Cliterature: The Lesbian Kama Sutra is a book devoted to exploring queer identity in an engaging, funny, and sex-positive way.
“In a society that ignores female sexuality at best, this book not only provides necessary information, it provides it in a beautiful and celebratory way.” – Jennifer DeRoss – Comic Crusaders
“An inclusive guide to lesbianism, CLITERATURE debunks gay myths and offers details and illustrations on the ways of the ‘L’ in LGBTQ.” – Chelsea Stanford – Geekery Magazine
Wait, So Uh… How Do Lesbians “Do It”?
If you’ve never seen lesbian porn, you’d probably be shocked to hear that the positions in the videos you definitely never watched were most likely anatomically unstimulating, and wildly so. And it’s not just porn that gets it wrong – despite there being more than 4 million lesbian and bisexual women living in the US today*, there is still little to no representation of female-female sex. Enter Cliterature: The Lesbian Kama Sutra.
*Williams Institute, How Many People Are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender. April 2011.
Cliterature is a three-year project that began in 2014 as my senior thesis during my undergrad at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA, ‘15). I realized upon visiting a popular bookstore that while they stocked kama sutras for gay men and heterosexual couples, there were none for lesbians available. Searching online yielded few results as well.
In addition to featuring dozens of titillating positions, one of the reasons Cliterature is so necessary to the gay community is because it addresses stigmas and assumptions that are commonly held about queer women. LGBT women are often subjected to a myriad of false assumptions about their sexuality, especially in terms of promiscuity, and even the validity of their gender identity. Questions like, “Who’s the man?” “How do you know you’re gay if you haven’t had straight sex”? and “You’re gay? But you’re so pretty!” are unfortunately very common. In the Myths and Misconceptions chapter, Cliterature sets the records straight and “queers the air” once and for all.
“Okay that sounds cool, but I’m not a lesbian.”
Cliterature was written with more than just lesbians in mind. From safe sex and oral techniques to the proper care and cleaning of sex toys, the book features a ton of nifty chapters that are applicable to sex, regardless of gender or orientation. Plus, it offers amazing rewards like pussy magnets and buttons.
Did you just say “pussy magnets”?
Yes! Making vulva-themed rewards may cliterally be the most fun I’ve had in ages. We’ve got pussy magnets, buttons, and handmade vulva necklaces and earrings.
Cliterature also has a fake dust jacket option! Just slip it on and you’re free to peruse at your leisure while others around you assume you’re dabbling in quantum physics and definitely not boobies.
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