Girl Sex 101

Girl Sex 101 (2014)

Synopsis

Girl Sex 101 is a sex-ed book like no other, offering helpful info for ladies and lady-lovers of all genders and identities, playful and informative illustrations on each page, and over 100 distinct voices, plus a hot narrative that shows you how to put the info to good use!

Learn how to navigate the twists and turns of female sexuality, with special guidance from thirteen guest sex educators including Nina Hartley, Sex Nerd Sandra, Jiz Lee, Tristan Taormino, Julia Serano, Reid Mihalko and more!

Girl Sex 101 will teach you…

  • The bits and pieces that make up female sexual anatomy
  • Simple ways to communicate in the heat of the moment
  • How to build a “Road Map” of your partner’s pleasure
  • Essential moves for cunnilingus, strap-ons, hand sex and more!
  • Positions to avoid fatigue and generate the power you need to rock your girl’s world!

You’ll gain confidence to please your girl, no matter what your hands-on experience.

Buckle your seat belt and get ready to ride!

From: Back cover

Notes on This Title

Girl Sex 101 is more an illustrated prose sex education book than a graphic novel, but it includes comic portions and illustrator kd diamond is a comic artist. The book aims to be trans-inclusive, opening with the assertions that "Not all girls have vulvas, and not all vulvas have girls" (p. 8) and "Unless it's necessary for me to draw a distinction by using the terms cis, trans, female-assigned, or male-assigned, a girl is a girl is a girl" (p. 12), as well as a glossary that defines trans-relevant terms such as "AFAB & AMAB" and "vulva-owners." The non-fiction bulk of the book is interspersed with a fictional narrative about two ex-girlfriends on a road trip.

Awards

2015 Autostraddle Comic and Sequential Art Awards Shortlist — Favorite Graphic Novel/Book

Reviews

Girl Sex 101 is the best queer girl sex guide I have ever read. Seriously it is so good. Moon covers the basics like communication; anatomy; sex with fingers, mouths, and toys; safer sex; identity; love and more, structured around a road trip story. She also discusses language, doesn’t make any assumptions about readers’ identities or sex/gender situations (which bizarrely a lot of “lesbian sex guides” don’t seem to know is important), has illustrations featuring people with different types of bodies, and includes notes on language. If you’ve never had girl sex before, want to get better at it, or just want to read something pretty, I can’t recommend this book enough.” (Source: Autostraddle) “Girl Sex 101 -- jauntily written by queer author and sex-workshop presenter Allison Moon, and illustrated with bold colors by KD Diamond, known for over a decade for her sexual cartoons -- perfectly fills a large gap in the market of sex manuals. It is an educational tome for female-identified individuals and their woman lovers. Although this funny, smart text emphasizes girl-on-girl relationships, anyone who calls herself a woman can find something exciting and informative among these pages. ... This book admirably and vitally places much emphasis on consent, even going so far as to offer examples of actual words to use when speaking to a potential partner. It makes consent seem cool and important in a culture that seems to penetrate first and ask questions later. Also worthy of note is the book's matter-of-fact treatment of the clitoris and orgasms, which goes a long way toward demystifying two things about which facts are often concealed.” (Source: ForeWord, 13 Aug. 2015) “Part of the book’s success is the careful structure of Girl Sex 101, which starts out with flirting and works its way up to actual sex acts. The first two chapters focus on the stuff that happens before sex, including finding and negotiating with a lover, and this allows Moon to create foundations that the rest of the book rests on. The structure of the book then mirrors the progression of a sexual encounter and parallels this with the reader’s own individual progress in discovering her own sexuality. As Moon gets deeper into the wilds of sex between (or involving) women, she also offers more and more advanced insights on knowing yourself and understanding your own sexuality. By the time we get to the second-to-last section, which is all about figuring out your own identity, the reading experience feels like an arrival on several levels. (The ‘101’ in the title is an intentional pun, by the way, with the book structured as both a road trip on Highway 101 and as an introductory text.)” (Source: Los Angeles Review of Books)

Interviews

Huffington Post: “Allison Moon Talks Girl Sex 101, New Book for Queer Woman” Huffington Post: “‘Girl Sex 101’ Aims to Change the Face of Queer Sex Education”

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