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By Cheryl T. Cohen-Greene, Lorna Garano

ISBN-10: 1593765061

ISBN-13: 9781593765064

For the earlier 40 years, Cheryl Cohen Greene has labored as a surrogate associate, supporting consumers to confront, give some thought to, and eventually settle for their sexuality. during this riveting memoir, Cohen Greene stocks a few of her such a lot relocating circumstances, and likewise unearths her personal sexual coming-of-age. starting with a inflexible Catholic upbringing within the Nineteen Fifties, the place she was once taught to imagine intercourse and sexual wants have been unnatural and incorrect, Cohen Greene struggled to reconcile her sexual identity.
An Intimate Life bargains a candid look at the non-public lifetime of a surrogate associate, studying the cultural and emotional ramifications of pursuing whatever most folks don't instantly understand.
The memoir opens with Cohen Greene's paintings with Berkeley-based poet and journalist Mark O'Brien, whose essay "On Seeing A intercourse Surrogate" was once tailored right into a significant movie titled "The Sessions," which used to be published national in October 2012.

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At thirty-six, Mark had lived most of his life in an iron lung after having contracted polio at age six. He could only breathe on his own for short periods of time and it was only with the help of the respirator that he could meet with me for a couple of hours in the spacious Berkeley cottage he had borrowed for our first session. The iron lung was essentially a breathing machine. It looked like a wide pipe with levers and dials that encased Mark’s whole body, leaving only his head exposed. It worked by creating a partial vacuum every few seconds that lifted his chest so his lungs could fill with oxygen.

Mark’s face turned so red that it looked like poppies had exploded under his cheeks. “It’s okay, Mark. ” I lay down and wrapped my arms around him for a few minutes. I could feel the rapid thump-thump-thump of his heart. ” We closed our eyes for a few moments and concentrated on our breath. I felt his pulse slow a bit. I ran my hand down Mark’s arm. “You said something about pleasuring me,” I said. Mark gave a little half-smile, seeming to overcome his embarrassment. “I like your nipples. ” The truth was that I loved it, but for a second I flirted with claiming the opposite.

I tipped my body over so that Mark could kiss my right breast. Then he made the gulping motion that I’d come to realize meant he needed air. I hoisted myself up on my elbows and slid the breathing tube into his mouth. He drew a few breaths, smiling as he took in the air. Three weeks later at our next session, the first thing I noticed about Mark was that his hair hung a little longer. “I didn’t get it cut because of what you said the last time,” he said. I remembered that I had commented on how silky his hair felt.

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