Why Is It So Hard for Women to Write About Sex?

“But does that mean we experience desire in the same way that men do? My lust tells me we don’t. Mine, I confess, isn’t blind or monumental or animal. It comes with an endless internal monologue—or maybe dialogue, or maybe babel. My desire is always guessing, often second-guessing. Female lust is a powerful force, but it surges in the form of an interrogation, rather than a statement. Not I want this but Do I want this? What exactly do I want? How about now? And now?”

–Claire Dederer

Read this fascinating book review/analysis/writerly self-interrogation about how we represent womens’ sexual experiences beyond titillation and shock.

–reblogged from The Atlantic

Categories: Craft, Sister Sirens

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