Part meditation, part confession, and part smut, My Life In Masturbation isinspired by a pack of naked playing cards from the 1970s. The book explores the author's relationship to masturbation, from silent fumblings with a cousin under the duvet, to grinding against a mattress, and through to doing it in front of a mirror at a time of grief. How do we learn to wank? Who was our first jerk-off partner? A brother, a cousin, a friend from school?
This personal essay explores different ways of masturbating, and how our relationship to jerking-off changes with time, and some anecdotes from friends: the long-lasting (and reliable) fantasy of being seduced by a Moscow taxi driver; the fantasy of playing dead while being fucked; or the obsession with a particular part of the body (the pubic bush, for example).
Ranging in scope from Onan in the Bible to phone sex with strangers, this work is also a comment on how our fantasies and masturbation habits evolve with technology and the ways we live our lives. A personal essay with 20 full colour images from the pack of naked playing cards.
My Life In Masturbation (2nd Edition) Format: Paperback, Perfect-bound. 40 pages, full colour (Kiss & Tell Press, 2015) Dimensions: 6.1″ x 9.2″