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Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life
  1. Susan Quilliam
  1. Writer, Broadcaster, Consultant and Trainer Cambridge, UK; susan@susanquilliam.com

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Emily Nagoski. London, UK: Scribe Publications, 2015. ISBN-13: 978-1-925-22801-4. Price: £12.99. Pages: 432 (paperback)

There are now literally thousands of books – my own among them – which aim to help women understand and make the most of their sexuality. This book, however, is special.

Written by Emily Nagoski, formerly Director of Wellness Education at Smith College (Massachusetts, USA) and the Kinsey Institute (Indiana, USA), the book rises above most others for many reasons.

The first is its range: the 400+ pages cover not only female physiology, sexual response, and ‘what to do in bed’, but also the emotional and relational underpinnings of sexuality; its social context; its pitfalls, its pleasures. A full set by any count and, as the book's cover claims, …

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