Recommended Reading List

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Recommended Reading List

 

 

EROTIC COMICS

Oh Joy, Sex Toy by Erika Moen some other fabulous artists too

Smut Peddler by many more fabulous artists

ORGASM

I Love Female Orgasm by Dorian Solot and Marshall Miller

Becoming Orgasmic by Julia Heiman Ph.D. and Joseph LoPiccolo Ph.D.

MASTURBATION

Tickle Your Fancy by Sadie Allison

FEMALE SEXUALITY & EMPOWERMENT

What You Really, Really Want by Jaclyn Friedman

Our Bodies, Ourselves by The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, Judy Norsigian

Because It Feels Good: A Woman’s Guide to Sexual Pleasure and Satisfaction by Debby Herbenick, PhD

Your Orgasmic Pregnancy: Little Sex Secrets Every Hot Mama Should Know by Danielle Cavallucci and Yvonne K Fulbright

PARTNER SEX

The Ultimate Guide to Fellatio by Violet Blue

The Ultimate Guide to Cunnilingus by Violet Blue

PARTNERING

Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence by Esther Perel

Partners In Passion: A Guide to Great Sex, Emotional Intimacy and Long-term Love by Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson

POSITIONS

Position of the Day: Sex Every Day in Every Way by Nerve.com

Ride ’em Cowgirl by Sadie Allison

Modern Kama Sutra by Kamini and Kirk Thomas

ANAL

The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Men by Bill Brent

Tickle My Tush by Sadie Allison

TANTRA & SPIRITUAL SEXUALITY

Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex For The Twenty-First Century by Barbara Carrellas

The Multi-Orgasmic Woman by Mantak Chia and Maneewan Chia

BODY IMAGE, BIG LOVE

Big Big Love: A Sex and Relationship Guide for People of Size (and Those Who Love Them) by Hanne Blank

Hot & Heavy: Fierce, Fat Girls on Life, Love & Fashion by Virgie Tovar

GENDER: Identity, Expression, Bodies & More

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals by Stephanie A. Brill and Rachel Pepper

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves Edited by Laura Erickson-Schroth

Trans/Love: Radical Sex, Love & Relationships Beyond the Gender Binary by Morty Diamond

AGING & SEXY SENIORS

The Ultimate Guide to Sex after 50 by Joan Price

Better Than I Ever Expected by Joan Price

Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause by The Boston Women’s Health Collective

PARENTING

Talking to Your Kids About Sex: turning “the talk” into a conversation for life by Laura Berman

S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-To-Know Progressive Sexuality Guide to Get You Through High School and College by Heather Corinna

SEX & CULTURE

Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha

CUNT: A Declaration of Independence by Inga Muscio

The Technology of Orgasm: “Hysteria,” the Vibrator, and Women’s Sexual Satisfaction by Rachel P. Maines

Big Sex, Little Death: A Memoir by Susie Brigh

Shameless: How I Ditched the Diet, Got Naked, Found True Pleasure…and Somehow Got Home in Time to Cook Dinner by Pamela Madsen

Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of Sex-Positive Culture by Carol Queen, PhD

EROTICA

Best Lesbian Erotica Series, edited by Laura Antoniou

The Harder She Comes: Butch Femme Erotica by D. L. King

Leather Daddy and the Femme by Carol Queen, PhD

FEMINIST PORN

The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure, edited by Tristan Taormino, Celine Parreñas Shimizu, Constance Penley and Mireille Miller-Young

ROLEPLAY & FANTASY

Exhibitionism for the Shy by Carol Queen PhD

POLYAMORY & OPEN RELATIONSHIPS

The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy

Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships by Tristan Taormino

SM & FETISH

The Bottoming Book by Janet W. Hardy and Dossie Easton

The New Topping Book by Janet W. Hardy and Dossie Easton

Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns: The Romance and Sexual Sorcery of Sadomasochism by Philip Miller and Molly Devon

The Ultimate Guide to Kink: BDSM, Role Play and the Erotic Edge by Tristan Taormino

50 Shades of Kink: An Introduction to BDSM by Tristan Taormino

Playing Well with Others: Your Field Guide to Discovering, Exploring and Navigating the Kink, Leather and BDSM Communities by Lee Harrington and Mollena Williams

Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink: Educational, Sensual, And Entertaining Essays by Midori

As Kinky As You Wanna Be: Your Guide to Safe, Sane and Smart BDSM by Shanna Germain

Hand In The Bush: The Fine Art Of Vaginal Fisting by Deborah Addington

KINKY EROTICA

Carrie’s Story and Safeword by Molly Weatherfield

Big Book of Submission: 69 Kinky Tales by Rachel Kramer Bussel

DISABILITY & HEALTH ISSUES

The Ultimate Guide to Sex & Disability by Miriam Kaufman, Cory Silverberg, and Fran Odette

Health Care Without Shame: A Handbook for the Sexually Diverse and Their Caregivers by Charles Moser

SEX & CANCER

Sexy After Cancer by Barbara Musser

Man Cancer Sex by Anne Katz, RN, PhD

INCEST, RAPE, SEXUAL TRAUMA

Healing Sex: A Mind/Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma by Staci Haines