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Healthy sexuality is fundamental to building healthy lives, relationships, communities and societies, and we all could use some guidance. This honest and reassuring book is an excellent resource for those seeking greater confidence in, and understanding of, this basic right. Thank you, Dr. Brame! --Nina Hartley, R.N., Author of Nina Hartley's Guide to Total Sex

If you don't have a sex therapist on speed dial, Dr. Gloria Brame will be your emergency contact. Calling shenanigans on the way our culture deals with sexuality, The Truth About Sex plants a sex-positive flag into the American landscape. --Megan Andelloux, Certified Sexuality Educator, Board Certified Sexologist

The Truth About Sex by Dr. Gloria Brame is the talk every parent should have with their children, their partner(s) and, most importantly, themselves. The first step in affirming sexual freedom as a fundamental human right is one's own sexual liberation. Dr. Brame's book outlines a clear path toward that goal! --Ricci Joy Levy, Executive Director, The Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance

Gloria Brame takes readers from masturbation to orgasm in an easy and forthright manner. This informative volume doesn't leave readers wanting more; it shows them just how to get satisfaction on their own. --Bil Browning, Editor-in-Chief, The Bilerico Project

Insightful, smart, and subversive in sexy ways, Dr. Gloria Brame brings a refreshingly original perspective to the study of human sexuality in all its dimensions and permutations. --Dr. Sandor Gardos, Sex Therapist and Founder of MyPleasure.com

About the Author

Dr. Gloria G. Brame is the lead author of "Different Loving." A poet, journalist, and novelist, Brame has contributed articles to "Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Working Woman, " and "Maxim." She can be contracted at http: //gloria-brame.com.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 166 pages
  • Publisher: CCB Publishing (June 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 192691855X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1926918556
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,357,117 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In a day & age where one would think that sex or the conversation of sex is anything but taboo, in reality it's more taboo than ever. Dr. Brame has written a phenomenal, educational, eye opening and inspiring book with The Truth About Sex. Whether you consider yourself as open minded and explorative as they come or you consider yourself one of the most conservative, there is something (several things really) to be learned with this read.

This first of three volumes will open up doors of understanding & exploration while bringing a few chuckles by reading The Truth About Sex. I have it added as a gift for friends, family and our 18 year old daughter as well. I can not recommend this book enough and am in pins & needles to get the next two volumes.

Beautifully done Dr. Gloria Brame!
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"The Truth About Sex," is part 1 of a much-needed 3-part trilogy that cuts through the outdated old-world distinction, 'decadence,' all the way down to the bedrock of connected sexual relationship. Sexual myths are summarily identified and dismissed. How and why people connect sexually is laid out in a straightforward manner. Dr. Brame delivers straight talk about the vast and intricate fields of sex, orgasm, and masturbation. This work is not designed to shock or sensationalize, but to inform, and it does so in a brilliant, quiet, understated manner. A worthy addition to the libraries of sex educators, students, and pioneers.
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I recieved a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Here is a book that should be handed to teens and every one over 15 for that matter. A common sense view on sex. Sex can and should be a healthy and happy part of every ones life. The taboo and it's "dirty" or "wrong" belief that many have about sex is alarming. A normal part of life is wronged when it should be encouraged and approached in a healthy manner. How refreshing to have a book that cuts to the heart of it and delivers in an easy to read and entertaining way. Sex between two consenting adults is okay and no one needs to feel guilty about it. Why do we allow something that's normal to be made so ugly? I loved this book and feel it should be mandatory reading for all for it's refreshing views that I wish everyone had. I look forward to the next two books in the series, I hope they will be out soon.
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As a woman in her early 20's and a practicing Christian I want to commend this author for her professionalism, intelligence, and sensitivity. I was taught growing up that sex was a beautiful and profoundly spiritual thing. However, if in the wrong circumstance, (if you weren't married) a sexual act or even lustful thoughts would set you on the path of emotional and spiritual destruction. Naturally that terrified me into being a good girl. Only after when I went to college and I started crossing lines that I started to question things. Why is it ok for a man to hold my hand but not touch my breasts? It's all my body. Is my body bad? I had questions and this book was in a word perfect. It showed me that my thoughts and feelings that I was trying to surpress are actually quite natural. I never knew quite knew what a sexologist was. I always assumed it was a pseudo science but after reading this I see how it all fits together. Before my little sister goes to college I will give her this book. It's one of the most honest and enlightening things I've ever read.
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FINALLY!! An enlightened approach to sex and sexuality presented in a thoughtful and common sense manner. Dr. Brame breaks down myths surrounding sex, challenging individuals and society to open minds and doors to sexual expression in its many forms.
Diversity IS the NORM in nature and is the norm in human sexual expression.
THANK YOU DR. BRAME!!
My highest praise: I am gifting a copy to each of my teenagers. May they find fulfillment in the fullness of life... including their sexual selves.
Can't wait for the next two volumes.
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(Replicated from my bannon.com blog post.)

I have been promising to post a review for The Truth About Sex: A Sex Primer for the 21st Century for a few weeks since I finished reading it. So here's the abbreviated version of the review:

Everyone should read this book. I mean everyone.

OK, with that said, read on if you want more details.

Let me say up front that Dr. Gloria Brame is a friend of mine and someone I have longed admired for her sound mind and wonderful writing. She is one of the most refreshing and qualified voices in the world of sexuality today and reading anything by her is a joyful experience. Her latest book, the first in what she anticipates will be a trilogy, is no different.

The Truth About Sex ostensibly focuses on the topic of masturbation, but in the course of discussing that topic Brame covers a wide swath of ground regarding human sexuality. Brame unabashedly embraces masturbation as not only a natural and welcome addition to anyone's sexuality, but encourages it as a means to mental and physical health which she backs up with many research studies without making the book at any time seem overly academic. It's written in a very friendly and accessible style.

Along the way as she discusses masturbation, Brame also discusses society's often misguided condemnation of masturbation, the intricacies and benefits of the orgasm, the hows and whys of masturbation, what is sex and the language we use regarding sexuality, various challenges people have around their sexuality, and much more.

Scattered throughout are real-life case studies from Brame's own practice that clearly illustrate the topic being discussed.
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