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The Sexual State of the Union

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  234 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Lust brings out the liar in everyone. Every erection has Pinocchio written up and down its length—yes, everybody wants to be REAL, a real boy, an honest woman, unafraid and upright—but then desire, the ultimate honesty, does us in. Desire doesn't give a whit about shame. Our secrets, our exaggerations and distractions, it's all just a lot of twisting in the wind as far as ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 24th 1998 by Touchstone (first published March 11th 1997)
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Feb 14, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: women 30 and under. men who want to understand women's sexuality.
This book did for me at age 26 what Delta of Venus did for me at age 16. Enough said.
Jun 01, 2011 rated it liked it
This book is more like a collection of Susie Brights thoughts and experiences on topics like feminism, abortion, pornography, and religion. As such, it is a fast and entertaining read. I doubt those who don't share at least some of her views will read it, but it got me thinking about things too. Maybe I don't watch enough porn... I think it will be fun to read some of her fictional erotica next.
Jun 22, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Susie Bright
I read this one night while housesitting at Ailecia and Sara/Seren/Matthew's apartment when I couldn't find their porn stash. The writing was good and smart, but didn't quite do what I was hoping it would.
Melanie Neale
Mar 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating to read this so many years after it was originally published. It is still completely relevant, though somewhat outdated. I found myself laughing at the early references to the Internet and cyber scams and Internet dating and porn. As always, I want to applaud for Susie at everything she says. My biggest disappointment lies in the fact that I never read this when it came out. Being exposed to this kind of thinking, sex-positive feminism, would've saved me so much heartbreak and angst ...more
Jun 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: before-2003
read somewhere between 1996 and 1999. I remember being really glad someone had the balls to say what they wanted to say about sex. And that they were funny, but that they were not humiliating. I still recommend this book to people.
Jun 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Whether you agree with Susie Bright's feminist politics or not, her reflections on American sexuality are undeniably personal and riveting. Sometimes serious, oftentimes humorous, The Sexual State of the Union is a vibrant read whether your interested in feminism or not.
Jan 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
i love susie, she keeps it real.
Feb 24, 2012 rated it liked it
I just can't seem to get into this book. Sorry, Susie.
Mar 23, 2008 rated it liked it
I don't agree with susie bright on most things but I enjoy her work and writing... I thought this book was funny and interesting even where I disagreed.
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Jan 22, 2010 marked it as to-read
Nacho luvin life and all whos in it
dis luk like sumtin i would read...i think i might
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Susannah "Susie" Bright (also known as Susie Sexpert) is a writer, speaker, teacher, audio-show host, performer, all on the subject of sexuality. She is one of the first writers/activists referred to as a sex-positive feminist.

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