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Ask Miss Wendy -  Miss Wendy's Texas Love Advice to New York's Sexually Challenged

Miss Wendy's Texas Love Advice
Plus Some Occasional Comments on the
State of the Popular Culture

Ask Miss Wendy
L-R: Michael Mazocco, Wendy R. Williams, Armistead Johnson
Photo: Stephen Mosher

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Dear Miss Wendy,

I was saddened to see that Condomania, the cheery little sex shop in the West Village has now closed.

Sincerely yours,

An Oklahoma Tourist

Dear Okie,

Tourism is exactly what closed Condomania. The store’s customers were all out-of-town-tourists who would enter the store to giggle and gawk, never spending anywhere near enough to justify the store’s rent or the hostility of its neighbors.

And it is a new world out there: New York City is handing out free condoms. See this article in the New York Times and this fun quote, “The city’s posters advertising the condoms proclaim “we’ve got you covered,” and “New York’s hottest new wrapper.” A press release yesterday said, “the rubber is hitting the road,” although it probably should have said “railroad.”

There is even a lady standing at the entrance to the Union Square train station hollering “Free condemns. Free condemns.” And I'm pretty sure she is handing out prophylactics and not "The Landlord's Guide to Having Your Rent-Stabilized Building Condemned and Tossing Out All Those Pesky Tenants."

I personally would like to see this trend of free condoms continued (in the interest of public health, of course). How about a red reptile condom to promote Spiderman III? Or a vivid blue and red to promote Superman Whatever?

Dear Miss Wendy,

How is sex going to survive in this era of global warming?


Hot in the City

Dear Hottie,

The real problem is going to be how sex (or anything) is going to survive when we run out of juice to run the AC: limp frizzy hair: running make up; and sweat soaked linen shirts are definitely not sexy!

We will all have to channel Williams Hurt and Kathleen Turner in Lawrence Kasdan’s Body Heat and just pretend to be turned on by sweat. Or simply hit the beach (which may soon be farther inland anyway) like Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr did in Fred Zinnemann’s From Here to Eternity.

Williams Hurt and Kathleen Turner
Body Heat

Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr in From Here to Eternity

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