Research on women with anorexia and sex will tell you this: They’re not into it. Immature, avoidant, and averse are just some of the words used in the literature to describe this widely accepted phenomenon. But when sexuality scholar Melissa A. Fabello saw the science, she questioned the limiting view that researchers took of sexuality – and she made it her mission to infuse depth into the conversation.
Taking a nuanced perspective, Appetite explores the various ways in which this population wrestles with sexual health, violence, intimacy, identity, and more, centering real women’s narratives. With a social justice approach, turning academia into accessible prose, Fabello offers the only comprehensive resource on anorexia and women’s sexuality in the world.
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