The Sex Diaries Project: What We're Saying about What We're Doing [NOOK Book]

Overview

"The Sex Diaries Project is the ultimate snoop fest: a peephole with pages. Because we all want to know if they're doing it the same way we are."
Laura Zigman, New York Times bestselling author of Animal Husbandry and coauthor of Get Over Yourself!

"If it weren't for sex, you wouldn't be here. The Sex Diaries Project opens the door to priceless real-life tips, tricks, and experiences. I promise that you're not the only one who hasn't had sex ...

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

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Overview

"The Sex Diaries Project is the ultimate snoop fest: a peephole with pages. Because we all want to know if they're doing it the same way we are."
Laura Zigman, New York Times bestselling author of Animal Husbandry and coauthor of Get Over Yourself!

"If it weren't for sex, you wouldn't be here. The Sex Diaries Project opens the door to priceless real-life tips, tricks, and experiences. I promise that you're not the only one who hasn't had sex in five months, is obsessed with someone, or has a fetish. You'll laugh out loud and see the lighter side of your sexy self—it's liberating."?
Steve Santagati, author of the New York Times bestselling The Manual

A tantalizing tour through the private lives of ordinary people

The Sex Diaries Project turns the lights on to reveal the secrets behind closed bedroom doors, presenting a groundbreaking portrait of relationships in America—including the options beyond single, dating, or married—and a brilliant, witty analysis of how Americans relate. It includes sex diaries of straight, gay, bi, single, married, young, and older diarists, published here for the first time.

"As a gay man who is married to a wonderful husband, I found this book completely fascinating. The Sex Diaries Project presents the diverse spectrum of sexuality in America today in a nonjudgmental and brilliantly insightful manner."
Ryan Nickulas, The A-List: New York

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118180969
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 12/6/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 864,369
  • File size: 357 KB

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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Table of Contents

Introduction: A Few Tantalizing Words from Your Sex Diaries Editor 1

Part One Solo

1 Dalliancing: I'm Enjoying Myself 11

2 Soloing: I Am My Own Soul Mate 39

Part Two Partnered

A Brief Intermission: Your Editor's Sex Diaries Epiphany 57

3 Dating: It's Simple: I Like You, You Like Me 67

4 Committing: Together, Forever 97

5 Recommitting: Round Two 139

6 Ending: Dissonance, Breakups, Death and Other Mishaps 159

Part Three Poly

7 Cheating: On Paper I'm Monogamous, in Practice . . . 207

8 Flourishing: The More, The Merrier 235

Appendix: What Kind of Relationship Is It?: A Cheat Sheet 275

The Sex Diarists 277

Notes 285

Acknowledgments 287

Index 289

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  • Posted February 10, 2012

    A fun read that's difficult to put down

    Portland-based author Arianne Cohen has created an entertaining, behind-the-scenes book version of her successful New York Magazine column. Cohen's semi-voyeuristic chronicles of Americans' private lives covers people from across geographies, ages and walks-of-life. There's something for everyone here. This book is a fun read and is impossible to put down at times ("I'll just read one more diary"). Highly recommended.

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