The Sex Lives of English Women: Intimate Questions and Unexpected Answers (Paperback)
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The Sex Lives of English Women: Intimate Questions and Unexpected Answers (Paperback)

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'There's a lot of stigma attached to sex. Particularly with women, you have a big dichotomy between: Do you have sex? Do you not? Do you be a slut? Do you be a virgin? Do you be a prude? Do you be a man-whore? You can't really win.' Women are always being told how to be sexy, but are rarely asked what actually turns them on. Wendy Jones wanted to find out, so she interviewed twenty-four women from all walks of life, including a burlesque dancer, a girl guide leader, a shop assistant, a ninety-four year old who remembers the sexual freedom of the war, a transexual, a nun, a feminist into BDSM, a covered Muslim, a mother, a student, a polyamorist, and a sexual healer. The women talked about their lives, bodies, sexual fantasies and relationships, about what they've learned, how they have been hurt, what they enjoy and what they long for. The interviews are frank, engaging, and surprising. Each woman is unique but together they speak for a majority, and it's time we listened. This honest and inspiring exploration of female desire will change the way we think and talk about sex forever. 'English women have a reputation for being reserved and uptight; actually behind closed doors we're outrageous.'

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781781254615
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 243 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
Fascinating and thought-provoking * Grayson Perry *
A compelling and thought-provoking collection ... it's brave, honest and full of things you'll relate to. * Elle *
We are bombarded with commercialised images of what women's sexuality is about. This book shows us what it is really about. Wendy Jones' gift is that she can really listen to what people tell her, pick out what's important without distorting their distinct voices. -- Philippa Perry
The interviews feel very real and immediate...entertaining, heart-warming -- Viv Groskop * Telegraph *

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“Incredibly Insightful”

This is such an honest and real look at women's sex lives. It looks not only at their desires, but their fantasies and their histories. A lot of the women's stories are intrinsically linked to violence,... More

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“There is Nothing like this out There. ”

For some reason when I picked up this book I thought it would be a light hearted, honest look at women's sex lives. Yet what I should've realised was any honest look at women's sex lives would contain a... More

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