Girl Meets Girl - book by Alyson Publications - review by Twitch

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Girl Meets Girl

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Cage writes humorously, seriously, in-your-face, down-to-earth, and motherly all wrapped up in one. She talks to the reader, not at her, avoiding the in a "I've been to Gay Mecca, USA and had sex with a lot of women and you don't know anything" sort of tone.
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My first reaction when I opened the package was "Yay! A gay book!"

My second reaction was "A dating book? Is this Sex in the City?"

So I'll admit, I started reading Girl Meets Girl by Diana Cage with a little bit of skepticism. Now, I know that I don't know everything and I haven't had every experience in the world, but what could this book teach me? Weren't dating strategy books the sort of self-help books that were marketed to heterosexual women?

Well, I can admit that I stand corrected. Not only is Girl Meets Girl written to help the fresh out of the closet queer girl, but also to those who think they're a little more experienced and really have nothing to learn. Cage writes humorously, seriously, in-your-face, down-to-earth, and motherly all wrapped up in one. She talks to the reader, not at her, avoiding the in a "I've been to Gay Mecca, USA and had sex with a lot of women and you don't know anything" sort of tone.

Cage also wrote The On Our Backs Guide to Lesbian Sex and wrote for Girlfriend, Curve, and was the former editor of the lesbian sex magazine On Our Backs, so I was definitely convinced that she probably knew what she was talking about.

In the book, she touches on many important topics such as being single ("..If you are still processing your last relationship, then I have news for you honey: You are not single"), self esteem, dating, debunking lesbian myths (Myth #4: One of you has to be the girl and the other has to be the boy. Otherwise known as the "who wears the strap-on?" syndrome), Internet dating (with list of acronyms and dating sites), places to meet, sex (including sex toys, communication, role playing, and... safer sex, which is very important, but you'd be surprised at the number of lesbians who don't consider protection), gender ("some tips for sex with boys of the female variety," which a genderqueer friend of mine gave a big A+!), polyamory, and of course, dyke drama and "post-dating survival".

Girl Meets Girl is truly a well of information. It's broken up into 3 parts with 10 chapters and there are interviews, lists, advice, and resources around every turn. I found it easy and fun to read and also found myself dog-earing and underlining so many great passages.

I recommend this book whole-heartedly to lesbians young and old, and I give it 5 stars.
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  • Nashville
    Nashville  
    Sounds like a great book and a great review.
  • Airlia
    Airlia  
    Oh this was a fantastic review. It's on my must get now list.
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