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Essential reading for all adults
on 11 April 2015
Enlightening,motivational,and inspirational! I can honestly say that this book changed my life! Yes really. I know that many books carry these review comments,but I really do mean this. I bought this book through sheer desperation, being single and feeling permanently guilty about my own needs and my inability to describe them with anyone had left me feeling miserable and isolated. This book was a major turning point for me as an adult.
Having struggled for years with a combination of personal issues,I now feel comfortable with the subject of masturbation. For far too many years this has been such a taboo subject, something considered to be the province of only the lonely the sad or the desperate,and that any who indulge themselves need help.
This book is truly refreshing insight into what is after all an essential part of our sexual development. For many women the ability to reach orgasm is difficult not to mention frustrating and,being able to masturbate can help them to find out more about how their own bodies tick,and yet we still live in a society where we are led to believe that 'nice' girls don't touch themselves.
Dodson goes on to describe the different attitudes that men and women both have regarding masturbation,and teaches us how to truly express our own needs and to be able to convey this to ourselves and our partners. This is a very worthwhile read for anyone regardless of your age, gender or status.It might even help some relationships where masturbation is an issue.
I will admit that there are some parts of the book that don't appeal to me, for instance masturbating in a group in a nursing home in old age,that isn't me at all. But that is a very personal opinion,the vast majority of it is awe inspiring,and extremely helpful. Pick and choose what works for you.
I have been a nurse and a midwife for over thirty years, yet I learned more about the human body in this book than I ever did on the wards,plus I learned an awful lot about myself. My only regret is not buying this book years ago.
Masturbation is part of all our lives whether we care to admit this or not,it's real,it happens,and it's normal. It isn't the ideal subject for polite dinner party conversation,but it is a necessary part of all of us. Read this and learn more about yourself than you ever thought possible. For any women with sexual issues of any sort,maybe this is the very book that will set you free.