What's it about? A guide written by a woman for women about sex — not just what makes women feel good but the whys behind it. Herbenick writes about getting the mind behind sex and how to feel more comfortable with your body — including homework assignments!
Who knew? Electric vibrators were first invented in the 1800s to treat women with hysteria, and treatment was administered by doctors and midwives.
Worth the read? It's a resourceful book written in a friendly, light tone. While it does have some drawings and diagrams, it doesn't hit you over the head with images, or make you want to cover the book if you're reading in public. It's a good overall picture of women's sexual health and how important the brain is when it comes to pleasurable sex.
Jen A. Miller, Times correspondent