The Sex Book by Leeza Mangaldas

Are my genitals normal?

Does size matter?

Is masturbation bad for me?

How important is sex to a relationship?

In The Sex Book, award-winning sex educator Leeza Mangaldas provides scientifically accurate, judgement-free answers to even your most seemingly awkward questions about sex and the body.

From anatomy to hygiene, from consent to contraception, from masturbation to orgasms, she fills many knowledge gaps with her sharp insights, developed over years of researching the physical, social and emotional aspects of sex and sexuality.

Sex education is central to greater gender equality, improved sexual and reproductive health, and a safer, more love-filled world. Queer-inclusive, and focused on pleasure, this groundbreaking sex-ed handbook will help you better understand yourself, your body and your relationships, and show you how sex can be incredibly fun and magical.

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'Empowering, informative, delightful. Everyone should read this book!'-Dr Laurie Mintz, author of Becoming Cliterate

'Sex education at its best. Hugely relevant across generations.!'-Dr Nozer Sheriar, gynaecologist and obstetrician, and technical advisor, South-East Asia, WHO

'The sex book we all NEED and DESERVE!'-Sushant Divgikr, drag icon and queer activist

'A truly wonderful encyclopaedia of sex, love, romance, and pleasure... Reads like having a frank conversation with a best friend.'-Anne Philpott, founder, The Pleasure Project

'Empower yourself with the knowledge found in this book and you won't regret it!'-Dr Rena Malik, urologist and pelvic surgeon, popular medical YouTuber

About the Author

Leeza Mangaldas is India's foremost sex education content creator. She established her now immensely popular sex-ed platforms on YouTube and Instagram in 2017 as a passion project, alongside her work as a freelance journalist and TV presenter, hoping to help normalize conversations around sexuality, sexual health, gender and the body. Her videos now reach millions of people in India and around the world, daily. She also hosts ‘The Sex Podcast', a Spotify exclusive, in Hindi. Leeza has won several awards for her work, including Sexual Health Influencer of the Year 2021–22 at the Cosmopolitan India Blogger Awards, and has featured on GQ's list of Most Influential Young Indians in 2021 and 2022. She is a UN Women Ally, as well as the recipient of The Pleasure Project Fellowship.

Leeza studied English literature and visual art at Columbia University with a focus on gender and sexuality. She lives in Goa with her dog, Mouse. This is her first book.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins India (17 October 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 935629223X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-9356292239
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1 kg
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 19.7 x 2.3 x 13 cm

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