Stephanie Theobald discusses and signs Sex Drive: On the Road to a Pleasure Revolution
Arriving in New York with a failing relationship and a body she felt out of touch with, Stephanie Theobald set off on a 3,497-mile trip across America to rebuild her orgasm from the ground up. What started as a quest for the ultimate auto-erotic experience became a fantastic voyage into her own body.
She takes us from a ‘masturbation master class’ with the legendary 1970’s feminist Betty Dodson to a weekend with the first African American Surgeon General, Joycelyn Elders, who was fired by Bill Clinton for suggesting that solo sex should be talked about in schools. Along the way, we are immersed in a countercultural America of marijuana lollipops, alien pleasure cults and ‘Eco Sexual’ sexologists.
Sex Drive is a memoir about desire and pleasure and loss, merging sexuality and spirituality, eighteenth-century erotica and Enlightenment philosophy. It explores female sexuality in an honest way and welcomes a new wave of sex-positive feminism into the twenty-first century. (Unbound)