Write Sex: Read Sex

Highveld has been trawling her library. Wednesday 2 December coming up, and we’re reading and writing sex. Oh, didn’t I say? We’ll be thinking too.

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Feminist Aesthetics, edited by Gisela Ecker. Rape: A History from 1860 to the Present, by Joanna Bourke. Women as Revolutionary Agents of Change: The Hite Reports: Sexuality, Love and Emotion, by Shere Hite. A Different Kind of Intimacy, by Karen Finley. Fashion and Fetishism, by David Kunzle. Feminism, Art, Theory, edited by Hilary Robinson. The Boy, by Germaine Greer. Woman as Design, by Stephen Bayley.

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Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women’s Love and Desire, by Lisa M Diamond. The Art of Everyday Ecstasy, by Margot Anand. Love Among the Haystacks and Other Stories, by DH Lawrence. Ladies’ Own Erotica, by the Kensington Ladies’ Erotica Society. Rennie Macandrew’s Encyclopedia of Sex and Love Technique. Autobiography of Red, by Anne Carson. The Ultimate Guide to Strap-On Sex: A Complete Resource for Men and Women, by Karlyn Lotney, AKA Fairy Butch. Trans: Transgender Life Stories from South Africa, by Ruth Morgan, Charl Marais and Joy Rosemary Wellbeloved. Adam’s Curse: A Future Without Men, by Bryan Sykes. Journal of a Wife by Anais Nin. The Journals of Anais Nin Volume Four. Anais Nin: A Biography, by Deidre Bair.

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The Sensuous Man, by “M”. Your Home and Health, by Ellen G White. Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism, by bell hooks. A Cat, a Man, and Two Women, by Junichiro Tanizaki. Queer Africa: New and Collected Fiction, edited by Karen Martin and Makhosazana Xaba. Love Itself, by Helene Cixous. In Our Own Hands: A Book of Self-Help Therapy, by Sheila Ernst and Lucy Goodison. Mainly for Wives, by Robert Chartham. Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory, by Toril Moi.The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories, edited by Margaret Reynolds.

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Little Birds: Erotica, by Anais Nin. Growing Up in New Guinea, by Margaret Mead. Story of O, by Pauline Reage. Sex in America, edited by Henry Anatole Grunwald. Bed Manners: How to Bring Sunshine Into Your Nights, by Dr Ralph Hopton and Anne Balliol.The Secret History of the Lord of Musashi and Arrowroot, by Junichiro Tanizaki. The Mammoth Book of Erotic Online Diaries: The Ultimate Collection of Sex Blogs, edited by Maxim Jakubowski. Lesbian Peoples: Materials for a Dictionary, by Monique Wittig and Sande Zeig. Eroticism, by Georges Bataille. Life and Death: Unapologetic Writings on the Continuing War Against Women, by Andrea Dworkin. Women on Top, by Nancy Friday. Art and Obscenity, by Kerstin Mey. The Sexual Fix, by Stephen Heath. How to Write a Dirty Story, by Susie Bright. On Flirtation: Psychoanalytic Essays on the Uncommitted Life, by Adam Phillips. The Delicious Grace of Moving One’s Hand: The Collected Sex Writings, by Timothy Leary. An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality and Lesbian Public Cultures. Sperm Counts: Overcome by Man’s Most Precious Fluid, by Lisa Jean Moore. Goblin Market, by Christina Rossetti.

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Best New Erotica 5, edited by Maxim Jakubowski. The Soul of Sex: Cultivating Life as an Act of Love, by Thomas Moore. Ideal Marriage: Its Physiology and Technique, by TH Van De Velde MD. Different Loving: The World of Sexual Dominance and Submission, by Gloria G Brame, William D Brame, and Jon Jacobs. The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships and Other Adventures, by Dossie Easton and Janet W Hardy. Maps to Ecstasy, by Gabrielle Roth. The Seven Deadly Sins, edited by Alison Fell.

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