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Are you getting any closer? A pocket-sized primer on female sexuality

Closer: Notes from the Orgasmic Frontier of Female Sexuality

by Sarah Barmak
(Coach House Books,
2016;
$14.95)

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If it weren't for Sarah Barmak's Closer: Notes from the Orgasmic Frontier of Female Sexuality I might have gone for years of my life without ever finding out what my clitoris actually looks like.

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| August 4, 2016
| July 13, 2016

Let's talk about girls and sex

Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape 

by Peggy Orenstein 
(HarperCollins,
2016;
$26.99)

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The promises and perils of sex with robots

Image: Alex LA/flickr

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This is, I suppose, as good as time as any to discuss sex with robots. I've been putting it off for a while now because it's, you know, sex with robots. But the topic can no longer be avoided. Talk of making the machine/beast with two backs is everywhere these days.

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Feminist Current

Book: The Sex Myth

September 2, 2015
| Is sex overrated? Meghan Murphy speaks with Rachel Hills about her new book, The Sex Myth.
Length: 26:13 minutes (24.01 MB)
Talking Radical Radio

ACSEXE+: Talking disability and sexuality in Montreal

July 15, 2015
| Aimee Louw and Charli Lessard talk about a new project in Montreal that deals with questions of disability and sexuality.
Length: 28:39 minutes (26.24 MB)

'Nothing Looks Familiar' asks: 'What does it mean to live in a body today?'

Nothing Looks Familiar

by Shawn Syms
(Arsenal Pulp Press,
2014;
$15.95)

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"I won't go out with another man on the killing floor," says Wanda, the narrator of 'On the Line,' in the opening line of Shawn Sym's debut collection Nothing Looks Familiar. "I can't stand the smell of them, or their attitudes."

Wanda's potential suitors work with her in a meat-packing plant, and carry the smell of dead flesh on their skin. Her preoccupation with their bodies' scent is understandable. It is also emblematic of the author's thematic concerns.

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