Best Sex Books to Read Up

Okay, real talk: If you’ve ever wondered how the eff women enjoy cowgirl sex, been curious about how to incorporate sex toys into your usual routine, and/or liked the idea of exploring a new relationship dynamic in the bedroom (hi, bondage!), the answers you’re looking for are probably all chilling in a book. Seriously.

Think back to middle school when you’d read an algebra textbook that helped explain how to find X. This is the same sitch, but instead of algebra, our subject is sex…and your X would be…orgasms? Anyway, my point is this: books = knowledge—especially when the books are backed by experts who can provide you with intel to up your sex life.

So, my friend, whether you totally identify as a Samantha or are just trying to figure out what an orgasm feels like, there’s never been a better time to waste a few hours reading…and then test out your newfound knowledge between the sheets.

Moregasm: Babeland’s Guide to Mind-Blowing Sex

If you know a thing or two about sex playthings, you’ve probably heard of Babeland, the sex-toy boutique famous for making shopping for a vibrator an actually enjoyable experience. And—would you look at that—they created a book with that same pleasurable experience in mind. Filled with photos and stories from actual humans, this guide is thorough and fun and truly has something for everyone.

The Ethical Slut, Third Edition

Widely deemed as the “poly bible” (you know, for those navigating a polyamorous relationship), the updated edition of The Ethical Slut dives into relationships of all kinds—whether you’re in an open relationship or looking to form a deeper sexual relationship with yourself. Don’t be intimidated by the title—this is truly a must-read for all humans.

Slow Sex: The Art and Craft of the Female Orgasm

It’s no secret that women don’t always orgasm during sex, but that doesn’t mean you should settle. Slow Sex will teach you the art of orgasmic meditation, aka the highly intimate way to reach completion with your partner. In this case, slow and steady makes things extra steamy. Highly recommend.

Curvy Girl Sex

If you’re craving a healthy dose of body positivity and seriously mind-blowing sex positions, sex educator Elle Chase delivers. Whether you want some simple sex hacks or are searching for a sex toy best suited for curvy bodies, do yourself a favor and order a copy. With 101 positions to try, you might as well put on your spiciest lingerie and get down to business, like, right now.

All the F*cking Mistakes: A Guide to Sex, Love, and Life

Consider Gigi Engle the ~experienced~ older sister you never had—or at least a waaay more educated version of the one you did have. Gigi has done it all and wants you to learn from her love and sex mistakes. From masturbation lessons to unapologetic advice for hooking up, this is a must-read. Trust.

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