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Future Sex by Emily Witt
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really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction, womens-studies, sexuality, memoir

Ah, finally; this is the kind of book on sex and sexuality that has been made for raunchy millennials like me. Time to leave The Ethical Slut behind and create a new wave of writing that honors the despondency, eroticism, and incessant need to push the limits of natural (quote-unquote) and ascribed (quote-unquote) boundaries that the younger generations are akin to have in their approach to the superfluous/conflated/exciting/instantly gratifying/messy serpent that is sexuality.

Witt doesn't have a perfect voice for this topic, but luckily she doesn't have to. Her flatness was compensated by the way she permitted herself to be uncomfortable, fractionally detached, emotionally distant, and altogether vulnerable when she began the task of exploring alternative sexualities and sub-cultures. I like how she arrived at the end and, after all of her relentless research and participation, she concluded that none of the things she investigated were things she herself was attracted to, turned on by, or willfully in pursuit of. Nothing was magnetizing, but everything was interesting. In this capacity I liked how she was honest, open, skeptical, yet withholding of judgment. Sexual fluidity and subversion deserve writing like this- just a tad more vitality would be nice.
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Reading Progress

October 13, 2016 – Shelved
October 13, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
October 13, 2016 – Shelved as: non-fiction
October 13, 2016 – Shelved as: womens-studies
October 13, 2016 – Shelved as: sexuality
October 13, 2016 – Shelved as: memoir
December 10, 2016 – Started Reading
December 17, 2016 – Finished Reading

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