Sometimes surprising, always stimulating — this book offers a snapshot of America’s complex sexual practices and mores as seen through Cleis’s unique lens. It is the best nonfiction sex journalism of the year in one unforgettable book.In a single generation, Cleis Press has fundamentally changed the way people talk — and what they read — about sex and gender. Founded by Felice Newman and Fr‚d‚rique Delacoste in 1980, the press’s mission is to explore and celebrate sex in all its forms, with a decided tilt toward the queer and the subversive. For the first time, Cleis’s founders bring their own sex-positive sensibilities to bear on one of their most popular series. In<I> Best Sex Writing 2006,</I> they’ve collected the year’s most challenging and provocative nonfiction articles on this endlessly evocative subject. The essays here comprise a detailed, direct survey of the contemporary American sexual landscape, a landscape Newman and Delacoste helped shape with such ground-breaking books as<I> Sex Work</I> and<I> The Good Vibrations Guide to Sex.</I> Major commentators both in and out of Cleis’s stable of writers examine the many roles sex plays in our lives in these literate and lively essays.