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Learning Good Consent Zine
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Curated by Doris editor Cindy Crabb, Learning Good Consent looks at the culture of sexual consent from a standpoint which is both sexy and educational. Within this zine, Cindy and friends create a well-rounded consent workshop, with all sites set on healing and helping. In the midst of rape culture, ... (read more)

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$6.00 CAD

Love Not Given Lightly
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Love Not Given Lightly is the first collection of nonfiction stories from award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and advocate Tina Horn. In her vast experience in sexual undergrounds, Tina has befriended pro-dommes, porn stars, kinky fetishists, rent boys, and more. Instead of writing a sex worker mem ... (read more)

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$21.95 CAD

Unshaven
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Unshaven is a fine art photography book celebrating women who do not shave their body hair. These people - predominantly normative, young, and cis - pose in gorgeous outdoor California settings, baring for the vision of photographer Nikki Silver. Herself a hairy woman, Silver captures the free spiri ... (read more)

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$29.50 CAD

$pread
$pread
The Best of the Magazine That Illuminated the Sex Industry and Started a Media Revolution
$pread, an Utne award–winning magazine by and for sex workers, was independently published from 2005 to 2011. This collection features the enduring essays about sex work around the world, first-person ... (read more)

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$34.50 CAD

A Taste For Brown Sugar
A Taste For Brown Sugar
A Taste for Brown Sugar boldly takes on representations of black women's sexuality in the porn industry. It is based on Mireille Miller-Young's extensive archival research and her interviews with dozens of women who have worked in the adult entertainment industry since the 1980s. The women share the ... (read more)

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$50.00 CAD

Best Sex Writing of the Year Vol 1
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Best Sex Writing of the Year Vol 1
While this title may be the best sex writing of the year, we'll go out on a limb and say it is actually the best sex writing anthology we've seen since Cleis press initially introduced this annual title. Edited by local favourite (and sometimes CAYA workshop facilitator) Jon Pressick, this title ha ... (read more)

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$23.50 CAD

Big Sex Little Death
Big Sex Little Death
As much to do with sex as politics, family and business, Susie Bright has come out with a fantastic memoir, Big Sex Little Death. As we've come to expect, Bright's writing and insight is quite the treasure, and her life story is absolutely fascinating. A great read that's hard to put down.

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$19.50 CAD

Boundaries of Desire
Boundaries of Desire
The act of reproduction, and its variants, never change much, but our ideas about the meaning of sex are in constant flux. Switch a decade, cross a border, or traverse class lines and the harmless pleasures of one group become the gravest crimes in another. Combining meticulous research and lively ... (read more)

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$38.50 CAD

Coming Out Like A Porn Star
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Coming Out Like A Porn Star
Does your mother know? What does your family think? Has your being in porn effected dating? These top the most commonly asked questions of those in the adult industry. Coming Out Like a Porn Star presents over 50 first-hand accounts, ranging from funny to fucked up, as well as practical tips and per ... (read more)

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$23.50 CAD

Designer Relationships
Designer Relationships
Contemporary relationships are in a state of rapid evolution. These changes can and should empower people with the opportunity to develop partnerships based on their own sexualities, understandings, and agreements. This makes it possible to create what Kenneth Haslam, founder of the Kinsey Institute ... (read more)

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$21.95 CAD

Fast Feminism
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Fast Feminism
Fast Feminism combines the velocity of speed theory and beat poets with a perversion of post-structural thought to create a theory-in-action that takes no prisoners from the old guard of male stream philosophy and sexology. Triumphing the female phallus and tracing it's concealed and broken path thr ... (read more)

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$18.60 CAD

From the Inside Out
From the Inside Out
Radical Gender Transformation, FTM and Beyond
Edited by Morty Diamond
A fascinating and diverse collection of essays (many written from the first-person) describing the lived experiences of those challenging notions of male-ness. From genderqueers, to bois and trans men, these co ... (read more)

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$18.95 CAD

Masters of Sex
Masters of Sex
Showtime's dramatic series 'Masters of Sex' is based on this real-life story of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Before Sex and the City and ViagraTM, America relied on Masters and Johnson to teach us everything we needed to know about what goes on in the bedroom - the pair were ... (read more)

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$19.99 CAD

Mommy's Little Girl
Mommy's Little Girl
Susie Bright on Sex, Motherhood, Porn and Cherry Pie
In her sexy mommy memoir "Mommy's Little Girl," Susie Bright spreads open wide to reveal her thoughts on motherhood, pornography and her traveling life as a "sexpert." Bright as always and witty as ever, Susie's insightful writing wil ... (read more)

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$20.00 CAD

My New Gender Workbook
My New Gender Workbook
The second edition of this amazing guide to exploring gender through fill-in-the-blanks and multiple choice questions. Exam style, without the bad grades. 2013. 293 pp.

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$60.10 CAD

Pomosexuals
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Pomosexuals
By Carol Queen and Lawrence Schimel
This book shows us a utopian ideology of how society should look at gender and sexuality. Academic essays on a variety of topics, relevant for everyone. Preface by Kate Bornstein. 1997. 180 pp.

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$22.50 CAD

Porn Archives
Porn Archives
While sexually explicit writing and art have been around for millennia, pornography - as an aesthetic, moral, and juridical category - is a modern invention. The contributors to Porn Archives explore how the production and proliferation of pornography has been intertwined with the emergence o ... (read more)

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$55.00 CAD

Selling Sex
Selling Sex
Experience, Advocacy, and Research on Sex Work in Canada

Despite being dubbed "the world's oldest profession," prostitution has rarely been viewed as a legitimate form of labour. Instead, it has been criminalized, sensationalized, and problemicized across the socio-political spectrum ... (read more)

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$34.95 CAD

Sex at Dawn
Sex at Dawn
From research psychologist Christopher Ryan and psychiatrist Cacilda Jetha, Sex at Dawn is a fun and intense journey through human pre-history to modern times questioning many of our society's assumptions about the nature of human sexuality. With a focus on the history (and pre-history) of monogamy ... (read more)

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$19.99 CAD

Sovereign Erotics
Sovereign Erotics
A Collection of Two-Spirited Literature
This book is a collection of poems, essays, fiction and non-fiction alike that, not unlike it's authors, cannot fit neatly into any defined box. One of the first to give voice to the highly misunderstood lives of the two-spirited person, this book t ... (read more)

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$26.95 CAD

Why Is Sex Fun?
Why Is Sex Fun?
The Evolution of Human Sexuality
From a renowned expert in the field of physiology and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book 'Guns, Germs and Steel' comes a delightfully entertaining and enlightening look at the unique sex lives of humans. Diamond answers such questions as: Why are h ... (read more)

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$18.00 CAD

Wild Side Sex
Wild Side Sex
The Book of Kink
By Midori
Midori’s much anticipated new book offers readers encouragement and inspiration for exploring the full spectrum of sex. A collection of musings, wisdoms, and essays on all things wild and wonderful. Delve into such topics as: is your prospect a proper perv ... (read more)

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$23.50 CAD

Working Sex
Working Sex
Sex Workers Write About a Changing Industry
Working Sex is a compelling look into the taboo and often sneered upon community of sex workers. Our societies fascination with demonizing pornography, fantasy, and all things "taboo" has put us in an awkward position when it comes to understandi ... (read more)

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$21.50 CAD

Closer: Notes from the Orgasmic Frontier of Female Sexuality
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Closer: Notes from the Orgasmic Frontier of Female Sexuality
From the Publisher: We think of the modern woman as sexually liberated - if anything, we're told we're oversexed. Yet a striking number of women are dissatisfied with their sex lives. Over half of women report having a sexual complaint, whether that's lack of desire or difficulty reaching orgasm. Bu ... (read more) This item is currently out of stock

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$14.95 CAD

Hos, Hookers, Call Girls and Rent Boys
Hos, Hookers, Call Girls and Rent Boys
Hos, Hookers, Call Girls and Rent Boys is a collection of writings from pros in the sex business. All stories are from a first-person point of view, with amazing accounts of adventures from the beautiful and touching to the dark and dangerous. A fascinating and entertaining read. This item is currently out of stock

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$21.50 CAD

Invisible Orientation
Invisible Orientation
An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker's Invisible Orientation is a much needed and welcomed resource that explores asexuality. As she clearly expresses, this book is intended to be an introduction: you will find a wealth of writing dedicated to breaking down misconceptions abou ... (read more) This item is currently out of stock

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$60.00 CAD

Sexing the Body
Sexing the Body
In Sexing the Body, Anne Fausto-Sterling applies her varied academic background (she teaches both Biology and Women’s Studies at Brock University) to create an interdisciplinary approach to understanding gender and sexuality. In this compelling work she examines how both biological and social factor ... (read more) This item is currently out of stock

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$28.00 CAD

Straight
Straight
The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality
Independent historian and author of Big Big Love Hanne Blank, delves into the formation of heterosexual and homosexual identiti ... (read more) This item is currently out of stock

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$21.00 CAD

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Sub Rosa
Sub Rosa is at once glittery, vibrant, eerie and powerful – a Lambda Literary Award winning work dubbed by some as a feminist dystopian novel, this visceral page-turner explores another magical dimension powered entirely by sex work, chosen family and magic. Both brutal and sweet, flowery and harsh ... (read more) This item is currently out of stock

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$22.95 CAD

The Feminist Porn Book
The Feminist Porn Book
Looking for a buffet of ideas about the politics of producing pleasure? Exploring what it means to create feminist pornography from more than thirty unique and important perspectives, the FPB brings together actors, scholars, teachers, critics and producers of feminist pornography. Delving into the ... (read more) This item is currently out of stock

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$30.95 CAD

 

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