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Closer: Notes from the Frontier of the Female Orgasm

Category: Book
By (author): Barmak, Sarah
Series: Exploded Views
Subject:  FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Sexuality
  HEALTH & FITNESS / Sexuality
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Coach House Books
Published: June 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 140
Size: 7.50in x 4.75in
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From The Publisher*We think of the modern woman as sexually liberated - if anything, we're told we're oversexed. And yet a striking number of women report dissatisfaction with their sex lives, including 16 percent who experience difficulty achieving orgasm and many more who complain of low desire." But this issue sure doesn't get much press; the urge is to ignore or medicalize it (witness the quest for "pink Viagra.") If so many ordinary women suffer from sexual frustration, then perhaps the problem isn't one that can be addressed by a pharmaceutical cure. Maybe we need to get hot and bothered about a broader cultural cure: a reorienting of our culture's current male-focused approach to health and pleasure, and a rethinking of what's "normal." Using a blend of reportage, interview, and first-person reflection, journalist Sarah Barmak explores the cutting-edge science and grassroots cultural trends that are getting us closer to truth of women's sexuality. Closer reveals how women are reshaping their sexuality today in wild, irrepressible ways - participating in mindfulness, vulva massage, nude meetings, hour-long orgasms, masturbation circles, and live demonstrations at Burning Man - and redefining female sexuality on its own terms.
Biographical NoteSarah Barmak: Sarah Barmak is a Toronto freelance journalist and author. Her writing has appeared in Maclean's, The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Canadian Business, Marketing and Reader's Digest.