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"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 ...
"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
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
Posted March 21, 2012
Posted February 10, 2012
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.