I am looking for the best book you can recommend
on women's sexual health.
Even though I am 25 and recently married, I
feel that I still do not understand everything
about my own body, how it works, my reactions
to things physically and sexually and just how
everything works for a woman, especially one
on the pill. I have thought about taking a class,
but having recently obtained a M.A., I'm in enough
debt that I can't afford to go back right now.
Do you have any suggestions? I would like to read
some books, or check out some good websites.
Dear Rachel -
Though I broadly work on issues of women's health,
I have had the same experience you are having.
Last year when I was pregnant, I was just so shocked
about the changes one's body goes through and more
shocked how little I knew about it -- even as someone
who feels like I keep up on it -- and also how
little information there was out there for those
of us who want to learn more.
There are several
resources like Ask Alice and Our
Bodies Ourselves and those are great because they are drawn
from experts, but also anecdotal evidence. I
think that one of the best things for me is to
have conversations with other women and then
you realize how different everyone bodies are
and also how much you can learn about yourself
by learning about others.
I hope that helps --