The Sex You Want

A Lovers' Guide to Women's Sexual Pleasure


By Marcia Douglass, PhD

By Lisa Douglass, PhD

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So many women are dissatisfied with their sexual relationships — even all these years after the “sexual revolution” — but what is it that women really want? In The Sex You Want, authors Lisa and Marcia Douglass answer this age-old question and much more, touching on subjects that include: how women’s sexuality is influenced by societal forces; how women can fall into unhealthy sexual patterns; and how the way we talk about or censor discussions on sex affects our everyday practices, and offer ways to reverse the damaging consequences. With a detailed description of the female anatomy and a section on how to achieve the utmost in orgasmic pleasure, The Sex You Want will help women take control of their sexuality in ways that will not only change how they relate to their bodies, but how they live in the world. This new paperback version is illustrated and comes with a revised introduction. “A smart, new sex guide . . . A step toward helping women own and appreciate their bodies.” — Glamour


On Sale
Jan 2, 2003
Page Count
336 pages

Marcia Douglass, PhD

About the Author

MARCIA DOUGLASS, PH.D., is a sociologist who received her doctorate from the University of California, San Diego. She teaches and writes on gender, race, class, and sexuality and gives workshops for women on a new view of sex and relationships. She lives in Oakland, California. LISA DOUGLASS, PH.D., is an anthropologist and the author of The Power of Sentiment. She is a university lecturer and a past recipient of several research grants, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute for Research on Woman and Gender at Stanford University. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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