Originally Posted by Rick
"The Ethical Slut: A Guide to Infinite Sexual Possibilities", by Dossie Easton & Catherine A. Liszt (a pseudonym of Janet Hardy), Greenery Press, (c) 1997, ISBN 1-890159-01-8, 279 pages. This 2nd edition of the book (with the subtitle listed and the 1997 copyright) has more information on communication exercises and additional polyamorus resources than the first edition.
This book gets both strong positive & negative reactions from people. In part it is because it is two books in one.
The first half of the book is a manifesto. "Wanting to have sex and being a slut is good!" For those who have felt that their sexuality has been constrained by society this is a welcome call to arms. For those who feel that there is too much sexual promiscuity already, this part of the book goes over like the idea of using gasoline to put out a house fire.
This is NOT the book to give to an insecure spouse who is hurting - afraid of losing you to some other person! It likely will only confirm their worst fears. However it may be an ideal gift for someone who seems a bit ill at ease with their own sexuality.
Since opinions vary so widely on this work, it would be nice to get another book review written by someone who dislikes the book.
Warm regards, Rick.
Yeah, I really don't like that book, and I think you've summed it up here pretty darn well! It's definitely like the idea of using gasoline to put out a fire, and NOT the book to give to someone who is hurting!