Publication Date: 20/09/2019 ISBN: 9780745338736 Category:

Behind Closed Doors

Natalie Fiennes

Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication Date: 20/09/2019 ISBN: 9780745338736 Category:
Paperback / Softback




One thing we know for certain is that sex is personal: perhaps the most intimate thing of all. But sex is also shaped by a complicated web of cultural, social and political forces outside of ourselves.

Fear-mongering, moral panic and outdated attitudes prevail, but if #MeToo has taught us anything, it’s how dangerous it is to keep conversations about sex hidden from view. Behind Closed Doors invests in a radical, inclusive and honest sex education, taking us beyond learning about the ‘birds and the bees’, to identifying inequality that stands in the way of sexual freedom.

From contraceptives to virginity, consent to pornography, transphobia to sexual abuse, the book shows how our desires are influenced by powerful political processes that can be transformed.

Publisher Review

'As a passionate sex educator, it's Natalie Fiennes' firm belief that everyone deserves to learn about the full spectrum of human sexuality and to discover their desires, shame-free' -- gal-dem 'A short, punchy, intersectional, unstuffy overview of all sorts of issues that impact sexuality and sexual activity' -- 'The f Word' 'Shows how can we rise up against powerful and oppressive politics' -- 'The f Word'

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