We're just a couple of new-to-SF, sex-positive friends who want to start a book club in the Castro, preferably with cocktails.

"Sex positive" means approaching human sexuality with openness and an appreciation of pleasure, health, and expression. It's not restricted to a particular gender orientation, sexuality, or relationship structure—rather, a sex positive perspective involves a safe exploration of any of these topics. Read more on Wikipedia.

We want to build a group of men and women who read a variety of things with a sex-positive lens, and we like to think this could include fiction and non-fiction, classics and contemporary work, and any number of genres. We don't have a set list prescribed, but if any of these pique your interest, join us!

• The History of Sexuality by Michel Foucault

• My Romantic Love Wars by Betty Dodson

Lady Chatterley's Lover by DH Lawrence

• Anything That Loves by Charles Christensen

The Purity Myth by Jessica Valenti

• Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality by Christopher Ryan

• The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love by bell hooks

• Straight: The Surprisingly Short History Of Heterosexuality by Hanne Blank

• The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History by Emma Rees

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