Today I’m switching gears a little bit and talking about one of my new favorite books written by a Black female author. I came across Lotus Flower Femme on Instagram (@lotusflowerfemme), and was very drawn to her content and feed aesthetic. It wasn’t until I read through one of her Valentine’s Day posts that I found out she wrote a book called Your “Little Friend”. Judging by the description and reviews alone, I knew I had to buy it and read for myself.
I was pleasantly surprised when I got the book. It’s educational, juicing, and has a lot of humor! Reading this book feels like talking in a group chat with your girlfriends. I’ve been in a few relationships myself, but you can learn something from this book no matter how experienced you are with dating, sex, and relationships. If you’re a young girl who has questions about dating for the first time, this book is for you. If you’re looking to explore your sensuality, this book is certainly for you. If you need a quick guide on how to navigate your current relationship and turn up the intimacy, this book is for you too! Lotus even goes into explaining certain parts of the female anatomy, sex and contraceptives. As I write this, I’m looking through the book again and wow, I wish I had this at 16 years old so I’d have some insight into what to expect when dealing with guys and taking care of myself as a young woman.
I’d recommend this book over and over again. If you have a teenage sister or cousin, gift her this book, sis! It’s so important that we become comfortable discussing topics of dating, relationships, and sex because we’ll eventually have to experience these things for ourselves. There’s no sense in trying to hide sexual content from teenagers because it’s publicized in our media all the time. We grew up watching sex scenes in movies and some tv shows, and received little education about safe sex and pleasure, especially for women. This book is a collection of high-level, easily digestible information into one book. It truly is “everything I wish my mama told me about sex, dating and relationships”.
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