Brazilian Waxes, Lazy Ovaries, and Outrageous Orgasms: Embarrassing Questions and Sassy Answers on Women's Sexual Health

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This up-to-date, extremely honest and sassy book demystifies the workings of the female body and reveals everything a woman needs to know about her sexual health.

Brazilian Waxes, Hellacious Cramps, and Outrageous Orgasms presents questions that many women find too embarrassing to ask their doctor (or even their girlfriends). The author then offers disarming, sometimes funny answers written as if the author was a close girlfriend. While the author's writing style may be light and chatty, she has spoken with leading health experts, read countless medical journals, and deciphered stacks of studies to provide the smartest sexual health advice possible.

There are detailed techniques for better, longer sex; helpful suggestions for specific medical conditions; questionnaires to test one's sexual knowledge; facts and tips; and practical advice and useful resources.

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Lisa Sussman specializes in sex and relationship issues. She is a major contributor to Cosmopolitan magazine and is the author of a number of books including Over 100 Truly Astonishing Sex Tips, Sex Positions: Over 100 Truly Explosive Tips, Satisfaction Guaranteed: 350 Best Sex Tips Ever, and 100 Astonishing Sex Tips, as well as Sex in the City: The Essential guide to Dating and Sex for Modern Women. She lives in Rhode Island.

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Introduction
So you don’t know if this book is for you. Then answer this – what’s the most important sexual health move you should make right now?
1 Read the instructions on your birth control.
2 Be able to name your parts from the areola to the womb.
3 Have a glass of red wine.

Doing all three will contribute to a healthier, sexier you. Here’s why:
1 Most STI’s are preventable. Pregnancy is virtually avoidable, if you use your contraception correctly. However, most of us just tear open the packet, pop the pill, stick in the shield and so on without ever looking at the fine print. But it is the fine print, my friend, which will keep you infection- and diaper-free.
2 Do you have any idea exactly where your ovaries are? If you’re like most women, the answer is probably, ‘Somewhere between my belly button and my vagina.’ Why does being able to precisely ID your anatomy matter? Because it means that you know what how it looks and/or feels when you are in the pink. So when something is wrong, you’ll know – and be able to help your doctor make a smarter faster diagnosis.

3 As for the red wine, countless studies have touted its health benefits. Apparently, resveratrol, a natural agent found in the grapes that make red wine has certain properties that help lower the rate of heart disease, prevent colds and check cancer. Now recent findings speculate that resveratrol may also have a preventative effect in the spread of herpes. And if your libido is running on low, other research has determined that downing any alcoholic drink can help increase testosterone (more so in women on the Pill) which increases libido (however, more than three drinks creates a reverse effect). Surprised? Of course you are. Amused? Hopefully. Curious? Then
read on.
These days, most people know the basics of ‘safe and smart’ sex. However, what they know doesn't always carry over into the bedroom. For instance, this may seem shocking but a recent survey found that 40 per cent of women don’t know how to use a condom correctly and 60 per cent say they would still have sex even if their partner refused to wear a condom.
Unfortunately, we tend to think of sexual health as something so mind-numbingly dull that’s necessary to think about only if smelly slimy substances have begun dripping from your vagina or you have discovered a strange bump on your bottom. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Sexuality influences who we are and how we feel about our lives. Many of our toughest decisions in life will involve our sexuality. Since sexuality affects our lives so greatly, it is very important to be sexually healthy. This involves how you relate to your partner sexually and how you feel about sexuality in general.
Just look at the phrase ‘sexual health’ – the first three letters spell ‘sex’. A linguistic accident? I think not. Staying sexually healthy is what keeps you sexy, happy and orgasmic. Studies have found that the healthier you are, the more you enjoy sex and the more you enjoy sex, the healthier you are. Which sort of makes staying in top-top shape sexually a no-brainer.
In this book you will find no-nonsense answers to questions you didn’t even
know you needed to know about your
sexual health as well as all those things you are too embarrassed to ask your doctor
and hundreds of health-related mysteries
are explained:
· Detailed mouth-watering techniques for better, longer sex.
· How to stop condom abuse.
· What an orgasm feels like for a woman versus a man.
· When it’s time to switch birth control.
· Whether you are fated to never have an orgasm or feel sexual again.
· Why sex sometimes hurts.
· What’s the safest way to have anal sex.
· Why your vagina sometimes farts
during sex.
Also included are the practical: how your body works, how not to screw up your birth control, how not to get pregnant, how to get pregnant, how to handle common symptoms (such as redness, itching, dryness, and discharge). And just for fun, I threw in the most recent information on contraception and new drugs and resources for sexual dysfunction and sexually transmitted infections, tips for safe and pleasurable sex, and everything in between.
To make things even more user-friendly there is a resources section at the end of each chapter that gives information on books, organisations and websites that you can turn to for more information on subjects that particularly interest you.
And just to keep you on your toes, throughout the questions and answers
I’ve thrown in lots of quick tips and facts on everything from how many new curable STDs are contracted every day of the year globally (one million) to the medical term
for getting off on armpits (Axillism) – and yes, you will be tested! There are quick quizzes and puzzles – treat these these
aas roaaaaaad-maps for figuring out how you
can incorporate your new-found knowledge to make your own sexual llife healthier
and happier.
My mission was to draw upon the latest medical research while still making your sexual health something sexy, fun and interesting. Step two was to put it all together into package that was easy-to-understand and informative to help you enjoy more sizzling and satisfying sex lives (translation: lots of blistering orgasms). In other words, this is the sexual health guide your mum never wanted you to read! Everything between these pages is doctor-approved (without the Latin). I spoke with leading health experts, read countless medical journals and deciphered stacks of studies to get the smartest sexual health advice out there.
If you’re a hypochondriac or a natural-born swot, you might be tempted to read this book from cover to cover. But it can also be used as a reference book to dip into as needed – before you go to your doctor or even on a date, when you are worried about a specific health issue, as reference for a trivia quiz, during a sex-chat with your friends, or to make a point to your partner.
So turn the page... and guarantee that the best sex of your life – and the healthiest – will always be your next sex.
Lisa Sussman

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