BECOMING CLITERATE

Why Orgasm Equality Matters—And How to Get It

“An excellent, thorough, inspiring and much needed guide
to the source of our deepest energy, pleasure, and
power—the clitoris. Everyone needs to read this book
and become CLITERATE.”
EVE ENSLER
Author of The Vagina Monologues
and In the Body of the World

BECOMING CLITERATE

Why Orgasm Equality Matters—And How to Get It

“Down with ill-cliteracy! The tongue is mightier than the sword!
Brothers and Sisters-in-arms (and legs and butts and hearts and souls),
bring your huddled masses to this book and embrace orgasm equality!
Think outside HER box! Viva la Vulva!”
IAN KERNER
New York Times bestselling author of She Comes First

BECOMING CLITERATE

Why Orgasm Equality Matters—And How to Get It

“For too long, men and women have assumed that
getting a penis inside a vagina is the holy grail of sex.
For men, maybe, but women’s sexual satisfaction depends
on way more than this. Fortunately, Laurie Mintz
provides dozens of helpful suggestions to
increase women’s sexual pleasure. I encourage both
men and women to read this valuable and insightful book.”
PAUL JOANNIDES
Author of Guide to Getting it On

BECOMING CLITERATE

Why Orgasm Equality Matters—And How to Get It

“What a fascinating and deeply empowering book.
I wish every woman could read what Dr. Laurie Mintz
has to teach us about our bodies. It’s strange that
sometimes that which is a mystery to us
is also that which is most intimate in our lives.
Dr. Mintz demystifies a lot of things about women’s sexuality.
Education is the best way to dispel shame and fear,
and Dr. Mintz’s book really does a beautiful job.”
SARA BENINCASA
Comedian and Author of Real Artists Have Day Jobs
(And Other Awesome Things They Don’t Teach You In School)

BECOMING CLITERATE

Why Orgasm Equality Matters—And How to Get It

Becoming Cliterate will change how we think and talk
about female sexual pleasure. The orgasm gap isn’t a consequence
of women not knowing how—it’s a cultural problem that
we should be reading about to discover what went wrong in the first place.”
BETTY DODSON
Author of Sex for One and Founder, Bodysex workshops

BECOMING CLITERATE

Why Orgasm Equality Matters—And How to Get It

“Women experience sexual pleasure – and, often orgasm
– from diverse ways of physical and mental stimulation.
This book provides a wealth of information on the clitoris
and ways of imagining and creating a more fulfilling sexual life.”
DEBBY HERBENICK
Associate Professor at Indiana University and Author of Because It Feels Good

BECOMING CLITERATE

Why Orgasm Equality Matters—And How to Get It

“If you sometimes feel lost on the way to your orgasm,
Becoming Cliterate is the map (and the cheering section)
you need to find your way. Grounded in research and
packed with real-world tips, readers will thank Mintz
for her truth-telling.

DORION SOLOT
Co-author of Love Female Orgasm: An Extraordinary Orgasm Guide

BECOMING CLITERATE

Why Orgasm Equality Matters—And How to Get It

“This read doesn’t just zero in on the politics of pleasure inequality,
it also offers up solutions that help the reader become
more hands on (literally) with their own sexuality.

BUST MAGAZINE

BECOMING CLITERATE

Why Orgasm Equality Matters—And How to Get It

“This book is set up like a college textbook for female orgasm,
with some philosophy and pep talks and then some hands-on experimenting.
And a chapter at the end for male partners to read.
What more could you need?

BOOK RIOT

BECOMING CLITERATE

Why Orgasm Equality Matters—And How to Get It

“A fun and empowering reminder that sexual dissatisfaction is not inevitable….
Becoming Cliterate does a good job questioning these basic assumptions,
re-orienting us to another vision of what sex can be, and giving practical advice.

FEMINISTING

BECOMING CLITERATE

Why Orgasm Equality Matters—And How to Get It

“Brilliant
GOOP

BECOMING CLITERATE

Why Orgasm Equality Matters—And How to Get It

“A manifesto for today’s orgasmic insurrection…
Mintz is unpretentious and intuitive…
Becoming Cliterate will help many women reach their orgasm objectives.

L.A. REVIEW OF BOOKS

BECOMING CLITERATE

Why Orgasm Equality Matters—And How to Get It

“You’ll be reading for pleasure in more ways than one.
BUSTLE

BECOMING CLITERATE

Why Orgasm Equality Matters—And How to Get It

“Fun, funny, and empowering. A must-read for people with clits,
especially those who are having sex with people with penises.

BUZZFEED

BECOMING CLITERATE

Why Orgasm Equality Matters—And How to Get It

“Personable, witty, and easy to read …
Becoming Cliterate could be considered a book for anyone with a vulva
as well as anyone who is interested in having sex with someone with a vulva.

JOURNAL OF SEX AND MARITAL THERAPY

BECOMING CLITERATE

Why Orgasm Equality Matters—And How to Get It

“Dr. Laurie Mintz draws up biology, sociology, and sex therapy
to provide a comprehensive manual for both achieving orgasm
and raising awareness about female orgasm.
Readers will walk away with suggestions for changing our culture of sexuality
and, more specifically, female orgasm..

PsycCRITIQUES (American Psychological Association Journal)

A Tired Woman's Guide to Passionate Sex

“I love this book because it is THE ONLY one
that honestly deals with the causes of the exhaustion
and provides positive suggestions to get back
some, if not all, of the zing.”
SUE JOHANSON , R.N., C.M.
Talk Sex with Sue on Oxygen and Other Channels

About

Learn about my books, my academic work, my psychology practice and more.

Blog

I write a blog for Psychology Today providing scientifically-accurate and sex-positive information to enhance sexual pleasure.

Professor

I am Professor of Psychology at the University of Florida, where I teach both graduate and undergraduate courses. Learn more about my research and teaching.

Becoming Cliterate

NOW IN BOOKSTORES — My new book which offers a radical, simple solution to progress and pleasure for all!

Therapist

I have been practicing as a licensed psychologist for almost 25 years, working with both individuals and couples. Find out more about my private counseling and psychotherapy practice.

In the Media

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Speaker

Learn about the many workshops and presentations I have conducted over the years.

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Contact Information

Dr. Laurie Mintz
University of Florida
Department of Psychology
945 Center Drive
P.O. Box 112250
Gainesville, FL 32611-2250
352-273-2172
mintzl@ufl.edu