Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
You may have heard a lot about this book over the summer. It was making the rounds when it came to all of the critic's recommendations. I fell into this book and had a hard time coming out of it.
A journalist conversed with three woman, all with very different sexual experiences, recording everything. Every emotion and anxiety fueled brain dump is here. From a woman cheating on her husband, to a woman who was seduced by her teacher, to a woman who despite all appearances was incredibly insecure about who she was an what she wanted.
Too many women feel as though they are unable to truly speak up for what they want sexually. Many woman are taught from a very early age that we shouldn't want sex and that it's something that we just have to do in order to maintain a relationship with our partners. We're not taught to explore our own needs and wants. We ignore our own emotional well being.
The women interviewed are perfect examples of how complex we as women (and as humans) are. We're loving, spiteful, worried, confident…we're all these at once. There was a passage in this book from one of the women that resonated so truthfully with me, it left me in tears.
The only thing that could have possibly made this any better, would have been if the author had talked with women who had proclivities that were not heterosexual.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is feeling like they're alone in their way of thinking when it comes to love and sex.
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