Big, big love - book by Celestial Arts - review by Mia.The.Wonder.Slut

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Big, big love

Book by Celestial Arts

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Love, love, LOVE "Big, Big Love"!

'Big, Big Love' by Hanne Blank is a new and informative look at sexuality and all it's many splendored complexities through the eyes of a plus-sized person. The book contains lots of useful information for both fat people and their fat-loving partners, and has a compassionate and educational approach which does not make the reader uncomfortable, but instead fosters greater acceptance and love for their body. I recommend this book for all plus-size folks and their partners.
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Pros:
- Very informative
- Contains important and relevant info
- Entertaining read
Cons:
- I wish I had read this book before now!
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

About author



Hanne Blank is a well known and respected author, historian, editor, public speaker, and activist for many issues, including (nut not limited to) fat acceptance, feminism, bisexuality, and general sexual education. She is the former co-editor of scarletletters.com, a sex positive erotica site, and has written for many well known publications like Bitch, Lilith, and Penthouse. She is celebrated for her holistic approach to sexuality which includes topics such as body positivity, queer sexuality, and women's health. She is an author who has much experience and wisdom to share with her audience, and seems very enthusiastic to do so.
    • Engaging
    • Experienced
    • Informative

Content / Style / Audience

The book Big, Big Love is an excellent read for plus size babes and their lovers! Blank uses original research as well as experience to put together an informative and open-minded book for all to read and share. Whether you're a big person or not, there are facts and bits of wisdom for everyone. Blank's open approach caters to a wide compass of personal backgrounds and experiences. There are six chapters. Each chapter in the book is broken up into essays over specific topics. Each chapter progresses logically and smoothly into the next.

The book begins with an overview of what it means to be a curvy body in an overwhelmingly thin-obsessed world. Blank covers a variety of must-know topics, such as health, happiness, hygiene, self-image, weight changes, dieting, body shape, and confidence. Her tone is non-judgmental and compassionate as she explains that all bodies are not only different, but also deserving of healthy, happy love. This really sets the reader up to trust her judgment and advice, as she write with a voice of experience and acceptance.

The next chapter reviews important terms that will be used throughout the book. These terms include sexual orientations, gender identities, and sexual identities with reference to their relevance to plus-sized sexuality.

The third chapter is on psychological and emotional health for fat and chubby people. This chapter is full of valuable information, as many big people experience nearly constant abuse and/or shame for their bodies which affects them in a multitude of ways. This chapter covers everything from bullying and abuse from others, to fat-shame and negative self-image, to sexual objectification and fetishization, to self-love and acceptance. This chapter is really designed to lead the reader to a more enlightened and positive attitude towards fat and body positivity.

The fourth chapter is a special chapter set aside especially for fat admirers. A fat admirer is anyone who loves or has the desire to be with a fat or chubby partner. This is an interesting and very useful chapter since it is quintessentially an open letter from Blank herself, from the perspective of a fat woman, to potential lovers on issues they and their partners will face. She discusses everything from coming out as a fat admirer, to "how not to be an a**hole," to being a compassionate lover and ally.

The fifth chapter covers pretty much all your sexual health and healthcare needs as a big person. This chapter covers so much info, it would take forever to write it all out. Some unique and important info it covers includes prevent sex injuries, healthcare provider info for fat people, fertility, pregnancy, gynecological visits, PCOS, lipedema and lymphedema, gynecomastia, and other fat-related health issues.

The final chapter is the spiciest chapter, as it goes over the physical INs and OUTs of plus-sized sex lives. This chapter educates on various sexual lifestyles, such as BDSM and fetishism, porn, erotica, toys, penetrative sex, oral sex, consent, masturbation, and positions.

After the six main chapters, there is a very helpful resource guide. The resources included are:
- General sex education and information
- Special issue sex ed and info
- Fat acceptance and size acceptance
- Health and wellness
- Hygiene aids
- Movement and injury prevention
- Social and dating resources
- Size-positive imagery, erotica, and pornography
- Sex toys and accessories
- Fat-friendly sex toys and accessories vendors
- Lingerie and clothing
    • Educational
    • Fat
    • Non-fiction

Design

The layout is simple and organized. The information in this book is easy to locate and the chapters follow a logical order. The design on the front is tasteful, yet still interesting and relevant to the topic. It is paperback, so be mindful of the amount of wear and tear your copy will be subjected to.
    • Diagrams / photos included
    • Discreet cover
    • Soft cover
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  • The Mother of a SiNner
    The Mother of a SiNner  
    awesome review I so want to read this
  • allgood1
    allgood1  
    nice review.
  • RememberMe
    RememberMe  
    Nice.
  • Missmarc
    Missmarc  
    Great review, thank you!
  • Apirka
    Apirka  
    I picked this up somewhere else because Eden didn't get it in stock soon enough for me when this was first added, but I just started reading it a few days ago (finished the fourth chapter last night). Anyway, great review! I definitely wish I had read this before as well...the first version came out in 2000, would have been very helpful to me back then
  • ScarletFox
    ScarletFox  
    Yeah I am seriously going to have to get this now. Thank you for the awesome review!
  • KrissyNovacaine
    KrissyNovacaine  
    Thanks for the review!
  • Ace
    Ace  
    Thanks for the review. Never heard of this book til now, but I definitely want to check it out.
  • toydiamondring
    toydiamondring  
    thanks
  • Izzaba
    Izzaba  
    Very Good review can't wait to read it
  • deltalima
    deltalima  
    Awesome review. Thanks for sharing
  • vanilla&chocolate
    vanilla&chocolate  
    Thanks for your review!
  • Kitka
    Kitka  
    Fantastic review of this book, sounds like a great read!
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