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  • Published: 1 July 2008
  • ISBN: 9781741668650
  • Imprint: Ebury Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 354
  • RRP: $34.99
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Sex Lives of Australian Women




Thousands of women, aged 19 to 70, have shared their most intimate and emotional sexual stories.

Thousands of women, aged 19 to 70, have shared their most intimate and sexual emotional stories.

Sex is everywhere, yet we rarely discuss our own intimate experiences. Even our lovers often don't know our secret histories or desires - until now. Australian women believe that an active sex life is vital to their sense of wellbeing, but we still see sex as something that's a bit dirty, a bit naughty, a bit embarrassing. We rarely compare notes about what we do in the bedroom. Who knows if their behaviour, physical responses and emotions is something we have in common with our friends and neighbours?

Joan Sauers created a forum in which Australian women could share their darkest secrets, their desires, fears and furtive dreams and speak their minds about sex and sexuality. The anonymous online survey attracted nearly two thousand responses, from women of all ages, living in every state and territory in the country. They were straight, bi and lesbian; single, dating, married, divorced and widowed; childless women, mothers and grandmothers.

This is a book for anyone interested in sexual behaviour and attitudes - men as well as women - and a book for women who don't always feel comfortable talking to their friends or sisters or mums about a subject that matters so much to all of us.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2008
  • ISBN: 9781741668650
  • Imprint: Ebury Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 354
  • RRP: $34.99

About the Author

Joan Sauers

Joan Sauers is the author of fourteen books, including Mothers & Daughters, Ageing Disgracefully and Sex Lives of Australian Women. She is a screenwriter, consultant and lecturer in screenwriting in Australia, Europe and Morocco, and lives in Sydney.

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Praise for Sex Lives of Australian Women

“Joan Sauers is the master of bringing a human perspective to 'dry statistics'. By presenting women's authentic stories her book will speak to many women. It is an important addition to the sexuality literature and a great read.”

Jan Milton, Senior Lecturer, Education and Social Work, University of Sydney

“The Sex Lives of Australian Women is a fascinatingly consensual glimpse up the skirts of Australia...And as a 'How To' book for men makes enthralling reading.”

Libbi Gore, Writer, Broadcaster, Performer


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