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  • Andrews, A. A Quick & Easy Guide to Sex & Disability
  • Bruess and Greenberg: Sex Education Theory and Practice
  • Duggan, Lisa. Sex Wars: Sexual Dissent and Political Culture (10th Anniversary Edition).
  • Febos, Melissa. Body Work: The Radical Power of Personal Narrative
  • Fields, Jessica. Risky Lessons: Sex Education and Social Inequality (Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies).
  • Fleischmann, T. Time is the Thing a Body Moves Through: An Essay
  • Foucault, Michel. The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1: An Introduction.

  • Foucault, Michel. The History of Sexuality, Vol. 3: The Care of the Self.

  • Gilbert, Tracie Q. Back and Sexy: A Framework of Racialized Sexuality
  • Gross, Rachel E. Vagina Obscura: An Anatomical Voyage.
  • Grossman, Miriam. You’re teaching my child what? : a physician exposes the lies of sex education. Washington. D.C.: Regnery Pub., 2009.

  • Gunter, Dr. Jen. The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health with Facts and Feminism.
  • Hazard, Leah. Womb: The Inside Story of Where We all Began
  • Hooks, bell: Feminism is for Everybody
    Irvine, Janice M. Talk about sex : the battles over sex education in the United
States. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.

    Klein, Marty Ph.D. America’s War on Sex: The Attack on Law, Lust and Liberty.
  • Lord, Alexandra M. Condom Nation: The U.S. Government’s Sex Education Campaign from World War I to the Internet.

  • Miller, Saiya and Liza Bley. Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf: A Sex Education Comic Book
    Moran, Jeffrey P. Teaching Sex: The Shaping of Adolescence in the 20th Century.

  • Richardson, Justin , M.D. and Mark A. Schuster, M.D., PH.D. Everything You NEVER Wanted Your Kids to Know about Sex (but were afraid they’d ask).
  • Seidman, Steven. The Social Construction of Sexuality.
  • Silverberg, Cory and Fiona Smyth. Sex is a Funny Word.
  • Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth. What Makes a Baby.
  • Silverberg, Cory and Fiona Smyth. You Know, Sex.
  • Sturino, Katie. Body Talk: How to Embrace Your Body and Start Living Your Best Life
  • Taylor, Sonya Renee. The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love
  • Trace, Kaleigh:
Hot Wet & Shaking: How I learned to Talk About Sex

  • Wong, Allison. Disability Visibility: First-person Stories from the Twenty-first Century


  • Angel, Katherine. Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again.
  • Creative Interventions Toolkit: A Practical Guide to Stop Interpersonal Violence
  • Friedman, Jaclyn and Valenti, Jessica Eds. Yes Means Yes.
  • Grigoriadis, Vanessa. Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, & Consent on Campus
  • Harper, Faith G. PhD. LPC-S, ACS, ACN. UNF*CK Your Boundaries: Build Better Relationships through Consent, Communication, and Expressing Your Needs
  • Princenthal, Nancy. Unspeakable Acts: Women, Art, and Sexual Violence in the 1970s.
  • Solnit, Rebecca. Men Explain Things to Me.
  • Starblanket, Tamara. Suffer the Little Children: Genocide, Indigenous Nations and the Canadian State.
  • Stryker, Kitty. ASK: Building Consent Culture.
  • Traister, Rebecca. Entitled Men: How Male Privilege Hurts Women.


  • Chen, Constance M. The sex side of life: Mary Ware Dennett’s pioneering battle for birth control and sex education. New York: New Press, c1996.

  • Gay, Roxane, Not That Bad.

  • Herzog, Dagmar. Unlearning Eugenics: Sexuality, Reproduction, and Disability in a Post-Nazi Europe.

  • Hill, Sarah E., PhD. This is Your Brain on Birth Control: How the Pill Changes Everything.

  • Owens, Deirdre Cooper. Medical Bondage: Race, Gender and the Origins of American Gynecology.

  • Parker, Willie. Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017.

  • Roberts, Dorothy. Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty.

  • Ross, Loretta J. and Rickie Solinger. Reproductive Justice: An Introduction



  • Anderson, Dianna E. In Transit: Being Non-Binary in a World of Dichotomies

  • Barker, Meg-John and Jules Scheele. QUEER: A Graphic History.

  • Belcourt, Billy-Ray. A History of My Brief Body.

  • Belge, Kathy and Marke Bieschke. QUEER: The Ultimate LGBTQ Guide for Teens (2nd Edition).

  • Binaohan, b. Decolonizing trans/gender 101

  • Bornstein, Kate and S. Bear Bergman. Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation.

  • Brammer, John Paul. ¡Hola Papi!

  • Decker, Julie Sondra. The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality.

  • Feinberg, Leslie. Drag King Dreams

  • Fosss, Sonja K., Domenico, Mary E., and Foss, Karen A. Gender Stories: Negotiating Identity in a Binary World.

  • Freeman, Susan Kathleen. Sex goes to school: girls and sex education before the 1960s. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008.

  • Gay, Roxane. The Selected Works of Audre Lorde.

  • Gottlieb, Iris. Seeing Gender: An Illustrated Guide to Identity and Expression

  • hooks, bell. Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics.

  • Lorde, Audre. Sister Outsider.

  • Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi. OUR WORK IS EVERYWHERE: An Illustrated Oral History of Queer & Trans Resistance.

  • Mans, Jasmine. Black Girl, Call Home-Poems.

  • McBee, Thomas Page: Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man.

  • Miller, Jessie and Barbara Bakos. Rooster Wore Skinny Jeans.

  • Moore, Darnell L. No Ashes in the Fire.

  • Muldoon, Molly and Will Hernandez. A Quick & Easy Guide to Asexuality.

  • Nutt, Amy Ellis. Becoming Nicole

  • Orenstein, Peggy. Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture. New York: Harpers Collins Publishers, 2011.

  • Orenstein, Peggy. Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape. New York: Harpers Collins Publishers, 2016.

  • Patterson, Kevin A. M.ED. Love’s Not Color Blind: Race and Representation in Polyamorous and Other Alternative Communities

  • Plante, Rebecca F. Sexualities in Context: A Social Perspective.

  • Petrushevskaya, Ludmilla. The New Adventures of Helen: Magical Tales

  • Podgurski, Dr. Mary Jo: Nonnie Talks about Gender

  • Serano, Julia. Excluded.

  • Serano, Julia. Sexed Up

  • Serano, Julia. Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity.

  • Shaw, Julia. Bi: The Hidden, Culture, history, and science of bisexuality.

  • Sicardi, Arabelle. Queer Heroes: Meet 52 LGBTQ Heroes from Past & Present!

  • Solnit, Rebecca. Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir.

  • Steinke, Rene: Holy Skirts

  • Stombler, Mindy. Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader (2nd Edition).
“The education of Shelby Knox: sex, lies & education / Incite Pictures presents”; producers, Marion Lipschutz, Rose Rosenblatt ; directors, Dennis Lee, Marion Lipschutz, Rose Rosenblatt.

  • Traister, Rebecca. Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger.

  • Vaid-Menon, Alok. Beyond the Gender Binary

  • Vergés, Francoise. A Decolonial Feminism.

  • West, Lindy. Shrill

  • Williamson, Lisa. The Art of Being Normal. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2016.—Young Adult Fiction
  • Wolf, Tikva. Ask Me About Polyamory! The Best of Kimchi Cuddles.



  • Allison, Anne. NIGHT WORK: Sexuality, Pleasure, and Corporate Masculinity in a Tokyo Hostess Club

  • Brooks, Siobhan. Unequal Desires: Race and Erotic Capital in the Stripping Industry.

  • Brown, Adrienne Maree. Pleasure Activism: The politics of Feeling Good.

  • Bussel, Rachel Kramer. Curvy Girls: Erotica for Women.

  • Duvert, Tony: Good Sex Illustrated

  • Easton/Hardy: The Ethical Slut

  • Foucault, Michel. Sexuality, Vol. 2: The Use of Pleasure.

  • Harper, Faith G., PHD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN. UNF*CK YOUR INTIMACY: Using Science for Better Relashiops, Sex and Dating.

  • Kwon, R.O. and Garth Greenwell. Kink Stories

  • Mahadev, Ana. A mouthful of Sky.

  • Martin, Ellis and Zach Ozma. We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan- 1961-1991.

  • Troeller, Linda and Marion Schneider. The Erotic Lives of Women

  • Troeller, Linda and Marion Schneider. ORGASM: Photographs and Interviews.

  • Waxman, Jamye. Getting Off: A Woman’s Guide to Masturbation.

  • Winston, Sheri with Carl Frankel. Succulent Sex Craft: Your Hands-on Guide to Erotic Play and Practice for Men and Women, Singles and Partners.

  • Winston, Sheri. Women’s Anatomy of Arousal: Secret Map to Buried Pleasure

  • Young, Madison: Daddy: A Memoir