Here at Sh! Towers we receive boxes full of goodies every week, and whilst many of them are good – great, even – we are always on the lookout for something that truly stands out from the rest; that special book or toy that we just know will make a difference to women everywhere.
When The Ultimate Guide to Solo Sex by Jenny Block arrived, I spotted it and immediately snatched it before anyone else got a look in – “I’ll read this one!”
All You Need to Know About Masturbation
Having just finished “O Wow: Discovering Your Ultimate Orgasm” by the same author, I was keen to see what lay in-between the black & white covers of this one – with a subtitle like all you need to know about masturbation, I was more than a little intrigued!
Jenny Block, a frequent contributor for a number of high-profile publications such as Huffington Post, Curve Magazine and Cosmopolitan, takes her job as a sex-positive ambassador for women’s pleasure seriously. Having attended one of the infamous BodySex workshops held by Betty Dodson and Carlin Ross, she practices the self-pleasuring she preaches.
Whether you are happily single, coupld, monogamous or poly, Block has the very best advice on how to pleasure yourself masterfully.
Betty Dodson – “I Invented Masturbation”
The Ultimate Guide to Solo Sex has its foreword written by the doyenne of self-pleasure, Betty Dodson. Boldly stating “I invented masturbation“, Dodson started her now infamous masturbation classes for women in the 70’s and, through these, discovered exactly how magic the Magic Wand really is. Betty Dodson has single-handedly done more to break the taboo surrounding women’s solo pleasuring than the rest of the world’s sex-positive educators put together.
Block’s previous book “O Wow” explicitly shares how Betty Dodson helped her manipulate a barbell for an explosive orgasm in a group setting, whilst simultaneously cheering her on – such fantastic passion for the female orgasm must be saluted and celebrated!
(The fact that Betty Dodson’s name is glaringly misspelled on the cover of the Ultimate Guide to Solo Sex, well…)
Masturbation Is A Marvellous Thing
Whether by yourself or with a partner, masturbation is a marvellous thing. It teaches you about your body and what it likes, and dislikes, when it comes to sex. Pleasure is good for your skin, it relaxes you and it can help you sleep when you’ve spent far too many hours tossing and turning. The Ultimate Guide to Solo Sex is a celebration of women’s self-pleasure, and it’s also a much needed guide to getting off.
I was thrilled to see some actual masturbation techniques in this book, as so many sex guides omit this (weird, right?). There may be a vague reference to gently touching oneself, but what women really want – and need – are explicit techniques that’ll get them off!
Part of Block’s research for the book included a masturbation survey, and speaking to women about their experiences of solo play. Real women, sharing real experiences. It’s liberating and sexy and fun and, sometimes, sad: staging an intervention with the local priest when you find your daughter indulging an a little self-love is never acceptable…
All You Need To Know About Getting Off
The participating women share stories of age of first fiddle (some as young as 3 or 4, others in their 20’s), where they prefer to play (bedroom, bathroom, kitchen…) and how they like to play; laying on the front, lying on the back, sitting up, sitting astride, standing up… With fingers, or toys or other implements. Dressed or undressed. Short and sharp or long and slow – it’s all in there!
Realising that there are so many different ways of masturbating is mindblowing – there is so much to try!
The Ultimate Guide to Solo Sex is a great read for any woman who’s interested in exploring self-pleasure and the many (many!) different ways this can be enjoyed. And – as an extra bonus, there is a selection of delectable short erotic stories to get the juices flowing.
The Ultimate Guide to Solo Play by Jenny Block is £11.99 and available both in store and on our website.
“I was twelve years old and it felt like finding gold”