Getting Off: A Woman's Guide to Masturbation

Getting Off: A Woman's Guide to Masturbation

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by Jamye Waxman
     
 

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Masturbation is like tuning a radio—you don’t know what frequencies you’ll enjoy until you play with the knobs. Masturbation has a complicated stigma attached to it; everybody is doing it, but not everybody talks about it. Some were told that touching oneself would cause cute kittens to die, some were told masturbation led blindness. Getting Off: A

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Masturbation is like tuning a radio—you don’t know what frequencies you’ll enjoy until you play with the knobs. Masturbation has a complicated stigma attached to it; everybody is doing it, but not everybody talks about it. Some were told that touching oneself would cause cute kittens to die, some were told masturbation led blindness. Getting Off: A Woman's Guide to Masturbation is here to debunk those masturbation myths, and reinforce the truth.

Masturbation is a totally natural and normal way for women to connect with and find pleasure in their bodies.

Fun, informative, and illustrated, Getting Off provides women with a wealth of masturbation knowledge—its history, the mechanics of it, the joys of sexy toys—plus clear, concise tips on getting off.

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A 2003 Australian study outed via New Scientistand even Doonesbury implied that men's regular orgasms-coupled or solo-could discourage prostate cancer. Women, too, stand to benefit from ménage à moi with better sexual self-knowledge as well as discovering techniques that work alone or with a partner. This contemporary blend of pep talk, how-tos, solid information about sex toys, scientific details, and sociohistorical perspectives aims to equalize the gender payoff. References anchor the facts and statistics, plus an excellent resource list rounds out the volume. Degreed in sex education, Waxman writes sex-advice columns for three magazines and interned in New York's femina-friendly sex shop Babeland. The scientific, historical, and cultural background takes this beyond Sadie Allison's Tickle Your Fancy, which nonetheless ranks high as a manual owing to better illustrations. The classic for both sexes is Betty Dodson's Sex for One, with Dodson's exquisite drawings. Recommended nonmanuals include this reviewer's The Big Book of Masturbationand the more scholarly Thomas Laqueur's Solitary Sex: A Cultural History of Masturbation. Recommended for public libraries.
—Martha Cornog

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580052771
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/02/2007
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
443,919
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Jamye Waxman, called "the nexxxt generation of sex educator" by wired.com, writes three sex columns, "Sex Ed" for Playgirl and dating and relationship columns for Steppin' Out and The Philly Edge. She is also the co-writer and producer of the latest Candida Royalle feature, "Under the Covers," and has another book, Women Loving Women due out in SPring 20007. Waxman teaches classes for the popular website/social calendar, Moxieinthecity.net and was a sex educator for the world-famous sex shop, Babeland, in New York City. She is the former radio producer of LoveBytes with Bob Berkowitz, The Joan Rivers Show, and The Alan Colmes Show, as well as the former host of Aural Fixation on wsexradio.com. She was also a producer of the popular Metro TV show, Naked New York. Waxman is president of Feminists for Free Expression.

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Getting Off: A Woman's Guide to Masturbation 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
greenmachine More than 1 year ago
There I said it. a great book for beginners, and a book that can teach others something new. I love Molly Crabapple's illustrations and Jamye has an easy to read writing style that works well for anybody curious about female sexuality. It's long, but you don't have to read it all to learn something new.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very informative book!! I would reccomend it to any woman wanting to get to know the workings of her body and how to bring herself pleasure.
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