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Sex Nerd Book Club: Guide to Getting It On: Unzipped

  • Austin Public Library 3101 Oak Springs Dr Austin, TX 78702 (map)

Hi Sex Nerds!

The book the Southwest Sexual Health Alliance Sex Nerd Book Club has selected for November 2018 is:

Guide to Getting It On: Unzipped by Paul Joannides Psy.D. & Daerick Gross Sr. This is the 9th edition from 2017.  I've heard different editions can be VERY different, so FYI!

When: Friday November 9, 2018 from 12:00-1:30pm

Who: Sexual/mental health professionals and those in training to do so (therapists, educators, etc)

Where: Austin Public Library-Willie Mae Kirk Branch Meeting Room (there is only 1 meeting room at this location) 3101 Oak Springs Dr, Austin, TX 78702 

RSVP required by 11/5/18: 

Here’s What It’s About:
When I first wrote the Guide To Getting It On, no publisher wanted it because they said it wasn’t enough like the “Joy of Sex,” which was how all sex books were supposed to be at the time. The book also had a sense of humor, and America’s publishers believed that sex and humor were not good companions. So I started my own publishing company. Within the first year, the Guide To Getting It On was winning awards and was being used in college sex-ed courses.

Twenty years later, the book is in its ninth edition. It has won a number of awards, and has been used in several college sex-ed courses and in medical schools. It won book of the year from the world's top organization of sex educators and sex therapists.  It has been translated into fourteen different languages.


Please make sure you have read and/or are familiar with the majority of the text and come prepared with a few talking points or questions!

I'll send a couple of reminder emails as we get closer to the event.

Thank you!!

Jennifer McAdams, Ph.D.
Sex Nerd Book Club Facilitator for the Southwest Sexual Health Alliance