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 #1: Girl Talk

Episode #1:  We discuss how girls talk to each other about their own sexual behavior, in our lives and in YA fiction.

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Show Notes for Episode #1

– Christa mentioned a website called Scarleteen, which features comprehensive sexuality information for teenagers
– Christa mentioned a film called Kids, directed by Larry Clark and a book called The Rules by Sherrie Schneider

Book Recommendations
The Truth About Alice by Jen Mathieu  — @jenmathieu
Love and Other Theories by Alexis Bass — @alexisbasswrite
How To Love by Katie Cotugno — @katiecotugno
Beautiful by Amy Reed — @amyreedfiction
Life By Committee by Corey Ann Haydu — @coreyannhaydu
Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mlynowski — @sarahmlynowski
Wildlife by Fiona Wood — @f_i_o_n_a_w_

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