Whether we like to admit it or not, we could all probably use a little help in the bedroom. Maybe you desire better and more frequent orgasms. Maybe you're looking for different ways to turn on your partner. Or maybe you just want to feel more confident. Whatever the case, your sex life is most likely a big part of your life, so why not make it the best it can be?
It's time to get hot this tail-end of summer with some naughty reads guaranteed to improve your sex life. Check out these eight books for some tips that are sure to bring back the fire in the bedroom.
1. Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man by Dan Anderson & Maggie Berman
As the book description asks: "Who better to unveil the mysteries of the he-man psyche than a woman's best friend, the master of clever and refined thinking, the gay man?"
Expect witty and explicit how-tos, tricks, tips and secrets from sex experts in this book full of sex advice — straight from the male perspective.
Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man, $14.99 at Amazon
2. How to Be a Great Lover by Lou Paget
Author Lou Paget gives the "down and dirty" details on what men really want and like — and why. She also draws on the real-life experience of hundreds of men and women who attended her workshops, spilling all the secrets.
How to Be a Great Lover: Girlfriend-to-Girlfriend Totally Explicit Techniques that Will Blow His Mind, $14.25 at Amazon
3. Girl Sex 101 by Allison Moon
This book will teach you seemingly everything you need to know about girl-on-girl sex. From learning all there is to know about the female sexual anatomy to essential moves for cunnilingus, strap-ons and hand sex, consider this your road map to, well, girl sex.
Girl Sex 101, $24.99 at Amazon
4. Hot Sex Tips, Tricks, and Licks by Jessica O'Reilly, Ph.D.
Dr. Jessica O'Reilly's Hot Sex Tips, Tricks, and Licks is a book that goes beyond Kama Sutra and focuses more on building arousal through sensual massages and erotic touch that lead to mind-blowing orgasms.
O'Reilly believes that hot sex isn't just about intercourse — it starts long before that. If you're hoping to regain that passion you once had or just get in better touch with your own needs, this book is a must for you.
Hot Sex Tips, Tricks, and Licks, $25.37 at Amazon
5. Great Sex Made Simple by Mark A. Michaels & Patricia Johnson
Great Sex Made Simple is all about tantric sex. Most people think tantric sex is having sex for hours and hours on end, but it actually goes much deeper than that. It's about passion, spirituality and connection.
This book is ideal for couples looking to experience more than just sex and orgasms — it's for those who wish to deepen their connection and experience intimacy on a whole new level.
Great Sex Made Simple: Tantric Tips to Deepen Intimacy & Heighten Pleasure, $19.99 at Amazon
6. Marriage and Sex by Suzie Holmes
Suzie Holmes goes in-depth on everything there is to know about married sex in Marriage and Sex. She discusses the benefits of sex in a marriage and what to do if you're in a sexless marriage.
Not only does she provide tips to better sex, but she also provides couples with tips for improving the spark in their marriage. It's a quick read that we suggest reading with your partner instead of by yourself.
Marriage and Sex, $0.99 at Amazon
7. Guide To Getting It On! by Paul Joannides
Guide To Getting It On author Paul Joannides knows that sex is constantly changing and wants his books to be current and relevant to the times. It's a funny and enlightening read that covers basically everything you've ever wondered about sex — and even some things you probably wish you didn't know.
Guide to Getting It On, $5.93 at Amazon
8. The Good Girl's Guide to Great Sex by Sheila Wray Gregoire
The Good Girl's Guide to Great Sex is for those that aren't necessarily comfortable with the subject of sex but want and desire more. The book provides details on not just having sex, but making love.
Women desire intimacy and crave oneness, yet aren't quite sure how to experience that in the bedroom. Author Sheila Wray Gregoire wants you to say goodbye to quickies and shallow sex and start experiencing a whole new world of love-making, and her book will help you with just that. She even provides you with some "Good Girl Dares" to try tonight.
The Good Girl's Guide to Great Sex, $10.98 at Amazon
A version of this article was originally published in August 2013.