A Dirty Word: How a Sex Writer Reclaimed Her Sexuality

A Dirty Word: How a Sex Writer Reclaimed Her Sexuality

by Steph Auteri

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781627782777
Publisher: Cleis Press
Publication date: 10/09/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 916,043
File size: 948 KB

About the Author


Steph Auteri is a writer and editor who has written about women's health and sexuality for The Atlantic, the Washington Post, VICE, Pacific Standard, Salon, Undark, and other publications. She also volunteers for the Center for Sex Education, the national education division of her local Planned Parenthood. She lives with her husband, daughter, and three cats in Verona, NJ.

Table of Contents

Author's Note ix

1 Being Broken 1

2 Bad Sex 23

3 Opening Up 39

4 Pretending to Be the Cool Girl 61

5 Our Life as an Experiment 77

6 My Most Complicated Relationship Is with My Body 99

7 Betrayed by Our Bodies 121

8 You Are Not Alone 145

9 The Word I Cannot Say 167

10 What Will I Teach My Daughter? 179

11 The Things We Must Do 199

Appendix 233

Acknowledgments 247

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