What do we think we know about the female orgasm? It’s that peak experience, an ultimate moment of climax and release that nevertheless eludes so many. Some women live for it, some have multiple orgasms, some fake it while others simply learn to do without.
“Autobiography of an Orgasm” (November, 2014) is a sexy-spiritual memoir that’s part steamy erotica and part straight-talking advice. It’s the result of Betsy Blankenbaker’s tireless journey to learn everything she could about the female orgasm in a personal quest to feel as much as possible after too many years of feeling nothing at all. To solve the mystery of why she spent much of her life disconnected from her sensuality, struggling to overcome the shame of childhood sexual assault, Blankenbaker set out at age 45 to thoroughly research women’s orgasm. Along the way, she spent time in bed with orgasm experts, strolled down New York’s tony Fifth Avenue with a healing jade egg in her vagina, had a spiritual awakening through orgasm in Africa, and received sacred “Womb Rites” from a shaman in the Peruvian Amazon.
Through lively storytelling and a delicious sense of humor, Betsy shares why she was never able to find fulfillment in life, love or sex prior to her pilgrimage to healing and pleasure. Her findings resulted in this unprecedented book, “Autobiography of an Orgasm.”
“Autobiography of an Orgasm” seeks to answer the questions women have but don’t know how (or whom) to ask. It is the author’s fervent prayer that it will inspire women everywhere to burn their dysfunctional bridges and step into healing by learning to love their bodies and themselves.
What readers are saying:
“Oh. My. Gosh. I swear you were writing about me. You spoke for me and allowed me to see and appreciate myself in a way I never could before.”
— Allison, Maryland
“Betsy Blankenbaker’s exploration of orgasm as an awakening through spiritual embodiment is honest, erotic and a must read.”
— Rochelle Schieck, founder of Qoya (www.loveqoya.com), Venice, California
“This book is thoughtful, personal, poignant and surprising. Betsy’s quest to ‘feel more’ took her around the world, showed tremendous courage and reaped rewards that went far beyond that fleeting moment that most of us think of as orgasm.”
— Amanda, Phnom Phen, Cambodia
“I would call this memoir ‘when erotica meets how-to,’ as it’s both entertaining and educational. Women will love it!”
— Hermoine, Athens, GREECE
“This spirited memoir ventures into delicate territory with honesty, courage, wit and great writing. It's a valuable story not just for women on a quest to solve a problem but for any woman or man interested in having the fullest sexual and spiritual experience.”
— Peggy Payne, author of “Cobalt Blue” and other novels of sex and spirituality (www.peggypayne.com), North Carolina
"Amazing storytelling. Blankenbaker reminds me of Anne Lamott."
Lisa, Michigan, USA
“In telling her own story, Blankenbaker will sometimes make you laugh, and other times seem to beg of you the question, are you living your truth?”
— Jeannie, Indiana, USA
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