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Superb book. A 100% straight girl would get enough out of this to justify buying it!
on 3 October 2008
This book really covers everything about and around lesbian sexuality, but much of it could be just as useful to our straight sisters. The author is open-minded, non-judgemental and inclusionist. There are tons of resources, not just in the extensive appendix section, but also scattered references throughout the book. These are sound. Be it porn that is not misogynistic (yes! it does exist!), gender theory resources, or books and media on overcoming sexual trauma, the book would be a goldmine in an information jungle, if only for these.
The actual content however :) works its way from Desire/Fantasies, to Anatomy (with one of the best cross section diagrams I have seen), Orgasm, Emotional Health issues, Masturbation, Communication, Partners, Different types of sex, Gender theory, S&M, Sex Parties, Toys, and finally to Sexual Health.
Throughout the tone is light and friendly, and the book is simply life-affirming and joyous to read. Yes, this book centers on physical issues and the self, this is *not* erotica, and the cute black & white illustrations are not porn. This is a reference book that gives a great overview over the multi-faceted issue that is human female sexuality, specifically lesbian. Well worth it :)