The Sex Diaries Project: What We're Saying about What We're Doing

The Sex Diaries Project: What We're Saying about What We're Doing

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by Arianne Cohen
     
 

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"The Sex Diaries Project is a razor-sharp analysis of how we mate and relate. Cohen is a modern-day Kinsey, offering us a fascinating peek behind bedroom doors that are usually closed. Treat yourself to a good read, a good night, and good partnerships."
Nancy Redd, New York Times bestselling author of Body Drama and DietSee more details below

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"The Sex Diaries Project is a razor-sharp analysis of how we mate and relate. Cohen is a modern-day Kinsey, offering us a fascinating peek behind bedroom doors that are usually closed. Treat yourself to a good read, a good night, and good partnerships."
Nancy Redd, New York Times bestselling author of Body Drama and Diet Drama

Arianne Cohen spent four years collecting 1,500 sex diaries from people all over North America. In The Sex Diaries Project, she takes us on a tantalizing tour through the sometimes shocking, always entertaining real diaries of forty diverse women and men, creating a compelling portrait of sex and sexuality in America today that will forever change the way you look at relationships.

Have you ever had a nagging sense that there's more to sex than you've experienced? There is. Whether straight or gay, younger or older, single, married, or other, each sex diarist tells a story that will transform your perspective on your friends, colleagues, neighbors, and fellow commuters. Ranging from scandalous to hilarious, moving to rowdy, the writers speak frankly of their desires and share their sexual and romantic fantasies and realities.

Each of the sex diaries is fascinating and thought-provoking. From the Madly-in-Love 17-Year-Old Who Might Be Pregnant to the Cheating Father of Three and the Grandma Who Is Perfectly Happy Alone, these tales of loving, longing, and leaving will amaze you. You'll meet the Sexy Stay-at-HomeMom, the Single Virgin Obsessed with Sex, and the Marketing Guy Hosting His Hot Long-Distance Boyfriend for the Weekend.

Yet there is more to these personal stories than sex. Editor Arianne Cohen acts as a trusted and informed narrator as she guides you through the intricate labyrinth of the sex diarists' private lives. In her brilliant and incisive commentary, Cohen explores major themes such as how Americans relate to one another sexually (monogamy is less common than you think, for example) and shows how and why the definition of what a relationship is can vary so broadly from person to person. She shows you the three main types of relationships, highlighting the pros and cons of each, and shares how this knowledge might inform your own decisions to help you build the relationships and sex life that you want.

Once you start reading The Sex Diaries Project, you won't be able to put it down. Nor will you want to. Enjoy!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118180969
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/06/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
812,056
File size:
0 MB

Meet the Author

ARIANNE COHEN collects sex diaries from all over the globe and partners with publishers, producers, and museums to share them with the world. Her work appears regularly in publications such as the New York Times, the Guardian, Elle, and Marie Claire, among many others, and she is executive producing a reality TV series based on the project. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard. Cohen invites you to keep your own anonymous diary at sexdiariesproject.com.

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