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We should not need to prove our experiences, defend our realities, or negotiate basic human rights. But we do.
What does sexual orientation mean if the very categories of gender are in question? How do we measure equality when our society’s definitions of “male” and “female” leave out much of the population?
There is no consensus on what a “real” man or woman is, where one’s sex begins and ends, or what purpose the categories of masculine and feminine traits serve. While significant strides have been made in recent years on behalf of women’s, gay and lesbian rights, there is still a large division between the law and day-to-day reality for LGBTQIA and female-identified individuals in American society.
Gender and Sexuality For Beginners considers the uses and limitations of biology in defining gender. Questioning gender and sex as both categories and forms of compulsory identification, it critically examines the issues in the historical and contemporary construction, meaning and perpetuation of gender roles. Garbacik interweaves neurobiology, psychology, feminist, queer and trans theory, as well as historical gay and lesbian activism. These fresh perspectives ultimately point to two major topics. The clear inadequacy of gender categories, as well as the ways the sex-gender system oppresses us all.
Gender and Sexuality For Beginners examines the evolution of gender roles and definitions of sexual orientation in American society. Additionally, it illuminates how neither is as objective or “natural” as we are often led to believe.
“A challenging and engaging page turner, this book could change the way Americans perceive gender, orientation, and the practices that privilege heteronormativity. With precision and lucidity, Garbacik manages an impressive feat: she presents readers with an accessible history of the evolvement of our society’s basic tenets surrounding gender and sexuality. What’s more, she turns many widely held assumptions directly on their head, leaving us the disquieting sense that, when it comes to understanding the differences between men and women, we may have been misled.”
Confronting one of our last and most deeply rooted taboos—masturbation—noted sex expert and pro-sex feminist Betty Dodson, Ph.D., takes the shame out of self-love by creating a straightforward and appealing guidebook that reveals masturbation as a satisfying, vital form of sexual expression.
The extremely popular Come As You Are — Emily Nagoski’s master class in the science of sex — now has a helpful workbook companion to help guide you into the best sex life ever!
Both books can be read and used independently of one another, but reading both together will offer you an insightful, dynamic crash course in your own personal pleasure.
Sexing Yourself: Masturbation for Your Pleasure Zine from Faith G. Harper perfectly combines humor and science to talk about self pleasure.
Revised and updated throughout, including all-new chapters specifically for beginners and for women giving anal pleasure to men, The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women is a comprehensive and creative guide to anal pleasure.
Are you looking for a pocket-sized guide to the basics of binding your sweetie? Look no further!
Rope is inexpensive, portable, flexible, and “one size fits all,” so why bother with expensive single-function restraints? Jay Wiseman, world-famous author of “SM 101” and “Jay Wiseman’s Erotic Bondage Handbook,” will guide you through the foundational knots and positions you need.
Soon you’ll find yourself creating safe, sexy limb bondage, spreadeagles, hogties and more!
If you can tie your shoelaces, you can create an erotic masterpiece!
This is a compendium of sensible, sensational advice about how to tie up your sweetie, or get tied up yourself. Simple and easy-to-follow, with no complex knots and plenty of illustrations to guide you on your way to bound bliss.
A Resource Guide for Boys who Want to be Girls
By Veronica Vera
Whether you’re dressing up for Halloween or choosing a new lifestyle, let Miss Vera be your guide. Looking for an open-nipple bullet bra or a sexy peignoir? Some tips on hair removal or makeup? Miss Vera will point you in the right direction.