Release Date: May 11, 2021
ISBN: 9781627783040
eISBN: 9781627785174

Playing Without a Partner: A Singles' Guide to Sex, Dating, and Happiness

by Megan Stubbs Ed.D

Are you single and loving it? …or single and loathing it?

Erase the stigma of singledom and embrace your solo self with sexologist Megan Stubbs’ comprehensive guide to all the best parts about going it alone—from fulfilling authentic personal goals to becoming your own best friend in the bedroom. She offers expert insight on modern dating, orgasm anatomy, exploring kinks, better understanding your body, and even how best to have sex with strangers, all peppered with hilarious anecdotes from her own experiences as a fiercely single woman.

Whether you’re contentedly single or still searching for your one and only, Playing Without a Partner will empower you to own and explore yourself, both inside and out, between the sheets and beyond.

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About the author Megan Stubbs Ed.D

Dr. Megan Stubbs is a sexologist (the job you didn't see on career day), relationships expert, and body image specialist. When she’s not lecturing at universities, hosting at private events around the globe, or writing for Playboy, you can find her living her best life with her rescued pit bull Kronos.

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Exceptionally 'reader friendly' in tone, commentary, organization and presentation, Playing Without a Partner: A Singles' Guide to Sex, Dating, and Happiness is a life-changing, life-enhancing, life-celebrating compendium of practical advice, inspirational motivating, and DIY encouragement. 


—Midwest Book Review


This is a book that I've been waiting for someone to write, and Megan was the perfect person to write it! With humor and insight, she disrupts the narratives that are used to hold unpartnered people back and dares us to reimagine singledom. Playing Without a Partner debunks one of the most insidious myths about the solo life--the idea that you don't have access to intimacy. This book serves as a reminder that the most important relationship you'll ever have is with yourself, so make sure it's a good one!


—Anita Little, sex editor at Playboy


Hilarious and heartfelt, Stubbs weaves science and stories from her past to create a journey that will make anyone, single or partnered, feel better about themselves.

—Meika Hollender, Co-Founder of Sustain and Author of Get on Top


An empowering, fun read! This book not only provides valuable advice for leveling up your sex life — whether solo or with a partner — but also the tools to improve your emotional and physical wellbeing in myriad ways.


—Emmy Favilla, author of A World Without "Whom"


Single or not single, Playing Without A Partner, is a must-have for the bookshelf. Not only does Megan offer a relatable, funny and (very) direct take on embracing your sexuality, she makes taboo topics feel not-so-taboo anymore!


—Bethany C. Meyers, Founder and CEO of the be.come project


In a world that seems to emphasize the importance of being "in a relationship," Playing Without A Partner is a breath of fresh air. Dr. Megan Stubbs not only empowers people to feel good about their single status, but gives tips and tools for people who are unsure of how to exist in a world that seems disproportionately focused on couples. Oh, and yes, her advice for experiencing pleasurable sex on your own terms is fantastic, too! 

Dr. Logan Levkoff, sexuality educator and co-author, Got Teens? The Doctor Moms' Guide to Sexuality, Social Media, and Other Adolescent Realities 


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