Real Live Nude Girl - book by Cleis Press Inc. - review by ♥ Amanda ♥

Real Live Nude Girl

Book by Cleis Press Inc.

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Real Live Nude Girl is a well made, nicely put together chronicle style book that is focused on sex culture, gays, and exhibitionism. This book is more reading material for insight rather than eroticism. Although this piece was not a favorite of mine, it is still a well put together book that might be very interesting to a Sex Culture reader.
Well made, nice layout, appealing cover, well known author, chronicle style.
Lacks eroticism.
Rating by reviewer:
useful review

About author

Dr. Carol Queen, Good Vibration's resident sexpert, has been featured in numerous magazines like Vogue, Penthouse, Elle, and Hustler. She is the author of Exhibitionism for the Shy and the co editor of Switch Hitters and PomoSexuals. Carol Queen grew up in Oregon was an activist in the mid 70's as a queer organizer and was also an AIDS educator. By 1998, she had moved to San Francisco and received her doctorate in sexology. She is a lecturer, author, and writes a monthly column for Spector. Carol Queen still remains in San Francisco with her husband. Find her online at

I had never read any of Carol's work previously and I had no idea what to expect. I think she has a great style or writing and I did enjoy her first piece in the book very much.
    • Well known author

Content / Style / Audience

When I first picked up the book and looked at the cover reading: Real Live Nude Girl, I thought this could be a very interesting book. I thought I would be reading stories about experiences of being a hooker, stripper, or entertainer. The first story in the book was very interesting and I really enjoyed it. It is titled Dear Mom a Letter About Whoring. The short, essay style writing was very readable, easy to follow, and had me interested in the book right away. I continued reading for probably two hours until I realized how long I had sat there deep in this book. After I set the book down and later thought about what I had read, all I could remember was the first story. It really grabbed me. The remainder of the book was more focused on sex culture, gay rights, and exhibitionism which are common topics, but not of grave importance to myself. I didn't feel that I was the right audience for this particular book but still believe it has good flow and a great author.
    • Fetish
    • Queer


Real Live Nude Girl is a paperback, standard sized book at 8 1/2" long and 5 1/2" wide. The book is 215 pages long. The layout is easy to read. The book starts with the title page, copyright page, and dedication page. Next is Contents, the Foreword, and Introduction. Pages 3-205 are the reading material. The end of the book contains the Bibliography, Index, and About the Author pages. The design is put together well. The front cover has a woman wearing a thong and stilettos posing on the floor with the title and author printed on the front. The back cover has quotes and summary of the book.
    • Not very discreet cover
    • Soft cover
    • Well made

Personal comments

I read through the book once and then read back through some of the stories again. I wasn't able to become interested in this selection myself. It primarily focused on exhibitionism, gays, activist, and sex culture. I am mildly interested in these subjects, but not enough for this book to grab me. If you are interested in Sex Pop Culture I recommend this essay style book.
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