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Moan: Anonymous Essays on Female Orgasm | Emma Koenig
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Imagine you could give an essay entitled "How to Make Me Come" to a past, present or future sex partner, free of judgment or repercussion. What would you want them to know? In this book inspired by Emma Koenig's wildly popular website, a diverse collective of women do just that. Emma Koenig was inspired to answer this question after a truly frustrating sexual experience with a partner. As she says, "THE SIMPLEST VERSION OF THIS STORY DEVOID OF ALL IDENTIFYING DETAILS: He thought I had an orgasm. I hadn't." She knew she couldn't be the only woman to have been mystified by an experience such as this, and so her Tumblr, How to Make Me Come, was born as a safe space for women to talk honestly and openly. The website touched a major chord. It received tons of press and garnered over a million page views in a month. And now, a broad range of the best of these anonymous essays have been collected into MOAN. The ways through which women achieve sexual pleasure are often ignored, devalued, or misunderstood. MOAN tackles the ideas surrounding the sometimes elusive orgasm head on. Here is a look into the spectrum of desire. Of frustration. Of experiences that have left an impact. From the hilarious to the tragic, from the intellectual to the erotic, these essays will leave you feeling inspired and excited to embark on your own journey of sexual exploration and empower women to do what most of the time is hardest for us: asking for what we want and don't in the bedroom and beyond.
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Sarrie
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I found this super fascinating! I think the editors might have gone overboard, the essays all had the same time and voice which made a few run together but the experiences and opinions were varied enough that it wasn't overwhelmingly bland.
#nonfiction #moan #essaycollection

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Today's #staffpick comes from Visual Merchandiser Lauren G! Moan: Anonymous Essays on Female Orgasm by Emma Koenig! 🙆‍♀️

“Brutally honest, comforting, painful, and empowering--this book hits the spot. Plus, Emma Koenig's choice to keep the authors anonymous gives the reader an unbiased view with each essay.“ Find it on the Main Floor Staff Picks column!

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Ekkross
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Loved this. The stories were a perfect mixture of funny, heartbreaking, honest, and hopeful.

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tholmz
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Such a great collection of funny, upsetting, and frustrating stories from women about sex and orgasms. I really hope a lot of non-women identifying and people without vaginas read this one!

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