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Hump

True Tales of Sex After Kids

Kimberly Ford

St. Martin's Griffin

“Kimberly Ford is a gift to every woman who accidentally left her sex life in the maternity ward. Hump is brainy and earthy and downright inspiring.”—Kelly Corrigan, author of The Middle Place

Cheerfully honest, sometimes startling—and just a bit dirty—HUMP is a smart, subversive look behind real-life parental bedroom doors

Hump puts the lie to the conventional wisdom that once your children are born, your sex life dies.  Hump is the chronicle of how a wide variety of couples have reclaimed their former, more sexy selves even amid the chaos of households teeming with young children.  Hump is organized into thought-providing sections, including chapters such as:
--“Back in the Saddle” (first-time-after-childbirth sex)
--“I touch myself” (self—ahem—explanatory)
--“Snip!” (vasectomies)
--“Snap!” (what happens when the condom breaks)

By turns poetic and informative, Hump will inspire women to reclaim their bodies for themselves and their husbands, and to make sex a priority in their own lives no matter how many scuffed sneakers they have to kick out of the way to make it to bed.


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Renaissance: An Introduction

I love the word fuck. I love its force and versatility. When I labored for thirty hours, pushed for four and a half, then had a C-section, my husband, Bill, tells me I was not shy about using my favorite expletive even with my parents and the venerable Dr. Baldwin in the room.

During the year or so that our son Lucas was preverbal, I felt little need to refrain. I used fuck liberally. A good angry "Fuck!" or a contemplative "Fuuuck..." here or there satisfied my sudden need to preserve the youth and vitality that diaper bags and nursing bras threatene
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REVIEWS

Praise for Hump

“A thoughtful and engaging dive into the post-partum bedroom. I found myself surprisingly inspired and heartily concurring with the passionate Ms. Ford!”—Christie Mellor, author of The Three-Martini Playdate and Were You Raised by Wolves?

“Hot and hopeful, Hump shows us that post-partum sex is not only possible, but a beautiful thing to be desired in itself. This book should be on every tired mommy’s night stand, next to her vibrator.”—Erika Schickel, author of You’re Not the Boss of Me

“Hide it where the kids won’t find it! This bawdy memoir, written by a self-described ‘pro-sex’ mom, is what every parent needs to spice up the daily dose of diaper changing and drool. A celebration of sex in the context of marriage, Ford’s Hump will inspire more adult playtime and greater intimacy with your spouse.”—Jennifer Margulis, author of Why Babies Do That

“Racy, fun and intelligent, this book should be required reading for new parents. It’s a sure-cure for even the worst case of wilted libido.” —Cindy La Ferle, award-winning journalist and author of Writing Home

Hump is like an invitation to the circle of friends every mother needs…the women who make her feel safe, challenged, respected, and most of all, entertained.”—Martha Brockenbrough, author of It Could Happen to You: Diary of a Pregnancy and Beyond

“Written with honesty, style and wit—Ford’s stories assure us that a lifetime of passionate humping can be ours!”—Brett Paesel, author of Mommies Who Drink: Sex, Drugs and Other Distant Memories of an Ordinary Mom

“Finally a book about sex after children that isn’t a saccharine, maudlin, mess.” —Pepper Schwartz, author of Prime: Adventures and Advice on Sex, Love and the Sensual Years

“Blunt and funny, Hump is California-Kim’s definitive antidote to post-partum depression, detailing the frankly explicit solo and partnered thrills of sex. She invites us to appreciate her evidence: our reproductive imperative enhances rather than impedes healthy genital friction.” —Lynn Margulis, Distinguished University professor, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Department of Geosciences, co-author with Dorion Sagan of Mystery Dance: On the Evolution of Human Sexuality

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Kimberly Ford

  • KIMBERLY FORD, as Kimberly Chisholm, has written for The Threepenny Review and Literary Mama, among other publications. She has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in Spanish and French Literature. She and her husband, along with their young three children, live near San Francisco.

  • Kimberly Ford
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Hump

True Tales of Sex After Kids

Kimberly Ford

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St. Martin's Griffin

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