Real-Talk Audiobooks About Dating, Sex, and Love
Real-Talk Audiobooks About Dating, Sex, and Love

Birds, bees, flowers, trees: we’re guessing you’re reasonably up-to-speed there. But what about when you need real-life dating, hook-up, and relationship advice that’s less wildlife-based, and more focused on, shall we say, the whole ecosystem? Permission to blush, granted—but we’re not hiding how seriously into these honest and sex-positive listens we are. Get ready to toss euphemisms to the wind, and listen to audiobooks that teach you how to learn the fun way.

From Girl Sex 101 author Allison Moon, Getting It is a refreshingly intersectional and honest guide to understanding the basics of hook-up culture and how to partake. From first moves and sex etiquette to navigating nonmonogamy and sexual health, Getting It helps listeners understand what casual sex means for them and offers an empowering dive into how to get it and feel great about it every step of the way.

Hear Allison Moon talk about recording the Getting It audiobook on our This Is the Author podcast.

Can we have both freedom and love? Comfort and lust? Open is an unprecedented exploration of polyamory from an award-winning journalist chronicling her first open relationship. With an unflinching eye, Open is groundbreaking in both its documentarian approach and its explicit subject matter.

Listen to Rachel Krantz talk more about Open on our This Is the Author podcast.

Author: Dan Savage
Read By: Dan Savage

In Savage Love from A to Z, America’s premier sex advice columnist takes on edgier-than-ever sex-positive topics with his signature candor in this collection of adults-only essays, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the “Savage Love” column.

Hear Dan Savage talk about recording the Savage Love from A to Z audiobook on our This Is the Author podcast.

Black Love Matters is an incisive, intersectional essay anthology edited by Book Riot columnist and librarian Jessica Pryde—and narrated on audio by Pryde and a full cast—that celebrates and examines romance and romantic media through the lens of Black readers, writers, and cultural commentators.

Respect is an all-encompassing audiobook guide built around consent, and Inti Chavez Perez draws on his experience as a sex educator to lay out how to build positive, respectful relationships with friends and partners, and how consent factors in at every stage. From gender identity and sexual orientation to body image and sexual health and more, Respect tells you everything you should know, and everything you want to know.

In Want Me, prominent sex journalist Tracy Clark-Flory shares the confusing, funny, and sometimes painful moments that shaped her young adulthood, offering an honest look at sex and culture for modern young women. In this darkly humorous memoir, she shares the events that led to discovering conflicting truths about her own desire, first as a woman coming of age and then as a veteran journalist covering the sex beat.

Catching feelings? Swoon on with Ardently Admired: Jane Austen Retellings on Audio and Dreamy & Steamy Romances Featuring Black Leading Characters.