A rather exacting review for Smart Girl’s Guide to the G-spot

by Violet Blue on July 14, 2013

Smart Girl's Guide to the G-spot by Violet Blue

CondomDepot read my book The Smart Girl’s Guide To The G-Spot – and they really read it. I don’t want to share their review with you simply because it’s a positive review of one of my books (it is). I want to share it with you because it’s a book review in which the reviewer actually read my book very closely and carefully. So carefully that the review had me smiling from start to finish; it was like having a much-longed-for conversation with a reader, the kind that writers hope for (or sometimes imagine) while writing a book. The review distills what is most helpful in the book, and why, and tells us who the book will be most useful for.

I really think The Smart Girl’s Guide to the G-Spot is one of my best books. I’m both honored and humbled that Jesse Bering wrote an introduction for my new revised and updated edition. It’s the book I wanted to read when I wanted answers about G-spots, internal orgasms, why penetration can feel uncomfortable and weird, and good (and sometimes all three at the same time) – and whether of not the G-spot was a big deal or just a bunch of shrill sales hype shouted about from always-questionably reputable women’s magazines.

Anyway, among other details only an author would notice from a close scrutiny of their work, the exacting reviewer at CondomDepot even caught my Google Maps reference. Here’s a snip from Book Review: The Smart Girl’s Guide To The G-Spot by CondomDepot:

The first chapter dives right in, exploring what the big deal is about the G-spot, what’s real and what’s not, and how the G-spot got its name. Myths like “You might not have a G-spot” or “Any other orgasms are inferior to a G-spot orgasm” are debunked, while Violet Blue explores the history of the term.

Come to find out, it’s named after the German gynecologist and researcher Dr. Ernest Grafenberg, whose studies on contraceptives and the female urethra led Dr. Beverly Whipple and her colleague, Dr. John D. Perry, to name the area after him.

“It’s not a random letter, nor was it named by some guy who wanted to plant his name in the female body like some astronaut landing on an exotic planet and claiming it for his home country. Nope, the spot was named by a woman for a colleague who risked a lot to develop IUDs and cervical caps at a time when people were being killed for homosexuality in Germany and actually dared to talk about female orgasms when the United States was checking out the Kinsey reports and flailing about madly for smelling salts like an uptight schoolmarm who pretends that no one exists below the waist.”

(…) Overall, this is a useful book for a range of curiosity levels, and it’s nice to see accurate sexual information that is super pleasure-centered without discriminating on sexual orientation. The fact that Violet Blue goes into a pretty in-depth anatomy lesson without becoming drab, dry and boring is a feat in and of itself. (…read more, learn.condomdepot.com)

So now I’m a fan of CondomDepot’s reviews – again, not because they said nice things about my book. I personally know how closely they evaluate their products.

{ 1 comment }

1 Kelly July 23, 2013 at 7:26 am

Thank you so much for the kind words! CondomDepot loves your books, and we’re so glad that you are showing the same love back.

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