Resources for professionals
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine: The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, which are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb’s effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown, buried in an unmarked grave. Learn about the sordid history of scientific research without accountability to exploitation.
The Penis Book: A Doctor's Complete Guide to the Penis--From Size to Function and Everything in Between
Let Dr. Spitz—who served as assistant clinical professor at UC Irvine's Department of Urology for 15 years and who is a regularly featured guest on The Doctors—become your best friend as he fearlessly guides you through the hairiest and the scariest questions in The Penis Book.
The Wild Side of Sex: The Book of Kink
Internationally-acclaimed sex educator Midori's book Wild Side Sex is an excellent gateway into the world of fetish and kink for curious explorers. Using her well-known mix of humor, sensuality, and ethics, Midori takes readers through her own adventures while giving straightforward advice about how to find your way past media fantasies and into the very rich, very real pleasures of kink.
Good Sexual Citizenship- How to Create a (Sexually) Safe World
Most of us want to be decent people in the world. Yet when it comes to sex, we so often stumble and contribute to sexual injustice. Think about it: are we really still blaming victims of sexual assaults? Can it truly be that there is a gender based orgasm gap? Are we actually labeling people based on the kind of sex they do or don’t have? Why do we insist on questioning if sex is consensual when someone’s passed out drunk?
Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor
A positive approach to sexual abuse prevention is the solution to the dilemma. We cannot begin to prevent or detect sexual abuse without first opening positive communication with children about sexual issues. This book establishes a warm and positive foundation for sexuality before the issues of detection and prevention are addressed. Whether in a home, school, police station, social agency, church or treatment centre, adults who read this book to a child, will teach positive ideas about sexuality, and they will begin the communication process.
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Dr. Tina discusses the negative impact abstinence sex education, how that is different from comprehensive sex education, the profound impact of sexual shame, the sex positive mystic stories that were hidden from religion and culture and much more.
Know My Name: A Memoir
Consent is part of your life. Every day you interact with dozens, if not hundreds of people and consent plays a role every time. A role you’re probably unaware of, at least until something goes wrong.This foundational book explores consent in a new way and will show you the fundamentals of Consent, how to use Consent in your relationships and sex life, and what to do when Consent goes wrong.This highly anticipated and comprehensive guide delves deep to explore the ins and outs of consent in our everyday lives. Regardless of whether you’re brand new, or skilled at living a consensual life, this how-to guide is a beacon to set your course for better consent.
Online Platform, All Bodies Health
We host online health classes, led by trusted experts, that address our most important needs: sex, mental health, body literacy, and social justice. Because it’s time that everyone can find honest, holistic information about their bodies. It’s time that all people have agency over their health and pleasure.re. Through our workshops, workbooks, and other offerings you’ll get the tools and information needed to support your sexual liberation journey.
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
This fun and fascinating treasury features all kinds of families and their lives together. Each spread showcases one aspect of home life-from houses and holidays, to schools and pets, to feelings and family trees. Ros Asquith's humorous illustrations perfectly complement a charming text from the acclaimed Mary Hoffman; kids will love poring over these pages again and again. A celebration of the diverse fabric of kith and kin the world over, The Great Big Book of Families is a great big treat for every family to share.
Building Open Relationships: Your hands on guide to swinging, polyamory, and beyond
Have you read "that book" on non-monogamy and still wondered "But how do you actually DO this?"Are you totally great on the theory of open relationships, but feel like you don't know how it works in practice?Join Dr. Liz Powell, psychologist, speaker, and coach, as she draws from her education, research, and life experience to bring you Building Open Relationships.
The Body Is Not An Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love
The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength.
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race
Linda Gromko, MD is a Board Certified Family Physician who has worked with the transgender community for nearly eighteen years. She explains the basics of gender identity, sexual orientation, puberty, puberty blockers, hormone treatments, and gender affirming surgeries. She shares years of her patients' wisdom and practical information on getting through every day in the best way possible-from coming out to parents, to school issues, to coping with depression, to love and sex.
Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships
A controversial, idea-driven book that challenges everything you (think you) know about sex, monogamy, marriage, and family. In the words of Steve Taylor (The Fall, Waking From Sleep), Sex at Dawn is “a wonderfully provocative and well-written book which completely re-evaluates human sexual behavior and gets to the root of many of our social and psychological ills.”
The Ethical Slut, Third Edition: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love
For 20 years The Ethical Slut—widely known as the “Poly Bible”—has dispelled myths and showed curious readers how to maintain a successful polyamorous lifestyle through open communication, emotional honesty, and safer sex practices. The third edition of this timeless guide to the ethics of relationships, communication, and sex
The New Topping Book
The New Topping Book by Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy Tens of thousands learned the emotional and ethical skills of BDSM topping from the first Topping Book. Now, in addition to the sage advice and good humor that made the first edition a classic, the authors tackle some of the issues that have come up for tops in the last six years: on-line domination, the challenges and rewards of lifestyle relationships, ensuring our own and our partners safety, and more.