Book Books and More Books

When I was growing up, we didn’t have the luxury of hopping on our phones or computers to find answers to our burning questions.


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We relied on good old encyclopedias and libraries.

Can you imagine?

It certainly gives you an idea of how old I am.

But you know what?

There was something special about the slow absorption of information that books provided.

Yes, I know we all love having a million browser tabs open at once, thinking we’re super productive. But here’s the thing…

When we strive for optimal performance and try to micro-manage every aspect of our lives, it tends to spill over into our self-care practices and intimate moments.

It’s not intentional, it just becomes a habit—a conditioning, if you will.

The other day, I was chatting with our Editor-in-chief (B), and she expressed her concerns about some intimacy products on the market that encourage multitasking.

B believes that the strongest foundation for a healthy sex life is communication and truly knowing ourselves first.

…And anyone knows that strong communication skills are not built on scattered thoughts.

You might be wondering; What does this have to do with books and multiple tabs?

Well, when we have the option to open multiple tabs and get lost in the sea of information, it’s easy to get distracted.

You know what I mean if you’ve ever fallen down the rabbit hole.

Unless you’re an exceptionally focused person, distractions can get the best of you. And while distractions aren’t always a “bad” thing, they’re not exactly ideal when we’re trying to understand our bodies, preferences, or those of our partner(s).

Sure, we can get distracted while reading a book too, but it’s a rare occurrence because we’re not as likely to fall into a rabbit hole and forget to come back. Books offer a different experience altogether.

With books, we can:

  • doodle in the margins

  • highlight important passages

  • jot down notes between paragraphs

  • dog-ear pages for future reference

  • share them with others

  • and build that sexy library we’ve always dreamed about.

Books also teach us the art of mindfulness, which is essential on our journey toward sexual health, wellness, and liberation.

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