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Read My Lips: A Complete Guide to Vaginal and Vulvar Health, Culture, and Pleasure
Many, if not most, people remain in the dark about the actual workings of the vagina and vulva. The primary purpose of Read My Lips is to educate women and men about the vulva and vagina in a manner that is smart, informative, and entertaining. Readers, both women and men alike, will come to think differently about women's genitals and become a little more curious and a lot ...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published November 16th 2011 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
(first published January 1st 2011)
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This is a review of a book about vaginas and vulvas. If you faint at the sight of Janet Jackson's breast or if spicy talk make's you swoon, best keep moving, things are about to get real.<br /><br />First off, when people are talking about vaginas, the region they are speaking of is actually, the vulva (so right there, I learned something new). Vulva and Vagina are not interchangeable terms and should not be used as such.<br /><br />Here are some more gems of wisdom from the book;<br /><br />1. Don't Douche, it damages natural flora ...more
All of my reviews are originally published at:<br /><a target="_blank" href="http://twistingthelens.wordpress.com" rel="nofollow">http://twistingthelens.wordpress.com</a><br />_____________________________________________________________________________________________<br /><br />Twat, cunt, vag, coochie, pussy va-jay-jay- no matter what you call it, for most, the vagina is a mysterious force that must straddle the dichotomy of two worlds- the image of purity and giver-of-life and the image of tempting seductress. It is easy to see why we do not know as much as we should about this amazing organ, and ...more
Short review: Yes I am a guy, yes I read a book about Vulvas. Get over it, they are important to straight guys too. <br /><br />On the whole I thought it was a fairly good and positive book. I was more interested in the cultural part than the health and pleasure part, but I thought the whole was good. There are two authors and one of them is funnier than the other. The health portions were a little dry and really addressed probably too wide of a range of issues for most readers. Everyone will find info that ...more
Read My Lipsis an informative and engaging book. Its neither a simple owners manual nor <i>Our Bodies, Ourselves</i> for a new generation. That's not to say that this is a bad thing, only different. It's full of interesting facts, first-person accounts of experiences with vulvas, and health information, and punctuated with warm humor. By choosing to write in a personal friendly, somewhat breezy tone, the authors take changes in social perspectives and communications styles into account; teen-to-mid-twenties-aged ...more
Alright, I received this book from the publisher today off Netgalley and have not been able to "put it down". This book had alot of buzz in my Goodreads group, Sisterhood of the Traveling Book, and I can see why. Although this book has alot of important information for women to understand related to their own bodies, the authors did it in an engrossing and fun manner. I am very happy I requested this book and agree with some of the reviews I have read on it that it should be required reading, particularly ...more
This book was downright fascinating. It is amazing how little a lot of women know about their own body (and by women I mean me). I didn't give the book 5 stars because there was some cheesy super feminist tree huggy stuff closer to the end, BUT the first half was really informative. I recommend that women take the time to read it, or if you are a man feeling a bit lost, it might be useful to you too.
Fantastic book and a must read for pretty much anyone. The conversational style is easy to read and understandable for readers at any level. The information that is presented in thourough and unbiased. Even the most self-aware women haves something to learn from it. Show/discover/embrace some vulvapride and read this book!!!
This book was very well researched and well written. No question could have possibly been left unanswered. <br />It was technically informative, thought provoking and relatively entertaining. <br />Full of crafts and party ideas as well.<br />
Very interesting and informative book. Not something I would normally read, but I was intrigued when I saw it on Netgalley. The authors mix in humor with well researched facts. Definitely worth a peek. Maybe some men should take a peek as well.
I was surprised to find this in the library here in the USA, considering how on TV over here bare bottoms are fuzzed-out and women always seem to have sex with most of their clothes on. It is an enlightening and fascinating book which made me think and made me laugh, too. I recommend it!
Dec 24, 2011 Nicole rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
I think every woman should read this no matter how much they think they know about their lady bits. No matter what you'll learn something new and even take away a new craft project or two...<br /><br />Received this from NetGalley.
Es un libro con un lenguaje ameno, claro y amigable, que introduce al lector de manera peridica en los principales tpicos concernientes a los rganos sexuales femeninos. <br /><br />Muestra de manera breve los puntos sobre los cuales hay ms inters en la sociedad hoy da en cuanto a la vulva y todos los elementos relacionados con esta. Si bien a veces slo se da un pequeo esbozo de un tema en general, sirve como un prembulo paya que el lector se sienta instado a buscar ms informacin sobre el tema que ms le interese. ...more
Good all around introduction to the geography and function of the vulva and vagina. The book's strength lies more in the care and maintenance of vaginal health, so I believe this to be a good owner's manual. The book also considers some of the issues and politics of genital awareness, self image, genital cosmetic surgery, and female genital cutting. The book also included directions for making various v crafts. While I can appreciate this for vulva awareness, as a man the crafts held little interest ...more
I won a copy of this book through Goodreads Giveaway but have still not received it, which is disappointing, especially since the other people who won a copy appear to have received theirs. Not sure what the situation is but I would love to get my copy! Unfortunately the giveaway was done by the author and she has deactivated messaging on her account so I have no way of notifying anyone. I was super excited about winning this book. :(
General study of hygiene, external anatomy and history of the vulva. Would work well as an intro to appreciating the organ for men and woman from teens and up. Doesn't get into the weightier matters of cycles, nutrition, etc. I found the crafting element more silly, but I'm sure there are many who would actually make use of it.
Debby Herbenick is an associate professor at Indiana University, a lead scientist in the study of sex, and an internationally recognized author and sex educator. She's published several best-selling books about sex and love: Because It Feels Good, Sex Made Easy, Great in Bed, The I Love You More Book, and Read My Lips. Her newest book is The Coregasm Workout. <br /><br />The Coregasm Workout takes a look at the ...more