Book Preview: Garden of Desires by Emily DubberleyPosted: September 7, 2013
After all, it’s been forty years since Nancy Friday published the ground-breaking My Secret Garden, featuring her forays into the world of female fantasy. According to Dubberley, in the very same month in 1973 that Friday released her book, even infamous champion of the single woman, Cosmopolitan Editor Helen Gurley Brown, “ran a feature written by her in-house psychiatrist, with the opening line, ‘Women do not have sexual fantasies, period. Men do.’”
So, in an unprecedented era where an erotic trilogy has broken records and smashed sales, and when the profits of sex toy companies have increased exponentially due to said phenomena, how much has changed?
I’ll leave it to sexpert Emily Dubberley to bring you bang up to date…