Everyone knows I don't read books that aren't sex-related, and summer 2K8 is no exception. Here's a rundown of what I'm reading right now:
Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships, by Tristan Taormino (author of the venerable Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women)A full review of this book will be coming later, but this book, so far, is great. Tristan's writing style is clear, articulate, and focused and she's really done her homework by finding people all over the country that are in a rainbow's variety of relationships.
This book definitely gives monogamy a run for it's money.
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, by Mary Roach. (thanks for the gift, J!)Mary Roach's book is a semi-historical look at 20th century sex researchers and the ways in which Science has been able to be more or less open over time about the kind of research it's doing. (Right now, we're in a "pretend it's psychology" phase, much like the 1940s) I don't think Roach likes Kinsey much, which, since he's my hero, makes me not love her. She's constantly referring to his missteps and why his career faltered like it's his own fault, not the result of a repressive 1950s environment and the increasing ballslessness of the Rockefeller Foundation, which had funded his work.
More sexy literature to follow.