9th Ave: Sarah Barmak on the female orgasm

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. store



Sarah Barmak discusses her new book, Closer: Notes from the Frontier of the Female Orgasm.



About Closer: Notes from the Frontier of the Female Orgasm:


We think of the modern woman as sexually liberated if anything, we re told we re oversexed. Yet a striking number of women are dissatisfied with their sex lives. Over half of women report having a sexual complaint, whether that's lack of desire or difficulty reaching orgasm. But this issue doesn t get much press; the urge is to ignore or medicalize it (witness the quest for pink Viagra ). If so many ordinary women suffer from sexual frustration, then perhaps the problem isn t one that can be addressed by a pharmaceutical fix or isn t a problem. Maybe we need to get hot and bothered about a broader cultural cure: a reorienting of our current male-focused approach to sex and pleasure, and a rethinking of what's normal.

Using a blend of reportage, interview and first-person reflection, journalist Sarah Barmak explores the cutting-edge science and grassroots cultural trends that are getting us closer to truth of women's sexuality. "Closer" reveals how women are reshaping their sexuality today in wild, irrepressible ways: nude meetings, how-to apps, trans-friendly porn, therapeutic vulva massage, hour-long orgasms and public clit-rubbing demonstrations and redefining female sexuality on its own terms.



Closer: Notes from the Orgasmic Frontier of Female Sexuality (Exploded Views) By Sarah Barmak Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781552453230
Published: Coach House Books - August 9th, 2016

A provocative look at why our current understanding of female sexuality isn't getting us off.



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