Must Reads: Masturbation May
Before Masturbation May comes to an end, we bring you a short list of books about solitary sex.
1. Sex for One
Betty Dodson is the self-proclaimed “Grandmother of Masturbation.” That’s because she did a lot to put the M word on the map. If it wasn’t for Dodson’s candor and comedic sense of timing, we’d still be fiddling in the dark. When it comes to a classic, you can’t go wrong with Sex for One.
2. Solitary Sex: A Cultural History of Masturbation
Calling all history buffs! Want to know why masturbation gets such a dirty rap? Then this is the book for you. Thomas Laqueur explores what is thought of as “the last taboo” with the thoroughness of a scholar and the words of a good writer. If you want to stump your friend’s at a party, this book gives you lots to talk about.
3. The BIG Book of Masturbation
From angst to zeal, Martha Cornog digs deep down to help you understand everything you need to know about going at it solo. A good choice for those who want a little from Column A, and some from Column B.
In this book of 43 first person accounts of self-pleasure, both truth and fiction is used to explore how women and men pet the kitty or charm the snake.
5. Getting Off: A Woman’s Guide to Masturbation
Chief Gasm Officer Jamye Waxman has written a thorough account of female masturbation — from the history to the how to. Not only is the book easy to read, but it comes with handy tips and a foreword by Dodson herself — with illustrations by the ever so talented Molly Crabapple.
We would love to hear your tips and tricks for getting off this month! Don’t be shy; share yours with us.