January 16, 2006

The Straight Girl's Guide to Sleeping With Chicks by Jen Sincero

woman's hand with index finger pointing left through the circle of a bold pink female symbolI love living in a world where this book exists. I love living in a world where sex-positive stores like Blowfish can carry it. I love living in a world where I was able to check it out of my local public library so I could easily indulge my curiosity.

In that spirit of personal freedom, how about if I put the rest of this review behind a cut so anyone who might be offended can exercise their right to change the channel before I get to the (mildly) naughty bits.

The book is exactly what you'd expect from the title. Sincero starts off explaining why a straight woman might choose to have a sexual relationship with another woman:

  1. the potential fluidity of role changes when both partners have the same equipment and sensibility
  2. the ability to keep going (and going) past climax
  3. the fun of simultaneously imagining what you're doing being done to you
  4. girls are soft and feel good
  5. getting to do something that makes you feel kinky
then spends the remainder of the book getting into the details, like practicing on yourself, strategies for hooking up, techniques, toys, safety, threesomes (girl/girl/boy), and emotional issues. As preparation for the book, Sincero conducted a survey and uses quotes from the responses throughout the book to illustrate various points along the way adding further corroboration to her advice.

I found myself laughing out loud several times at Sincero's irreverent wit. And at the pictures. The section on positions is illustrated with photos of a pair of tattooed Barbie-style dolls.

As a straight guy who regularly sleeps with a chick, and shares all but a couple pieces of equipment with the people this book is aimed at, I expect to be able to put at least some of what I read to good use.

Posted by jeffy at January 16, 2006 08:25 PM
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