The V-Word – True Stories of First-Time Sex
First-time sex is a big unknown. Will it be candlelight and rose petals or quick and uncomfortable? Is it about love or about lust? You have plenty of people telling you what to do, but do you have anyone telling you what sex is really like?
The V-Word pulls back the sheets on sex. Queer and straight. Relished and regretted. Funny and exhilarating. The seventeen women in this book (including Christa Desir, Justina Ireland, Sara Ryan, Carrie Mesrobian, Erica Lorraine Scheidt, and Jamia Wilson) write about first-time sex—hot, meaningful, cringe-worthy, gross, forgettable, magnificent, empowering, and transformative.
Whether you’re diving in or whether you’re waiting, we hope these stories will help you chart your own course
About Amber J. Keyser (Bend, Oregon Author)
Amber J. Keyser is an evolutionary biologist-turned-writer, who loves stories about heroes, scientists, and adventurers. She grew up in Oregon backpacking, fishing, and white-water rafting. Now she lives on the dry side of the mountains with her husband, two kids, and dog that looks like a muppet. Every summer she returns to a cabin in Canada that was built by her grandmother, Ontario's first licensed, female canoe guide. If she had a choice, she would travel everywhere by canoe or on horseback.
Some of Amber’s forthcoming and recent books include Pointe, Claw (Carolrhoda Lab, 2017), a novel about claiming the territory of the body; The V-Word (Beyond Words, 2016), an anthology of personal essays by women about first time sexual experiences; and Sneaker Century: A History of Athletic Shoes (Twenty-First Century Books, 2015). She is the co-author with Kiersi Burkhart of the middle grade series Quartz Creek Ranch (Darby Creek, 2017).