Introduction: A Manifesto for Trans Intimacy and Desire. The Process. The Interviews. 1. Fox Fisher and Owl. 2. Margo, Megan and Jaye. 3. Michelle. 4. Kuchenga. 5. Kate O'Donnell and Taylor. 6. Michael, MJ and H.
Diverse and well-known figures from the trans and non-binary community speak out about sex, desire and dating, and the ways gender and sexuality can relate to one another
Juno Roche is an internationally recognised trans writer and campaigner, and Founder of Trans Workers UK and the Trans Teachers Network. On the Independent's Rainbow List 2015 and 2016, she is a patron of cliniQ and contributes to publications including Diva, The Guardian and Vice.
I have been reading Juno Roche for some time and she has educated
me through her writing about gender non-conformity issues and
cisgender privilege. Everyone needs the transparency of a
commentator like Juno. I salute this deeply personal, honest and
instructive book. It will be a comfort to many, and for others
a much needed testament to the indisputable fact that we are all
individuals able to encourage each other towards authenticity. --
Caryn Franklin MBE, fashion and identity commentator and professor
of diversity, Kingston School of Art.
Queer Sex is an audacious and inspiring challenge to a system that shames trans bodies and desires. Roche's words are a gift to anyone looking to open their minds and fall in love with the possibilities of love. -- CN Lester, academic, musician and author of Trans Like Me
The interviews in Queer Sex are captivating and offer a real and often warm-hearted look at how our thoughts around intimacy and sex are constantly evolving. Juno's writing shines throughout, and on more than one occasion I found myself nodding my head and thinking, yep, I feel that! -- Freiya Benson, author and writer
This book delivers honesty with humour and heart on a subject that is not talked about enough. As a trans girl contemplating surgery I can't express how grateful I am for this. -- Charlie Craggs, founder of Nail Transphobia & author of To My Trans Sisters.
I love this brave, inspirational, and groundbreaking book! Juno Roche is having the kinds of conversations about bodies, intimacy and sex that I've been longing to hear in the queer and trans communities. Brava, Juno! -- Barbara Carrellas, author of Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-first Century
Ahhh, now these are the sex talks I'd like to have had back when I was first transitioning. This book is sure going to encourage and inspire a whole lot of trans and gender nonconforming family and their lovers. -- Kate Bornstein, author of Gender Outlaw
A valuable contribution to the recent trend of LGBTQ+ nonfiction from a gifted writer and interviewer. It taught me about elements of transitioning that I was unaware of and sparked an interesting discussion on gender, genitalia and sex. -- UEA Feminist Book Club
Queer Sex is simply phenomenal. -- Bitch Media
This book is simultaneously poignant, thought-provoking, ground-breaking and refreshingly honest. -- Workers' Liberty
This book is less of a traditional guide book and more of a personal narrative and exploration of the binary rules society imposes and the ways we can move past them. While the title of the book is a bit misleading, Juno Roche's ability to weave together personal journey and interview exploration makes this book a fast and intriguing read. Roche takes a compelling look at gender reassignment surgeries, sex in non-cis relationships, and finding love. This book is recommended to anyone who wishes to hear from trans and nonbinary folxs about how they navigate intimacy, pleasure, and relationships. -- Miranda Dube * GLBT Reviews, American Library Association *