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Arriving in New York with a failing relationship and a body she felt out of touch with, Stephanie Theobald set off on a 3,497 mile trip across America to re-build her orgasm from... Read more
Arriving in New York with a failing relationship and a body she felt out of touch with, Stephanie Theobald set off on a 3,497 mile trip across America to re-build her orgasm from the ground up. What started as a quest for the ultimate auto-erotic experience became a fantastic voyage into her own body. This is her account of that journey. She takes us from `body sex classes with the legendary feminist Betty Dodson to an interview with the former US Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders, who was fired for suggesting that masturbation should be talked about in schools. Along the way, we are immersed in a weird, countercultural America of marijuana farms and `ecosexual sexologists . Sex Drive is a memoir about desire and pleasure, merging sexuality and spirituality, eighteenthcentury porn and enlightenment philosophy. A new sexual revolution has begun and this time round, it s all about the women.
Stephanie Theobald is a British journalist, novelist, public speaker and broadcaster known for her playful and thoughtful work around sexuality and feminism. The Times described her as as 'one of London's most celebrated literary lesbians' and she writes regularly for the Guardian, The Sunday Times and Elle UK. She is the author of four novels, most recently A Partial Indulgence (2010).
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