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Doing It: A Sex-Positive Anthology

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Doing It is a bold, explicit and unapologetically feminist look at sex written by women with a great story to tell about a positive sexual encounter, relationship or development in their lives. This collection – memoir, essay, erotica, art – encourages honest discussions about pleasure and desire, and celebrates the diverse experiences of women having sex, loving sex, ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 1st 2016 by University of Queensland Press
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Giselle A Nguyen
Aug 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Full disclosure: I have an essay of mine included in this anthology.

I really loved this collection of unashamedly feminist perspectives on sex and devoured it in less than a day. It's diverse, with pieces from queer women, trans women, disabled women and WOC, and equal parts funny, moving and thought provoking. Standouts for me were the pieces from Hanne Blank, Tilly Lawless and Van Badham, but it's a really solid set overall that balances personal and political extremely well. An easy but
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Caroline
I don't know. I'm tired of the discourse. Sex-positivity is too white feminist for me. I think it's an okay anthology but one that leaves out a discussion of race and how it intersects with sexuality. I would recommend for people who are just starting to read about feminist issues.
Hope Nakagawa
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I cannot express enough how powerful this book is. It is a must read for all who call themselves feminists, it's a must read for all those times you are with your partner and you can't express why or how your actions have accumulated into the way they are and it's a must read for girls who love sex but feel ashamed expressing it. This book taught me so much about myself, the culture women face everyday from their first kiss all the way to maturity in advocating for their desires in a society ...more
Rosie
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is really important.

It includes writing about sex from straight women, queer women, trans women, and disabled women. They talk about marital sex, sex work, self-sex, same-sex sex, sex education, and sex in the digital age - among so much else.

I’ve never seen the C bomb dropped so many times in one book, and I loved it.
Fiona Borrelli
Sep 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
A great anthology of sex-positivity from a lot of different female perspectives - straight, gay, queer, trans, asexual, academic, intensely personal, amusing and poignant. A really lovely read.
Anna Blackie
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I loved this book! It was one of my first endeavours into non-fiction reading and I enjoyed it far more than I had anticipated!

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Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a hecking great read!
Vicki Stegink
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Positive, well thought-out, empowering, and readable to boot. Very happy to have this collection on my shelf.
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