ISBN 9781920590048
Pages 176
Dimensions 203 x 133 mm
Published 2012
Publisher Modjaji Books, South Africa
Format Paperback

My First Time

Stories of Sex and Sexuality from Women Like You

by Jen Thorpe

As women, we all have a story within us about a sexual experience that was unforgettable. Perhaps it was incredible, earth shattering, life changing, and wonderful. Perhaps it wasn't romantic or pleasurable, but awkward, painful or forced upon us. Many of us have kept our experiences secret because, by exposing our stories, we expose ourselves and our feelings around sex. In My First Time, southern African women have shared their stories about their significant first time experiences of sex and sexuality. This is a collection of honest, powerful, and brave accounts. Some joyful, others funny and some heartbreaking, but all of them important for women, and hopefully men, to read. This is the perfect book for you to read to reflect on your own first times. This is the perfect book to share with your mother, sisters, and friends.

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About the Author

Jen Thorpe

Jen Thorpe is a feminist writer and researcher based in Cape Town. Her first novel, The Peculiars (Penguin South Africa, 2016), was long listed for the Etisalat Prize for Literature and the Sunday Times Fiction Prize. In 2012 she published My First Time: Stories of Sex and Sexuality from Someone Like You with Modjaji Books, following the success of the online site. An edited collection of essays, Feminism Is, will be published in February 2018 with NB Books. Jen writes regularly for a number of publications, including Women and Girls Hub, and Find out more about her via

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