For the past 40 years, Cheryl Cohen Greene has worked as a surrogate partner, helping clients to confront, consider, and ultimately accept their sexuality. In this riveting memoir, Cohen Greene shares some of her most moving cases, and also reveals her own sexual coming-of-age. Beginning with a rigid Catholic upbringing in the 1950s, where she was taught to think sex and sexual desires were unnatural and wrong, Cohen Greene struggled to reconcile her sexual identity.
As the 1960s presented social upheaval and the Sexual Revolution, Cohen Greene found herself drawn to alternative sexual paths, and ultimately achieved a rich and rewarding career as a surrogate partner. Sex surrogacy as a profession was first developed by noted sex researchers Masters and Johnson in the 1960s, and since its inception has remained in the shadows. An Intimate Life offers a candid look into the personal and professional life of a surrogate partner, examining the cultural and emotional ramifications of pursuing something most people do not immediately understand.
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The Tender Memoir of a Sex Surrogate
Wish I could have read this 20 years ago
Yes, because it is engaging and has so much educational material in it along with relatable life experiences.
None that I know of.
I didn't enjoy her male voices but it was clear when she was transfering from Cheryl to anyone else.
Yes but I couldn't afford that much time in one sitting. I enjoy hearing it in segments too.
This book has opened me up to create yet a broader dialogue with my friends and clients about our so long buried conversations about our basic sexual human needs. Thank you Cheryl! I only wish I was young enough to enter into your profession to help so many as you have done!
- Cathy Weik