Big Big Love, Revised

Big Big Love, Revised

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Love, Romance, and Great Big Sexuality for Everyone " Big Big Love" is the only one-stop-shopping handbook on relationships, sexuality, and big sexy confidence for people of all genders, sizes, and sexual orientations who know that a fantastic love life doesn t necessarily have anything to do with the number on the bathroom scale. Covering everything from dating to sex toys to getting on top, this guide also features tips on navigating tricky topics like making peace with your belly, coping with weight-related prejudice, and creating a happy, satisfying sex life in a culture where no body is ever perfect enough. This freshly illustrated update of the 2000 cult classic features new interviews with body-acceptance activists, health coaches, psychologists, and more, plus hundreds of quotes from fat folks and those who love them selected from a survey conducted exclusively for the book. From taking your clothes off to BDSM to fat admiration to tips for successful long-term relationships, "Big Big Love" s savvy, sane advice can help you tackle every hot-button issue you may confront in the bedroom and in love."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 22.86mm | 249.47g
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised ed.
  • 25 Line Drawings
  • 158761085X
  • 9781587610851
  • 162,302

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"Big Big Love"is a ginormous blessing to people everywhere. Not only is it a superb sex manual, it s positively radical, fun to read, and life affirming big time. We know that people of size enjoy sex as much as anyone, but to talk about it so frankly, to show it, and give explicit details about the ins and outs of it, is as transgressive as it gets in our culture of thin is sexy. This book is well worth its weight in gold. Annie Sprinkle, PhD, Ecosex Educator, Sexologist Part of enjoying sex is being comfortable with your body."Big Big Love"dispels myths related to fat sexuality and helps people learn to take pleasure in their bodies, regardless of size. Bruce Sturgell, Founder, Fat people have sex and thanks to Hanne Blank s updated and unabashedly unashamed guide to sex and relationships, fat people can have better, more satisfying sex. This book is vitally important for anyone who shops in the plus-size department. Thanks to Hanne, we re all a little luckier when it comes to getting lucky. Marianne Kirby, author, "Lessons from the Fatosphere""show more

About Hanne Blank

Hanne Blankis the writer or editor of six books about sex, bodies, and culture. Her work has been featured in "Penthouse," "Lilith," "Bitch," and more. She has been interviewed on National Public Radio and BBC 4, spoken at numerous campuses and conferences, and taught at Brandeis and Tufts universities. She lives with her partner of fifteen years in Baltimore, Maryland."show more

Table of contents

Preface xi   A Brief Introduction, with a Side of Debunking 1   Chapter One BODY AND SOUL 19   What You Can Expect 20   Things Would Be So Different If They Were Not as They Are 25   Physical “Fit-ness” 29   The Shape of Things 32   Dressing the Part 36   Interview: Playing Dress-Up with Lesley Kinzel 38   Cleanliness Is Next to Sexiness 40   When Your Body Changes 44   Weight-Loss Dieting and Your Sex Life 47   Move It 49   Chapter Two WHO’S WHO 53   Straight but Not Narrow 54   Fat Admirers 56   Fat Asexuals: Probably Not What You’re Thinking 58   Chubbies and Chasers and Bears, Oh My! 61   Glorious Dykes 62   Bi and Large 64   Trans Fats 65   Fat and Kinky 67   Chapter Three GETTING A GRIP 69   Changing What You See 70   Fake It ’Til You Make It 73   Interview: Seeing Your Attractiveness More Clearly with Golda Poretsky 74   Tell Me What You Want 80   On Being a Sex Object 83   The Naked Truth 91   Interview: Taking It Off for the Camera with Substantia Jones 94   The Belly Dance 98   Friendly Fire 101   Strategies and Comebacks 103   Interview: Sheila Addison, Psychologist 104   Chapter Four FOR FAT ADMIRERS ONLY 111   Dear Fat Admirer 112   Coming Out  115   Interview: Coming Out with Yohannon 118   How Not to Be an Asshole  122   Axis of Allies 127   Chapter Five TO YOUR HEALTH! 133   Your Rights as a Fat Sexual/Reproductive Health Care Consumer 134   Fertility, Contraception, and Pregnancy 136   Sexually Transmitted Infections and Safer Sex 138   OW! Preventing Sex Injuries 141   Dysfunction Junction 144   Keeping Your Head When Your Feet Are in the Stirrups 148   PCOS 153   Lipedema and Lymphedema 155   Gynecomastia 157   Chapter Six GETTING PHYSICAL 159   Yes! Yes! Yes! 160   Assume the Position 163   Masturbation 166   Penetrative Sex 169   Oral Sex 174   Getting on Top 175   Fat Porn and Erotica 177   Sex Toys and Accessories 180   Beyond Vanilla 183   BDSM 185   Fat as Fetish 189   Feederism 192   Fat Sex Questions Greatest Hits  195   Resource Guide 203   General Sex Education and Information 204   Special Issue Sex Education and Information 205   Fat Acceptance and Size Acceptance 206   Health and Wellness 208   Hygiene Aids 209   Movement and Injury Prevention 209   Social and Dating Resources 210   Size-Positive Imagery, Erotica, and Pornography 212   Sex Toys and Accessories 214   Fat-Friendly Sex Toy and Accessories Vendors 215   Lingerie and Clothing 216   About the Author 217   Index 218show more

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