The Sex Lives of English Women: Intimate Questions and Unexpected Answers
“‘There’s a lot of stigma attached to sex. Particularly with women, you have a big dichotomy between: Do you have sex? Do you not? Do you be a slut? Do you be a virgin? Do you be a prude? Do you be a man-whore? You can’t really win.'”
“”Women are always being told how to be sexy, but are rarely asked what actually turns them on. Wendy Jones wanted to find out, so she interviewed twenty-four women from all walks of life, including a burlesque dancer, a girl guide leader, a shop assistant, a ninety-four year old who remembers the sexual freedom of the war, a transexual, a nun, a feminist into BDSM, a covered Muslim, a mother, a student, a polyamorist, and a sexual healer.
The women talked about their lives, bodies, sexual fantasies and relationships, about what they’ve learned, how they have been hurt, what they enjoy and what they long for. The interviews are frank, engaging, and surprising. Each woman is unique but together they speak for a majority, and it’s time we listened. This honest and inspiring exploration of female desire will change the way we think and talk about sex forever.
“‘English women have a reputation for being reserved and uptight; actually behind closed doors we’re outrageous.'”