Episode #6: The Greatest Love Of All

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Episode #6:  We discuss that most taboo sex act, the Greatest Love of All, masturbation.

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Current Reads
– Christa: just finished The F-It List by Julie Halpern; now reading My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by Various YA Authors
– Carrie: just finished The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith & The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson; now reading By Its Cover by Donna Leon 


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References
Dahlia, the Twitter reference = Dahlia Adler, YA/NA Author
– Betty Dodson’s main site w/ Carlin Ross, plus their YouTube channel and the video Carrie referenced where Betty draws the internal clitoral structure
– Jaclyn Friedman’s main site and podcast “Fucking While Feminist” & book What You Really  Really Want: The Smart Girls Shame-Free Guide to Sex & Safety
Susie Bright’s podcast: “In Bed with Susie Bright” (free episodes via iTunes; subscribe via Audible)

A Few Other Smart Women Who Write About Sex
– Carol Queen
– Chelsea G Summers
– Tristan Taormino

On Euphemisms & Masturbation 
– Euphemism Generator site
– Some slang for masturbation (FYI, this is a Reddit thread)
– Beautiful Agony Tumblr (masturbation images from the neck up)

Books Mentioned
Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Push by Sapphire
Cunt: A Declaration of Independence by Inga Muscio
Woman: An Intimate Geography by Natalie Angier
If I Stay by Gayle Forman

YA Books That Feature Masturbation
The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky
The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith
Forget You by Jennifer Echols
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Fingerprints of You by Kristen-Paige Madonia 
Deenie by Judy Blume
Then Again, Maybe I Won’t by Judy Blume
Wildlife by Fiona Wood
Guyaholic by Carolyn Mackler
The F-It List by Julie Halpern
The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle
Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally
Hello, Groin by Beth Goobie
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth

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Episode #5: Kissing

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Episode 5:  In this episode, we discuss kissing in all its fabulous and delightful iterations. 


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Show Notes
– Christa’s current reads: Dreamland by Sarah Dessen and Kissing Ted Callahan by Amy Spalding
– Carrie’s current reads: The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson & Can’t Be Satisfied: The Life & Times of Muddy Waters by Robert Gordon
– A bit about jheri curls, in case you’re wondering
– what in the hell is PDA?

Recommended Books
Infandous by Elana K. Arnold
Kissing Ted Callahan by Amy Spalding
Anna & The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
Gabi, A Girl In Pieces by Isabel Quintero Flores

 

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