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Women's Anatomy Of Arousal: Secret Maps To Buried Pleasure

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WINNER, 2010 BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD! THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SEX EDUCATORS, COUNSELORS & THERAPISTS (AASECT).

Find out why Dr. Christiane Northrup has called Women's Anatomy of Arousal "the most comprehensive, user-friendly, practical and uplifting book on women's sexuality I've ever read. It's the gold standard!"

Women have a largely unknown network of structures re
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Paperback, 266 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Mango Garden Press (first published September 1st 2009)
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Dawn Serra
Aug 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: women, sex-how-to
Sheri Winston's book is a comprehensive look at feminine desire, energy, and anatomy. Though the book is very heteronormative, she is wonderfully inclusive in the different expressions of female anatomy and pleasure.

I wish all of the sections that provided tips for men were phased in a way that was inclusive for any gender who loved and made love to women - the information on how to stimulate, excite, and please someone with female anatomy is valuable whether you're a man, woman, or gender queer
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Pete
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Women’s Anatomy of Arousal: Secret Maps to Buried Pleasureis an awesome book every hetero-normal male should read, by Sheri Winston . I fished out this book in my personal bookshelves to loan a friend. He wanted to become an Orgasmic Olympian for his gal.

Being a gyn practitioner this book was well assembled to suite either gender, but would be especially valuable to guys in being a fantastic romance partner. Obviously lesbian ladies could also benefit with a greater understanding.

A very gre
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Stephanie
Apr 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The bible!!! Both men and women need to pick this up
Websterdavid3
May 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review of “Women’s Anatomy of Arousal: Secret Maps to Buried Pleasure”

By Sheri Winston, 2010 (review by david)

I so wish I had learned from nurse and sex-educator Sheri Winston as a teen. Reading her book has made me a better lover.

Sheri takes her readers on “an in-depth, illustrated tour of the land of female genitalia, feminine sexuality and the intimate erotic arts.” (p.5) For all humans who have female parts or “like to play with them.”

The human body is so delightful and complex. Sheri teach
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Renia Carsillo
Nov 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
One of the best books on women's sexual response that I've ever read. Unlike most books of this nature, it's centered around teaching a woman to own her own sexuality, not pleasing a partner or coupled sex. Unintimidating, thoughtful and even funny at times. This one should be on every woman's bookshelf.
Vanessa
May 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
Sheri Winston is just lovely! The history portion was too long for me but the tone of the book was great. Sex Positivity at its finest and I liked the discussion of yin and yang. Kind of new agey which can be a turn off but female sexuality is honored and that is always a good thing.
Frank Wiegers
Aug 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
the best book on women's sexuality ever and I have read a lot of them.
Jules
Feb 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! I learned so much about my body. I knew women had complicated parts, that that's just the tip of the ice burg (literally). This book has practical anatomy, openly speaks about choices, and, of course, some grounded information on sex. It's a read for any girl or woman and a great read for men who want to please them.
Lily
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The only sex book you will ever need.
Sarah
Jul 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and will be posting a review very soon on my blog.
Stephanie Smiley
May 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Great information that all humans with vaginas or who play with them should know. I wish the language was less heteronormative and at times cringe-worthy. I still recommend this book to anyone but the writing style lost 2 stars for me.
Rebekah Gamble
I'm not new to any of the topics in this book, which might make me a little biased as the book is aimed at people new or newish to it's contents. There's a wide range of good information in this one, but not all of the information is accurate, and there's a lot of distracting, unnecessary words, phrases and side comments in the text. The author, I believe, intended that to be playful and to help the reader relax more into the text and topic, but I mostly found it annoying. I also couldn't really ...more
Blair
Nov 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
The information, once you get to it, is good. But you have to wade through the author's personal spiritual beliefs through much of the first half of the book.

You need to skip to just past half of the book to actually get to the content that the book's title is about. The anatomical drawings and explanations are quite good, but they do coexist with more spiritual beliefs.

I recommend the book for the drawings and explanations, but with the reservation that much of the book gets in the way of the i
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Asa
Aug 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
clitoris has legs, legs are hella big they guard the gates and account for much of what people consider vaginal pleasure. Clitoris is connected to uterus with a strap that pulls them out the way when deeper states of arousal are reached to ready for penetration. Unparallelled book on female anatomy. Start pages 101-125.. book is fantastic, that being said, Pictures are all more boring then necessary. and could be reworked to up the sexxy.
Janna Seagull
Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"Hello new world!" That's what I said to myself after reading this eye-opening book. Gave "Women's Anatomy Of Arousal" as a birthday gift to many of my girlfriends. As friends, shouldn't we share secret maps to buried pleasures?
Elizabeth
Feb 08, 2012 is currently reading it
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Henry Le Nav
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent description of the female erectile structures, how they function during arousal, and a hands on guide for self discovery of these structures. This book has the best description of urethral sponge and its function that I have read to date. Winston removes some of the mystery and all of the hype from female ejaculation, taking it out of arena of a pornographic spectacle, and through the anatomical and functional description of urethral sponge, places it squarely in the realm of a real ph ...more
MARIA FIGUEROA
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read for a man Thanks!

This was an excellent read. I am a husband of 13 years and I have always been interested in the workings of the female anatomy. Now I have the tools to bring out the amazingly juicy stimulus needed in our love life. I read Succulent Sex Craft first which I love also I'm am glad I read this book because of its focus on everything that makes the woman sexually tick, twitch and eventually guide her to convulsions. I recommend this book to women and men alike who would li
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John Hubenthal
Nov 25, 2015 rated it did not like it
Ummm...yeah. This is a book I read for my wife, because she's reading it. There was definitely stuff about which I had no idea and need to know, but I wish there was a better way to learn the couple of paragraphs I needed. It's full of cartoon illustrations which I'd rather not have seen. I also don't like the author's recommendations to do things which are against my belief system and violate what I know to be right and wrong, or have otherwise promised not to do. She's also very open about any ...more
Annie Mahon
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Such a needed book. I learned a ton (which is a little embarrassing to say :-)
Izabela
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Must - read for any woman or man, cisgendered or else! Wonderfully simple language that supports the sex positive message about arousal, desire, orgasms. Exercises included are quite easy to follow. To be put into practice. Great guide for proffesionals working with human sexuality. I will certainly use it for my clients in a therapeutic setting.
Ron Barker
Nov 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Combine this with Anand's map and you know more about a woman's body and how to play on and in it than 99% of the population.
Kim
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great, clear, informative book about women's anatomy, sexual pleasure and how to achieve more pleasure. Plenty of exercises to try alone or with a partner.
Stephanie
I cannot recommend this book enough. It is amazing.
Marlana
Jan 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sexual-health
"Ecstasy, pleasure, and delight in your sexuality are your birthright. Claim them! Your sexuality is your personal manifestation of the universal life force. Celebrate it!" I absolutely love that.
Lydia
Feb 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Written by a nurse and midwife, now sex educator - this should have been a course in college ;)
Richard
Feb 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, sex
Has given Me additional skills to delve deeply into the 'Red-Hot Dance of yin and Yang!

Georgina Lara
She may use some esoteric terms but the practical advice seems sound and useful.
Nicole
Apr 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
I recommend this to everyone who likes playing with vaginas.
Gina
Nov 27, 2011 rated it liked it
The artwork (2000+ year's worth) alone is worth looking through this book. It's amazing how long people have been worshipping the female body and intercourse.
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