A Bookseller Recommends: RC's Reading List for Your Pleasure

In this installment of A Bookseller Recommends, RC invites readers to explore a range of books that increase knowledge, encourage pleasure and denounce shame about the body and sexual health.

Sensual Self: Prompts and Practices for Getting in Touch with Your Body: A Guided Journal By Ev'Yan Whitney Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593233283
Availability: Backordered
Published: Clarkson Potter - December 7th, 2021

Reflective and intentional, Whitney's self-guided journal is an invitation to intimacy. This journal will have you feeling closer to your body and your desires, leading to authentic sexual connection with yourself and others.

This Is Supposed to Be Fun: How to Find Joy in Hooking Up, Settling Down, and Everything in Between By Myisha Battle Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541602212
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Seal Press - January 24th, 2023

Radically inclusive, sex-positive, and relevant - Battle offers a choose-your-own-adventure to navigating modern dating between swiping, sex, and seeking connection.

Come As You Are: Revised and Updated: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life By Emily Nagoski, Ph.D. Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982165314
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - March 2nd, 2021

Nagoski's exploration into the brain and body science behind sexual desire is an approachable must-have for anyone with a vulva and those who please them.

Hot and Bothered: What No One Tells You About Menopause and How to Feel Like Yourself Again By Jancee Dunn Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593542569
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 2nd, 2023

An in-depth, playful, and inclusive guide from a sex therapist to guide to explore, discover, and get the sex folks want.

Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good By Adrienne Maree Brown (Editor) Cover Image
By Adrienne Maree Brown (Editor)
ISBN: 9781849353267
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: AK Press - March 19th, 2019

An exploration of pleasure in our selves, our relationships, and our community work. A mind-opening read that brings pleasure from the individual to the community, for the most desirable revolution we can dream of.

Your Sexual Health: A Guide to Understanding, Loving and Caring for Your Body By Dr. Kate White, M.D., M.P.H., Monica Ramos (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781893005853
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Published: Mayo Clinic Press - May 24th, 2022

Keep this book by your bedside, in your bathroom, or on your coffee table -- an all-encompassing guide to genital, period, sexual, reproductive health that combats shame and normalizes diverse experiences. Written in the "you" perspective, but certainly not prescriptive, this book is for anyone with a vagina.

Getting It: A Guide to Hot, Healthy Hookups and Shame-Free Sex By Allison Moon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984857156
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Published: Ten Speed Press - December 29th, 2020

For anyone who's hooking up and getting down, this is the book to help navigate sexual and relational desires, boundaries, and practice!

Carnal Knowledge: Sex Education You Didn't Get in School By Zoë Ligon, Elizabeth Renstrom Cover Image
ISBN: 9783791386508
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Prestel - September 22nd, 2020

Ligon dispels myths about normalcy, virginity, and what "counts" across chapters covering bodies, relationships, sexual health, and resource lists for all needs. This book is so aesthetically pleasing, you'll want to keep it out on your nightstand or coffee table for all to see.

Guide to Getting It on By Paul Joannides, Daerick Gross (Artist) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781885535047
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Published: Goofy Foot Press - February 14th, 2022

A classic sexual pleasure book for a reason; it provides a well-rounded guide to happily and healthfully get it on.