No one could say no to a bit of intrigue and sexuality, especially if the book is inspired from reality or written in a nonfiction manner.

Sure, most books in erotica segment are fictions, but there are some great non-fiction titles to enlighten you.

What Are The Most Important Sex related topics in these books?

1. Sexual Psychology

Books that delve into the psychological aspects of human sexuality, exploring topics such as desire, arousal, attraction, and the influence of psychological factors on sexual behavior.

2. Relationship Dynamics

Books that explore the dynamics of romantic relationships and how they impact sexual intimacy. They may cover topics like communication, emotional connection, and the interplay between love and sex.

3. Sexual Health and Education

Books focused on sexual health, providing information on topics such as contraception, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), sexual anatomy, and reproductive health. These books often aim to educate and promote safe and responsible sexual practices.

4. Sexual Identity and Orientation

Books that examine the various dimensions of sexual identity, including topics related to sexual orientation, gender identity, coming out, and the experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals.

5. Sexual Technique and Pleasure

Books that offer guidance on sexual techniques, exploring different ways to enhance pleasure and intimacy. These books may provide advice on topics like foreplay, oral sex, positions, and the exploration of fantasies.

6. Sexuality and Society

Books that analyze the intersection of sexuality and social structures, including topics such as sexual politics, gender roles, sexualization in the media, and the impact of societal norms on individual sexual experiences.

7. Personal Narratives and Memoirs

Books that offer personal accounts of individuals' sexual journeys, experiences, and discoveries. These memoirs can cover a wide range of topics, including sexual exploration, relationships, sexual awakening, and personal growth.

All in all, here are some of the top sexuality non-fiction books from the recent years:

What Are Some Essential Sexual Non-fiction Books?


Smart Sex, by Emily Morse (2023)

In this book sex educator and human sexuality expert, Dr. Emily Morse, emphasizes the importance of prioritizing pleasure in our lives, considering sex as a crucial part of self-care.

She introduces a revolutionary framework that offers a new perspective on sex and pleasure, encouraging readers to develop a novel sexual intelligence that allows a deeper connection with their own bodies and desires.

The book unveils the truth and science behind pleasure, presenting strategies for achieving more powerful and fulfilling orgasms. It provides insight into what makes a good lover, debunking common myths, and promoting ideas of collaboration and technique.


The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health with Facts and Feminism, by Jennifer Gunter (2021)

I am a big fan of Dr. Jennifer Gunter and her work to help educate people about women's health. Her latest book, The Menopause Manifesto is a great resource for dealing with the stresses and concerns about menopause. Dr. Gunter gives readers real, practical advice that is based on research and science. She also busts myths and debunks common misconceptions so that readers can feel empowered to make the best decisions for themselves.


Come As You Are, by Emily Nagoski (2021)

This is one of the best sexuality nonfiction books for 2020 and it is mostly aimed at women. It guides women through their sexuality in today's society. The book is quite deep and brings in everything – from emotions and thoughts to social contexts and circumstances. There is a bit of science too, but pretty much everything about this book involves doing whatever your body tells you to do – just follow your instincts.


The Dead Bedroom Fix, by D.S.O (2020)

I definitely recommend this for any couple who is struggling with intimacy or communication issues.

In The Dead Bedroom Fix, authors George and Elizabeth explore the depths of the sexual decline that is happening in marriage. They discuss and break down the reasons for this decline, and look at how to overcome these challenges and bring back the spark in your sexual life.


Knit Your Own Kama Sutra, by Trixie Von Purl (2015)

Worried that your sex life is getting a bit out of shape? Feeling bored? No chemistry? This book is an excellent guide to spice up your sex life. There are 12 different projects you can do along with your partner. There are lots of illustrations to make everything easier as well. It brings in some of the most popular positions in Kama Sutra, as well as a few interesting poses to boost your creativity.


$pread, by Rachel Aimee, Eliyanna Kaiser and Audacia Ray (2015)

This book is a mix of interesting stories and points of view from sex workers. It is not suitable for people in this industry only, but for everyone who wants to find out more about it. The book is based on the magazine with the same name released between 2005 and 2011. The illustrations are likely to help you get a better idea about certain situations. It is definitely a great insight into the sex industry.


Closer, by Sarah Barmak (2016)

In today's society, a woman's sexuality is about liberation. It is said that sex is a bit overrated, yet lots of women feel unhappy with their sex lives. It could be the lack of desire or perhaps the difficulty in reaching an orgasm. All in all, Sarah Barmak brings in a blend of interviews and reflections aiming to explore the science behind female sexuality.


Love Thy Body, by Nancy R. Pearcey (2019)

Love Thy Body aims to answer the most difficult questions about sexuality out there. The author brings in a respectful, yet intriguing point of view over modern sexuality. She tries to redefine some secular points of view that still seem to reshape today's points of view, but she also works on some controversial challenges regarding the authentic self.


Sex, Purity And The Longings Of A Girl's Heart, by Kristen Clark, Bethany Beal and Bethany Baird (2019)

This book aims to help the modern Christian woman struggling to redefine herself. The sexually empowered society does not always work well with God's description of purity and sex. In fact, things like pornography are quite normal today, so women feel pressured to conform. This book will answer some clear questions. What is the purpose of your sexuality? Are your sexual longings alright? Are they bad?


Overshare, by Rose Ellen Dix and Rosie Spaughton (2018)

If you are an avid YouTube fan, you might be familiar with the authors and their funny videos. But now they take this aspect to another level. They reveal secrets to empower personal sex lives, but they also discuss multiple aspects of sexuality. Both members of the LGBT community, they share personal experiences to strengthen those who struggle in similar situations. Whether it comes to relationship aspects or individual experiences, the two authors have managed to put out a straightforward book with no foggy issues.


Redeeming Sex, by Debra Hirsch (2015)

Sexuality is probably the most significant aspect creating a gap between religion and the modern society. Whether it comes to the personal identity, a relationship or a sexual orientation, pretty much everything seems to end up with an argument between the modern world and the church. The author has managed to find a clear answer, so she tries to provide clarity from a different perspective. This book does not necessarily take part in this controversy. However, it aims to find a middle solution and it brings in a biblical approach on sex that seems to work.


Can Everyone Please Calm Down?, by Mae Martin (2019)

Sexuality is definitely an issue these days. It is still trying to define itself, so people keep arguing on it. Comedian Mae Martin tackles multiple aspects of the sexuality spectrum. There are no myths or foggy aspects, but just a clear point of view and a bunch of stories to help those who are not sure about their vision. There are labels, pluses, minuses, history issues and successful lives. According to the author, sexuality should not even be discussed. It is not an issue, yet everyone is all over it.


Sex Outside The Lines, by Chris Donaghue (2015)

The normal point of view is crystal clear. A boy and a girl meet, they fall in love, have sex and spend the rest of their lives loving each other, having children and grandchildren. It sounds normal, but what makes people abnormal? Chris Donaghue describes the myths and issues associated with normal love. Virginity, cheating, marriage and sexual orientations are considered normal to a point and he aims to demystify these issues. Most of them will interfere with your life and prevent you from having the sex life you have always dreamed about.


Let's Talk About… Kinks and Fetishes, by J.R. James (2019)

This book is part of the Beyond the Sheets Series, which introduces honestly and uncovered to the wide range of sexual desires. We believe that safe sex should be educated even if we are speaking about kinky or fetish desires.

Final words

Bottom line, these are some of the best sexuality nonfiction books.

Some of them may open your eyes. Some others will bother you, but give them a chance – they may actually push you in the right direction and change your mindset a little. Whether you want a different approach on sex, you are not happy with your sex life or you simply need guidance, there is a book for everyone out there.

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