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Best Sex and Erotica Books

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Best Sex and Erotica Books
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Come as You Are
The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life
Emily Nagoski - 2015-03-03
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An essential exploration of why and how women’s sexuality works—based on groundbreaking research and brain science—that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy.Researchers have spent the last decade trying to develop a “pink pill” for women to function like Viagra does for men. So where is it? Well, for reason...
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Mating in Captivity
Unlocking Erotic Intelligence
Esther Perel - 2017-10-10 (first published in 2006)
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A New York City therapist examines the paradoxical relationship between domesticity and sexual desire and explains what it takes to bring lust home.One of the world’s most respected voices on erotic intelligence, Esther Perel offers a bold, provocative new take on intimacy and sex. Mating in Captivity invites us to explore the paradoxical union of ...
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She Comes First
The Thinking Man's Guide to Pleasuring a Woman (Kerner)
Ian Kerner - 2009-02-01 (first published in 2004)
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Ian Kerner offers a radical new philosophy for pleasuring women in She Comes First—an essential guidebook to oral sex from the author of Be Honest—You’re Not That Into Him Either. The New York Times praises Kerner’s “cool sense of humor and an obsessive desire to inform,” as he “encourages men through an act that many find mystifying.” An indispens...
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Guide To Getting It On
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Paul Joannides - 2017-02-14 (first published in 1996)
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From the author: I originally wrote this book for people who wanted to have better sex. But then it started winning awards and being used in college sex-ed courses. So I tried to make the book all things to all people, and it started to grow, and grow, and grow. But with this new edition, I've taken the Guide To Getting It On back to its roots. It ...
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The Ethical Slut, Third Edition
A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love
Janet W. Hardy - 2017-08-15 (first published in 1997)
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The classic guide to love, sex, and intimacy beyond the limits of conventional monogamy has been fully updated to reflect today's modern attitudes and the latest information on nontraditional relationships. For 20 years The Ethical Slut has dispelled myths and showed curious readers how to maintain a successful polyamorous lifestyle through open co...
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Outlander
Diana Gabaldon - 1992-01-01 (first published in 1991)
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The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord...
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Sex at Dawn
The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
Christopher Ryan - 2010-06-29
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Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science--as well as religious and cultural institutions--has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing. Fewer an...
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Delta of Venus
Anais Nin - 2004-02-02 (first published in 1969)
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An extraordinarily rich and exotic collection from the mistress of erotic writing In Delta of Venus, Anais Nin pens a lush, magical world where the characters of her imagination possess the most universal of desires and exceptional of talents. Among these provocative stories, a Hungarian adventurer seduces wealthy women then vanishes with their mon...
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Girl Sex 101
Allison Moon - 2018-07-31 (first published in 2011)
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New author Allison Moon indulges the feminine wild by giving the classic werewolf myth a lesbian twist. Lexie Clarion's first night at college, she falls in with a pack of radical feminist werewolf hunters. The next morning, she falls for a mysterious woman who may be among the hunted. As Lexie's new lover and the Pack battle for Lexie's allegiance...
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Call Me by Your Name
A Novel
André Aciman - 2008-01-22 (first published in 2007)
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Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera.  During the restless summer weeks, unrelenting but buried currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion as they test the charged ground betwe...
Becoming Cliterate by Laurie Mintz
Sex for One by Betty Dodson
Love Worth Making by Stephen Snyder
The Joy of Sex by Alex Comfort
Pleasure Activism by Adrienne Maree Brown
It's Not the Stork! by Robie H. Harris
It's So Amazing! by Robie H. Harris
It's Perfectly Normal by Robie H. Harris
What Makes a Baby by Cory Silverberg
What's the Big Secret? by Laurie Krasny Brown
101 Nights of Great Sex by Laura Corn
Our Bodies, Ourselves by Boston Women'S Health Book Collective
The Vagina Bible by Jennifer Gunter
Dark Lover by J. R. Ward
Girls & Sex by Peggy Orenstein
The Erotic Mind by Jack Morin
Better Sex Through Mindfulness by Lori A. Brotto
S.E.X., second edition by Heather Corinna
The Sexual Healing Journey by Wendy Maltz
Urban Tantra by Barbara Carrellas
The Whole Lesbian Sex Book by Felice Newman
Best Women's Erotica of the Year by Rachel Kramer Bussel
Slow Sex by Nicole Daedone
The New Male Sexuality, Revised Edition by Bernie Zilbergeld
Untrue by Wednesday Martin
Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill
My Secret Garden by Nancy Friday
Him by Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy
Betrayal by Aleatha Romig
Addicted by Zane
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Yes Means Yes! by Jaclyn Friedman
Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas
One Night by Jodi Ellen Malpas
For Real by Alexis Hall
Whats Happening To Me Boy by Alex Frith
And Playing the Role of Herself by K. E. Lane
More Than Two by Franklin Veaux
Ace by Angela Chen
Where Did I Come From? by Peter Mayle
The Girls' Guide to Growing Up Great by Sophie Elkan
The Penis Book by Aaron Spitz
Off the Clock by Roni Loren
Follow Me Darkly by Helen Hardt
I Love Female Orgasm by Dorian Solot
Moregasm by Rachel Venning
The Club by A. L. Brooks
The Idea of You by Robinne Lee
Boys & Sex by Peggy Orenstein
The Purity Myth by Jessica Valenti
While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory
Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg
Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns by Philip Miller
Women's Anatomy of Arousal by Sheri Winston CNM. RN. BSN. LMT
Opening Up by Tristan Taormino
The Siren by Tiffany Reisz
The Good Girl's Guide to Great Sex by Sheila Wray Gregoire
Amazing You! by Gail Saltz
Neon Gods by Katee Robert
The Night Off by Meghan O'Brien
Unscrewed by Jaclyn Friedman
"What's Happening to Me?" A Guide to Puberty by Peter Mayle
Women by Chloe Caldwell
Ultimate Guide to Kink by Tristan Taormino
Enough To Make You Blush by Princess Kali
The New Bottoming Book by Janet W. Hardy
Fucking Trans Women by Mira Bellwether
Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure by Charlie Glickman
Nina Hartley's Guide to Total Sex by Nina Hartley
The Wild Woman's Way by Michaela Boehm
Queer Sex by Juno Roche
Position of the Day by Nerve. Com
Faking It by Lux Alptraum
Next in Line for Love by Harper Bliss
The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy Box Set by A. N. Roquelaure
Long Hard Ride by Lorelei James
The Technology of Orgasm by Rachel P. Maines
The Red by Tiffany Reisz
The Little Black Book of Sex Positions by Dan Baritchi
Hot Sex by Emily Morse
A Gentleman in the Street by Alisha Rai
Behrouz Gets Lucky by Avery Cassell
A People's Future of the United States by Charlie Jane Anders
Haven by Rebekah Weatherspoon