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Big Big Love: A Sex and Relationships Guide for People of Size (and Those Who Love Them)

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Love, Romance, and Great Big Sexuality for Everyone

 

Big Big Love is the only one-stop-shopping handbook on relationships, sexuality, and big sexy confidence for people of all genders, sizes, and sexual orientations who know that a fantastic love life doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the number on the bathroom scale. Covering everything from dating to sex toys to getting on top, this guide also features tips on navigating tricky topics like making peace with your belly, coping with weight-related prejudice, and creating a happy, satisfying sex life in a culture where no body is ever perfect enough.

 

This freshly illustrated update of the 2000 cult classic features new interviews with body-acceptance activists, health coaches, psychologists, and more, plus hundreds of quotes from fat folks and those who love them selected from a survey conducted exclusively for the book. From taking your clothes off to BDSM to fat admiration to tips for successful long-term relationships, Big Big Love’s savvy, sane advice can help you tackle every hot-button issue you may confront in the bedroom and in love.

Synopsis:

A comprehensive guide on the how-tos and why-tos of love, romance, and great big sexuality for everyone—regardless of gender or orientation—from the chubby to the supersized.

Big Big Love is the only handbook on sex, sexuality, and sexual self-confidence for people who know that a love life isn’t dictated by the number on a bathroom scale. Covering the ins and outs of sex toys, sex aids, and positions for larger lovers, this guide also takes on tricky topics like the fear of being seen naked and living in a culture where no body is ever perfect enough. Featuring advice on medical issues and activism, along with expert interviews on topics like fat-admirer culture, Big Big Love tackles every hot-button issue people of size will confront in the bedroom and in love.

About the Author

Author and historian Hanne Blank is the writer or editor of six books about sexuality/erotica with a title on heterosexuality forthcoming from Beacon Press. Her work has been featured in Penthouse, Lillith, and Bitch. She has been interviewed on NPR and BBC 4, spoken at numerous campuses and conferences, and taught at Brandeis and Tufts universities. She lives with her spouse, cats, and dog.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

 

A Brief Introduction, with a Side of Debunking 1

 

Chapter One BODY AND SOUL 19

 

What You Can Expect 20

 

Things Would Be So Different If They Were Not as They Are 25

 

Physical “Fit-ness” 29

 

The Shape of Things 32

 

Dressing the Part 36

 

Interview: Playing Dress-Up with Lesley Kinzel 38

 

Cleanliness Is Next to Sexiness 40

 

When Your Body Changes 44

 

Weight-Loss Dieting and Your Sex Life 47

 

Move It 49

 

Chapter Two WHO’S WHO 53

 

Straight but Not Narrow 54

 

Fat Admirers 56

 

Fat Asexuals: Probably Not What You’re Thinking 58

 

Chubbies and Chasers and Bears, Oh My! 61

 

Glorious Dykes 62

 

Bi and Large 64

 

Trans Fats 65

 

Fat and Kinky 67

 

Chapter Three GETTING A GRIP 69

 

Changing What You See 70

 

Fake It ’Til You Make It 73

 

Interview: Seeing Your Attractiveness More Clearly with Golda Poretsky 74

 

Tell Me What You Want 80

 

On Being a Sex Object 83

 

The Naked Truth 91

 

Interview: Taking It Off for the Camera with Substantia Jones 94

 

The Belly Dance 98

 

Friendly Fire 101

 

Strategies and Comebacks 103

 

Interview: Sheila Addison, Psychologist 104

 

Chapter Four FOR FAT ADMIRERS ONLY 111

 

Dear Fat Admirer 112

 

Coming Out  115

 

Interview: Coming Out with Yohannon 118

 

How Not to Be an Asshole  122

 

Axis of Allies 127

 

Chapter Five TO YOUR HEALTH! 133

 

Your Rights as a Fat Sexual/Reproductive Health Care Consumer 134

 

Fertility, Contraception, and Pregnancy 136

 

Sexually Transmitted Infections and Safer Sex 138

 

OW! Preventing Sex Injuries 141

 

Dysfunction Junction 144

 

Keeping Your Head When Your Feet Are in the Stirrups 148

 

PCOS 153

 

Lipedema and Lymphedema 155

 

Gynecomastia 157

 

Chapter Six GETTING PHYSICAL 159

 

Yes! Yes! Yes! 160

 

Assume the Position 163

 

Masturbation 166

 

Penetrative Sex 169

 

Oral Sex 174

 

Getting on Top 175

 

Fat Porn and Erotica 177

 

Sex Toys and Accessories 180

 

Beyond Vanilla 183

 

BDSM 185

 

Fat as Fetish 189

 

Feederism 192

 

Fat Sex Questions Greatest Hits  195

 

Resource Guide 203

 

General Sex Education and Information 204

 

Special Issue Sex Education and Information 205

 

Fat Acceptance and Size Acceptance 206

 

Health and Wellness 208

 

Hygiene Aids 209

 

Movement and Injury Prevention 209

 

Social and Dating Resources 210

 

Size-Positive Imagery, Erotica, and Pornography 212

 

Sex Toys and Accessories 214

 

Fat-Friendly Sex Toy and Accessories Vendors 215

 

Lingerie and Clothing 216

 

About the Author 217

 

Index 218

Product Details

ISBN:
9781587610851
Author:
Blank, Hanne
Publisher:
Celestial Arts
Subject:
SELF-HELP / Sexual Instruction
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 LINE DRAWINGS
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.11 x 6.13 x 0.68 in 0.7 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A comprehensive guide on the how-tos and why-tos of love, romance, and great big sexuality for everyone—regardless of gender or orientation—from the chubby to the supersized.

Big Big Love is the only handbook on sex, sexuality, and sexual self-confidence for people who know that a love life isn’t dictated by the number on a bathroom scale. Covering the ins and outs of sex toys, sex aids, and positions for larger lovers, this guide also takes on tricky topics like the fear of being seen naked and living in a culture where no body is ever perfect enough. Featuring advice on medical issues and activism, along with expert interviews on topics like fat-admirer culture, Big Big Love tackles every hot-button issue people of size will confront in the bedroom and in love.

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