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Must-Read Books On Sexual Privilege | Fight the Patriarchy

This article showcases our top picks for the best ‘books on sexual privilege’. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). 

We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.


The Privileged Sex by Martin van Creveld

This product was recommended by Dr. Giuseppe Aragona from Prescription Doctor

A great book that discussed sexual privilege is The Privileged Sex by Martin van Creveld. It is a controversial opinion about who really is the opprsses sex, and how that has been recorded through history. It can help to give new insights on the view of what is privilege, and how that has changed as time has passed on. While we can see a lot of prejudice in today;s society, it is good to explore where all of this started from, to know what we can do better now.


Seeing Straight by Jean Halley

This product was recommended by Collin Matthews from Cookwared

The book talked about some key concepts in gender and sexuality through eye privilege and power. After an available overview, it examines the privilege inherent in approaching heterosexual and cisgender identities as “normal,” as well as the problems of treating queer gender and sexuality as “abnormal.” Compelling real-life examples illustrate theory and observed research, explaining phenomena that shape not only readers’ own lives, but also their communities, their country, and the field of gender studies itself. The book addresses tough topics like violence, hate, and privilege.


Becoming Cliterate by Laurie Mintz

This product was recommended by Alice Queen from Vanilla is the New Kink

I strongly recommend Becoming Cliterate on sexual privilege and, more specifically, on pleasure gap between cis men and cis women. The book provides a great balance between cultural analysis (yes, cis women have been culturally trained to prioritise their male partner’s orgasm instead of their own) and practical tips on how to close the pleasure gap by becoming ‘cliterate’ and learning all about their most important sexual organ, the clitoris!


Notes on a Silencing by Lacy Crawford

This product was recommended by Jennifer Willy from Etia

It is an arresting coming-of-age story that wrestles with an essential question for our time: what telling of a survivor’s story will finally force a remedy?


Tradition by Brendan Kiely

This product was recommended by Jennifer Willy from Etia

Tradition by Brendan Kiely has written a stunning novel that explores the insidious nature of tradition at a prestigious boarding school.


Guilt by Accusation by Alan Dershowitz

This product was recommended by Jennifer Willy from Etia

Guilt by Accusation by Alan Dershowitz pleads for fairness for both accuser and accused, his principled stand for due process no matter the allegation, and his compelling assertion of his own innocence. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to know the inside story behind the accusations against him.


52 Fridays by KamalaDevi McClure

This product was recommended by Dana Humphrey from WhiteGatePR

Curious about polyamory, Violet, a sexually adventurous bisexual starts taking a weekly acting class from her boyfriend’s former girlfriend, Raven. Upon discovering their mutual interest in kink, the two women begin a D/S power exchange. As their intricate web of dark fantasies grows complicated, they must navigate agreements with their male partners. Will group sex be the glue to hold it together? Can their perverted fantasies be transmuted into performance art or does the dramatization of childhood sexual trauma run the risk of re-wounding? Indulge in 52 erotic fantasies where these women transmute jealousy with tantric alchemy, include new lovers, and even sharing their sexuality with strangers.

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