A new, practical workbook from the New York Times bestselling author of Come As You Are that allows you to apply the book’s groundbreaking research and understanding of why and how women’s sexuality works to everyday life.
In the twentieth century, women’s sexuality was seen as “Men’s Sexuality Lite”: basically the same, but not quite as good. From genital response to sexual desire to orgasm, we just couldn’t understand that complicated, inconsistent, crazy-making “lady business.”
That is, until Dr. Emily Nagoski changed the game with her New York Times bestseller, Come As You Are. Using groundbreaking science and research, she proved that the most important factor in creating and sustaining a sex life filled with confidence and joy is not what the parts are or how they’re organized, but how you feel about them. Which means that things like stress, mood, trust, and body image are not peripheral factors in a woman’s sexual wellbeing; they are central to it. And, that even if you don’t yet feel that way, you are already sexually whole. Nagoski’s book changed countless women’s lives and approaches to sex, and now she offers the next step.
The Come As You Are Workbook is a practical companion to this bestselling guide, filled with new activities, prompts, and thought-provoking examples to help you exercise and expand on the knowledge you’ve learned. This collection of worksheets, journaling prompts, illustrations, and diagrams is a practical and engaging companion for anyone who wants to further their understanding of their own bodies and sex lives.
Reflecting with this book was really great and felt important to me. I don't like to talk sex very much to my friends or anyone but I still want to work on "me," you know. This book was really good for that. Some of the exercises made me feel silly (like the one where the author makes you whisper taboo words, then say them, then scream them) and others felt really shocking (like the one where they have you write down what you think a "pure woman" is) and made me want to re-evaluate some stuff. Workbooks are always hard for me because I think they can quickly infantilize the reader/participant, but this one didn't. Already a fan of Come as You Are, I knew this would be awesome and it was. If you're looking for a gift even, this is an awesome, and even a little wholesome, of a read. It does presume a casual amount of sexual experience on the readers' part but not a whole ton of intimate self-knowledge or discipline though -- which is interesting. I imagine this could be a cool bachelorette gift or something like that; I picked one up for one of my girlfriends and she loved it, too!