I remember the first time I heard the question. A reporter for a college magazine was interviewing me about Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape, the anthology I edited with Jessica Valenti. […] Given all the conflicting messages young women get about their sexuality from all sides—media, church, family, friends, and more—how do we figure out what we want to say “yes” to in the first place?
So begins Jaclyn Friedman’s fabulous new workbook. What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex and Safety sets out to help readers move toward sex lives that are as personally fulfilling as possible. I sat down with Jaclyn at the 2011 Roots of Change Conference to talk about her hopes for the book, sexual autonomy, pop culture, surviving haterdom, and whether that title is what you think it is. Care to listen in?
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