Sexuality: A Graphic Guide

Regular price $ 19.95

by Meg-John Barker, Illustrated by Jules Scheele

Icon Books

6/15/2021, paperback

SKU: 9781785786532


They're back! Writer Meg-John Barker and artist Jules Scheele once again team up in this cheeky and informative comic-book follow-up to Queer and Gender.

Sex is everywhere. It's in the stories we love - and the stories we fear. It defines who we are and our place in society ... at least we're told it ought to.

Sex and sexuality can seem like a house of horrors, full of monsters and potential pitfalls. We often live with fear, shame and frustration when it comes to our own sexuality, and with judgement when it comes to others'. Sex advice manuals, debates over sex work and stories of sexual "dysfunction" only add to our anxiety.

With compassion, humour, erudition and a touch of the erotic, Meg-John Barker and Jules Scheele shine a light through the darkness and unmask the monsters.


"The art introduces a set of reoccurring characters, tongue-in-cheek references to the Scooby-Doo gang, who journey through a haunted house confronting and unmasking the villains: patriarchy, white supremacy, ableism, and capitalism personified ... The sum: accessible, compassionate reading for readers wanting to think more deeply about sex, society, and how they intersect." -Unknown

"A very informative and inclusive look at sexuality throughout history. ... This is a must have for teens and up. The way sex and sexuality is discussed in this graphic novel is a good baseline for how sex-ed and discussions about these topics should be handled. I will absolutely be adding this to my library's collection as well as my own personal bookshelf." -Unknown

About the Contributors:

Meg-John Barker is the author of a number of popular books on sex, gender and relationships, drawing on their years of academic research and therapeutic practice in these areas.

Jules Scheele is a comics artist and illustrator based in Glasgow.