Synopsis by Mark Deming
For a change, this episode finds Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) and her friends not having sex; Carrie and Big's (Chris Noth) relationship has fallen into a slump, and she wonders if his lack of enthusiasm about sex may have something to do with an attack of gas that she suffered one evening. Charlotte (Kristin Davis) is dating one of Carrie's old boyfriends, and learns he's decided that abstaining from sex is good for his emotional well-being. Samantha (Kim Cattrall) is involved with a man who is interested in the tantric aspects of celibacy, which she soon finds can be exciting and maddening at the same time. And Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) is in the midst of a losing streak with men; after three months without sex, she's wondering if she'll be sleeping alone for the rest of her life.