The Hite report
- Seven Stories
The Hite report is often considered as a work that revolutionized women’s sexuality. It was released in 1976 and the state of knowledge about women’s sexuality was, to say the least, small.
It was the report that brought the importance of the clitoris back to the forefront at a time when “clitoral” pleasure was still considered proof of immaturity.
It also shows that women often find it much easier to reach orgasm alone than accompanied!
It is full of quotes that show the true sexuality of real women.
It’s quite a book (more than 800 pages) but it’s a read straight through.
The Hite report goes into detail about how to give yourself pleasure. One of the things that stood out for me was that there are many ways to get pleasure using the external part of the clitoris, not just digital stimulation! He also talks about rubbing, leg contractions, adding a whole bunch of other stimulations (vagina, anus, nipples or other erogenous zones).
It completely normalizes all the ways of taking pleasure and this is something that I find so important.
Reading it also makes you realize how “performance” is not what counts for a pleasurable sexual encounter.