Monday Reviews: Dirty Little Numbers

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Every Monday, The CSPH takes a look at a book or film focusing on an aspect of sexuality. This week we are featuring the erotic anthology, Dirty Little Numbers. Edited by Lana Fox and Angela Tavares, this book is an erotic anthology with stories clocking in at 500 words or less. Although these pieces may be short, they are not lacking; I am impressed at the variety of erotic scenarios captured in … [Read more...]

Monday Reviews: Bedded Bliss

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Every Monday, The CSPH takes a look at a book or film focusing on an aspect of sexuality. This week, we are taking a look at Bedded Bliss, a guide to so-called “lust ever after.” Written and curated by Kristina Wright, this book is a mish-mash of marital advice and erotica. Despite the tone of my statements, some of the advice on long-term sexual relationships is practical and useful: Wright … [Read more...]

Monday Reviews: Out Late

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Every Monday, The CSPH takes a look at a book or film focusing on an aspect of sexuality. This week we are featuring Out Late, directed by Beatrice Alda and Jennifer Brooke. Coming out as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer is an important moment in a person’s life. It is often associated with adolescence, perhaps because the turmoil and sexual awakening involved with puberty neatly … [Read more...]

Monday Reviews: The Pink Triangle

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Every Monday, The CSPH takes a look at a book or film focusing on an aspect of sexuality. This week we are featuring The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuality by Richard Plant. Published in 1986, only a few years after the gay liberation movement began and the Nazi persecution of homosexuals started receiving scholarly attention, Richard Plant’s The Pink Triangle sheds light on the … [Read more...]

Monday Reviews: Why Men Fake It

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Every Monday, The CSPH takes a look at a book or film focusing on an aspect of sexuality. This week we are featuring the book Why Men Fake It, by urologist Abraham Morgentaler. In the classic movie When Harry Met Sally, Sally's character says about women faking orgasms, "All men are sure it never happened to them and most women at one time or another have done it, so you do the math." This wisdom … [Read more...]

Monday Reviews: Period: A Girl’s Guide

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Every Monday, The CSPH takes a look at a book or film focusing on an aspect of sexuality. This week we are featuring Period: A Girl’s Guide by JoAnn Loulan and Bonnie Worthen with illustrations by Martha Quackenbush. Period has been educating girls of all ages and their parents about menstruation since its original publication in 1979. In the most recent 2000 edition, Period offers … [Read more...]

Monday Reviews: The Smart Girls Guide to the G-Spot

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Every Monday, The CSPH takes a look at a book or film focusing on an aspect of sexuality. This week we are featuring The Smart Girls Guide to G-Spot by Violet Blue. Named after the sexologist Dr. Ernest Grafenberg, the G-spot is the part of female anatomy most misunderstood, with some people even doubting its existence. In this book, Violet Blue has simple, praiseworthy goals: demystify the … [Read more...]

Monday Reviews: Valencia

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Every Monday, The CSPH takes a look at a book or film focusing on an aspect of sexuality. This week we are featuring Valencia. Valencia, Michelle Tea’s autobiographically-inspired novel about latex-gloved sex, drugs, and the search for love in 1990s San Francisco, became a lesbian cult classic with its publication in 2000. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of twenty different filmmakers and … [Read more...]

Monday Reviews: Don Jon

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Every Monday, The CSPH takes a look at a book or film focusing on an aspect of sexuality. This week we are featuring Don Jon. In his directorial debut, Joseph Gordon-Levitt offers a meditation on how porn and romantic comedies create unrealistic expectations in relationships. For Jersey boy Jon Martello, whose numerous partners have earned him the eponymous nickname, porn offers satisfaction in a … [Read more...]

Monday Review: Opening Up

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Every Monday, The CSPH takes a look at a book or film focusing on an aspect of sexuality. This week we are featuring Opening Up by Tristan Taormino. This is a perfect book for anyone to read, from those intellectually intrigued by and interested in nonmonogamy, to curious individuals who want to explore and expand on their own current relationship model, or even experienced polyamorous people … [Read more...]