Future Sex

Category: Book
By (author): Witt, Emily
Subject:  NON-FICTION / General
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Published: October 2016
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in
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From The Publisher*A funny, fresh, and moving antidote to conventional attitudes about sex and the single woman Emily Witt is single and in her thirties. Up until a few years ago, she still envisioned her sexual experience eventually reaching a terminus, like a monorail gliding to a stop at Epcot Center." Like many people, she imagined herself disembarking, finding herself face-to-face with another human being, "and there we would remain in our permanent station in life: the future." But, as we all know, things are more complicated than that. Love is rare and frequently unreciprocated. Sexual acquisitiveness is risky and can be hurtful. And generalizing about what women want or don't want or should want or should do seems to lead nowhere. Don't our temperaments, our hang-ups, and our histories define our lives as much as our gender? In Future Sex , Witt explores internet dating, internet pornography, polyamory, and other avant-garde sexual subcultures as sites of possibility. She observes her encounters with these scenes with a wry sense of humor, capturing them in all their strangeness, ridiculousness, and beauty. The result is an open-minded, honest account of the contemporary pursuit of connection and pleasure, and an inspiring new model of female sexuality - open, forgiving, and unafraid. "
Biographical NoteEmily Witt is a journalist, an essayist, and a critic. Her work has been published in n+1 , GQ , New York magazine, The New York Observer, and the London Review of Books and anthologized in Best American Travel Writing . She has degrees from Brown University, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and Cambridge, and she was a Fulbright scholar in Mozambique. She grew up in Minneapolis and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.