10 Best Books About Sexuality Update 05/2022

How we connect with our bodies changes at different points in our lives. What is going on in our lives might make us want to turn inward and gently remind ourselves of how beautiful our bodies are. Only then can we start taking care of our needs.

This is how these books fit into a feminist view of radical self-love: They value feminine energy and sexuality very much. These books are written by people we like, like psychologists, OBGYNs, and doulas. They are changing the narrative and making us feel more at home in our bodies.

Come As You Are

Author | Emily Nagoski

Come As You Are

When you meet Dr. Emily Nagoski, she is like your nerdy, science-minded best friend. She combines scientific studies with humor to show how psychology can make people want to have sex. Nagoski is backed by modern science when she helps us understand our bodies and how we find arousal.

It’s one of the most important books about sex that any woman (or anyone else) could ever read. Emily Nagoski’s book is both fascinating and useful. When you mix together new research and theory about sexuality with old-fashioned sex-positive information that you didn’t learn in sex education (unless you are a Unitarian, a Scandinavian, or lucky enough to be in Dr. Nagoski’s class), I promise that Come As You Are will open minds and change lives. — Carol Queen, Ph.D., is the founding director of the Center for Sex and Culture.

The Body is Not an Apology

Author | Sonya Renee Taylor

Sonya Renee Taylor is an activist and a poet, as well. In her book, “The Body Is Not an Apology,” she shows people how to love their bodies in new ways and get rid of the shame society has made them feel. It is Taylor’s book that wants us to find peace with the bodies we were born with.

The reviews are on this page. Gift: “The Body Is Not an Apology is not an apology. It is an apology for what you did. It’s not an apology for what you did.” He says that we should live in a world where different bodies are celebrated and acknowledged. Getting rid of shame, becoming more knowledgeable, and never apologizing for this body that is mine and takes care of me so well are all things Taylor wants us to do. This book opened me up in ways that I’m grateful for. Because I know it will work for you, too.” Alicia Garza is a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network and the National Domestic Workers Alliance’s Strategy and Partnerships Director.

Tantric Orgasm For Women

Author | Diana Richardson

For anyone who wants to learn more about a more spiritual way to make love, with a focus on female sexual arousal and satisfaction, this book is for you. Diana Richardson talks about how meditation and relaxation can help women have more sexual experiences. For those curious about tantric sex, read more about it here.

Tantric meditations and exercises are what Richardson talks about in the reviews. They’re meant to help people become more aware, sensitive, and have a deeper sense of peace and fulfillment. Kathy Heckler, a New Age retailer, says this:

Becoming Cliterate

Author |Laurie Mintz

Becoming Cliterate

The title says it all. Dr. Laurie Mintz wants us to think about how we feel when we do things that make us happy. She says that because women have different bodies than men, they need a different way to get to orgasm. She talks about the history, anatomy, and techniques for clitoral arousal, instead of intercourse. As a bonus, the last chapter is all about men.

Reviewers say that this book isn’t just about the politics of pleasure inequality. It also gives the reader ways to get more involved with their own sexuality. As Bust Magazine puts it:

Queer Sex

Author | Juno Roche

It’s a good idea to read Juno Roche’s book to learn about gender, especially as it relates to sexuality. As written by people who are trans and queer, it makes room for an important conversation while also encouraging a wider look at the huge world of intimacy. Roche helps people learn more about intimacy and what sex means for all kinds of bodies.

The review says that “Queer Sex is an audacious and inspiring challenge to a system that doesn’t like trans bodies.” Everyone should read Roche’s words if they want to open their minds and fall in love with the many ways love can work. C.N. Lester, a musician and the author of the book “Trans Like Me,” said this:

Doing It!: Let’s Talk About Sex

Author | Hannah Witton

“Doing It!” is for people who are just starting to learn about sex and what it means to them. It’s for people who are at least 14 years old. This book is a great place to start when you want to help teenagers improve their relationships and self-esteem. There is also a YouTube channel called Hannah Witton, where she talks about sex and adolescence in a very honest and funny way, as well as how it is to be a woman.

A review says that the writing is honest and informative, and that it’s a good fit for young people in the 21st century. No, this book isn’t preachy. It reads more like it was written by a “extremely approachable” sex ed teacher, who is answering questions from an anonymous “Question Box.” It’s a great resource for health curriculum and is important for libraries that serve young adults. — Library Connection at the School of the Library

Love Your Lady Landscape

Author |Lisa Lister

Love Your Lady Landscape

This book is a how-to guide for different parts of a woman’s life. Lisa Lister helps the reader reconnect with feminine wisdom by giving them exercises that help them align their desires. Among the things she teaches are earth-based spirituality, dance, breathwork, and movement. She also gives tools for reconnecting with the feminine. Lister also talks about menstrual cycles and how to be in sync with nature’s rhythms.

Lisa Lister doesn’t play around. There are rules and boundaries that society says are “normal,” but she’s here to break them and show us what’s really important. If you’re Kyle Gray, a best-selling author of “Angel Prayers,” this is how you say it:

All the F*cking Mistakes

Author | Gigi Engle

Gigi Engle is like the big sister you don’t have, because she talks about “demystifying female sexuality” in an open way. It’s easy to use her book as a handbook because it’s broken down into bite-sized lessons. This new book, which comes out in January 2020, feels like the perfect thing to add to the new year.

In the reviews, people say that Engle “convincingly” talks about the importance of female self-empowerment. It’s very important for women to have control over their bodies and to put their own needs first. This “bold, sex-positive” book does what it says it will do: teach and encourage women who want more from their sex lives. All rights belong to Publishers Weekly.

The Wild Woman’s Way

Author | Michaela Boehm

“The Wild Woman’s Way” is a more spiritual way for women to find peace inside. Michaela Boehm is an expert in tantric yoga, and she tries to help people by using ancient wisdom, like the “Wild Woman” archetype, which has been around for a long time. Boehm talks about how women can use tantra outside of the bedroom to make intimate connections with their bodies.

There are a lot of good things to say about “The Wild Woman’s Way.” As practical as it is kind, this intimate, funny, and ultimately relaxing invitation to re-wild yourself by letting go of everything that isn’t true to you will leave you inspired and curious to find the wild woman inside. A doctor who wrote “Mind Over Medicine”:

Pleasure Activism

Author | adrienne maree brown

A powerful collection of essays, this book talks about sex work, orgasms, sexuality, and more. “Pleasure Activism” is based on honest essays from adrienne maree brown, a black feminist activist and thinker. It draws from black feminist traditions and talks with Cara Page and Audre Lorde. This is a good book to read if you want new stories about important topics, as well as important information about how humans can enjoy everything.

Adrienne Maree Brown is still one of the best critical thinkers and strategists in the world, according to this review. She intentionally combines the power of story-telling with practical applications to help readers think about what pleasure is and how it affects every part of their lives. Monica Simpson is a member of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective.

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