Everyone, go pick up Sarah Mirk’s new book Sex From Scratch from Microcosm Press!
With nearly 50 percent of marriages ending in divorce, a growing percentage of women over age 40 choosing not to have children, and more than 3 percent of the population identifying as LGBT, modern life is clearly in need of some modern relationship advice. Sex from Scratch analyzes the facets of contemporary relationships through the struggles, opinions, and experiences of a diverse group of individuals living in nontraditional relationships. Rather than telling readers how to snag a partner and find “true love,” it gleans real-life knowledge from people of all sexualities and genders — including individuals trying to make open relationships work to those who have opted against having children — distilling their hard-earned wisdom. Contributions from Andi Zeisler, Stu Rasmussen, Betty Dodson, and others make this love and dating guidebook an essential, fun, and insightful resource for anyone in any type of relationship.
I’m super honored to have a full interview included in the Non-Monogamy chapter :3
I’m glad that you asked, because I participated in the making of a webcomic on that very topic, by the talented Erika Moen for her series Oh Joy Sex Toy, and you can read it here. Be sure the read the full interviews at the bottom for more in depth information.