Forbidden Flowers: More Women's Sexual Fantasies

Forbidden Flowers: More Women's Sexual Fantasies

by Nancy Friday

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ISBN-13: 9780671741020
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 02/01/1991
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 232,626
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.34(d)

About the Author

Nancy Friday is the bestselling author of My Secret Garden, Jealousy, Men in Love, My Mother/My Self, Women on Top, The Power of Beauty and, most recently, Our Looks, Our Lives. She lives in Key West, Florida, and in Connecticut.

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Forbidden Flowers: More Women's Sexual Fantasies 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
mcbirdie on LibraryThing 25 days ago
This is a book to read while on a leisurely train ride or when you're relaxing in a tub--it is more a contemplative examination of women's sexuality than an erotic panting page turner. Which is not to say this book isn't erotic--it is... this book is a glimpse into hundreds of women's most intimate thoughts, it would be impossible for it not to be. But the style of the book is thoughtful and more academic than the average erotic novel.Nancy Friday (who is best known for her ground-breaking "My Secret Garden") has compiled the fantasies that women submitted to her after her first book was published into this volume--her voice intrudes only with short chapter introductions which help to focus the reader on the hows and whys of a type of fantasy.She also provides an Introduction and an Afterward that help to keep the book in perspective--remembering that this book was first published in 1975, it helps the reader to see the strides women have taken in owning their sexuality and being comfortable with their fantasies. Also remembering when it was published helps explain the quaintness of language that has the phrases "we balled" and "swinging single" showing up often.It is an amazing read, to see in print the changes women have gone through in their sexual lives in the past thirty years... and to see reference to the changes in the previous ten. This book is a good reminder of how lucky we are that we can now browse for toys openly on a site like LoveHoney and talk about sex openly with others.It is also a comforting read, to see that the same fantasies that women have now are the same fantasies that women had then. It is a nice reminder of the connection we all have with our sexual desires.I think that this book would be an ideal read for a woman who is just starting to examine her own sexuality. A woman who is young or inexperienced, or who is wanting to undo past less satisfying experiences--or just a woman who wants to reach an even greater level of openness.It is a very liberating book and I think women who read it will find it so. It would also be a fabulous read for men who want to better understand what women want--how better to learn how to please your lover than by knowing what she is thinking about when she is at her most aroused?This book benefits from an artistic, rather than openly lewd cover, so you can feel comfortable taking it anywhere. I read it in front of co-workers without a moment's pause. This is a book you'll end up sharing--make sure you put your name on the front cover, because when people see what it is, everyone wants to borrow it from you.Definitely a book to own, refer back to, and discuss with your lover and friends.