We’re smack dab in the middle of Women’s History month and while we’re focused on celebrating the lives of prominent women who’ve made an impactful difference in the world, it’s time to get down to the good stuff. Today, it’s time to celebrate you and the uniquely sexual being that you are. Here are eight sex positive books that celebrate the female body as a source for personal pleasure and fulfillment. Happy reading!
1. Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life
Sex and science come together to create an in-depth look at how and why a woman’s sexuality works. Using the analogy that a woman’s sexuality is like a fingerprint, Dr. Emily Nagoski explains our unique anatomy, sexual responses and the way women react to the sexual world.
2. She Comes First: The Thinking Man’s Guide to Pleasuring a Woman
Is your partner “ill-cliterate?” It seems the path to female pleasure is always shrouded in mystery and this book strives to demystify things. And while this book might be meant to help partners, it doesn’t hurt to read it yourself in order to fully understand how your body works, from start to finish.
3. Finding Your Sexual Voice
Do you value desire, pleasure, eroticism, and satisfaction? Even if you answered yes, this book will help awaken your sexuality through thoughtful narrative as it confronts myths and misunderstanding about the complexity of the female body, so you can truly find your sexual voice.
4. The Edge of Sex
This anthology explores often overlooked and excluded identities to deliver 37 stories about sex and sex education in America and how it shapes the way we view our own sexuality. With pieces on sexuality and disabilities, survivors of assault, sex work as women of color, kink and BDSM, reproductive rights, and more, it’s a resource that will open up world views of what it means to be a sexual being.
5. Women’s Anatomy of Arousal
Winner of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, this book is a comprehensive and user-friendly guide to uplifting a women’s sense of sexuality. True to the title, the book gives an in-depth look at a largely unknown network of anatomical structures responsible for arousal and orgasm.
6. Nina Hartley’s Guide to Total Sex
Hear the good, the bad, and the ugly about sex from retired adult actress Nina Hartley. As a self-proclaimed sexual liberationist and a feminist, she covers all the bases to help women rediscover who they are — in and out of the bedroom — by redefining the rules for good sex both.
7. Pussy Prayers: Sacred and Sensual Rituals for Wild Women of Color
This best-selling book speaks to the sexual experiences of Black women and femmes, by providing the means to rekindle the connection to your pleasure center no matter how you identify. The book is composed of personal essays, short stories, and easy-to-do rituals that are focused on helping women relearn the importance of pleasure.
8. Sexual Intelligence: What We Want from Sex and How to Get It
They say that a women’s largest erogenous zone is her brain, and this book reveals how our mindsets about sex are just as important as the techniques used by your partner. Written by sex therapist, sociologist, and Psychology Today contributor Dr. Marty Klein, this book delves into how we can reorient the way we think about sex in order to experience deeper appreciation and love of sex with your partner.