FAT SEX: The Naked Truth
If there are two subjects that are universally fascinating and rife with controversy, they are sex and fat. Though our culture is obsessed with both, the two commingling are sometimes seen as offensive, obscene, or even grotesque. Fat people are not viewed as sexual beings. Of course, this perception is far from accurate. Fat people have normal and peculiar sex lives, just like everyone else.
A compilation of true stories, cultural references, and narrative commentary, Fat Sex: The Naked Truth, tells the honest, and often heroic, heartbreaking, and hilarious experiences of large-size women and men in their romantic, intimate, and sexual relationships.
Subjects touched on include heterosexual relationships, gay men and lesbian women, those who have gained and lost a great deal of weight, and the sexual “underground” such as fetishes. Although the people portrayed in Fat Sex: The Naked Truth sometimes face bigotry and experience shame – they are often valiant and live remarkably fulfilling lives. The stories are compelling and told with sensitivity and wit, connecting people on profoundly important aspects of their lives.
This book is not just for large-size people. The stories and issues discussed touch all of us, each and every person who has ever experienced the trials and tribulations, as well as the ecstasies, of intimate relationships.
Foreword written by comedian, actress, and author, Margaret Cho.
Amazing. Simply amazing. It's nice to finally hear voices that have previously gone unheard of underneath the weight of cultural stanards. - Jordan H.
Just finished it and have to say first, you are a gifted author--truly love your voice, your humor, your wit, your sarcasm and your no-nonsense approach. Would that the rest of the planet were as practical and logical! I see tiny glimpses of myself in virtually all of your vignettes; so much of my story is represented, though certainly not all. And sadly (or not, depending on perspective), your own story and mine have many parallels too. I'm not as close to the destination as you are but I work at getting there every day. Kudos to you for this spectacular accomplishment. Someone needed to say it and I'm very glad the voice was as talented as yours. - thtrmgr