BY tiffany O’Neil
JAN 19, 2017
Our editorial team loves lists from Biggest\Smallest sex toys, best kamasutra books to most bizarre sex jewelry. We thought we should bring you our selections from thousands of sites researched in 2016 by our team and readers’ suggestions. Which sex books are more interesting to become a more passionate and sharing lover? We suggest these books for different reasons (readers’ suggestions, creative\funny approach to sexuality, sex expert advice). Learning sex in books? This is PRE-BEDTIME reading!
Bonk : The Curious coupling of Science and Sex By Mary Roach
Why: We love science and sex and Mary Roach answers questions in an engaging and informative way.
Why: This is a witty and inspirational book for millions of women in search of a better sex life. Fun facts and down to earth. A master class in the science of Sex
The Guide to Getting it On By P. Joannides
WHY: This is The Bible for everything you ever wanted to know about sex, sexuality and everything in between. Seventh edition of a big book (size does matter sometimes); covers the basics and has chapters ranging from how to have sex when you move back in with your parents to how to separate porn from reality.
Mating in captivity: Unlocking erotic intelligence By Esther Perel
Why: This book takes a hard line against one of the most time-honored institutions in the world: the sexless marriage. Can we desire what we already have? Does good intimacy ever make for hot sex? How can you sustain and maintain a great sex life.
Sex Again: recharging your Libido By Jill Blakeway
Why: this is a great book for couples with tips and tools for better sexual health. It has sometimes the feel of a “workbook” but it is structured and well done.
Why: No list would be complete without a book on porn and its impact on sexuality. Apparently most men watch porn and women do not understand why. For starters men are visually aroused and can more easily separate sex from love but it is a lot more complicated than that….
Urban tantras by Barbara Carellas
Why: Tantric sex is a lot more than “ 8-hour long sex sessions as Sting likes to brag”. It’s about tantric skills for more present sex. Eroticism that gives couples ways to harness sexual energy. With Exercises and techiques of course.
Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha
WHY: It’s an anthropological examination on marriage and monogamy, which questions many of the “norms” we’ve set up in society. It’ll also make you feel more normal when you’re the only single person left in your group of friends.
WHY: Organized and structured, this guide de-mystifies the female orgasm for men and is responsible for allegedly improving many a dull sex life. There’s also a version for understanding the male orgasm, published after the massive success of this one. And even though it’s targeted at straight couples, there’s tons of information that is applicable to couples of all orientations.
Masters and Johnson on Sex and Human Loving by William H. Masters, Virginia E. Johnson, and Robert C. Kolodny
WHY: Aside form a cheesy cover, this book still remains a must read because it challenged previous theories of sex (such as Freud’s) and introduced the four stage model of sexual response (excitement, plateau, orgasm, resolution) and addressed homosexuality, gender roles, and methods of birth control, making it still incredibly relevant as well as historically fascinating.
WHY: The Showtime series was amazing, but there’s so much that is left unsaid for the purpose of dramatic tension. This biography recounts the unorthodox relationship between William Masters and Virginia Johnson as well as their process for finding the info that would later support their groundbreaking book. It closely examines their complex relationship while also taking a step back and taking a look at the sexual revolution they inevitably began.
Sexual Behavior In The Human Male by Alfred C. Kinsey
WHY: Groundbreaking, Kinsey, was the trigger for Masters and Johnson’s research. The Kinsey Report published in 1948 was highly controversial as it addressed masturbation, adultery, premarital sex, homosexuality, and bisexuality. Kinsey himself was bisexual and used himself as a subject to extract data firsthand, and while much more research has been conducted since, there is an astounding amount of information that still rings true today. He also later wrote a version for women, which was also groundbreaking.
Domination & Submission: The BDSM Relationship Handbook by Michael Makai
WHY: Whether you’ve been inspired by 50 Shades of Grey or simply been a closeted BDSM fan for years, this book not only gives you tips, but also explores what being “dominant” and “submissive” even means and how it translates to your real-life personality.
WHY: It is THE inspiration from thousands of years or “research” . Seriously!!