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Trade paper
ISBN 978-1-57344-199-5
7 x 10, 400 pages
Illustrations, Bibliography, Resources, Index

Lesbian Sex
Sex Guides

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The Whole Lesbian Sex Book

A Passionate Guide For All of Us

"Infectious and empowering and extremely well researched. I highly recommend this book to every woman: bi, lesbian, almost queer, totally straight, or boy-girl. Getting off is good, and this book will help you get off better." —Bust

Witty and personal, The Whole Lesbian Sex Book is the most comprehensive sex guide available for lesbians, offering information and support for all lesbian lifestyles. It speaks to lesbian and bisexual readers of diverse experiences—young and old, partnered and single, trans- and traditionally gendered, sexually experienced and new to lesbian sex.

The Whole Lesbian Sex Book offers basic information techniques, advice, support, and playful discourse on the subject of lesbian sex, including: where to find partners, G-spot stimulation, oral sex, vaginal fisting, dildos for fun and fashion, dynamics of butch/femme sex, anal sex, the pleasures of lube and latex, where to cop the best cybersex, and leather, piercings, tattoos, high heels, and other fetishes.

This revised and expanded second edition also includes new information:


  • How to keep your sex life hot—whether you have one partner or many, or are going solo.
  • How to have all the orgasms you desire—expanded chapter on Tantra, G-spot orgasms, multiple orgasms, extended orgasms, and ejaculation.
  • How to create lasting, intimate sexual relationships that deepen over time.
  • The latest vibrators, dildos, and harnesses—and how to get the most out of your sex toys.
  • Perimenopause, menopause, and herbal supplements to support libido.
  • What to do about the sexual side effects of SSRIs.
  • Completely updated resource guide with hundreds of videos and DVDs, books, magazines, websites, retail and mail order outlets, email lists, gender resources, and S/M organizations.
Here is an invitation to participate in research for Felice Newman's next book.

"Superb.… Sets a standard for which all popular sex writers should aim. Not just for lesbians—heterosexual women could learn a great deal about themselves, as could the men who aspire to please them." —Library Journal

"A classic." —The Advocate

"The encyclopedia of lesbian sex that every good girl needs in her library." —On Our Backs

"The most complete, all-questions-answered, savvy guide to lesbian sex. Keep it next to the bed." —Good Vibrations

"Urban and diverse in topic, this new guide is a cool drink of water in a drought of good sex info for dykes. This book gives tips, toys and tidings you’ll wonder how you lived without." —Toys in Babeland

"Desire, fantasy, every twist and turn of the erotic imagination—it’s all here." —Planet Out

"Filled with great advice, practical support, and steamy, imaginative suggestions." —Girlfriends

"Felice Newman has her latex-covered finger on the clit of Lesbian Nation." —San Francisco Bay Guardian

"Kinky people may consider themselves past needing sex manuals, but anyone involved in a sexual relationship with a woman, be they male or female, would be well advised to study this book carefully." —Skin Two

"Up-to-date, inclusive, and hot." —

"The most thorough and up-to-date lesbian sex guide around. Don’t buy Newman’s book expecting a clone of the genteel Joy of Lesbian Sex. The author describes everything in delicious and explicit detail…" —LesbiaNation

"The lesbian sex information you've always wanted but could never find. The Whole Lesbian Sex Book is intelligent, sexy, humorous and emotionally savvy." —Staci Haines, author of Healing Sex

FELICE NEWMAN is a sex educator and a somatic coach who works with couples and individuals. As publisher of Cleis Press since 1980, Felice Newman has developed and edited books on sexuality and gender by Susie Bright, Joan Nestle, Tristan Taormino, Good Vibrations, and Violet Blue. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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