So today I am kicking off the blog tour for 'Keeping it under wraps: Sex' and anthology written by many different authors to discuss the subject of Sex and everything that goes along with it. Thank you to Lolas blog tours for allowing me the opportunity to join this tour and for sending me a gifted copy of this novel.
Keeping it Under Wraps: Sex
Genre: Non-fiction/ Personal Essay Anthology
Release Date: 4 May, 2021
Society tells us what is right and what is wrong based on unrealistic expectations. In the end, though, no matter how unique our experiences seem, they aren't wrong: they simply are.
The Keeping It Under Wraps anthology series provides a safe space to change the narrative, to speak openly about individual experiences, and in the end to understand that while each experience is different, we are not so different from each other.
Let's start the conversation.
What better place to start than with sex?
Sexual health, sexual preferences, and sexual experiences: no stigma, no shame, no more keeping it under wraps.
I was approached by one of the co creators of this book, in the hope that I would be able to review it as part of the blog tour. I agreed as it sounding like a very intriguing premise. I have to be honest, this is not a theme that I feel wholly comfortable with. Call me a prude if you will but Sex is not something I openly talk about or discuss as I often feel nervous or even shameful when being open about this topic. Maybe my reluctance stems from my catholic upbringing and childhood spent at an all girls school. I hadn't even kissed a boy until I was 15 and that was not an overly exciting experience!! (It got better though thankfully!) I have always been shy when it comes to conversing about all things sexual and I don't tend to read erotica or overtly sexual books so this was completely out of my comfort zone. However I do believe in broadening my horizons hence agreeing to be part of the tour.
As it turns out I found I really enjoyed this book. It was a very frank and honest portrayal of the authors experiences of sex and their sexuality. Some stories were light hearted and others were more hard hitting but each of them were personal and important to the author. Some of the stories made my heart go out to the writers as they have experienced things that should not have been experienced by anyone, however I thank them for sharing their innermost pain and hurt to open the eyes of the reader. Not everything about sex is pleasurable, for many it is a scary and worrying thing. I praise these authors for putting their words down and highlighting the issues and also the things to be gained from a healthy sexual relationship.
This was a unique and honest collection of stories and I am glad that I was privileged to be able to read them. Thankyou to all the authors involved for creating such a unique and individual anthology which challenges peoples perceptions of sex and works towards ending the stigma around discussing this 'taboo' topic. It certainly helped me to feel more empowered!
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