7 sexy books to read
November, you’re sexy! According to Statistics Canada, the highest number of births occurs in July (November plus nine months = July). Here are seven sexy books to read while snuggling under the covers this month
Sex 365: Dare You To…
Sex 365: Dare You To… (DK; $18) is one to stash in the nightstand. More of a picture book than an instruction manual, it offers a dare on every page of what to try with your partner, from role play to new positions. It would make a good resource for couples who are looking to be more imaginative between the sheets.
A Billion Wicked Thoughts
A Billion Wicked Thoughts (Dutton; $31) aims to get inside our heads. Neuroscientists Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam use science to explain our turn-ons, and offer some surprising facts, such as: Many men love “big, beautiful women.”
Sugar in My Bowl
Sugar in My Bowl (Ecco; $24) is a book of essays by 29 women and what they think about sex and the experiences that shaped their views. From playing doctor with the boy next door to growing up in the sexually liberal ’70s to one-night stands and other tales, it’s an entertaining read. Bestselling author Erica Jong edited the collection.
The Nice Girl’s Guide to Talking Dirty
The Nice Girl’s Guide to Talking Dirty (Amorata; $15), with its confidence-boosting exercises, could inspire you to be a bit more playful with your partner. Author Ruth Neustifter provides “sexy talk” fill-in-the-blank forms and sample scripts.
Me Sexy (Douglas & McIntyre; $23), edited by Canadian writer and humorist Drew Hayden Taylor, is a collection of essays by a range of authors, from an exotic dancer to a former deputy minister to an award-winning novelist. Their stories about sex and First Nations culture will make you laugh, cry-and, at times, feel a bit uncomfortable.
The 30-Day Sex Solution
The 30-Day Sex Solution (Adams; $17) is a guide to rediscovering passion. Victoria Zdrok Wilson and husband John Wilson outline fun exercises like making your bedroom more sex-friendly. Thought-provoking tasks, such as writing down what you love about each other, can break down emotional barriers and improve body image.
The Uncoupling (River-head; $32) is the only novel on our list. In this new book from Meg Wolitzer, a woman named Dory loses her sexual desire-as do the other women in her community. It’s a funny story of how these women, and their husbands and boyfriends, respond to the sudden disappearance of their sexual drive.