Future Sex

  • by Emily Witt
  • Narrated by Emily Witt
  • 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A funny, fresh, and moving antidote to conventional attitudes about sex and the single woman.
Emily Witt is single and in her 30s. Up until a few years ago, she still envisioned her sexual experience "eventually reaching a terminus, like a monorail gliding to a stop at Epcot Center". Like many people, she imagined herself disembarking, finding herself face-to-face with another human being, "and there we would remain in our permanent station in life: the future".
But, as we all know, things are more complicated than that. Love is rare and frequently unreciprocated. Sexual acquisitiveness is risky and can be hurtful. And generalizing about what women want or don't want or should want or should do seems to lead nowhere. Don't our temperaments, our hang-ups, and our histories define our lives as much as our gender?
In Future Sex, Witt explores Internet dating, Internet pornography, polyamory, and other avant-garde sexual subcultures as sites of possibility. She observes her encounters with these scenes with a wry sense of humor, capturing them in all their strangeness, ridiculousness, and beauty. The result is an open-minded, honest account of the contemporary pursuit of connection and pleasure and an inspiring new model of female sexuality - open, forgiving, and unafraid.

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Interesting read for the aware or curious

This is a good read for anyone curious about different trends of our time in sexuality or simply is curious to read about another's journey, questioning, reflections. Author's frank sharing of her explorations make it personal. Being familiar with some of the described subcultures, I felt they were also accurate reflections of how one may perceive or experience such.

Overall, a good read.
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- Skylander

Story of a Young, Rich, Kinda Adventurous Couple

Was expecting more insights from the author's point of view, but she seemed to escape the questions she raised for herself by using an example couple. Only mildly interesting and she read it like she was bored out of her mind.
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- Kelly

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-11-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios