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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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By Kindle Customer on 11-07-17
Able to make Sex boring.
Very disappointing. I love non-fiction books about Sex. This was long and boring. She's very descriptive about everything except sex.
This was narrated by the author. She even sounded bored. That last two chapters were really hard to listen to. It made my commute more painfully boring than it already is.
By Skylander on 09-14-17
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.