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    Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life Quick View
    Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life

    Emily Nagoski, Ph.D.

    Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life

    $ 16.99

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    This book is a must read for anyone who has ever wondered "why does my body behave this way?" or "why doesn't my arousal work the way I want it to?" We don't often declare favorites at Smitten Kitten, but Come As You Are is undeniably one of the best books available today about the science of arousal and pleasure. The tone of the book is wonderfully approachable and conversational, and makes it easy for even the least scientifically minded of us to understand the intricacies of the human nervous system. And although the book focuses on cisgender women's sexuality, there are acknowledgments and careful word choices throughout the text that make it accessible for queer and trans readers. With a firm grounding in scientific study and a friendly, truly down to earth voice, this book stands out in the genre of arousal and orgasm guides. 

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    Author: Emily Nagoski

    Publisher: Simon & Schuster (March 3, 2015)

    Pages: 416

    Author

    Emily Nagoski is Wellness Education Director and Lecturer at Smith College. She has a PhD in Health Behavior with a doctoral concentration in human sexuality from Indiana University (IU), and a master’s degree (also from IU) in counseling, with a clinical internship at the Kinsey Institute Sexual Health Clinic. She has taught graduate and undergraduate classes in human sexuality, relationships and communication, stress management, and sex education. At Smitten Kitten, we can't speak highly enough of Emily Nagoski's intelligent, compassionate, and groundbreaking work.

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    Healing Painful Sex

    Deborah Coady & Nancy Fish

    Healing Painful Sex

    $ 18.00

    This comprehensive and up-to-date guide is an excellent self care resource for people experiencing pelvic pain, and a thorough medical reference for lay people and professionals. Although the intended audience is cisgender, heterosexual women, people of all genders will find this book extremely useful for understanding pelvic health. In fact, the book's deeply compassionate and thorough approach to chronic pelvic pain makes it arguably the best book available on the subject. Our staff highly recommends this book for anyone who is struggling with a pelvic pain condition, or who needs help communicating with their health care provider about sexual pain.

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    Authors: Deborah Coady MD, MSW, Nancy Fish MPH

    Publisher: Seal Press (November 1st, 2011)

    Pages: 400

     

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    Man Cancer Sex

    Anne Katz

    Man Cancer Sex

    $ 19.95

    From the Oncology Nursing Society:

    From the author of Woman Cancer Sex and Breaking the Silence on Cancer and Sexuality. . .This book by Anne Katz explores how men are affected by a diagnosis of cancer and how they can seek help. Written for men and the women and men who love them and live with them through the cancer experience, Man Cancer Sex explores issues ranging from loss of libido to communication with a partner and problems and concerns in between.

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    Author: Anne Katz

    Publisher: Hygeia Media (2009)

    Pages: 176

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    The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability: For All of Us Who Live with Disabilities, Chronic Pain and Illness

    Kaufman, Odette & Silverberg

    The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability: For All of Us Who Live with Disabilities, Chronic Pain and Illness

    $ 18.95

    From the publisher:

    The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability is the first complete sex guide for people who live with disabilities, pain, illness, or chronic conditions. Useful for absolutely everyone, regardless of age, gender, or sexual orientation, the book addresses a wide range of disabilities—from chronic fatigue, back pain, and asthma to spinal cord injury, hearing and visual impairment, multiple sclerosis, and more. Expertly written by a medical doctor, a sex educator, and a disability activist, The Ultimate Guide provides readers with encouragement, support, and all the information they need to create a sex life that works for them. The authors cover all aspects of sex and disability, including building a positive sexual self-image; positions to minimize stress and maximize pleasure; dealing with fatigue or pain during sex; finding partners and talking with partners about sex and disability; adapting sex toys; and more.

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    Publisher: Cleis Press (2007)

    Authors: Cory Silverberg, Fran Odette, Miriam Kaufman

    Pages: 360 pages

    Publisher

    CLEIS PRESS

    Cleis Press, a mission-driven feminist book publisher, was founded in 1980 in Minneapolis, Minnesota by Felice Newman and Frédérique Delacoste. Winners of multiple Lambda Literary Awards, International Book Awards, Rainbow Book Awards, and Independent Publishers Book Awards, Cleis has a history of producing the best quality sexual education guides, sexual self help books, and diverse erotica collections. At the end of 2014 Cleis Press was purchased by Start Publishing, a New York-based company that primarily publishes and markets eBooks.

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    Woman Cancer Sex

    Anne Katz

    Woman Cancer Sex

    $ 14.95

    From the publisher:

    Sexuality after a diagnosis of cancer is a real issue for women and their partners. In her new book, Woman Cancer Sex, Dr. Anne Katz explains the changes that many women with cancer experience and offers practical and compassionate advice on how to handle these changes. Each chapter describes the experience of a woman with a particular kind of cancer and a variety of related problems, including loss of libido, physical pain, and struggles communicating with a partner. Dr. Katz tackles this sensitive and often unspoken topic in several ways: detailing the physical aspect of sexuality—how things work; highlighting the different feelings a woman might have during her experience; and, finally, presenting strategies women can really use in their daily life, including drugs and other therapies, tips on communicating, exercises, and more. There is also information specifically for the partner so you'll want to share this book. Modern medicine has increased the survival rate of the woman with cancer, and, for many patients, the memory of cancer and its treatments will fade. Sexuality, though, remains an important part of life and this book gives you the information and tools you need to reclaim your sex life after the challenges of cancer.

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    Publisher: Hygeia Media first edition (2009)

    Author: Anne Katz, RN, PhD

    Pages: 184 pages

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