August McLaughlin

Health and Sexuality Writer

August McLaughlin is a health and sexuality writer, award-winning blogger and host and creator of Girl Boner. Each week on GirlBoner®Radio, she interviews relationship experts, celebrity entertainers and more, exploring women’s lives and sexuality “like no one else.” 

Inspiring Women

Known for melding personal passion, artistry and activism, August uses her skills as a public speaker and journalist to inspire women to embrace their bodies and selves, making way for fuller, more authentic lives. Her first Girl Boner book will be released by Amberjack Publishing in August, 2018. 

Tackling Body Issues

Her first novel, In Her Shadow, “an engaging story with an inventive structure and an intriguing focus on body-image issues.”  BUY NOW

Girl Boner: The Good Girl's Guide to Sexual Empowerment

In a culture where female empowerment is used to sell everything from sex toys to soap, most sex education continues to bypass pleasure. The results are stark―we’ve grown accustomed to slut- and prude-shaming and allowed others to dictate how a “good girl” is meant to feel, act, and look.

In Girl Boner: The Good Girl’s Guide to Sexual Empowerment, August McLaughlin offers an unfiltered blend of personal narrative and practical tips on relationships, solo play, journaling, gender issues, and more. From the perks of “Jilling off” to the 7 types of ‘gasms, Girl Boner will “empower you to own your sexual self and enjoy … your whole life a great deal more.”

So, what exactly is a girl boner? We dare you to find out.  BUY NOW

ACCOMPANYING JOURNAL

Girl Boner: A Guided Journal to Self Awareness is a weekly companion journal for August McLaughlin’s groundbreaking book, Girl Boner: The Good Girl’s Guide to Sexual Empowerment. With weekly writing prompts and 52 quotes from the book, this journal is designed to walk you through Girl Boner’s mix of practical tips, in-depth reporting, and inspired storytelling. Because pleasure should be thoughtful, not an afterthought. BUY NOW




Girl Boner Journal: A Guide to Sexual Joy and Empowerment

Girl Boner Journal: A Guide to Sexual Joy and Empowerment

AUTHOR: August McLaughlin

ABOUT:
Discover more about yourself and your sensuality as you explore everything from lessons learned in sex ed and your hottest fantasies to gender identities, ways to embrace your feelings, and a "Yes, No, Maybe" list you don't want to miss!

Whether you pair it with Girl Boner's practical tips, in-depth reporting, and inspired storytelling or use it on its own, Girl Boner Journal will help you take your sexual empowerment journey deeper. It's full of stories and writing prompts to help you better understand and embrace your physical, emotional, and sexual self. Pleasure is key to our health and happiness--it should be thoughtful, not an afterthought.

Girl Boner: The Good Girl's Guide to Sexual Empowerment

Girl Boner: The Good Girl's Guide to Sexual Empowerment

AUTHOR: August McLaughlin

REVIEWS::
** The newest innovation in sexual joy and wellness—now in hardcover.**

“Terrifically encouraging... McLaughlin has written a thorough primer on everything from sex toys to bondage to ‘no means no,’ intended for young women readers who might be new to the idea that they deserve, and own, their personal pleasure.” —The Times Book Review

ABOUT:
In a culture where female empowerment is used to sell everything from sex toys to soap, most sex education continues to bypass pleasure. The results are stark; we’ve grown accustomed to slut- and prude-shaming and allowed others to dictate how a “good girl” is meant to feel, act, and look.

In Girl Boner: The Good Girl’s Guide to Sexual Empowerment, August McLaughlin offers an inclusive, unfiltered blend of personal narrative and practical tips on relationships, solo play, journaling, gender issues, and more. From the perks of “Jilling off” to the 7 types of ‘gasms, Girl Boner will “empower you to own your sexual self and enjoy … your whole life a great deal more.”

In her Shadow

In her Shadow

AUTHOR: August McLaughlin

ABOUT:
One woman locked in a basement, nearing death and longing for escape. Another baffled by the inexplicable symptoms wreaking havoc on her life. Both are lost and alone, yet somehow connected. And time is running out...

Near the tenth anniversary of her parents' unexpected death, Claire Fiksen, a lovely young Harvard-grad and gifted psychologist in Minnesota, develops bizarre symptoms of an eating disorder that threaten her fledgling career, her relationship with a handsome young medical student, her grasp on reality and, soon, her life.

When her beloved grandfather reveals that there may be more to her parents' death than she's realized, Claire's pursuit of healing becomes a desperate search for answers as she delves into her family's sordid past. Meanwhile, someone is watching her every move, plotting to draw her into her own twisted web of misery.

Claire has something he needs, and he'll stop at nothing to obtain it. Every step Claire takes brings her closer to the truth and danger. And her life, she discovers, isn't the only one at stake.

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