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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Cleis Press; 2nd edition (October 27, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1573441996
  • ISBN-13: 978-1573441995
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,114 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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

"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

"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." —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." —Sexuality.org

"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

From the Publisher

The most comprehensive lesbian sex guide ever published just got better. Along with information and encouragement for all sexual practices, from cunnilingus, strap-on sex, and anal penetration to vaginal fisting, S/M, and role play, Newman offers much new that is new—100 additional pages of the best sex information available to lesbian, bisexual, and queer women. New to this edition is a far-reaching chapter on sex and partnership which tells readers how to create lasting sexual relationships. Newman scoffs at the idea that hot sex and long-term relationships are mutually exclusive. "Whether you have one partner or several, you can have ongoing, intimate sexual connections that expand and deepen over time," she says. Newman encourages her readers to use her book "as a resource filled with information, suggestions, tips and techniques, and support for discovering a sexuality that works for you." 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, Patrick Califia, Carol Queen, Annie Sprinkle, Staci Haines, Loren Cameron, and Cathy Winks and Anne Semans of Good Vibrations. She really knows lesbian sex!

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A lot of good information.
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If you want to be more open with your partner about sex, this book will help.
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This book has everything you need to know about lesbian sex.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By redslam on July 15, 2006
Format: Paperback
I am familiar with my anatomy and have a pretty good imagination; what I found useful in this book had little to do with technical sex. Newman provides some chapters early in the book with thought-provoking questions about relationships and flavors of sexuality. One chapter talks about sitting down and thinking beforehand about what you would like in a relationship other than really hot sex. You know, the things parents should be teaching their kids rather than just saying, "Oh, you'll know Mr./Mrs. Right when you meet him/her." One list contains a number of, shall we say, "non-vanilla" sexual activities and asks you to think about what you would and would not want to do at this point. That was a bit of an eye-opener, but was intriguing as well.

Coming out in my early 40's, I found these issues to be of paramount importance to me. Newman's book presents these issues clearly and asks questions that helped me get a better grip on my wants and needs.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Mark on March 22, 2013
Format: Paperback
Let me preface this review by saying that I'm a heterosexual man, who, up until about 18 months ago, had only enjoyed relationships with heterosexual women. And then in October of 2011, I became involved with a bisexual woman, who had enjoyed lesbian relationships with several partners for much of her adult life. And while I consider(ed) myself fairly clueless about heterosexual women, my "cluelessness" soared to dazzling new heights with this bisexual / lesbian woman.

As such, I invested alot of concern about my ability to please this woman in the bedroom in view of the fact that she had had females partners, who I'm sure were infinitely more knowledgeable about pleasing a woman sexually than I am. In common with other men, who are involved with bisexual women, I sometimes grapple with the question " can a man possibly understand and please a woman as well as another woman"..?

But I persevered and have spent alot of time trying to understand what makes a bisexual woman / lesbian tick.

With the above back story out of the way, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and it's certainly given me a better understanding of my girlfriend and lesbians / bisexual women in general.

The book is written in a very straightforward and direct manner and covers everything from oral sex to BDSM to anal sex and everything else in between. And as some of the reviewers have commented, although its written from a "woman to woman" perspective, there's alot of information that is invaluable to a man re a woman's sexuality. In particular, I found alot of the comments throughout the book from real bisexual women / lesbians particularily insightful

I also found many of the various links to lesbian / bisexual sites of interest and look forward to checking them out.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Christine King on August 7, 2005
Format: Paperback
As a fellow professional woman and a Lesbian for as long as I can remember. Felice has compilied the most up-to-date guide to lesbian sexuality and sensuality, that I have come across. All of the topics she explores are culturally relevent and more importantly includes information on possible health risks to us that are often ignored within the community. All aspects of lesbian expression are described in great detail, any lesbians that are not in larger cities with active, easily accessible communities, would benefit from the reading her book.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Daluz on February 20, 2007
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed this book, it was both interesting and enlightening. I shared this with my partner and it helped us both with giving us more of an understanding into certain aspects in our life. Good book, not only for women but for men as well to get a bit more of an understanding of women and where there coming from..
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Solty on March 10, 2007
Format: Paperback
This was an excellent book. It was well researched, factual, more so than my anatomy class for nursing school. The book discusses all aspects of sexual pleasure with an open accepting point of view. This would be an excellent read for anyone wanting to achieve more pleasure and openness discussing sex with their partner.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lisa S. Beebe on September 11, 2008
Format: Paperback
Great book. Very informative, altho I'd say it is geared more towards women who are inexperienced, new to Lesbianism or are not too familiar with the female body. Wouldn't be on my top 5 to recommend if you're past all the basics and looking for something new or deeper.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MissMDB on May 5, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book covers practically everything u want/ need to know about well everything! Great for anybody new to this, but also good for the old hands ;) full of real life experiences and descriptive accounts. A real eye opener for those less adventurous and open minded, shedding light and offering a whole new perspective on lesbian sex and sexuality. Truly one of the best and a must have in the collection.
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15 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Alice B. Tucchus on February 5, 2007
Format: Paperback
There's a reason why Cybil Shepard's character, newly out as a lesbian, is so excited about this book. It's comprehensive, clearly written, and literally contains everything you need or want to know, but may not even have known enough to ask about lesbian sex. Wish this had been available when I came out years ago. Disclaimer: The author, Felice Newman, is known to me -- as a somatic coach and sex educator, who saved our 20 plus yr relationship from LBD (lesbian bed death). As her clients and her readers, we can't say enough about how much she's done for lesbians everywhere and the two of us in particular.
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