Masterfully and humorously written by Emily Nagoski who holds a PhD in health behaviour and a doctoral concentration in human sexuality and is Smith College’s director of Wellness Education and women’s sexuality lecturer, Come as You Are has revolutionised my understanding of female sexuality, desire and anatomy.
Come as You Are eloquently and engagingly discredits countless toxic myths of female anatomy and pleasure through science, the latest research and the careful dismantling of a ‘sex-negative’ culture. The book is divided into four sections, ‘the (not-so-basic) basics’, ‘sex in context’, ‘sex in action’ and ‘ecstasy for everybody’, each of which offers many valuable lessons. The most important lesson Nagoski imparts is that you are normal. Your body, the way you experience desire, the context most conducive to your arousal and so forth, are all normal.
If your arousal or sexual response has disappeared, if you want to better understand the mental and physical mechanisms that can either prohibit or enhance pleasure and orgasm, or if there are any unanswered questions you have about the female body and sexuality – this is the book for you.
Read this book for yourself, then pass it on to friends, sisters, cousins, daughters and mothers. Knowledge is power and where better to start than having a complete understanding of one’s sexuality?
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