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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.”
Fumbling Toward Repair is a workbook by Mariame Kaba and Shira Hassan that includes reflection questions, skill assessments, facilitation tips, helpful definitions, activities, and hard-learned lessons intended to support people who have taken on the coordination and facilitation of formal community accountability processes to address interpersonal harm & violence.
Not for beginners! This workbook is intended for people with experience in community accountability work, whether as formal or informal facilitators, mediators, and survivors’ support people. It’s the book the creators wish they’d had when they were first starting out.
The exercises focus on self-accountability, assessing and growing your own skills, deciding whether or not to get involved, troubleshooting common problems, and improving your grasp of the technical nuts and bolts of accountability. Includes exercises to do on your own, with survivors, with perpetrators, and with your team.
Packed full of stories, perspectives from many people and situations, example documents, and more. This resource is deeply thoughtful, practical, and full of heart for the people who find their calling is to try to help mend the most broken relationships.
Your Guide to Dealing with Daily Drama, Stress, and Difficult Emotions Using DBT
Does a teenager in your life ever feel like their emotions are out of control? Is it hard for them to make friends, get a date, or get along with their parents? They aren’t alone! For some people, good relationships seem to come easily. But if you are like many others, you may need a little help.
This book offers evidence-based strategies to take control of reactions in order to respond effectively to peer pressure, bullying, cyberbullying, and gossip, helping to navigate the many social issues that make these years so challenging.
This dynamic book offers teens powerful tools based in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help regulate emotions and build better relationships with parents, friends, and peers.
The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability is the first complete sex guide for people who live with disabilities, pain, illness, or chronic conditions.
Useful for absolutely everyone, regardless of age, gender, or sexual orientation, the book addresses a wide range of disabilities — from chronic fatigue, back pain, and asthma to spinal cord injury, hearing and visual impairment, multiple sclerosis, and more. Expertly written by a medical doctor, a sex educator, and a disability activist, The Ultimate Guide provides readers with encouragement, support, and all the information they need to create a sex life that works for them.
The authors cover all aspects of sex and disability, including building a positive sexual self-image; positions to minimize stress and maximize pleasure; dealing with fatigue or pain during sex; finding partners and talking with partners about sex and disability; adapting sex toys; and more.
Sex Is Fun! Creative Ideas for Exciting Sex by Kidder Kapers
A fully illustrated, interactive, and completely original sex manual, combining the innovative look of a graphic novel with nonfiction advice and activities for fearless fun in bed!
Does “getting kinky” make you blush? Does it sound dirty? Well, it’s not, says Dr. Natasha. Kinky is just another way to have more fun in bed – and what couple who has been together for a few years couldn’t benefit from that?
Dr. Natasha comes to the rescue by helping you and your partner get in touch with your kinky side – with instructions that are as simple as they are sizzling. Whether it’s writing messages on your underwear, finding new uses for ice cubes or learning a little racy role play, you’ll push the limits of your inhibitions to sample and savor new sexual delights.
The common denominator is that breathing new life into familiar sex will make your connection more loving and intense both inside and outside of the bedroom.
A Woman’s Guide to Confronting, Diagnosing, and Treating Sexual Pain
Millions of women suffer from sexual and pelvic pain in America today, yet it is frequently misdiagnosed—or not diagnosed at all.
In Healing Painful Sex, Deborah Coady, MD and Nancy Fish use their combined professional expertise as a doctor and therapist who specialize in sexual pain to provide readers with an understanding of its many causes and how to treat them, from both a physical and psychological standpoint.
Because you deserve to experience sex without pain.
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.
How can we heal from trauma? How can we support the survivors in our lives? How can we build relationships in an ethical way? This book may not offer all the answers, but it opens up discussions and offers a good place to start.
Learning Good Consent is a collection of multiple works by multiple authors on the topic of support for survivors of trauma, collected and edited by Cindy Crabb.
Vaginal fisting – the intimate, potent sexual act of gradually inserting the entire hand into the vagina is an increasingly popular form of play among lesbians, bisexuals and heterosexuals alike. Now, for the first time, an experienced fister and fistee explains in detail how to fist with the greatest possible safety and pleasure!
Extensively illustrated, this long-awaited guide by Deborah Addington has been approved by three fisting-positive physicians and by many experienced practitioners. Also includes an eye-opening section of anecdotes and poetry by fisting-lovers, plus an extensive resource guide.
A must-have “handbook” for the sexually explorative!
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.
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