She constantly judges the people that she interviews for wanting to go beyond her vanilla tastes. Wow, thanks for writing this book and enlightening us! I can't believe that someone who doesn't like sex can be a sex writer. Yeah, that's good journalism. Bakos is a total fucking buttclenched loser, the closest she seems to be able to get to open-mindedness is considering herslef a feminist while writing for Penthouse. From the first sixty pages, she comes off as trite, ignorant, and totally condesending of the people she writes about. Jan 03, Craven rated it did not like it This is such a terrible book. Her conclusion about transvestites is that they are fun to dress up with and to go out shopping with but otherwise who needs 'em? So actually, this just takes another point away from her ability to research and pick up on complexity and deversity. Oh really, you mean that they are normal people? She also says that they are often unattractive and average, unlike the subjects photographed in Madonna's Sex book and models that dress up in leather. She's stuck on the physical and mostly just wants to talk about how ugly some of these people are or else she gives us her inner dialogue about how hot they are and how she fantasizes about them caressing her bulldog face glass houses, Susan, glass houses. Bakos is the sex writer for Penthouse Letters and this is her exploring the world of sexual kinks. She can't even recognize that trans people are queer folks, not just dudes that dress up like women because they can't relate them.