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Lust brings out the liar in everyone. Every erection has Pinocchio written up and down its length -- yes, everybody wants to be REAL, a real boy, an honest woman, unafraid and upright -- but then desire, the ultimate honesty, does us in. Desire doesn't give a whit about shame. Our secrets, our exaggerations and distractions, it's all just a lot of twisting in the wind as far as sex is concerned -- what we want WILL come out.
"Is our sexuality a basic, good, and precious thing that somehow became terribly misunderstood? Or is there something really evil out there in Sex Land that attaches itself to our libidos and is only held back by vigilance and caution?" asks Susie Bright in her bestselling book The Sexual State of the Union. Bright pushes the borders of propriety until they blur and become irrelevant in the face of our inherent need to touch and be touched. With candor and passion, Susie Bright proves that sexual knowledge can indeed be salvation and inspiration.
The title should be read carefully because this is a personal tour of sexual politics, not a general survey of today's sexual standards or behaviors. On the other hand, Bright is well-versed in the topic, having written several books on the subject (including Susie Bright's Sexwise) and edited three collections of erotica for women. The book's 24 essays flow from her sexual experiences with men, women and inanimate objects and then broaden out to become general discussions ranging from traditional issues of abortion, teen pregnancy, AIDS and pornography to information-age concerns about computer sex, V-chips and innovative sexual gadgetry. What saves the material from being just another uninhibited, confessional polemic is that Susie Bright can write. Sentences are clear and lively, and her arguments are well structured, compelling and logical. Humor and irony, rather than in-your-face anger, set a mood that enhances consideration of her often controversial assertions. In such a personal book, readers will inevitably measure the author, and most will respond to the fact that she truly seeks to understand our sexual climate. "Lust brings out the liar in everyone," she writes, and sets out to expose our collective sexual secrets. Susie is bright and her knowledge is broadDno one will read this book without learning something, nor without occasionally feeling the eyebrows involuntarily inching upward. First serial to Playboy.