5 books on sexuality that can change your life
- The Body is Not an Apology
The Body Is Not an Apology offers self-love as the medicine to heal the wounds that systems of oppression inflict upon us which makes us unable to connect and have a positive relationship with our bodies. Activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor ask us to reconnect our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective strength. The book includes Taylor’s stories about combating body terrorism around the world and inspiring people to love their bodies and all their quirks. In the final chapter of the book, she offers specific tools, actions, and resources for confronting racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, and transphobia. She guides us through new ways of awakening love for the body and dismantles the shame created by society.
- Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
In Bonk, the best-selling author of Stiff turns her outrageous curiosity and insight on the most alluring scientific subject of all: sex. Mary answers fascinating questions like can a person think herself to orgasm? Why doesn’t Viagra help women-or, for that matter, pandas? Can a dead man get an erection? Is vaginal orgasm a myth? Mary talks in great detail about two of the most important aspects of sexuality: arousal and orgasm. This is definitely one of the most fun books on human sexuality from a scientific perspective. Apart from being scientific it’s also surprisingly funny and deals with a heavy topic like this in a spectacularly fun manner. It is miles away from being a dry read.
- Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life
Written by PhD. Emily Nagoski this book deals with female sexuality. But it can prove an interesting read for male-bodied people as well. It tells almost everything you need to know about female sexuality. It explores the whys and hows of female sexuality and anatomy. She can help you radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy. There are two important lessons in the book. First is that every woman has her own unique sexuality similar to a fingerprint. Women’s anatomy, sexual mechanisms, and responses can vary immensely between women and she explains that it is completely normal. And the second lesson is that sex happens in a context. It means that things in everyday life influence the context surrounding a woman’s arousal, desire, and orgasm. It’s a very informative and interesting read and can make you discover better sex and more profound pleasures than you ever felt.
- Love Worth Making: How to Have Ridiculously Great Sex in a Lasting Relationship
Written by one of the world’s leading sex therapists, Love Worth Making can make your sex life way better than it currently is. This book deals with sexual feelings. How do they work? How to read these in your partner? What rules do they follow? Dr Stephen Snyder has helped over 1,500 individuals and couples master the erotic challenges of long-term relationships and have better sex lives. The main theme of the book is that understanding our sexual selves can lead to rewarding, passionate, and memorable sex. It is a practical, fun, and empowering book that has already helped a number of people.
- Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence
One of the most dignified voices on erotic intelligence, therapist Esther Perel offers a radical take on intimacy and sex. Esther has more than twenty years of experience being a couple’s therapist. And she uses this experience as she examines the complexities of sustaining ‘desire’. It is a straightforward book that demonstrates how sex can be fun, passionate, and even poetic in long-term relationships. She talks about domesticity and sexual desire and explains what takes to bring lust home.
This by no means is a comprehensive list and there is so much more than you can figure out yourself while exploring. Reading these books can get you started on a journey. A journey to figure out your sex self in order to make your sex life more fulfilling. Grab a book and start your journey.
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