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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach

Content Warning: graphic description of surgical operation on the penis (Chapter 8) and penile urethral manipulation.

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Coming Out Like a Porn Star edited by Jiz Lee

This review was originally written for The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health This collection of essays focuses on those in the pornography industry whose families and friends are aware of their pornographic association, either through discussing it themselves or being outed by others. These essays make sex workers relatable; they have families, friends, and… Continue reading Coming Out Like a Porn Star edited by Jiz Lee

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Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation by Olivia Judson

This review was originally written for The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health Every page of this book was either weird, funny, interesting, or revolting. And I loved every second of reading it. Not for the faint of heart, this book contains possible triggers for readers throughout, including cannibalism, murder, rape, incest, and spiders. The… Continue reading Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation by Olivia Judson

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Bodies in Doubt: An American History of Intersex by Elizabeth Reis

This review was originally written for the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health. This book has been equal parts infuriating and fascinating. People have a history of being less than kind to those who diverge from the norm, and intersexuals are no different. Due to the historical focus of this book, and horrible treatment of… Continue reading Bodies in Doubt: An American History of Intersex by Elizabeth Reis

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O: The Intimate History of the Orgasm by Jonathon Margolis

This review was originally written for The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health The culture and knowledge of sex has progressed and regressed throughout history. Margolis uses mythology and research to discuss the orgasm, which is often misperceived due to reluctance by many to have a frank discussion about it.