- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: Greenery Press (February 25, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1890159166
- ISBN-13: 978-1890159160
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #871,684 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Big Big Love: A Sourcebook on Sex for People of Size and Those Who Love Them Paperback – February 25, 2015
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Hanne Blank does a wonderful job laying out the flabulous facts for me,a person of size.
The First Chapter covers the myths many people still have about fat people(ie.we are hiding under fat,we aren't sexual,we aren't able to have sex,etc) and points out new ways of dealing with friends,family,and acquaintances who would try to stifle you.Best of all she gives resource listings for people with reach problems,hospital gowns,etc.this alone is worth the price of the book.
The Second Chapter deals with size acceptance organizations,community and culture.Everything from straight,bi-sexual,and gay are covered,(including chubs and chasers for the uninitiated.) One of the highlights of this chapter is the essay from SeaFATle on how lesbians,gays,bisexuals and transgendered people are similar to fat people. The next part of this chapter on Internet surfing,nettiquet,and so forth are enlightening and mentions several good sites,and how to use for the computer unfamiliar.
Chapter Three deals with how to flirt,meet people,emphasis your best attributes and describe yourself,personal ads, and dating complications(ie.theatre seats)
Chapter Four is GREAT,again worth the price of the whole book.Deals with overcoming the nasty little voice from HIGH SCHOOL,self doubt,parental and friend manipulations,arousal,desire,self-confidence,limits,being a sex object,and snappy retorts and comebacks. The quotes of real people throughout the book ad wonderful grounding and a feeling of belonging,they express thoughts for many of us.
The rest of the book,Chapters 5 and 6, deals with health,fetish's and toys.Read more ›
This book breaks all those rules and IT'S ABOUT TIME! Of course, having limitations, whether they stem from size, physical disabilities, whatever, sometimes mean that you have to be "inventive" when having sex. Up until now, nobody talked about that - which gave the impression again that something was "wrong" with those of us who are experiencing those situations.
Big Big Love spells out how to overcome those "problems" in plain English. It also reinforces that what a hell of a lot of us already knew. Big folks are having sex and they're ENJOYING IT! Now, we can enjoy it even more because the taboos are taken away and the pointers on how to overcome things like "flexibility problems" are there for us to see and put into practice!
This books has been something that's been needed for a long time. I'm so glad it's finally here!
As a writer, Hanne is both incredibly well-informed and she has a fiesty attitude that had me laughing out loud as I was reading. Her suggested responses to people who make rude or uninformed remarks about your size fall into the category of - ooh, I wish I'd said that - except now you can!
This is a great and knowledgeable resource on both size and sexuality, and I thank Hanne for writing it. Stay fabulous!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought as a gift and was very well received by the recipient. Interesting perspective and very helpful if you're "plus" size ...Published 21 months ago by Cindy B.
I've struggled with body issues for some time now, so I checked out a bunch of books related to size acceptance from my public library. Read morePublished on August 22, 2013 by Miss Em
Hanne Blank has performed a heroic act in the unfolding history of the size acceptance movement and added a milestone to its archive, with her tour de force Big Big Love. Read morePublished on September 9, 2008 by R. Altman
Although I found this to be a very well-written and informative book on a lot of different topics and issues that people of size face in terms of sexuality and otherwise, one... Read morePublished on June 19, 2007 by abriluji
As a happily married, straight, bbw, I found this book somewhat lacking. Most of the book deals with size acceptance, dealing with discrimination, etc. Read morePublished on June 2, 2005 by Airin Harris
and for those who love larger people. This book is cutting edge and I'm certain will cause a stir from people who preach that "thin is the only sexy" but guess what, most people... Read morePublished on May 21, 2003 by TammyJo Eckhart
Not bad, but not insanely good. It was very informative, and I felt that the author really made an effort to appeal to the sexual needs of all of her readers - male, female, gay,... Read morePublished on February 21, 2003 by John M. Herron
What a wonderful, light-hearted book! I was a bit intimidated when I first picked it up since I rarely see this subject held in a POSITIVE manor. Read morePublished on June 8, 2002 by Kitten
I was looking forward to receiving this book in the mail, when it finally got here I am somewhat disappointed. I really wasn't looking for a lesson in fat discrimination 101. Read morePublished on February 23, 2002