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5 Non-Fiction Books About Love, Sex & Heartbreak

Right To Sex by Amia Srinivasan

Not everything is related to the physical side of sex!

The Right To Sex is how we view sex through the prism of politics & ethics. Srinivasan crafts a startlingly original discourse that ranges widely across issues of consent, racism, misogyny and freedom to identify the key areas of conflict and controversy in the twenty-first century. Sex has always been a taboo subject. Some years ago, this was surrounding the watershed hours where you can only show nudity after a certain time on television or the way in which you would address a sexual topic in public. In recent times, we face struggles of consent, triggering the #metoo movement or how we are treated in terms of pay & equal rights. There are other crises appearing within the news whether it's racial, victimising, abuse or punishment & accountability. This book serves as a phenomenon to a sexual revolution, politically.

Conversations On Love by Natasha Lunn

Journalist Natasha Lunn discusses a wide range of themes intimately connected to love with Dolly Alderton on vulnerability, Candice Carty-Williams on friendship, Lisa Taddeo on the loneliness of loss plus Roxane Gay on redefining romance

and many more. Conversations On Love leans to the research of how relationships work and evolve over a lifetime asking questions like: How do we find love? How do we sustain it? How do we survive when we lose it?

Kink by R.O Kwon

Kink is an anthology of literary short fiction exploring love & desire, BDSM amongst interests across the sexual spectrum - think non-fictional 50 Shades of Grey. The stories explore bondage, power-play & submissive-dominant relationships. The book features contributors including Alexander Chee, Roxane Gay, Carmen Maria Machado & more.

Notes On Heartbreak by Annie Lord

Cult journalist and Vogue columnist Annie Lord delivers her own accounts to move on, from disastrous rebound sex to sending ill-advised nudes, stalking your ex's new girlfriend on Instagram & the sharp indignity of being ghosted. It is an unflinchingly honest yet lyrical meditation on the simultaneous joy and pain of being in love that will resonate with anyone who has ever nursed a broken heart.

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