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Equal parts social commentary, pop culture, and powerful personal stories from people across the English-speaking world, The Sex Myth exposes the invisible norms and unspoken assumptions that shape the way we think about sex today.

From a bold new feminist voice, a book that will change the way you think about your sex life.

Fifty years after the sexual revolution, we are told that we live in a time of unprecedented sexual freedom; that, if anything, we are too free now. But beneath the veneer of glossy hedonism, millennial journalist Rachel Hills argues that we are controlled by a new brand of sexual convention: one which influences all of us – woman or man, straight or gay, liberal or conservative. At the root of this silent code lies the Sex Myth – the defining significance we invest in sexuality that once meant we were dirty if we did have sex, and now means we are defective if we don't do it enough.

Equal parts social commentary, pop culture, and powerful personal stories from people across the English-speaking world, The Sex Myth exposes the invisible norms and unspoken assumptions that shape the way we think about sex today.

'Joyful, inspiring, and, best of all, comforting.' Nina Sankovitch, author of Signed, Sealed, Delivered and Tolstoy and the Purple Chair

'Rachael Hills is bound to find a place on the shelf alongside Ariel Levy, Naomi Wolf and Jennifer Baumgardner.' Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780670076925

    July 29, 2015

    Viking

    272 pages

    RRP $32.99

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    9781742536026

    July 29, 2015

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