Faking It: The Lies Women Tell about Sex—And the Truths They Reveal by Lux Alptraum.


In Faking It, Lux Alptraum looks at women, sex, and lying—why myths about women's deceit persist, how they came to be in our culture, and 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 got them pregnant, about whether they were raped, about how many people they’ve had sex with and what sort of experiences they’ve had.

Over and over we’re reminded that, on dates, in relationships, and especially in the bedroom, women just aren’t telling the truth. Through first-hand interviews with sexuality experts and women of all kinds, Alptraum raises important questions: where does the assumption that women are dishonest come from? Are women trying to please men or just avoid their anger?

Through it all, Alptraum suggests that even if women are lying, we’re doing it for very good reason—to protect ourselves, and in situations where society has given us no other choice.

To learn more about Lux Alptraum and Faking It, please visit her website.

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