by Isabelle Gauthier and Lisa Vinebaum
Hot Pants, long an underground classic, offers great basic sexual health information along with tried and true herbal treatments for common gynecological problems. "Patriarchy sucks," the authors begin. "It's robbed us of our autonomy and much of our history. We believe it's integral for women to be aware and in control of our own bodies." In that spirit, diagrams and herbal remedies teach you how to diagnose and heal many basic problems, including bladder infections, inducing your period, easing cramps and PMS, aphrodisiacs, and dealing with pregnancy. You'll learn herbal remedies to ease every stage of your menstrual cycle. There are references to further reading, descriptions of herbs, and even a section on aphrodisiacs.
The sections include: Body Mapping (in brief), About Menstruation, Love in the Age of Aids, 35 Years of Fertility, STDs and Other Aliens, The Ovaries and the Uterus, Aphrodisiacs, How to Prepare and Use Herbs, Picking Your Own Herbs, Herbal Properties and Dosages, Interesting Reading, and Useful Addresses.