A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

I began my journey toward sexual freedom while reading one of Anaïs Nin’s diaries in a quiet corner. From there, my mind was opened to a way of being that always felt off limits to me. My own curiosity guided me to awakening.

Since then, I’ve been devouring books on the erotic and have developed an extensive library on all things sexuality and self-actualization.

I don’t believe that sexual liberation needs to be an arduous undertaking. It can (and should) come from tiny steps taken toward following your curiosity. And if you’re curious and looking for a place to dive in, this page is for you!

Here are some of my favorite books that have helped me blossom into a sexually liberated woman, and have helped my clients as they’re on their path of sexual self-discovery.

*Note: The links below are affiliate links, which means that if you buy through this page I’ll get a small commission from the sale. Thank you!


Sexuality & Erotic Expression

Solo sexual relationships (i.e., masturbation), orgasm, and uncovering your erotic power.

For Yourself: The Fulfillment of Female Sexuality | Lonnie Barbach

Sex For One: The Joy of Self-Loving | Betty Dobson

Women’s Anatomy of Arousal: Secret Maps to Buried Pleasure | Sheri Winston

My Secret Garden: Women’s Sexual Fantasies | Nancy Friday

Exhibitionism for the Shy: Show Off, Dress Up, And Talk Hot! | Carol Queen

The Emergence of the Sensual Woman: Awakening Our Erotic Innocence | Saida Desilets

Women’s Experience of Sex | Sheila Kitzinger

Full Exposure: Opening Up to Sexual Creativity and Erotic Expression | Susie Bright

Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Womanhood | Naomi Wolf

Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life | Emily Nagoski

Witches, Sluts, Feminists | Kristen Sollee


Body Love & Self-Acceptance

Self-care, self-love, yonis, and honoring your natural rhythms.

I’ll Show You Mine | Wrenna Robertson

The Women’s Belly Book: Finding Your True Center. . . | Lisa Sarasohn

Coming Home to Myself: Reflections for Nurturing a Woman’s Body and Soul | Marion Woodman

The Way of the Happy Woman: Living the Best Year of Your Life | Sara Avant Stover

Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of the Buddha | Tara Brach

Cunt Coloring Book | Tee Corinne


Love & Relationships

Non-monogamy, masculine/feminine polarity, and tantra.

The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory. . . | Dossie, Easton

Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships | Tristan Taormino

Sex at Dawn: Why We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships | Christopher Ryan & Cacilda Jethá

Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence | Esther Perel

Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century | Barbara Carrellas

Dear Lover: A Woman’s Guide to Men, Sex, and Love’s Deepest Bliss | David Deida

Slow Sex: The Art and Craft of the Female Orgasm | Nicole Deidone


Divine Feminine & Wild Woman

Goddesses, Greek mythology, and feminine archetypes.

Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit, and Joy in the Female Body | Tami Kent

Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype | Clarissa Pinkola Estés

She: Understanding Feminine Psychology | Robert Johnson

Goddesses in Everywoman: Powerful Archetypes in Women’s Lives | Jean Shinoda Bolen

What French Women Know: About Love, Sex, and Other Matters of the Heart and Mind | Debra Ollivier


For Black women & women of color

Intergenerational trauma, respectability politics, and sexuality at the intersection of race and gender.

Ain’t I A Woman | bell hooks

Stolen Women: Reclaiming Our Sexuality, Taking Back Our Lives | Dr. Gail Elizabeth Wyatt

Longing to Tell: Black Women Talk About Sexuality and Intimacy | Tricia Rose

The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America | Tamara Winfrey Harris


Miscellaneous

Feminism, creativity, men, and other fun stuff.

Cunt: A Declaration of Independence | Inga Muscio

The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets | Barbara G. Walker

Men in Love: Men’s Sexual Fantasies | Nancy Friday

Wild Creative: Igniting Your Passion and Potential in Work, Home, and Life | Tami Kent


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