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
The Emergence of the Sensual Woman: Awakening Our Erotic Innocence | Saida Desilets
Women’s Experience of Sex | Sheila Kitzinger
Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Womanhood | Naomi Wolf
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
The Way of the Happy Woman: Living the Best Year of Your Life | Sara Avant Stover
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
Slow Sex: The Art and Craft of the Female Orgasm | Nicole Deidone
Divine Feminine & Wild Woman
Goddesses, Greek mythology, and feminine archetypes.
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
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
The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America | Tamara Winfrey Harris
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
My favorite sex toy!
(The only one I ever use.)
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