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The 5 Best Sex Advice Books (For The Stuff You're Too Embarrassed To Google)

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Finding information on sex can be tricky, and it can be difficult to tell what is real from what is false.

In today's age, the first place most of us go is Google. Many may want more in-depth information, which can be hard to find online, as people tend to worry that others can see their search history.

No one is born with all the information we need to know. We may ask our parents if we have a close relationship with them, but even then you may just get a response brushing you off.

Newsflash: it doesn't come naturally. You need to learn about things before you dive right in! And books are more in-depth and usually cover a number of topics instead of just focusing on one.

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People often ask me what is the best sex advice book. Because it's hard for me to choose just one, there are a few to get your hands on and learn all you can.

Here are 5 of the best sex advice books.

1. Enjoy Sex (How, When And If You Want To): A Practical And Inclusive Guide by Meg-John Barker and Justin Hancock

Many books tell you that sex needs to be done in certain ways or only in certain types of relationships.

This book is inclusive and helps you learn about yourself and explore what you might enjoy. The exercises are user-friendly, making the complicated and confusing world of sex and sexuality easier to fathom.

2. The Guide to Getting It On: Unzipped by Paul Joannides

Originally written as a down-to-earth book to help folks have better sex, it became a sex education guide used in universities. This new edition takes it back to its original purpose.

3. The Good Vibrations Guide to Sex: The Most Complete Sex Manual Ever Written by Cathy Winks and Anne Semans

This book starts at the basics, but is designed to teach the reader to give and receive pleasure. Plus, it covers a wide variety of topics, so you won't be left wondering.

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4. Ride Em Cowgirl! Sex Position Secrets for Better Bucking by Dr. Sadie Allison

This book helps you figure out how to make sex positions work best for you, and how to make orgasms much more likely during sex. There is a lot of good information presented in a light-hearted way!

5. Tickle My Tush: Mild to Wild Anal Play Adventures for Everybody by Dr. Sadie Allison

This book focuses on only one area of sex. But anything to do with anal sex is one of the areas where people seek advice most often before trying; they are often worried about pain during the act and the possibility of disease.

It has a sense of humor as well as practical instructions, which takes the embarrassment out of it and makes anal sex far more likely to be a pleasurable experience.

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Dr. Lori Beth Bisbey is a sex and intimacy coach, registered psychologist, speaker, educator, and author who works with individuals, couples and polyamorous groups to find and create their ideal intimate relationships. Her podcasts The A to Z of Sex and Sex Spoken Here are available on iTunes and Stitcher.

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This article was originally published at The Intimacy Coach Website. Reprinted with permission from the author.