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Come as You Are
The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life
Emily Nagoski - Mar 03, 2015
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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...
Mating in Captivity
Unlocking Erotic Intelligence
Esther Perel - Oct 10, 2017 (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 - Feb 01, 2009 (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...
Guide To Getting It On
Unzipped
Paul Joannides Psy.D - Feb 14, 2017 (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 ...
Sex at Dawn
The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
Christopher Ryan - Jun 29, 2010
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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...
The Ethical Slut, Third Edition
A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love
Janet W. Hardy - Aug 15, 2017 (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...
Call Me by Your Name
A Novel
André Aciman - Jan 22, 2008 (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...
Outlander
Diana Gabaldon - Jan 01, 1992 (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...
Bared to You
Sylvia Day - Feb 04, 2014 (first published in 2012)
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Day comes the provocative masterstroke of abandon and obsession that redefined the meaning of desire and became a global phenomenon...Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness. He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I'd never been to anything o...
It's Not the Stork!
A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends (The Family Library)
Robie H. Harris - Aug 26, 2008
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From the expert team behind IT'S PERFECTLY NORMAL and IT'S SO AMAZING! comes a book for younger children about their bodies — a resource that parents, teachers, librarians, health care providers, and clergy can use with ease and confidence.Young children are curious about almost everything, especially their bodies. And young children are not afraid...
What Makes a Baby
Cory Silverberg - May 07, 2013 (first published in 2012)
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What Makes a Baby is a children’s picture book about where babies come from that is written andGeared to readers from pre-school to about 8 years old, it teaches curious kids about conception, gestation, and birth in a way that works regardless of whether or not the kid in question was adopted, conceived using reproductive technologies at home or i...
What's the Big Secret? by Laurie Krasny Brown
Bonk by Mary Roach
The Joy of Sex by Alex Comfort
Girl Sex 101 by Allison Moon
Our Bodies, Ourselves by Boston Women's Health Book Collective
It's So Amazing! by Robie H. Harris
Wallbanger by Alice Clayton
Becoming Cliterate by Dr. Laurie Mintz
Sex for One by Betty Dodson
Best Women's Erotica of the Year by Rachel Kramer Bussel
Untrue by Wednesday Martin PhD
My Secret Garden by Nancy Friday
Betrayal by Aleatha Romig
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman
The Vagina Bible by Jennifer Gunter
Dark Lover / Lover Eternalby J. R. Ward by
For Real by Alexis Hall
Pleasure Activism by adrienne maree brown
The Erotic Mind by Jack Morin
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg
One Night by Jodi Ellen Malpas
Whats Happening To Me Boy by Alex Frith
It's Perfectly Normal by Robie H. Harris
Amazing You! by Gail Saltz
The Good Girl's Guide to Great Sex by Sheila Wray Gregoire
S.E.X., second edition by Heather Corinna
Where Did I Come From? by Peter Mayle
It's Perfectly Normal by Robie H. Harris
Unscrewed by Jaclyn Friedman
101 Nights of Great Sex by Laura Corn
"What's Happening to Me?" A Guide to Puberty by Peter Mayle
Enough To Make You Blush by Princess Kali
The Girls' Guide to Growing Up Great by Sophie Elkan
Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure by Charlie Glickman
Fucking Trans Women by Mira Bellwether
Nina Hartley's Guide to Total Sex by Nina Hartley
Ultimate Guide to Kink by Tristan Taormino
Moregasm by Rachel Venning
The Whole Lesbian Sex Book by Felice Newman
Urban Tantra by Barbara Carrellas
The Siren by Tiffany Reisz
Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning
Love Worth Making by Stephen Snyder M.D.
Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren
Gabriel's Inferno by Sylvain Reynard
Faking It by Lux Alptraum
Long Hard Ride by Lorelei James
Slow Sex by Nicole Daedone
The Technology of Orgasm by Rachel P. Maines
The New Male Sexuality, Revised Edition by Bernie Zilbergeld
The Red by Tiffany Reisz
Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton
Behrouz Gets Lucky by Avery Cassell
Haven by Rebekah Weatherspoon
Heartland by Sarah Smarsh
A People's Future of the United States by Charlie Jane Anders