Too often, the media erases–or fails to ever document–the love stories of individuals with physical or intellectual differences, but Atlantic Documentaries has created a touching 13-minute video to share the story of Paul and Hava’s courtship, marriage, and ultimately-successful quest to obtain the required sexual-consent education so they can live together. (Keep your tissues at hand!)
Book Review: Doing It!
Hannah Witton has a free-and-easy communication style that has attracted more than 545,000 subscribers to her video blog on YouTube. That same style translates beautifully into her first book, Doing It!, published in 2017. (Of note, in 2019, she launched a podcast with the same name.) In the book, Witton unapologetically shares bits of herself, her family, and her relationships, providing generational and emotional context. She also incorporates the perspectives of her followers, other authors, and topic experts. Her skillful interweaving of diverse worldviews with choice reference materials results in a vibrant tapestry of sexual information that will enrich a broad audience, but the target audience is late-teens and twenty-somethings who are navigating the challenges of young-adult sexuality in a digitally-dominant world. Click here to purchase the book.
Book Review: On Blossoming: Frank and Practical Advice on Our Bodies, Sexual Health, Sensuality, Pleasure, Orgasm, and More
Gia Lynne released On Blossoming–part memoir, part self-discovery, -enjoyment, and -care manual–in May 2019. This, her first book, was well-researched and intentionally crafted with language inclusive of all genders and sexual orientations but will most likely appeal to feminine individuals who seek a path to improved mindfulness, body-awareness, and body-acceptance, particularly as they pertain to making room for pleasure in everyday life. Stand-out elements of the text include comprehensive (internal and external) clitoral anatomy and emphasis on feeling–rather than looking–good. Lynne also provides a detailed description of the unique practice of Deliberate Orgasm (DO), a communication-centered, partnered method of genital description and touch. Those who wish to learn more about DO can listen to a free RadioPublic podcast entitled “Deliberate Orgasm with the Welcomed Consensus” (the intentional community in which Lynne was raised). The book can be purchased here.