Faking It: The Lies Women Tell about Sex--And the Truths They Reveal

Faking It: The Lies Women Tell about Sex--And the Truths They Reveal

From Out of the Binders co-founder Lux Alptraum, a controversial look at women, sex, and lying--why myths about women's deceit persist, how they came to be, and ultimately why we must trust women When we talk about sex, we talk about women as mysterious, deceptive, and - above all - untrustworthy. Women lie about orgasms. Women lie about being virgins. Women lie about who From Out of the Binders co-founder Lux Alptraum, a controversial look at women, sex, and lying--why myths about women...

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Title:Faking It: The Lies Women Tell about Sex--And the Truths They Reveal
Author:Lux Alptraum
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1580057659
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

Faking It: The Lies Women Tell about Sex--And the Truths They Reveal Reviews

  • Meghan
    Dec 04, 2018
    I was eager to read this one as it sounded right up my alley. Unfortunately, if you do a fair amount of reading around gender, sex, and harassment, there won't be anything new for you in this book. I found myself irritated at many points throughout the book regarding Alptraum's deci...
  • Simeon Berry
    Feb 05, 2019
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  • Kent Winward
    Nov 12, 2018
    This isn't so much about the lies they tell others, but how the entire social construct around sex generates lying from both genders. ...
  • Alana
    Nov 19, 2018
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  • Marie Pascale Gignac
    Nov 24, 2018
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  • Jennifer
    Dec 18, 2018
    Faking orgasms, altering sexual histories, inventing boyfriends...women lie. Makeup, photo filters, push-up bras, and even Spanx are vehicles that lead to authenticity concerns against women. In Faking It: The Lies Women Tell about Sex--And the Truths They Reveal, author Lux Alptraum d...
  • Wendy Ortiz
    Jan 21, 2019
    Disclaimers: Lux is a friend, and she interviewed me for this book. REGARDLESS: this book is excellent, timely, intelligent, funny in moments, and covers so much juicy territory. I particularly appreciate that the perspectives in the book are not limited to white women (as so often...
  • Charlotte Render
    Dec 31, 2018
    I enjoyed reading this, it showed me that this stuff is everywhere and it opened my eyes a little more than they had previously been ...
  • Stephan
    Dec 09, 2018
    Reading this book from the male view, I changed the way I think about myself, and how men treat women in general. The author argues that women lie to keep up the proper image society has imposed on them. The lies cover how many sexual partners she has had, if she "came" or not, endurin...
  • Russell Grant
    Dec 26, 2018
    4.5/5 I've been familiar with Alptraum's work for awhile, so I was really looking forward to reading the first book. I was not disappointed. Breaking down the stereotypical and actual lies that women tell one by one, as an old guy new to woman studies books, it's quite a revelation....
  • Rhiannon Johnson
    Nov 07, 2018
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  • Christina
    Feb 11, 2019
    I don?t agree with every single part of the argument, but it?s still an excellent introduction to an important conversation that just about everyone should be having at one point or another. ...
  • Sarah
    Jan 23, 2019
    I follow the author on twitter and had heard her on a podcast talking about Faking It, and I was super intrigued. This is a great book. She addresses the idea that women are duplicitous by nature. The way she approaches it is interesting tho?by analyzing different situations (all per...
  • Molly
    Jan 30, 2019
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  • Steppenwulf
    Jan 04, 2019
    As a male chauvinist pig, I started to read this hoping to find something to rant about. Of course I was annoyed when I found it well written and had to admit that most statements are nicely balanced. My interpretation so far is that it is about fundamental questions every human being ...
  • Kales
    Nov 25, 2018
    Praise! Amen! Raise your hands in hallelujah and shout it from the rooftops. What an excellent, insightful, well-researched book. I plucked this off of libro.fm's ALC (advanced listening copies) for booksellers randomly. Truly, it was random. Because there was another audiobook tha...
  • Shyam
    Feb 08, 2019
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  • Harris
    Nov 12, 2018
    This is an exceptional book that talks about a subject that's both ubiquitous and also a little taboo: the lies that women tell. And while there're inevitably some would-be wags who would leap on this as though it somehow invalidated the idea of #believewomen, what Lux Alptraum does is...
  • Dan Davis
    Dec 28, 2018
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  • Rachel Matthews
    Dec 14, 2018
    The first chapter really sets the tone for the rest of this book. Alptraum gets stuck in straight away talking about orgasms - what they are, how they feel and why both women and men fake them. Alptraum then goes on to fearlessly tackle topics such as the myth of the hymen, consent, ...
  • Jonathan Lavallee
    Nov 20, 2018
    There is something to be said for perspective. As a man, I am aware of stories and discussion around lies and sexuality but they're always framed from a very accusatory perspective. Sadly, that's quite possibly the history of men thinking about women. Which is why a book like Faking It...
  • Brittany Craig
    Jan 13, 2019
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    Jan 04, 2019
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  • Emily
    Jul 15, 2018
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  • Kerry Rubenstein
    Oct 09, 2018
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  • A C
    Feb 02, 2019
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  • Ms. Awai
    Dec 14, 2018
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  • Rachel Hock
    Nov 09, 2018
    Lux Alptraum is so f***ing smart. I knew that this book would engage me, but I was not prepared for how much it moved me. ...
  • Hanabi Tensaki
    Jan 19, 2019
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  • Shelby Howard
    Nov 09, 2018
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