The Coitus Chronicles: My Quest for Sex, Love, and Orgasms

The Coitus Chronicles: My Quest for Sex, Love, and Orgasms

by Olive Persimmon


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Think you know everything about sex? Think again! Weaving together the awkwardness of Mindy Kaling, the candor of Chelsea Handler, and the author’s own hilarious vulnerability, this memoir/manual will encourage you to explore your sexuality and consider what surprises you may discover if you do. Just say yes!

Meet Olive Persimmon. Growing up, she looked exactly like Danny DeVito, except she was thirteen and a girl. By some miracle, she grew into a relatively normal, well-adjusted thirty-something woman living in New York City—with one notable exception: she hasn’t had sex in five years, one month, three days, two-point-five hours . . . and counting.

Faced with bona fide sex rut, she decides it's time to take action to save her love life and get her mojo back. Challenged by a friend to "say yes" to experiences she might normally avoid, Olive embarks on a series of adventures and explores everything from BDSM classes to cuddlers-for-hire, from foot fetishes to lessons with a top-ranked pickup artist, and more! Each awkward, funny, and sometimes downright embarrassing encounter brings Olive closer to discovering the power of saying yes—to herself, others, and life itself.

For fans of Jenny Slate, this is a funny, irreverent, and honest tale of one young woman's journey to reclaim her sexuality on the fringes of New York City's sex and dating world.

Readers can see for themselves how this girl next door overcame insecurities around dating, sex, and love—all with openness, honesty, and a wicked sense of humor. Along the way, readers will wonder: Will Olive ever have sex again? Will her love life be okay? Will her toe fungus come back? Does she ever find her mojo, and where was it hiding?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510732414
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 06/11/2019
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 545,550
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Olive Persimmon is an author, speaker, and communication coach. In addition to her first book, Unintentionally Celibate, she's spent the last seven years writing about sex, dating, and life for the internet everywhere from Elite Daily to SheKnows Media. Olive loves speaking as much as she loves writing and is a TEDx speaker and a professional public speaking coach. Born and raised in Akron, Ohio, she currently lives in NYC and writes letter for fun. 

Table of Contents

The Brief History of an Unintentional Celibate 1

Knot What You Think 7

OM'ing 23

The Stealthiest Ex 35

There's a Boy in My Room 43

The Most Beautiful Penis in the World 55

All the Deep Shit That Is Really Wrong with Me 67

Fetish Fervor 77

Goddamnit, There's Still a Lot of Shit Lurking Around 83

Secrets from a Top Pickup Artist 87

Bringing Sexy Back 99

Foot Worship, It's a Thing. You Should Try It. 115

An Itch to Scratch 119

Apples and Oranges 127

The Stupid Things You Do after a Breakup 135

What Is Sex Even? 147

Clark Kent 151

The Friends with Benefits Experiment 157

A Cuddling Catastrophe 165

I Paid a Man to Cuddle with Me 183

Tantra 191

Squirting Lab 203

Everyone Told Me Not to Do It and I Did It Anyway 213

An Ending That's Happy 221

Acknowledgments 225

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