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category: Book/Film Reviews

O: The Intimate History of the Orgasm

Book Review: O: The Intimate History of the Orgasm by Jonathan Margolis

April 13, 2017

Sometimes, pop culture gifts us with sexuality media. The CSPH takes a look at O: The Intimate History of the Orgasm by Jonathan Margolis. The culture and knowledge of sex has progressed and regressed throughout history. Margolis uses mythology and research to discuss orgasm, which is often misperceived due to reluctance by many to have […]

Bodies in Doubt

Book Review: Bodies in Doubt by Elizabeth Reis

March 30, 2017

Sometimes, pop culture gifts us with sexuality media. The CSPH takes a look at Bodies in Doubt: An American History of Intersex from Elizabeth Reis. Possible triggers for readers of this history include the discussion and use of the historical language of intersex, including such terms as ‘hermaphrodite’ and ‘monster.’ The author uses these terms […]

Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation

Book Review: Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation by Olivia Judson

March 16, 2017

Sometimes, pop culture gifts us with sexuality media. The CSPH takes a look at Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation by Olivia Judson. Possible triggers for readers include cannibalism, murder, rape, incest, and spiders. The term “hermaphrodite” is also used, though only in discussing non-human members of the animal kingdom. Judson discusses the various […]

Coming Out Like a Porn Star

Book Review: Coming Out Like a Porn Star edited by Jiz Lee

March 02, 2017

Sometimes, pop culture gifts us with sexuality media. The CSPH takes a look at Coming Out Like a Porn Star edited by Jiz Lee. This collection of essays focuses on those in the pornography industry whose families and/or friends are aware of their pornographic association, either through discussing it themselves or being outed by others. […]

Hero Book Review

Book Review: Hero by Perry Moore

February 16, 2017

Sometimes, pop culture gifts us with sexuality media. The CSPH takes a look at Hero by Perry Moore. Thom Creed lives with his father while working several jobs to help keep them afloat. Their lives are built on secret identities; identities that they keep hidden even from each other. These secrets appear not only through […]

Book Review: What Makes a Baby by Cory Silverberg

March 17, 2016

At The CSPH, we believe that learners should have the opportunity to access education in as many formats as possible. We teach classes, host webinars, answer your questions online, and we review products. Today, we are reviewing the book What Makes a Baby by Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth. There are hundreds of essential life […]

Book Review: Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg

March 10, 2016

At The CSPH, we believe that learners should have the opportunity to access education in as many formats as possible. We teach classes, host webinars, answer your questions online, and we review products. Today, we are reviewing the book Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth. Talking about sex with the […]

Excerpt: As Kinky as You Wanna Be, Chapter 5: Culture and Etiquette

February 05, 2015

As Kinky as You Wanna Be: Your Guide to Safe, Sane and Smart BDSM from Shanna Germain is a crucial resource for kinksters living in a world fraught with ignorance and misinformation. With this guidebook in hand, readers will be able to act out their hottest fantasies with the safe, sane, and consensual guidance of […]