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Enjoy Sex: (How, when and if you want to): A Practical and Inclusive Guide

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  133 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Plenty of books on sex suggest that it has to be done in a certain way, or in a certain kind of relationship, or with certain people. This isn’t that kind of book.

Enjoy Sex is a truly practical, friendly guide through the confusing, and sometimes alarming, world of sex and sexuality. Its radical approach puts your experience at the heart of the book, and invites you to exp
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 14th 2017 by Icon Books (first published January 5th 2017)
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bklyn mike art
Feb 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
a very inclusive, non judgemental book that asks, through stories and questions: what kind of sexual activities would you want to have, putting aside norms and pressures. highly recommend.
Rachel
Dec 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A book that is both warmly and kindly written. I think the most important part of the book is the last chapter about consent, particularly given current events. MJ and Justin ask us to consider how our relationships to sex impact our actions elsewhere and vice versa. I'd give this to any young person especially, but everyone could use a read.

I'd also recommend the authors' podcast, the Meg-John and Justin Show. It dives more deeply into the ideas discussed in the book, though the podcast will m
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Alex Noya
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This little book about sex is very different from the other guides I have in my collection. In my opinion, this should be the sexual education all young people get in school. The authors help you to understand the importance of gettting to know your representations and attitudes towards sex, body, orgasm, climax, relationships and particularly consent. These attitudes can have an enourmous impact on how you enjoy your body, sex and intimate relationships. I have appreciated that the authors hihl ...more
Tatjana
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very inclusive discussion that avoids judgement and teaches a very open approach, an open way of thinking and a language that allows discussion. No groundbraking insights for me but still nice to read.
Kassandra
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: resources, sexology
This was an awesome and inclusive book by Meg-John and Justin, full of practical suggestions and highlighted a range of diverse strategies to assist readers to unpack to enhance their potential for pleasure, sexuality and relationships.

This book offered an evaluation and critique of mainstream sexual advice which was necessary and hit the target every time, offering relevant and inclusive strategies in place of the less helpful ones the book critiqued. Unlike other texts on sexuality, this guid
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Brenna
Jul 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-work
I’m a consent educator by profession, and this is one of my favorite healthy sexuality books that I’ve read so far! (Sex is Funny Word, S.E.X.: The All You Need To Know Sexuality Guide, and More Than Two are some of my other top picks.)

The book utilizes the socioecological model (without naming it and getting into the jargon) to describe self care, being present, messages around sex and sexuality, and treating yourself and others with consent.

I’d say it is both a great introductory text and thou
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Innastholiel
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is a very wonderful and very inclusive book ((view spoiler)), but depending on your history and attitude, it might be a very painful read, because it contains a lot of exercises that demand a fair amount of honesty. ...more
Ian Newey
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this very much. I recommend it to survivors of sexual trauma ( or invalidation) and their consenting partners.
Sarah
Oct 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
There were some great ideas in this. I wish it had been fleshed out more and went deeper. Still plenty of think about and I really like how it challenges you to define what sex is to you.
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Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Pitäisi olla perusteos kaikille, jotka ovat kiinnostuneet seksistä oikeastaan ihan missä muodossa vaan.
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Dr. Meg-John Barker is a writer, therapist, and activist-academic specialising in sex, gender and relationships. Their popular books include the (anti-)self-help relationship book Rewriting the Rules, The Secrets of Enduring Love (with Jacqui Gabb), Queer: A Graphic History (with Julia Scheele), and Enjoy Sex, How, When and If You Want To (with Justin Hancock). Meg-John is a senior lecturer in psy ...more

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