Getting Off: A Woman’s Guide to Masturbation

It’s not like you know everything about it. Let an expert—or is that a sexpert?—offer up some suggestions and lay out the FAQs about polishing the pearl, taking a night out with the girls or jilling off—plenty of options if you don’t like the “m-word.” Waxman’s no-nonsense prose isn’t above a few good puns, which makes it all the more readable, and includes sidebars full o’ fun facts about buffing the muff. The chapter on the anatomy of orgasm blasts the crap out of a number of myths, and the chapter on the history of masturbation is both frightening and enlightening. There’s also serious discussion of genital mutilation, phthalates in sex toys, fantasy and porn. And yes, there are pictures, as well as “how-to” guides included (think “beginner basics”). Satisfaction guaranteed.