Experience a radically inclusive and informative collection of stories, essays, interviews, and art about sex, relationships, and body confidence.
Have you ever had a question about sex—whether out of curiosity, desire, or the sneaking suspicion you’re, somehow, different? Every Body will help you feel less alone. It’s a huge collection of anonymous stories, essays, artwork, and expert tell-alls on myriad subjects, all rolled into one. Really, it’s the conversations most of us are too scared to start.
Thanks to talented duo Julia Rothman and Shaina Feinberg, we don’t have to. The stories, essays, and interviews they’ve compiled touch on a wide array of topics, including first times, open relationships, body acceptance, accidental pregnancies, sex toys, pleasure, fear and trauma, sexual discovery, and more.
Framed by dozens of artists’ illustrations, deeply personal interviews, and expert essays that address stigmas and clichés, this book is an informative, welcoming, and inclusive user’s guide to your body, no matter its shape, size, or preferences.
A dynamic group of voices and styles makes Every Body an essential resource and helpful companion as you explore your own body (and more!).
About the Author
Julia Rothman and Shaina Feinberg are constant collaborators. Their illustrated column, Scratch, runs every other Sunday in the New York Times. They have also collaborated on illustrated stories for the New Yorker, Topic, and other publications. Julia is the author and/or illustrator of twelve books, including Nature Anatomy, Ladies Drawing Night, and Hello, New York. In 2017, she co-founded Women Who Draw, an open directory of female-identifying illustrators, artists, and cartoonists. Shaina is a filmmaker who has created content for IFC, Refinery29, Audible, BRICtv and more. In 2019, Shaina was named by Indiewire as 1 of 25 queer filmmakers to watch. Both Julia and Shaina live in Brooklyn.
An impressively diverse blend of artistry and perspective, Rothman and Feinberg’s book is an entertaining and insightful voyeuristic playground ... features a liberating body-positive honesty sure to delight any reader fascinated by stories of human sexuality. A delightfully audacious anthology of carnal confessionals.—Kirkus Reviews
Boisterous and beautiful...Visually stunning, and running the entire gamut of human emotion, this will make readers laugh, cry, and cheer. —Booklist Starred Review
A thorough and impressively frank picture of human sexuality.—The New York Times
Ambitious and progressive, Every Body is a thoughtful and well-rounded addition to anyone's sex ed shelf.—Shape
Have you ever had a question about sex — whether out of curiosity, desire or the sneaking suspicion that you’re, somehow, different? Every Body will help you feel less alone...Framed by dozens of artists’ illustrations, deeply personal interviews and expert essays that address stigmas and clichés, this book is an informative, welcoming and inclusive user’s guide to your body, no matter its shape, size or preferences.—O'Henry Magazine
...an inclusive, awkward, tender, silly, discomfiting, emotional, and, above all, candid collection about what it means to be a living person...The book addresses a wide range of experiences, from being horny to unlearning religious inhibitions to drunk sex to watching porn to enduring a miscarriage, all while demystifying stigmas and clichés, normalizing uncertainty, acknowledging trauma, and celebrating desire and playfulness.—Elle
Bedtime reading that covers topics from sex literacy to body acceptance to sex stories from COVID-19. This is the sexy book nerd’s Valentine’s treat that keeps on giving—Huffington Post