Forbidden Flowers

Author: Nancy Friday
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476715599
Release Date: 2012-10-30
Genre: Family & Relationships

Before there was 50 Shades of Grey, there was the incomparable Forbidden Flowers—a collection of women’s fantasies so daring and explicit that Nancy Friday redefined female sexuality. Today, women everywhere clamor for the latest erotic bestselling novels—their scenes of daring sexual exploits have fired up our collective imagination. But before we turned to fiction for our turn-ons, Nancy Friday unleashed a sexual revolution with her collections of uninhibited writings—the real fantasies of real women, in books that broke all the rules. . . . FORBIDDEN FLOWERS After My Secret Garden, Nancy Friday’s first boundary-shattering collection, rocked America and freed women to put their most private longings and secret desires into words for all to read, hundreds more were inspired to do just that: From the seeds sown in My Secret Garden grew Forbidden Flowers, an even more explicit and colorful gathering of daring imaginings, uninhibited dreamings, and real-life experimental encounters experienced by women just like you. More fun than fiction, more supremely sexy than you ever imagined, here are the kinds of fantasies that dare you to cross a line and pluck some forbidden flowers of your very own.

Women on Top

Author: Nancy Friday
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476715605
Release Date: 2012-10-30
Genre: Family & Relationships

Transcripts of the actual sexual fantasies of more than 150 women complement a work that explores how the demands of contemporary society on women have transformed their sexual fantasies. Reprint.

My Secret Garden

Author: Nancy Friday
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416567011
Release Date: 2008-02-05
Genre: Family & Relationships

A report on female erotic fantasies is based on the author's interviews and correspondences with other women and offers a frank study of female sexuality and the role of imagination in sex.

Garden of Desires

Author: Emily Dubberley
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780753549810
Release Date: 2013-09-12
Genre: Psychology

Female sexual fantasy began in 1973 with Nancy Friday’s multi-million-selling collection of real women’s fantasies, My Secret Garden. Until that book was published, female sexual fantasy did not exist; not even within the pages of Cosmopolitan, their opinion at the time being: ‘Women do not have sexual fantasies, period. Men do.’ Friday’s book changed all that. Now, exactly forty years on from Friday’s masterpiece, leading sex writer Emily Dubberley is curating a brand new female fantasy classic for the modern era. It’s a post-Fifty Shades, post-Sex and the City world and in Garden of Desires, hundreds of real women share details of their most private thoughts. This is an exploration of the meaning of desire. Dare to read, dare to dream, and dare to discover the new truths of female sexuality. The stories are red hot and completely original. And they’re going to make your heart beat faster – and make headlines nationwide.

Women on Top

Author: Nancy Friday
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780099462385
Release Date: 1980
Genre: Interpersonal relations

This is a book about men who love women. But it is not a collection of love stories. It is a study of the secret, erotic fantasies that men have always kept hidden, a taboo-shattering investigation that reveals the deepest, most conflicting feelings that men have about women, men and their own sexuality. Men in Love goes beyond the socio-sexual clich� of woman seen as either madonna or whore to reveal the conflict of love and rage at the centre of men's emotions and erotic desires. Based on thousands of candid responses from men ranging from their teens to their sixties, Men in Love - startling and shocking - will change men's deepest feelings about their sexuality and make the women who care about them understand them as never before.

Jealousy

Author: Nancy Friday
Publisher: M Evans & Company
ISBN: 087131844X
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Psychology

Drawing on Melanie Klein's theories of primal rage, new studies in infant psychology, and other research, the author probes the unconscious sources of jealousy and its effects in people's lives

Beyond My Control

Author: Nancy Friday
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402227272
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

The bestselling author of My Secret Garden exposes the wild and sexy fantasies that many of us have but are afraid to share. For over thirty years, Nancy Friday has written about eros, love, beauty, and seduction. Now she returns to the territory she pioneered during the sexual revolution—exploring our most taboo sexual desires. Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey will love this provocative collection of real fantasies from dozens of women—and for the first time, men. Friday knows that forbidden sex "gets us higher faster" and explores love, lust and power through erotic tales of domination, masturbation, S&M, threesomes, and more. Beyond My Control: Forbidden Fantasies in an Uncensored Age shows that our forbidden fantasies are not compensation for a lackluster sex life, but are a critical component of our fullest selves—and how our secret desires can lead to exhilarating and satisfying sexual freedom. Praise for Nancy Friday "YOU'LL BLUSH, YOUR PULSE WILL RACE."—The New York Times "Delicious... women can share in their sisters' secrets and not feel that they are alone."—Los Angeles Times "Nancy Friday's work... demonstrate[s] beyond doubt that the emancipation of women's bodies begins with the emancipation of our minds." —Faye Wattleton, former president, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Who s Been Sleeping in Your Head

Author: Brett Kahr
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465037674
Release Date: 2009-01-27
Genre: Psychology

Presents and analyzes the results of a study of the sexual fantasies of over 23,000 men and women of all ages, discussing stories of specific individuals, the role of fantasy in waking life, and the functions of these fantasies.

The Black Lace Book of Women s Sexual Fantasies

Author: Kerri Sharp
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780753525876
Release Date: 2009-11-24
Genre: Fiction

The Black Lace Book of Women's Sexual Fantasies reveals the most private thoughts of hundreds of women. Here are sexual fantasies which on first sight appear shocking or bizarre - such as the bank clerk who wants to be a vampire and the nanny with a passion for Darth Vader. Kerri Sharp investigates the recurrent themes in female fantasies and the cultural influences that have determined them: from fairy stories to cult TV; from fetish fashion to historical novels.

Our Looks Our Lives

Author: Nancy Friday
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061097942
Release Date: 1999-05-05
Genre: Health & Fitness

An examination of the changes in women's attitudes about self-esteem, appearance, and sexuality over the past twenty-five years journeys from the fashion runways of Paris to the two-parent nursery, from the diaphragm to the WonderBra. Originally titled: The Power of Beauty. Reprint.

Sex Fantasies by Women for Women

Author: Lisa Sussman
Publisher: HarperThorsons
ISBN: 0007147430
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Fiction

A sizzling collection of female sexual fantasies covers all the bases, from sex-with-a-stranger and "he-made-me-do-it" stories to wild tales of fetishes and orgies. Original.

My Mother My Self

Author: Nancy Friday
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 9780307763730
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Genre: Self-Help

When Nancy Friday began her research for My Mother/My Self in the early 1970’s no work existed that explored the unique interaction between mother and daughter. Today psychotherapists throughout the world acknowledge that if women are to be able to love without possessing, to find work that fulfills them, and to discover their full sexuality, they must first acknowledge their identity as separate from their mother’s. Nancy Friday’s book played a major role in that acceptance. The greatest gift a good mother can give remains unquestioning love planted deep in the first year of life, so deep and anassailable that the tiny child grown to womanhood is never held back by the fear of losing that love, no matter what her own choice in love, sexuality, or work may be. Through candid self-disclosure and hundreds of interviews, Friday investigates a generational legacy and reveals the conflicting feelings of anger, hate, and love the daughter’s hold for their mothers–and why they so often “become” that mother themselves. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds

Author: Dawn B. Sova
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9780816071494
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds, Revised Edition examines the issues underlying the suppression of more than 100 works deemed sexually obscene. The entries new to this edition include America by Jon Stewart, Sex by Madonna, The Buffalo Tree by Adam Rapp, and many more. Also included are updates to entries such as Forever by Judy Blume, and more

Private Thoughts

Author: Wendy Maltz
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781608682126
Release Date: 2012-10-16
Genre: Family & Relationships

Private Thoughts provides more than just these women’s fantasies, however. It combines new research with the advice of a seasoned sex therapist. The result is an exciting contribution to the field of sexuality. Drawing insights from Wendy’s research and advice from her clinical experience as a sex therapist, the book gently guides women to explore their own fantasy style and to recognize the origins of their fantasies. It gives women permission to enjoy their fantasies while also helping them to recognize how some fantasies may be masking emotional pain, which could be detrimental to them and to their relationships.

Tell Me What You Want

Author: Justin J. Lehmiller
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 9780738234977
Release Date: 2018-07-10
Genre: Health & Fitness

A leading expert on human sexuality and author of the blog Sex and Psychology offers an unprecedented look at sexual fantasy based on the most comprehensive, scientific survey ever undertaken. What do Americans really want when it comes to sex? And is it possible for us to get what we want? Justin J. Lehmiller, one of the country's leading experts on human sexuality and author of the popular blog Sex and Psychology, has made it his career's ambition to answer these questions. He recently concluded the largest and most comprehensive scientific survey of Americans' sexual fantasies ever undertaken, a monumental two-year study involving more than 4,000 Americans from all walks of life, answering questions of unusual scope. Based on this study, Tell Me What You Want offers an unprecedented look into our fantasy worlds and what they reveal about us. It helps readers to better understand their own sexual desires and how to attain them within their relationships, but also to appreciate why the desires of their partners may be so incredibly different. If we only better understood the incredible diversity of human sexual desire and why this diversity exists in the first place, we would experience less distress, anxiety, and shame about our own sexual fantasies and better understand why our partners often have sexual proclivities that are so different from our own. Ultimately, this book will help readers to enhance their sex lives and to maintain more satisfying relationships and marriages in the future by breaking down barriers to discussing sexual fantasies and allowing them to become a part of readers' sexual realities.