From the Author
As women, we are exploring our sexuality, and exhibiting our sexual identity from a more integrated perspective. We've got our heads involved now. We are thinking about what we are doing. We've got our hearts involved now. We are not allowing feelings to drive us, or deprive us. We are talking more now, about our Mollys and Mabels. We are sharing and comparing notes on how to care for this part of ourselves. How to preserve this aspect of our beings and bodies. How to satisfy our needs as an expression of, and with respect for, who we are as women. We no longer hide our sexuality. Instead, we are exploring and defining it, privately and publicly. We are no longer willing to accept our sexual identity as a "dependant appendage." We no longer limit sexuality to our body parts. We are discovering our sexual nature to be a source of creativity. A well spring of our health, and a source of pleasure for which we are now willing to accept full responsibility in manifesting. Mabel has come into her fullness. She is now known in a very private arena as "Peaches and Cream." She is not just a "Lunchable," she's a full course meal!
As you move through the pages of this book, do not just read the words, feel them. Undoubtedly, they will trigger your own memories of some stories you've been told that you may want to re-write. The stories you will read here may evoke uncomfortable feelings that you may need to come to grips with on your own journey to a deeper understanding and greater appreciation of our sexual identity and nature. From a more practical aspect, you may want to consider that the fullness of sexual expression as orgasm drains your lymph nodes. In women, lymph nodes are actively involved in several forms of cancer. You may not be aware that the enzymes released throughout your body at the height of sexual arousal lubricate your skin. You may find it interesting that the same number of calories you burn with one good, thirty-second orgasm, would take twenty minutes to burn on a treadmill. If that's not enough to convince you that erotic activity and thoughts are good for you, how about the plain old truth that it's pleasurable! It's fun! Most of all, it's private. For all the years of service to others, don't you and Molly or Mabel or Peaches, or V-a-g-i-n-a deserve to have a little fun? Why not relax and enjoy? You'll feel a lot better."-Iyanla Vanzant, from the Introduction