Were” to a bewildered Samantha and deliver an impromptu performance of the theme song.

4. “A bad kisser is non negotiable!” (Episode “No Ands, Ifs Or Butts”)

Charlotte encounters a whole new level of bad kissing with bachelor, Brad, “He raped my face! I’m never seeing him again!”

5. “Be VERY careful who you invite to “Brazil” (Episode “Sex & Another City”)

A trip to Los Angeles and a bikini wax later, Carrie embraces a bolder version of herself when she meets publicity agent, Keith Travers (played by Vince Vaughn), only to be confused as a prostitute and discover he is actually a house-sitter.

6. “Once they go tantric, they don’t go back . . .” (Episode “Was It Good For You?”)

Charlotte questions her “bed manner” after her boyfriend falls asleep during sex and sings herself and the girls up to a Tantric Sex Workshop; cue a hands-on demonstration and a hysterical climax.

7. “All cats look the same in the dark!” (Episode “The Man, The Myth, The Viagra”)

Samantha dates an older gentlemen, “a young 72” and talks herself into some “bedroom fun” with him saying, “All cats look the same in the dark”. Turns out, they don’t.

8. David Duchovny looks great in every TV show (Episode “Boy, Interrupted”)

David Duchovny guest-stars at Carrie’s high-school sweetheart, Jeremy who is spending time voluntary at a nearby therapeutic community and worried about “losing his marbles”. Potentially crazy, but still dreamy.

9. A “mercy fuck” can have serious consequences . . . (Episode “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda”)

Miranda pays the price for trying to comfort Steve when she discovers that she is pregnant, “He has one ball, and I have a lazy ovary! In what twisted world does that create a baby? It’s like the Special Olympics of conception!”

10. Romance always gives way to reality (Episode “The Drought”)

Carrie gets a little too comfortable in Big’s bed.

11. A vibrator is not for everyone (Episode “The Turtle & The Hare”)

Miranda introduces Charlotte to “The Rabbit”, inadvertantly giving her more than she can handle and creating a masturbating monster, “I’d just rather stay home with The Rabbit, than go out and deal with men!”

12. “The worse the wedding, the better the marriage” (Episode “The Catch”)

Charlotte obsesses over having the perfect wedding to Harry, but worries they are “cursed” after a series of mishaps, until Carrie tentively reminds her, “You already had the perfect wedding and the marriage, not so perfect. You know I think this is a good sign. I think the worse the wedding, the better the marriage”.

13. Never date someone you meet in therapy (Episode “Games People Play”)

Carrie finds herself in therapy over her BIG obsession and is disgruntled when her therapist suggests that she gravitates towards toxic men, before she meets Seth in the waiting room. A date and a game of Twister later, Carrie realises her therapist may have a point when after sleeping with her, Seth confesses why he is in therapy, “I’m really fucked up about women. I sleep with them and I completely lose interest”.

14. A “post-it” is not the way to end a relationship (Episode “The Post-It Always Sticks Twice”)

Carrie’s boyfriend, Berger went down in “SATC” history when he called time on their relationship in the shortest, sourest way possible. On a post-it.“I’m sorry. I can’t. Don’t hate me”.

15. “You can’t date your fuck buddy” (Episode “The Fuck Buddy”)

Carrie attempts to forge a relationship when her friend, John who is always there for her when she is feeling “restless”. However, some awkward confusion about what Carrie meant when she scheduled a date at a sushi restaurant makes her realise that fuck buddies are just that.

16. “There is no polite way to get out of phone sex” (Episode “The Perfect Present”)

A friendly phone-call with Big sees Carrie take an unexpected trip down memory lane without really meaning to and confirming that, no, there is no polite way to get out of phone sex with an ex, “I had accidental phone-sex with Big”

17. How far a man will go for a blow job (Episode “Easy Come, Easy Go”)

Samantha encounters “some funky tasting spunk” with date, Adam Ball and tries to wriggle out of getting near his area again. However, Adam accuses her of making excuses to get out of giving head and when she challenges him to try it for himself, she is surprised at how far a man will go for oral sex.

18. “Men in power just want to be dominated and humiliated” (Episode “Politically Erect”)

Carrie faces an awkward dilemma when she dates Senator, Bill Kelly, “To pee or not to pee”.

19. “Women pick, its in our DNA” (Episode “Pick-A-Little, Talk-A-Little”)

Carrie suffers after indulging herself in the ultimate female flaw, “picking”, when critiquing new boyfriend, Berger’s book. A sulky boyfriend and a childish argument later, she realises she might have said too much.

20. “‘The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself” 

 

 

 

 

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