The very notion of being a woman who likes things a certain way, appreciates a good checklist (or timetable) and loves to hit life goals isn't really synonymous with sexual liberation.
But what if I told you that it could be? That if you dropped the idea of thinking you need to be anyone but yourself in sex that you would finally tap into the comforting truth that you're sexual just as you are. That you don't need someone to step in and confirm that you are sexual but that it is you that needs to give your libido the green light...
Permission is a sage and personable exploration of the ongoing conflict for good girls and switched on women who are coming to realise that you can't truly be who you are if you always need someone else to say permission granted...
But it's more than that. Permission will help you to:
- Clarify how self-sourcing permission moves you closer to your own state of personal health
- Feel safe in your sexual expression
- Trust yourself in the vulnerability of intimacy
- Shift from feeling like sex is something you should do to something you want to do
- Quieten the noise of sexual teachings and products that pressure you to be more and instead embrace your realistic sex life
- Own and express what you like and need in the bedroom
Through the combination of her own personal stories, potent learnings and client vignettes, Lauren provides the reassurance that you can be in control, be choosy, have boundaries, speak up, love vanilla and be sexual. That, in fact, showing up in life and sex just as you are will actually get you a lot closer to your pleasure and joy.
If you have ever felt stuck between the societal archetypes of the good girl and switched on woman...
If you've ever wondered if wanting 'vanilla' sex makes you boring...
If the need for your experience as a sexual woman to be validated...
In Permission, Lauren offers guidance and practical wisdom that will help you to explore your relationship with sex, intimacy and your personal health. It will cultivate, support and liberate your feminine reclamation so that you will never seek, or most importantly, need permission for your own sexual expression ever again.
Lisa Lister - Bestselling author of Witch, Love Your Lady Landscape and Code Red
Lauren White's breakthrough first book, Permission, is an affirming, wise and illuminating read which unpacks the many reasons why women seek external validation, rather than looking internally and trusting in their own permission giving abilities. Through research, anecdote and deep personal revelation White explores the complex relationships women have with their own bodies and sexualities, arguing that true liberation comes from permission giving within.
Nina Funnell - Walkley award winning journalist and author
Permission is a big sigh of relief. Lauren White upends many of the progressive sex scripts and tips we've grown accustomed to and invites women, instead, to be who they are as they are. Out with the pressure. Welcome to your own path to being switched on.
Molly Caro May - Author of Body Full of Stars: Female Rage and My Passage Into Motherhood
I read this book at just the right time, seriously the timing was spooky. Too many of us fill our lives with empty pleasures or things, instead of embracing our inner sexuality. Lauren's book helped me realised I can acknowledge my inner good girl and still be a sexy little minx all at the same time. Liberating, sensitive and incredibly thought provoking. Read it now.
Kate Toon - SEO lover, award winning copywriter, author and speaker
Permission came at the perfect time in my life where I was, unknowingly, trying to force things in my life to look the exact way I wanted them to look, and nothing less. Reading Lauren's own personal stories & those of her clients made me realise how much I was looking for external validation to prove myself. I had no idea how much I needed to release expectation & allow myself to just be. For me, this book is about permission to be myself. Real. Human. Flawed. To try, fail & try again. To find the place where my individuality shines through. Equally strong and soft. Equally humble and outspoken. I feel like a caterpillar that has just turned into a butterfly. This is a powerful book. It's no exaggeration to say that saying yes to Permission will change your life.
Alyssa Martin - Sales Copywriter & Brand Messaging Strategist
Permission made me stop. It's not often that a book creates a life changing experience for you, Permission did this for me. Throughout the chapters I felt myself stop and look inwards on who I am, what I really want and who I am. I have always been the good girl, the well-behaved person that had it together. I fitted the mould that was expected of me and from this I feel that I lost a part of me and my voice. Reading Permission has allowed me to create a space to reflect in awards and see what I need for all areas of my life."
Lauren June - Business Development Strategist