Beyond My Control: Forbidden Fantasies in an Uncensored Age (Paperback)
The bestselling author of My Secret Garden exposes the wild and sexy fantasies that many of us have but are afraid to share.
For over thirty years, Nancy Friday has written about eros, love, beauty, and seduction. Now she returns to the territory she pioneered during the sexual revolution—exploring our most taboo sexual desires. Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey will love this provocative collection of real fantasies from dozens of women—and for the first time, men. Friday knows that forbidden sex "gets us higher faster" and explores love, lust and power through erotic tales of domination, masturbation, S&M, threesomes, and more.
Beyond My Control: Forbidden Fantasies in an Uncensored Age shows that our forbidden fantasies are not compensation for a lackluster sex life, but are a critical component of our fullest selves—and how our secret desires can lead to exhilarating and satisfying sexual freedom.
Praise for Nancy Friday
"YOU'LL BLUSH, YOUR PULSE WILL RACE."—The New York Times
"Delicious... women can share in their sisters' secrets and not feel that they are alone."—Los Angeles Times
"Nancy Friday's work... demonstrate[s] beyond doubt that the emancipation of women's bodies begins with the emancipation of our minds." —Faye Wattleton, former president, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
About the Author
Nancy Friday published her first book, “My Secret Garden,” in 1973. A collection of interviews with women discussing their sexuality and fantasies, it became a huge bestseller. Friday’s subsequent books, including “Men in Love,” “My Mother/My Self,” and “Women on Top,” cover topics ranging from mothers and daughters, to jealousy, to feminism.
" Cyber-age masturbation, exhibitionism and voyeurism, incest, and S&M are all analyzed with respect, common sense, and humor, in keeping with Friday’s abiding belief that sexual fantasy, satisfaction, and freedom are natural and healthy for individuals and society. That must make sharing these scorching sexual fantasies nothing less than a public service.
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