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Becoming Cliterate

Why Orgasm Equality Matters--And How to Get It

by Laurie Mintz

On Sale: 05/15/2018

Price: $16.99

Becoming Cliterate

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Becoming Cliterate

Why Orgasm Equality Matters--And How to Get It

by Laurie Mintz

On Sale: 05/15/2018


Price: $16.99

About the Book

Becoming Cliterate—a combination of the latest academic research, cultural analysis, and prescriptive self-help from a professor at the University of Florida who teaches the psychology of human sexuality—can be assigned to students to raise awareness of women’s sexuality, particularly of the cultural norms surrounding and inhibiting women’s sexual pleasure.

Our teaching guide will make it easy to assign the book to your students by providing topic-related discussion questions as well as a multiple-choice test questions.

Critical Praise

“An excellent, thorough, inspiring and much needed guide to the source of our deepest energy, pleasure, and power—the clitoris. Everyone needs to read this book and become CLITERATE.” - Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues and In the Body of the World

“This read doesn’t just zero in on the politics of pleasure inequality, it also offers up solutions that help the reader become more hands on (literally) with their own sexuality.” - Bust Magazine

“Down with ill-cliteracy! The tongue is mightier than the sword! Brothers and Sisters-in-arms (and legs and butts and hearts and souls), bring your huddled masses to this book and embrace orgasm equality! Think outside HER box! Viva la Vulva!” - Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT, New York Times bestselling author of She Comes First

“Brilliant.” - GOOP

Becoming Cliterate will change how we think and talk about female sexual pleasure. The orgasm gap isn’t a consequence of women not knowing how—it’s a cultural problem that we should be reading about to discover what went wrong in the first place.” - Betty Dodson, sex educator and author of Sex for One

“What a fascinating and deeply empowering book. I wish every woman could read what Dr. Laurie Mintz has to teach us about our bodies.” - Sara Benincasa, comedian and author of Real Artists Have Day Jobs (And Other Awesome Things They Don't Teach You In School)

“Women experience sexual pleasure - and, often orgasm - from diverse ways of physical and mental stimulation. This book provides a wealth of information on the clitoris and ways of imagining and creating a more fulfilling sexual life.” - Debby Herbenick, PhD, associate professor at Indiana University and author of Because It Feels Good

“For too long, men and women have assumed that a penis inside a vagina is the holy grail of sex.Women’s sexual satisfaction depends on way more than this. Fortunately, Mintz provides helpful suggestions to increase women’s pleasure. I encourage both men and women read this valuable and insightful book.” - Paul Joannides, Psy.D., author of Guide to Getting it On

“If you sometimes feel lost on the way to your orgasm, Becoming Cliterate is the map (and the cheering section) you need to find your way. Grounded in research and packed with real-world tips, readers will thank Mintz for her truth-telling.” - Dorian Solot, co-author of I Love Female Orgasm

“This book is set up like a college textbook for female orgasm, with some philosophy and pep talks and then some hands-on experimenting. And a chapter at the end for male partners to read. What more could you need?” - Book Riot

“A fun and empowering reminder that sexual dissatisfaction is not inevitable….Becoming Cliterate does a good job questioning these basic assumptions, re-orienting us to another vision of what sex can be, and giving practical advice on how to be a boss bitch during sex.” - Feministing

“Laurie Mintz, a professor of psychology at the University of Florida, wins this year’s award for best book title.” - New York Times

“You’ll be reading for pleasure in more ways than one.” - Bustle

“A manifesto for today’s orgasmic insurrection….Mintz is unpretentious and intuitive….Becoming Cliterate will help many women reach their orgasm objectives.” - Los Angeles Review of Books

“Fun, funny, and empowering. A must-read for people with clits, especially those who are having sex with people with penises.” - Buzzfeed

“Personable, witty, and easy to read … Becoming Cliterate could be considered a book for anyone with a vulva as well as anyone who is interested in having sex with someone with a vulva.” - Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy

Dr. Laurie Mintz draws up biology, sociology, and sex therapy to provide a comprehensive manual for both achieving orgasm and raising awareness about female orgasm. Readers will walk away with suggestions for changing our culture of sexuality and, more specifically, female orgasm. - PsycCRITIQUES

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062664556
  • ISBN 10: 0062664557
  • Imprint: HarperOne
  • On Sale: 05/15/2018
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.649 in (d)
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price: $16.99
  • BISAC1: SELF-HELP / Sexual Instruction
  • BISAC2: PSYCHOLOGY / Human Sexuality
  • BISAC3: SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory