4 Must-Read Books About Fat Sex

If you’re a fat person who has sex, this list is for you.

If you’re not a fat person, but you have sex with a fat person or multiple fat people, this list is for you.

If you’re not a fat person, who might possibly, someday have sex with a fat person, this list is for you.

Don’t let yourself and/or your future partners down, read up, absorb the info, and take action.

In honor of the upcoming Love Month, we humbly present you with a few books for a course in Fat Sex. These books, researched and written by self-proclaimed, body-positive sexperts, will answer your questions and ignite your imaginations. Take note and share widely.


Big Big Love by Hanne Blank

Big Big Love is the only one-stop-shopping handbook on relationships, sexuality, and big sexy confidence for people of all genders, sizes, and sexual orientations who know that a fantastic love life doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the number on the bathroom scale. Covering everything from dating to sex toys to getting on top, this guide also features tips on navigating tricky topics like making peace with your belly, coping with weight-related prejudice, and creating a happy, satisfying sex life in a culture where no body is ever perfect enough.

2000 | View on Amazon


Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transfrom Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski

Researchers have spent the last decade trying to develop a “pink pill” for women to function like Viagra does for men. So where is it? Well, for reasons this book makes crystal clear, that pill will never be the answer—but as a result of the research that’s gone into it, scientists in the last few years have learned more about how women’s sexuality works than we ever thought possible, and Come as You Are explains it all.

2015 | View on Amazon


Curvy Girl Sex: 101 Body-Positive Positions to Empower Your Sex Life by Elle Chase

Sex educator Elle Chase covers sex positions from basic to advanced in this new guide for plus-sized lovers. Elle covers specific challenges faced as plus-sized people, and provides precise, body positive tips, tricks and techniques that cater to your big, beautiful body.

2017 | View on Amazon


Fat Sex: New Directions in Theory and Activism by Helen Hester and Caroline Walters

While fat sexual bodies are highly visible as vehicles for stigma, there has been a lack of scholarly research addressing this facet of contemporary body politics. Fat Sex: New Directions in Theory and Activism seeks to rectify this, bringing debates about fat sex into the academic arena and providing a much-needed critical space for voices from across the spectrum of theory and activism. It examines the intersection of fat, sex and sexuality within a contemporary cultural landscape that is openly hostile towards fat people and their perceived social and aesthetic transgressions.

2015 | View on Amazon


About the Author

Meaghan O'Riordan is the Accessioning Archivist for the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library at Emory University. She holds bachelor's degrees in creative writing and religious studies, as well as a Masters in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Theological Studies from Candler School of Theology at Emory and is writing her thesis on how the body positive movement functions as religion. Meaghan writes for AllGo because she believes it will have a big impact on people’s lived experience.

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