Private: Stripped

Nikki Gemmell, the once-anonymous author of The Bride Stripped Bare, argues in today’s Guardian that complete sexual honesty is the “last frontier that feminism has to tackle,” and puts this forward as some sort of explanation for her decision to publish the book anonymously:

I had fully intended to put my name to The Bride Stripped Bare when I began, but soon found I was censoring myself: afraid of too much honesty, afraid of hurting the people closest to me, and afraid that no man – husband included – would ever want to sleep with me again, knowing that they were being so judged.

(Via Donnie at Left Pedal.)