Sex is everywhere, yet we rarely discuss our own intimate experiences. Even our lovers often don't know our secret histories or desires - until now. Australian women believe that an active sex life is vital to their sense of wellbeing, but we still see sex as something that's a bit dirty, a bit naughty, a bit embarrassing. We rarely compare notes about what we do in the bedroom. Who knows if their behaviour, physical responses and emotions is something we have in common with our friends and neighbours? Joan Sauers created a forum in which Australian women could share their darkest secrets, their desires, fears and furtive dreams and speak their minds about sex and sexuality. The anonymous online survey attracted nearly 2,000 responses from women of all ages, living in every state and territory in the country. They were straight, bi and lesbian; single, dating, married, divorced and widowed; childless women, mothers and grandmothers. This is a book for anyone interested in sexual behaviour and attitudes - men as well as women - and a book for women who don't always feel comfortable talking to their friends or sisters or mums about a subject that matters so much to all of us.
Joan Sauers is a script editor, writer and the mother of a teenage daughter. She has worked on films such as Caterpillar Wish, The Heartbreak Kid and Feeling Sexy, and television series including Heartbreak High, The Ferals and The Little Things with Antonia Kidman. Joan is the author of 9 books on health, parenting and relationships, including Sex Lives of Australian Teenagers, Brothers and Sisters; Teething, Tantrums and Tattoos; and the best-selling A Grown-up Girl's Guide to Life. A documentary based on Brothers and Sisters was made for the ABC and broadcast to wide critical acclaim. Joan's writing has been published in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian, Vogue and Marie Claire. Joan moved to Australia from New York in 1987, and now lives in Sydney.