The Sexual State of the Union

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 24, 1998 - Psychology - 256 pages
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Lust brings out the liar in everyone. Every erection has Pinocchio written up and down its length -- yes, everybody wants to be REAL, a real boy, an honest woman, unafraid and upright -- but then desire, the ultimate honesty, does us in. Desire doesn't give a whit about shame. Our secrets, our exaggerations and distractions, it's all just a lot of twisting in the wind as far as sex is concerned -- what we want WILL come out.
"Is our sexuality a basic, good, and precious thing that somehow became terribly misunderstood? Or is there something really evil out there in Sex Land that attaches itself to our libidos and is only held back by vigilance and caution?" asks Susie Bright in her bestselling book The Sexual State of the Union. Bright pushes the borders of propriety until they blur and become irrelevant in the face of our inherent need to touch and be touched. With candor and passion, Susie Bright proves that sexual knowledge can indeed be salvation and inspiration.

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User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

Whether you agree with Susie Bright's feminist politics or not, her reflections on American sexuality are undeniably personal and riveting. Sometimes serious, oftentimes humorous, The Sexual State of the Union is a vibrant read whether your interested in feminism or not. Read full review

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User Review  - Melanie Neale - Goodreads

Fascinating to read this so many years after it was originally published. It is still completely relevant, though somewhat outdated. I found myself laughing at the early references to the Internet and ... Read full review

About the author (1998)

Susie Bright is the editor of The Best American Erotica series and host of the weekly audio show In Bed with Susie Bright on She has been a columnist for Playboy and Salon, and has been profiled in USA TODAY, Los Angeles Times, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, and Vanity Fair, among other publications. An international lecturer on sexuality and feminism, she won the 2004 Writer of the Year Award at the Erotic Awards in London. Ms. Bright lives in Santa Cruz, California.

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