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Women love sex. So why do we have such a difficult time accepting them as sexual creatures?

Women love sex. So why do we have such a difficult time accepting them as sexual creatures?
For a society that loves to project sex onto women, we’re not so keen on their free sexual expression. Doing It brings together some incredible female writers to reflect on why that might be, how they feel about sex, and why they love it. Women don’t get to talk about this, or hear it, enough.
Edited by renowned feminist Karen Pickering, Doing It celebrates women taking control of their sexual lives, with some brilliant writing on intimacy, physicality, gender and power. These stories encourage honest discussions about sex and remind us of simple truths: women’s bodies are their own, everybody’s idea of good sex is different, and loving sex is nothing to be ashamed of.
Featuring some of Australia’s most engaging voices, and some international stars, this exceptional collection combines the serious, the hilarious, the satirical, the personal, the political, and the downright sexy.
Contributors include:
Hanne Blank
Emily Maguire
Clem Bastow
Jax Jacki Brown
Amy Gray
Van Badham
Amy Middleton
Adrienne Truscott
Maria Lewis
Tilly Lawless
Jenna Price
Deirdre Fidge
Jane Gilmore
Brigitte Lewis
Michelle Law
Simona Castricum
Rosanna Beatrice
Anne-Frances Watson
Jessamy Gleeson
Sinead Stubbins
Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen
Fiona Patten


This collection is full of candid, fierce and challenging stories . . . there is an overarching sense of joy and confidence that comes from talking openly about sex. Doing It is a very readable collection brimming with intelligence and intimacy

Books+Publishing ****

Honest and insightful, these real-life stories peel back the sheets on the intimate awakenings of some of Australia's most talented writers. I loved Doing It and you will too

Clementine Ford

Doing It is a celebration of female desire and multi-sexualities in a world where women's bodies have come to be accepted as a mainstream icon for sex itself, while simultaneously and ironically denying that sex, and the libido, also exists in the female mind

Tara Moss

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback


    August 29, 2016


    304 pages

    RRP $29.95

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