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Action: A Book About Sex [PDF / Epub] ✩ Action: A Book About Sex ☉ Amy Rose Spiegel – Polishdarling.co.uk With whip smart prose, reminiscent of Roxane Gay and Meghan Daum, Action interweaves Spiegel s own sexual autobiography with loving advice on one night stands, relationships, and everything in between Book About MOBI ô With whip smart prose, reminiscent of Roxane Gay and Meghan Daum, Action interweaves Spiegel s own sexual autobiography with loving advice on one night stands, relationships, and everything in between With whip smart prose, reminiscent of Roxane Gay and Meghan Daum, Action interweaves Spiegel s own sexual autobiography with loving advice on one night stands, relationships, and everything in between Action is a book about sex that people won t feel embarrassed about owning There are absolutely zero provocatively shaped fruit on the cover, for one Action: A MOBI :ï In Action, Amy Rose Spiegel exhorts you to trust yourself and be respectful of others and to have the best possible time doing the things you search for on the Internet, except in reality The book covers consent, safety, group sex, gender, and the best breakfast to make for a one night stand Spiegel also includes dissections of threesomes, how to pick people up without being a skeezer, celibacy as a display of autonomy, and, of course, how to clean your room inminutes if a devastatingly lovely A Book About ePUB ´ side piece is about to stop by All told, Action totally doesn t think it s weird that you want to try that thing together In fact, Action is very into it.


10 thoughts on “Action: A Book About Sex

  1. Bibliovoracious Bibliovoracious says:

    3.5 I don t think this is a book about sex so much as a book about the freedom of having sex How it might feel to have lots of it, with lots of people, to lose gender delimitations, ditch shame, to be sexual actively, profligately, unapologetically Get lots of action love, fuck, romp, give, appreciate, share This book and her life seem brave and ahead of the curve, and that s lovely to witness Women should be bold and sexual and aggressive that s just catching up.I love that she talks abo 3.5 I don t think this is a book about sex so much as a book about the freedom of having sex How it might feel to have lots of it, with lots of people, to lose gender delimitations, ditch shame, to be sexual actively, profligately, unapologetically Get lots of action love, fuck, romp, give, appreciate, share This book and her life seem brave and ahead of the curve, and that s lovely to witness Women should be bold and sexual and aggressive that s just catching up.I love that she talks about having sex with people, and often avoids pronouns so that she doesn t identify the gender of whom she s having sex with because it doesn t matter That s refreshing She lost style points I don t love the involved complexity of her sentences that excitedly dash off sideways and belatedly return to the point I just get annoyed when I have to repeatedly read a ten line sentence, hunting the subject verb to get what she means to say Too much work I m lazy, don t interrupt my reading flow with sentence detective work.I ended up on the fence, wondering if I was reading a writing style so different it s truly revolutionary, or if it would just benefit from another edit or two


  2. Jamie Jamie says:

    My sister in law is an ex sex ed instructor say five times fast , who did grad school for the same, so I raid her bookshelves whenever I get the chance and or find books to add This is the latter Between her shelves and our talks, I have Opinions on sex help books My pick so far is Betty Dodson, Sex for One, i.e the book that proves time travel isn t real, because if it was, Future Jamie would have zapped back to grade school to give Past Jamie that book But now this book it s up there S My sister in law is an ex sex ed instructor say five times fast , who did grad school for the same, so I raid her bookshelves whenever I get the chance and or find books to add This is the latter Between her shelves and our talks, I have Opinions on sex help books My pick so far is Betty Dodson, Sex for One, i.e the book that proves time travel isn t real, because if it was, Future Jamie would have zapped back to grade school to give Past Jamie that book But now this book it s up there Sure, there s a heavy dose of the Brooklyn millennial speak, but instead of annoying, it s fun and clever, and the opposite of condescending or trite It s the sex help equivalent of the show You re the Worst containing all appearances of being the worst and annoying, but actually brilliant and the best Or better yet, like Amy Rose is writing the Alexis Rose advice column, with all the generosity and unexpected insight therein I want to add her to our chats, which may beof an endorsement than liking the book she wrote She s refreshing and candid, and while your own mileage may vary, it did me good Theof other people s intimate and nuanced approaches to sexuality that you try to understand, accept, and welcome, theof that generosity you can then pass on to the rest of the world with respect, bravery, and extraordinarily messed up pillow hair Most of all with love Do with that what you will.


  3. Brittany M. Brittany M. says:

    Horny middle school me would have loved this.


  4. Sarah Sarah says:

    I totally enjoyed this but I found the writing to be a real struggle She uses a lot of millennial vernacular which is great but she also has a prose style that s very tough to read You can open to any page and find a sentence that s just way over written Someoneknowledgeable about grammar could isolate it im sure but there s a lot of double negatives and joking asides and qualifying statements initially, I was worried that my gauntness was going to lead people to classify me as unhing I totally enjoyed this but I found the writing to be a real struggle She uses a lot of millennial vernacular which is great but she also has a prose style that s very tough to read You can open to any page and find a sentence that s just way over written Someoneknowledgeable about grammar could isolate it im sure but there s a lot of double negatives and joking asides and qualifying statements initially, I was worried that my gauntness was going to lead people to classify me as unhinged or unhealthy which are two bifurcations of the same root idea, that someone has a medical condition, but are not necessarily one identical fact It s tiring to read and just over written I don t want to re read sentences constantly to figure out what they mean, esp if the meaning isn t that complex.Regardless she s an interesting narrator and she has good advice not only for sex but for life Esp regarding basic charm and people skills


  5. Kat Kat says:

    I wish my 18 year old self had been exposed to the ideas and approach to sex and sexuality in this book, BUT this book tries to be a littlethan it can be It is NOT a substitute for quality information about safe sex and sexual health Author has a tendency to make statements about health that either receive no citation or are from blogs not quality sources of information With a littleresearch, this book could have done it right, but nope


  6. Julie Julie says:

    Could have been 200 pages shorter.


  7. Katie Brenner Katie Brenner says:

    I bought this book because I volunteer as a sex peer counselor at my university and because I have enjoyed A.R.S s writings for Rookie Mag While she is undeniably cool and has a wonderful vocabulary, I found Action difficult to read because of the frequency of run on sentences, parenthetical inserts, and or overly flowery language in most of the book By the end of the book I was waiting for it to be over as I found it tiring to read, especially since I already knew so much of the information I bought this book because I volunteer as a sex peer counselor at my university and because I have enjoyed A.R.S s writings for Rookie Mag While she is undeniably cool and has a wonderful vocabulary, I found Action difficult to read because of the frequency of run on sentences, parenthetical inserts, and or overly flowery language in most of the book By the end of the book I was waiting for it to be over as I found it tiring to read, especially since I already knew so much of the information provided However, for someone who does not find this a hinderance to their reading enjoyment, this book provides wonderful, non judgemental information for those who seek sexual guidance and education Spiegel acts a big sister of sorts with her inclusion of personal stories and pep talks on self love, confidence, and health Though this book was not entirely my cup of tea, I objectively appreciate it for its validating content and the love that clearly went into it I can see myself recommending this as reading for peers that seek general guidance as a part of discovering their sexual power and autonomy


  8. Robyn Robyn says:

    Good, open hearted and mostly accurate advice including the exhortation to avoid sleeping with DJs , but oh, honey 1 You are so very young, and possibly should not be offering advice on long term relationships , and 2 Two weeks of no sex isn t quite celibacy Anyway, bang on, as it were.


  9. Sharon Bautista Sharon Bautista says:

    The constellation of Rookie affiliates behind this book gave me hope Is it possible for a woman to write sex advice and not sound like Cosmopolitan magazine Unfortunately, this book makes me think not.


  10. Eric Fitzsimmons Eric Fitzsimmons says:

    How to Think About Sex Without Overthinking It Action A Book About Sex is the cool guy gal you hooked up with in high school or college who was way too attractive and confident for you but helped you find your way from theory to concept in a sexual sense After years of euphemisms and pseudo psychology, and worst of the bunch seduction guides and self help books, Action is the grown up but not too grown up discussion about sex we never knew we needed It s direct, sensitive, encouraging How to Think About Sex Without Overthinking It Action A Book About Sex is the cool guy gal you hooked up with in high school or college who was way too attractive and confident for you but helped you find your way from theory to concept in a sexual sense After years of euphemisms and pseudo psychology, and worst of the bunch seduction guides and self help books, Action is the grown up but not too grown up discussion about sex we never knew we needed It s direct, sensitive, encouraging, and mostly just a lot of fun alone or with friends Sex writing usually wavers between the sensual and the technical, Action doesn t much bother with either It s crass and straightforward, but not demeaning Spiegel shows that sex doesn t have to be so self serious to be mind boggling enjoyable, or to be meaningful for that matter She doesn t really present any new information here, at least not to anyone buying a book about sex who isn t a 15 year old boy, but she kind of opens the blinds on all the kind of unspoken assumptions many of us harbor about sex dating etc and exposes them to the daylight This happens in a number of ways but I wanted to focus on three themes that come out of the book They re kind of suggestions but also demonstrated in the way Spiegel writes The first is openness Spiegel says we should really be talkingabout sex About consent, about identity, about sexuality and kinks, about relationships, about positions, and everything else Especially with your partners obviously , but in public life too It s kind of like talking about money, decorum tells us to hush up, but some frank discussions would do a lot of good in both realms Spiegel starts with a section saying as much right away, which makes openness less a theme than just a thing she says, except it continues popping up throughout the book I mean, if the branding wasn t so bad it could be called Talking A Book About Sex Talk to new people you might want to sex Talk with people you already sex to make sure your sex is as good as it can be for both involved Talk with someone your maybe about to sex to see if they re really down with that Talk about trying something new Talk about a trip to the sex store It touches on a bonus theme of embarrassment I won t really discuss, but by not talking about sex we are closing off possibilities we can really enjoy We ve all been frustrated by situations where everyone is deferring and nobody will make a decision where to go for dinner, it s like that except no one bothers to mention dinner and just hopes to happen into a restaurant and then order food for the other person Second Spiegel reminds us that there are two people or three in the bed Note the emphasis on people Gender always comes second to humanity in this book, because this is obviously the treatment we ve needed for a very long time Action is a book about sex, largely for entertainment but with a lot of practical content too, and that content is about having a better sex life What it is not is a book about seducing women, or pleasing men Spiegel is always working under the assumption that the other party in this matter is a thinking, feeling person and would like to be treated as such Of course, Action getsspecific when it comes to handling genitalia, but when it comes to seduction technique or being better in bed it s not about some technique or trick or pseudo psychology, it s about respect and openness see above Success isn t about who you have sex with, it s about how you feel about that person and both of you having a good time There s no shortcut there, you just have to think about it and work it out Actually, there s one technique she says will make you as insightful as Mel Gibson in What Women Want but you d have to go back and read point 1 Editinsightful than Gibson, he mostly uses his gendered mind reading in that movie to be a manipulative dick Lastly Spiegel grounds the discussions in real terms and situations Some jargon does appear here intersectionality, non binary, cisgender, BONE A ZONA but Spiegel uses it sparingly and playfully Like I said above, she is unflinching, as it should be she s writing a book about sex, now is not the time to get coy Her candidness makes everything better andclear because she describes something real and specific Here she talks about just meeting people Eight times out of ten, if you introduce yourself to a new person, assume some air of great purpose about you, and tell them something honest and enticing in its irregularity especially if it also happens to be funny , that person will talk to you Spiegel then spends most of the chapter on talking good pick up lines, having something to say, asking questions, pushing when they answer good or not much It s five pages on what is essentially you re time tested, basic script hook up, but she demystifies it Here s where you are, here s what you do, there s no script, just some prompts, because the biggest problems are getting the gumption up to talk with someone and have the grace to move on when it doesn t pan out Again, it s not about seduction, it s about meeting people see point 2 If you re open and outgoing, opportunities will arise, but if you fixate on someone you forget they are a real person with their own feelings and tastes that has no obligation to return your attraction When Spiegel does share tips they are broad and she doesn t claim universal, though they seem like a good idea Spiegel admits she s into good posture, or how she digs getting oral sex while lying on her stomach, but everyone has their own preferences, it s what makes the world go round Then it all cycles back to point 1, or maybe they re all one point talk respectfully about sex in clear terms, you wild lovechild SUMMARY This was kind of a weird review, but this was also an unusual book and I was really interested in the way everything was presented The result was something about style and about what spoke to me, but also recounting some messages from the book This makes some sense because form is important and the way Spiegel presents the information reflects the approach she is advocating direct, unashamed, sensitive and curious I hope this review made sense is all I m saying Thanks for reading


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10 thoughts on “Action: A Book About Sex

  1. Bibliovoracious Bibliovoracious says:

    3.5 I don t think this is a book about sex so much as a book about the freedom of having sex How it might feel to have lots of it, with lots of people, to lose gender delimitations, ditch shame, to be sexual actively, profligately, unapologetically Get lots of action love, fuck, romp, give, appreciate, share This book and her life seem brave and ahead of the curve, and that s lovely to witness Women should be bold and sexual and aggressive that s just catching up.I love that she talks abo 3.5 I don t think this is a book about sex so much as a book about the freedom of having sex How it might feel to have lots of it, with lots of people, to lose gender delimitations, ditch shame, to be sexual actively, profligately, unapologetically Get lots of action love, fuck, romp, give, appreciate, share This book and her life seem brave and ahead of the curve, and that s lovely to witness Women should be bold and sexual and aggressive that s just catching up.I love that she talks about having sex with people, and often avoids pronouns so that she doesn t identify the gender of whom she s having sex with because it doesn t matter That s refreshing She lost style points I don t love the involved complexity of her sentences that excitedly dash off sideways and belatedly return to the point I just get annoyed when I have to repeatedly read a ten line sentence, hunting the subject verb to get what she means to say Too much work I m lazy, don t interrupt my reading flow with sentence detective work.I ended up on the fence, wondering if I was reading a writing style so different it s truly revolutionary, or if it would just benefit from another edit or two


  2. Jamie Jamie says:

    My sister in law is an ex sex ed instructor say five times fast , who did grad school for the same, so I raid her bookshelves whenever I get the chance and or find books to add This is the latter Between her shelves and our talks, I have Opinions on sex help books My pick so far is Betty Dodson, Sex for One, i.e the book that proves time travel isn t real, because if it was, Future Jamie would have zapped back to grade school to give Past Jamie that book But now this book it s up there S My sister in law is an ex sex ed instructor say five times fast , who did grad school for the same, so I raid her bookshelves whenever I get the chance and or find books to add This is the latter Between her shelves and our talks, I have Opinions on sex help books My pick so far is Betty Dodson, Sex for One, i.e the book that proves time travel isn t real, because if it was, Future Jamie would have zapped back to grade school to give Past Jamie that book But now this book it s up there Sure, there s a heavy dose of the Brooklyn millennial speak, but instead of annoying, it s fun and clever, and the opposite of condescending or trite It s the sex help equivalent of the show You re the Worst containing all appearances of being the worst and annoying, but actually brilliant and the best Or better yet, like Amy Rose is writing the Alexis Rose advice column, with all the generosity and unexpected insight therein I want to add her to our chats, which may beof an endorsement than liking the book she wrote She s refreshing and candid, and while your own mileage may vary, it did me good Theof other people s intimate and nuanced approaches to sexuality that you try to understand, accept, and welcome, theof that generosity you can then pass on to the rest of the world with respect, bravery, and extraordinarily messed up pillow hair Most of all with love Do with that what you will.


  3. Brittany M. Brittany M. says:

    Horny middle school me would have loved this.


  4. Sarah Sarah says:

    I totally enjoyed this but I found the writing to be a real struggle She uses a lot of millennial vernacular which is great but she also has a prose style that s very tough to read You can open to any page and find a sentence that s just way over written Someoneknowledgeable about grammar could isolate it im sure but there s a lot of double negatives and joking asides and qualifying statements initially, I was worried that my gauntness was going to lead people to classify me as unhing I totally enjoyed this but I found the writing to be a real struggle She uses a lot of millennial vernacular which is great but she also has a prose style that s very tough to read You can open to any page and find a sentence that s just way over written Someoneknowledgeable about grammar could isolate it im sure but there s a lot of double negatives and joking asides and qualifying statements initially, I was worried that my gauntness was going to lead people to classify me as unhinged or unhealthy which are two bifurcations of the same root idea, that someone has a medical condition, but are not necessarily one identical fact It s tiring to read and just over written I don t want to re read sentences constantly to figure out what they mean, esp if the meaning isn t that complex.Regardless she s an interesting narrator and she has good advice not only for sex but for life Esp regarding basic charm and people skills


  5. Kat Kat says:

    I wish my 18 year old self had been exposed to the ideas and approach to sex and sexuality in this book, BUT this book tries to be a littlethan it can be It is NOT a substitute for quality information about safe sex and sexual health Author has a tendency to make statements about health that either receive no citation or are from blogs not quality sources of information With a littleresearch, this book could have done it right, but nope


  6. Julie Julie says:

    Could have been 200 pages shorter.


  7. Katie Brenner Katie Brenner says:

    I bought this book because I volunteer as a sex peer counselor at my university and because I have enjoyed A.R.S s writings for Rookie Mag While she is undeniably cool and has a wonderful vocabulary, I found Action difficult to read because of the frequency of run on sentences, parenthetical inserts, and or overly flowery language in most of the book By the end of the book I was waiting for it to be over as I found it tiring to read, especially since I already knew so much of the information I bought this book because I volunteer as a sex peer counselor at my university and because I have enjoyed A.R.S s writings for Rookie Mag While she is undeniably cool and has a wonderful vocabulary, I found Action difficult to read because of the frequency of run on sentences, parenthetical inserts, and or overly flowery language in most of the book By the end of the book I was waiting for it to be over as I found it tiring to read, especially since I already knew so much of the information provided However, for someone who does not find this a hinderance to their reading enjoyment, this book provides wonderful, non judgemental information for those who seek sexual guidance and education Spiegel acts a big sister of sorts with her inclusion of personal stories and pep talks on self love, confidence, and health Though this book was not entirely my cup of tea, I objectively appreciate it for its validating content and the love that clearly went into it I can see myself recommending this as reading for peers that seek general guidance as a part of discovering their sexual power and autonomy


  8. Robyn Robyn says:

    Good, open hearted and mostly accurate advice including the exhortation to avoid sleeping with DJs , but oh, honey 1 You are so very young, and possibly should not be offering advice on long term relationships , and 2 Two weeks of no sex isn t quite celibacy Anyway, bang on, as it were.


  9. Sharon Bautista Sharon Bautista says:

    The constellation of Rookie affiliates behind this book gave me hope Is it possible for a woman to write sex advice and not sound like Cosmopolitan magazine Unfortunately, this book makes me think not.


  10. Eric Fitzsimmons Eric Fitzsimmons says:

    How to Think About Sex Without Overthinking It Action A Book About Sex is the cool guy gal you hooked up with in high school or college who was way too attractive and confident for you but helped you find your way from theory to concept in a sexual sense After years of euphemisms and pseudo psychology, and worst of the bunch seduction guides and self help books, Action is the grown up but not too grown up discussion about sex we never knew we needed It s direct, sensitive, encouraging How to Think About Sex Without Overthinking It Action A Book About Sex is the cool guy gal you hooked up with in high school or college who was way too attractive and confident for you but helped you find your way from theory to concept in a sexual sense After years of euphemisms and pseudo psychology, and worst of the bunch seduction guides and self help books, Action is the grown up but not too grown up discussion about sex we never knew we needed It s direct, sensitive, encouraging, and mostly just a lot of fun alone or with friends Sex writing usually wavers between the sensual and the technical, Action doesn t much bother with either It s crass and straightforward, but not demeaning Spiegel shows that sex doesn t have to be so self serious to be mind boggling enjoyable, or to be meaningful for that matter She doesn t really present any new information here, at least not to anyone buying a book about sex who isn t a 15 year old boy, but she kind of opens the blinds on all the kind of unspoken assumptions many of us harbor about sex dating etc and exposes them to the daylight This happens in a number of ways but I wanted to focus on three themes that come out of the book They re kind of suggestions but also demonstrated in the way Spiegel writes The first is openness Spiegel says we should really be talkingabout sex About consent, about identity, about sexuality and kinks, about relationships, about positions, and everything else Especially with your partners obviously , but in public life too It s kind of like talking about money, decorum tells us to hush up, but some frank discussions would do a lot of good in both realms Spiegel starts with a section saying as much right away, which makes openness less a theme than just a thing she says, except it continues popping up throughout the book I mean, if the branding wasn t so bad it could be called Talking A Book About Sex Talk to new people you might want to sex Talk with people you already sex to make sure your sex is as good as it can be for both involved Talk with someone your maybe about to sex to see if they re really down with that Talk about trying something new Talk about a trip to the sex store It touches on a bonus theme of embarrassment I won t really discuss, but by not talking about sex we are closing off possibilities we can really enjoy We ve all been frustrated by situations where everyone is deferring and nobody will make a decision where to go for dinner, it s like that except no one bothers to mention dinner and just hopes to happen into a restaurant and then order food for the other person Second Spiegel reminds us that there are two people or three in the bed Note the emphasis on people Gender always comes second to humanity in this book, because this is obviously the treatment we ve needed for a very long time Action is a book about sex, largely for entertainment but with a lot of practical content too, and that content is about having a better sex life What it is not is a book about seducing women, or pleasing men Spiegel is always working under the assumption that the other party in this matter is a thinking, feeling person and would like to be treated as such Of course, Action getsspecific when it comes to handling genitalia, but when it comes to seduction technique or being better in bed it s not about some technique or trick or pseudo psychology, it s about respect and openness see above Success isn t about who you have sex with, it s about how you feel about that person and both of you having a good time There s no shortcut there, you just have to think about it and work it out Actually, there s one technique she says will make you as insightful as Mel Gibson in What Women Want but you d have to go back and read point 1 Editinsightful than Gibson, he mostly uses his gendered mind reading in that movie to be a manipulative dick Lastly Spiegel grounds the discussions in real terms and situations Some jargon does appear here intersectionality, non binary, cisgender, BONE A ZONA but Spiegel uses it sparingly and playfully Like I said above, she is unflinching, as it should be she s writing a book about sex, now is not the time to get coy Her candidness makes everything better andclear because she describes something real and specific Here she talks about just meeting people Eight times out of ten, if you introduce yourself to a new person, assume some air of great purpose about you, and tell them something honest and enticing in its irregularity especially if it also happens to be funny , that person will talk to you Spiegel then spends most of the chapter on talking good pick up lines, having something to say, asking questions, pushing when they answer good or not much It s five pages on what is essentially you re time tested, basic script hook up, but she demystifies it Here s where you are, here s what you do, there s no script, just some prompts, because the biggest problems are getting the gumption up to talk with someone and have the grace to move on when it doesn t pan out Again, it s not about seduction, it s about meeting people see point 2 If you re open and outgoing, opportunities will arise, but if you fixate on someone you forget they are a real person with their own feelings and tastes that has no obligation to return your attraction When Spiegel does share tips they are broad and she doesn t claim universal, though they seem like a good idea Spiegel admits she s into good posture, or how she digs getting oral sex while lying on her stomach, but everyone has their own preferences, it s what makes the world go round Then it all cycles back to point 1, or maybe they re all one point talk respectfully about sex in clear terms, you wild lovechild SUMMARY This was kind of a weird review, but this was also an unusual book and I was really interested in the way everything was presented The result was something about style and about what spoke to me, but also recounting some messages from the book This makes some sense because form is important and the way Spiegel presents the information reflects the approach she is advocating direct, unashamed, sensitive and curious I hope this review made sense is all I m saying Thanks for reading


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