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Getting Off: A Woman's Guide to Masturbation

4.04  ·  Rating Details ·  67 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Masturbation is like tuning a radio: you don't know what frequencies you'll enjoy until you play with the knobs. Masturbation has a complicated stigma attached to it; everybody is doing it, but not everybody talks about it. Some were told that touching oneself would cause cute kittens to die, some were told masturbation led to blindness. Getting Off: A Woman's Guide to Mas ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 2nd 2007 by Seal Press (first published October 28th 2007)
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Rose May
Jun 19, 2011 Rose May rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Note: This review, and all my reviews, comes from my blog - Romantic Rose's Bookshelf (

"Poor is the woman whose pleasure depends upon the permission of others."

First of all, let’s start off with saying this isn’t a review, it’s a recommendation. It’s not a romance novel, hence the OTR (Other Than Romance) before the title in the post. This book is about more than just ‘how to’ masturbate – though if you’re a first timer, it certainly offers some good tips
Kirsten Holen
Apr 24, 2012 Kirsten Holen rated it liked it
This was given to me as a present.

I am a woman who is already in touch with her body, so unfortunately there was nothing really interesting or new in this book for me. It's good to know there is somebody publishing this information, though, for less knowledgeable women.

That being said, anyone who is getting over some sort of mental block or who just hasn't tried exploring, young or old, would benefit from this book. It touches (hehe) every subject possible to make you look at your body and your
Mar 05, 2009 Holly rated it it was amazing
Masturbation is a healthy part of every person’s life. Even as part of a relationship and while maintaining a healthy sex life, self-love still plays a healthy role in one’s life.

People start exploring their bodies at very young ages; from infant boys who every time you change a diaper, their hands are immediately exploring their penis and young girls who will mindlessly start exploring themselves whenever time permits. This is extremely healthy and positive behavior, but there are a great deal
Zuzka Namu Jakubkova
Apr 01, 2016 Zuzka Namu Jakubkova rated it really liked it
Shelves: sex-ed
Encouraging literature on woman's sexual self-exploration, with helpful practical part on recommended technique and sex toys. Also includes chapters on history of masturbation and depiction of masturbation in mass media.

It's not too heavy on the science stuff (with either physiology or mass media analysis), but it does convey the necessary message that it's okay to jill off and the tips on how to do it safely.

Well worth read, would recommend.
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