The Whole Lesbian Sex Book - erotic book by Cleis Press Inc. - review by NaturalWoman

The book every woman should own!

Not just your typical "how-to" manual, this empowering book covers everything and I mean everything! This book made me more aware of my own body and desires as well as my partner's and has taken our exploration of our sexual relationship to a whole new level!
Well organized, comprehensive, draws from real experience
Rating by reviewer:
useful review

About author

Felice Newman is a somatic coach, sex educator, and one of the founders of Cleis Press, publisher of over 200 books by various well-known sex authors/experts on the contemporary American sexual landscape. This woman knows women and knows sex, drawing on years of research and personal experience.
As a supplement to her own experience for her research for the book, Newman developed an online questionnaire from which she drew on the responses of women and has dispersed throughout the book excerpts from these women about their experiences.

Content / Style / Audience

You do not have to be a lesbian to read this book but if you are a woman you do. Hell, if you love women and love fucking women you have to read this book! This book is empowering, calling on women to become more familiar and comfortable with their bodies and take back their sexuality. Find out what you want, what you like and go out and get it! Do not be afraid to ask for it!

Basic female anatomy, orgasms, finding partners, toys, desires, fetishes, fantasies, safe sex, clitoral play, breast play, vaginal penetration, anal penetration, oral sex, play parties . . . this book covers it all! Not only that but it lists additional resources (websites, books, groups, authors etc) where you can go to get even more information! Throughout the book there are also helpful diagrams for those that might be a bit more visually inclined.

Despite the vast number of topics the author covers the writing flows very nicely. Transitions between topics are smooth and do not feel awkward like in so many other books that try to be an 'all-in-one' resource. Each chapter and section can also easily stand alone, making it not the type of book you need to read from start to finish. While I did read it cover to cover I did so non-sequentially, using it more as a reference and it is still the only book I look to first on any topic.


Ok, I like organization and this book is very well organized, especially since it contains so much information on so many topics. This is one of the things that make it such an invaluable resource. Like any other book it is of course divided into chapters but those chapters are grouped into very distinctive and highly useful sections. All topics and chapters are neatly outlined in the table of contents, allowing one to easily locate and flip to whatever topic they might be searching for.
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  • Eva Schwaltz
    Sounds like a great read, thanks for the review.
  • M121212
    I love this book too!! It's just the best. It would be great if you gave a few more details about what is inside the different sections of the book as it is a thick one! Thanks for the review
  • LikeSunshineDust
    Looks very interesting. Thanks so much for the review
  • thisisadeletedaccount
    Thanks for the review!
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