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Becoming Cliterate

Why Orgasm Equality Matters - and How to Get It
Written by: Laurie Mintz
Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
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We've been thinking about sex all wrong. Mainstream media, movies, and porn have taught us that sex = penis + vagina, and everything else is just secondary. Standard penetration is how men most reliably achieve orgasm. The problem is, women don't orgasm this way. We've separated our most reliable route to orgasm - clitoral stimulation - from how we feel we should orgasm - penetration. As a result we've created a pleasure gap between women and men: 

  • 50 percent of 18- to 35-year-old women say they have trouble reaching orgasm with a partner 
  • 64 percent of women versus 91 percent of men said they had an orgasm at their last sexual encounter 
  • 55 percent of men versus 4 percent of women say they usually reach orgasm during first-time hookup sex 

In Becoming Cliterate, psychology professor and human sexuality expert Dr. Laurie Mintz exposes the broader cultural problem that's perpetuating this gap and what we can do about it. Pulling together evidence from biology, sociology, linguistics, and sex therapy into one comprehensive, accessible, and prescriptive book, Becoming Cliterate features: 

  • Cultural and historical analysis of female orgasm (spoiler: the problem's been going on for ages) 
  • An anatomy section (it's all custom under the hood) 
  • Proven techniques for cliterate sex (it starts with training the sex organ between your ears) 
  • A comprehensive final chapter for men (because you don't have to have a clitoris to be cliterate) 

By dispelling the lies, misunderstandings, and myths that have been holding us back, Becoming Cliterate tackles both personal and political problems and replaces them with updated outlooks and practical skills needed to change our collective perspective on sex. It's time to finally inform women and men on how to have satisfying experiences in bed that benefit both parties. 

The revolution is cuming - and Becoming Cliterate offers a radical, simple solution to progress and pleasure for all.  

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017 Laurie Mintz (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

What the critics say

"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)  

"Applicable and attainable lessons punctuated with [Mintz's] characteristic humor...and impudent endorsement of pleasure-seeking as our prerogative.... Unabashedly and refreshingly sex-positive" (Psychology of Women Quarterly

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  • Brook Gardner
  • 2018-07-09

very good, very informative, with puns include,

as I listen to it I could tell this is something my wife needed to hear so I suggested that she listen to it as well and he did and enjoyed it and I shared it with others.

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