At the erotic shop for women we do not only sell toys, oils and dessous. We also have books in our assortment. Most of them are how-to books with titles such as ‘How to become the perfect lover’ and ‘How to find Mr Perfect’, or erotic novels like ‘Beyond Innocence’ or ‘Fuck your Friends’. We don’t really have illustrated books, because there simply aren’t that many that make women drool. But just so you know: we at NMHW are working hard on solving this issue.
A few weeks ago the shop received a book delivery with some new titles – for us at least. What caught my eye: a small book called ‘Porn for Women‘. Not a book about women and pornography. No, a book with pictures. I eagerly open it and what do I see: dressed men looking sweet into the camera or doing typical female activities such as vacuum cleaning and cooking, accomanied by texts such as “You look stressed. Let me make you some tea and we can talk about it. Chamomile okay?” and “I don’t have to have a reason to bring you flowers.”
My heart skips a beat. My legs are shaking. Pearls of sweat run down my face. I am thinking: can I wait until I get home, or shall I take this book, a toy from the shop and have a ‘lunch’ break in the bathroom right now?
Okay. Seriously. Is this meant to be a joke? I guess so. I hope so. If so, I find the title misleading and quite stereotypical. Better would be: ‘What men can do to annoy women a little less – and make women love them a little more’.
This is what women expect when opening a book called ‘Porn for Women':
Here is a good example…