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We interrupt your regularly scheduled Tarot post for a BLOG HOP.

I’ve always loved Ciara Knight’s Did I Notice Your Book? feature, and now I get to play along.

It’s that time of week again. Anyone for a writing experiment?

With all the new tools out there to monitor book sales and blurbs mentioned about their books, I’m going to highlight a new book each week. I’ll post it in the morning. If by the end of the day that author finds her book on this post I want her or him to tell us how they discovered it; word of mouth through the close network of writers, a Yahoo group mention, or through some new fangled Google tool.

Now, how will I choose this book each week? It will be a book that caught my attention. As a reader, I will keep an eye out for something that either provoked me to read the blurb, look at the author’s blog, or purchase said book.

Before I reveal my choice I want to clarify that this author has no idea that I’ve chosen his/her book.

The book I noticed was: Read My Lips: A Complete Guide to the Vagina and Vulva by Debby Herbenick, PhD, and Vanessa Schick, PhD.

Although women’s genitals have long been shrouded in secrecy and taboo, a recent surge in media attention has encouraged women and men to think about, as well as to talk more openly about, the vagina and vulva. In Read My Lips the authors, both research scientists who study sex, teach readers all about the vulva and vagina in ways that are smart, provocative, funny, heartbreaking, quirky, and inspiring. The overall message is that women and men should feel familiar with and confident about their own bodies as well as the bodies of their partners.

And from Goodreads:

Many, if not most, people remain in the dark about the actual workings of the vagina and vulva. The primary purpose of Read My Lips is to educate women and men about the vulva and vagina in a manner that is smart, informative, and entertaining. Readers, both women and men alike, will come to think differently about women’s genitals and become a little more curious and a lot more comfortable with them. They will learn more about the female body in terms of health, sex, pleasure, culture, and art. Though based on sound scientific and medical research, Read My Lips will be accessible to the masses, so women and men who are curious about the clitoris, Brazilian waxing, labiaplasty or whether the G-spot really exists, will find something of interest in these pages.

Chapters focus on sex and the vulva/vagina which, in spite of the many interesting cultural and historical aspects of vulva and vagina lore, remains of central interest to many people – as it should given that women’s genitals and how they work, especially in regard to sex, remain a mystery to so many well-intentioned lovers. In keeping with the overall theme of celebration and education, the authors take a sex-positive, pleasure-focused perspective on women’s genitals, pointing out the parts that can help women to enjoy sex and feel more comfortable in their own bodies. Tips on technique will also be shared alongside information on vaginal health.

I first noticed this book on Kat Latham’s blog and her fascinating Five Things Romance Writers Should Know About Vaginas post. Talk about a title to draw you in, LOL. But in just that short post, based on this book, I learned something I hadn’t known before. Darn romance novels 😀 It’s amazing how in the dark we women are about our own bodies though in our defense it’s really hard to see down there.

I don’t normally read a lot of women’s health type books but am intrigued by Read My Lips both as a woman and a romance writer.

What do you think? Does it intrigue you? Have you read it?

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