Admit it. Sex is one of the best things about life. If it were not, you would not be reading this article. As women, we want to be proactive in making sure we get the most out of our sex lives. We want to be pleased, and we want to please our partners.

 If we have questions, we seek answers. And when we need answers, we go to the experts. In this case, sex experts, also known as sex therapists. We have what our parents and grandparents did not have – the opportunity to talk to someone who can tell us the truth about our bodies and answer questions without stuttering. This is just one of the many reasons it’s great to be a woman today.

Benefits of Books About Sex For Women

However, you may be too inhibited or feel too shy to approach a sex therapist immediately. Maybe you want to check things out first before contacting a sex therapist. If you need help with a self-related issue and need other resources, consider books on the subject matter. Benefits of books about sex for women include:

  • You can download a book about sex and read it on your phone or computer anywhere, anytime, and without anyone knowing.
  • Reading allows you to get fast answers to simple questions without contacting a professional right away.
  • Graphic solutions often help you understand the described solution when words seem more complicated.
  • They are fun to read with quirky anecdotes and silly stories that let you know you are not alone.
  • After reading a few, you feel confident enough to reach out to a sex therapist to discuss your questions in-depth.
  • You might learn a thing or two or three!

As a sex therapist, even I enjoy reading books about sex. I have identified the best books about sex for women. Take a look, and if you’d like, contact me for a consultation. 

Best Books About Sex For Women 

1.  The Conscious Sexual Self Workbook

Unlike any other sex education you have had, The Conscious Sexual Self Workbook guides you to look to yourself for answers. Written by an experienced sex therapist and educator, this book gives you accurate, holistic information about sex and sexual relationships. Still, it also provides you with questions and exercises to help you explore your own sexual history, values, and desires.

2.  GIRL: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You

Welcoming and inclusive of all self-identified girls, GIRL: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You is an uncensored, unbiased, and fantastically relevant guide, jam-packed with what you want and need to know. A growing-up guide for the 21st century, GIRL covers what everyone is talking about—healthy sexuality, loving relationships, and gender fluidity, as well as thornier subjects such as STIs, consent, and sexual assault. Plus, you’ll find self-reflection quizzes, cool resources, and must-read real-life stories from girls like you!

3.  Boxes and How We Fill Them

Written by a specialist in sex therapy and education, Boxes and How We Fill Them offers engaging exercises and How techniques anyone can use to communicate better about sex and to overcome issues in the bedroom. While not a replacement for therapy, this book helps readers grapple with sexuality issues, engage in self-care, and find empowerment. Identify your own struggles related to sexuality and get the tools you need to move forward in your relationship.

4.  Sex Made Easy: Your Awkward Questions Answered For Better, Smarter, Amazing Sex 

Sex Made Easy is a punch, direct, and no-nonsense guide that confronts those problems that often arise— things that women are usually too embarrassed to talk about. The author is not just a scientist but also a sex expert who has conducted important research at the Kinsey Institute for over a decade. The Kinsey Institute has anticipated women’s questions—everything from orgasms and erections to vibrators—and provides simple and frank answers. It will give readers the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need for a more fulfilling sex life.

5.  Sex Matters for Women, Second Edition: A Complete Guide to Taking Care of Your Sexual Self 

Sex is talked about more openly today than ever before, but if you still struggle with sexual myths, self-doubt, and “embarrassing” questions, you’re in good company. In a fully updated second edition, this trusted guide has already helped many thousands of women understand how their bodies work and take charge of their sexuality. The authors interweave candid reflections from diverse women with current, science-based information, exercises, and advice. Sexuality is a lifelong journey―this book gives you a roadmap for self-discovery and growth.

 Things To Consider When Browsing Books About Sex

For some women, reading books about sex started with The Joy of Sex. Today, women have access to so many books about sex that it is difficult to know which provide quality content and are more erotica than fact. Here are guidelines you can use when looking for books about sex for women:

  • Author Credibility – Anyone can write about and self-publish it. That does not make them an expert on the subject matter. When searching for quality books about sex for women, look for authors who are sex therapists. These authors practice what they write about and know the latest research as it relates to sex.
  • Title Check – Consider the topic. Some topics seem too “in your face” and tacky. Do not assume that makes the book is trashy and not authoritative. The opposite may be true. Even if the title embarrasses you, you might want to put it on your reading list if a credible author writes it.
  • Reviews – One of the best ways to find books that meet your specific need is to read book reviews and customer reviews. Look for customer reviews that identify why they bought the book and how the book addressed that need. When you find reviews like your situation, dig further into that book.
  • “Look Inside” – Websites like Amazon allow you to view the inside of many books. For example, you can see the table of contents and sample pages. It helps to “try” the book before making a purchase. You can see if it is going to help you or not. This helpful feature saves you time and money when shopping for books online.

Hopefully, you find what you are looking for in one of these books mentioned above. If you do not, contact me for additional recommendations. Reading books about sex for women is an excellent first step toward improving your sex life, whether you have a partner or not. The next step is contacting a sex therapist for assistance. You must be comfortable when you make that call to talk with a sex therapist. In the meantime, start reading! 

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