shopping cart
nothing in cart
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
about us
upcoming events
Oct 24th - Stuck in the Vortex of Despair: Responding Effectively to Clients Who Experience Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Developmental Trauma [MAGentix]
Oct 25th - Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Level 2: Advanced program [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Oct 25th - Integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Treatment for Anxiety in Clinical Practice [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Oct 28th - Certificate in Attachment Focused Adult Psychotherapy: Advanced program [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Oct 28th - Counselling Skills Certificate: Gain creative, concrete and easy to use tools and strategies [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Becoming Cliterate: Why Orgasm Equality Matters—And How to Get It
Mintz, Laurie
HarperCollins / Hardcover / 2017-05-01 / 0062484389
Sex (Self Help) / Women's Health
reg price: $33.50 our price: $ 28.48 (may be subject to change)
288 pages
Not in stock - ships in one week.

An empowering guide to equal opportunity orgasms—presenting a paradigm-shifting education on becoming fluent in sexual communication, the extraordinary female anatomy, and unlocking the most reliable route to satisfying, out-of-this-world sex.

We’ve been thinking about sex all wrong. Mainstream media, movies, and porn have taught us that sex = penis + vagina, and everything else is just secondary. And by no coincidence, standard penetration is the method in which men most reliably achieve orgasm. The problem is, women don’t typically orgasm this way. In fact, difficulty with orgasm is the #1 sexual concern among young adult women. More than half of 18 to 35 year old women are distressed by not reaching orgasm during sex with a partner (though they easily do when they take matters into their own hands), and things get even worse when looking at casual, first-time hookup sex, where only 4% of women say they reach orgasm. That’s not a typo. 4 percent.

The problem is not that women can’t cum, it’s that we’ve separated our most reliable route to orgasm—clitoral stimulation—from how we feel we should orgasm—penetration. Becoming Cliterate exposes the broader cultural problem that’s perpetuating this, and what we can do about it. Pulling together evidence from biology, sociology, psychology, linguistics, and sex therapy into one comprehensive, accessible, and prescriptive book, the solution is presented through an engaging anatomy section (a look under the hood), a history lesson on female sexuality (spoiler: the dysfunction’s been going on for ages), and proven techniques from the field of sex therapy (it starts with training the sex organ between your ears). The book explains not only how the clitoris works—from oral sex and orgasms to vulvas and vibrators—but also how to communicate more effectively about it and how to adopt an attitude that gives women license to get the pleasure they deserve. There’s even an entire chapter that distills this info for an (all-too-eager) male audience, because—to state the obvious—men need to be cliterate too.

By dispelling the lies, misunderstandings, and myths that have been holding us back, Becoming Cliterate tackles both personal and political problems and replaces them with updated outlooks and practical skills needed to change our collective perspective on sex. It’s time to finally inform women and men on how to have satisfying experiences in bed that benefit both parties, and time for everyone to have the orgasms they deserve.

About the Author:

Laurie Mintz (Ph.D.) is a tenured college professor at the University of Florida, who teaches the Psychology of Human Sexuality to over 300 students a year and has had over 20 years of experience working with private clients on sexual issues. She has published over 50 research studies, writes a popular Psychology Today blog and has been quoted extensively in Parenting, Cosmopolitan, Prevention, Woman’s Day, Women’s Health, Men’s Health,, and She is also the author of the successful self-help book, A Tired Woman’s Guide to Passionate Sex.

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2019

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
Hours: 9-6 M-W / 9-7 Th-F / 10-6 Sat / 12-5 Sun EST

Click here to read previous issues.
other lists
Sex (Self Help)
Women's Health