Can you please recommend me books on sex/couples therapy and/or male sexuality which are a) not too densely academic - literate and thoughtful pop psychology is fine - and are neither sexist nor heterocentric? Trans-friendly/non-cis-centric would be great too, but I realize that may be even harder to find in pop psych.

I already have Hanne Blank's Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Hetrosexuality on my radar, but I think it's not quite what I'm looking for, for this purpose. (I have not yet read it, but look forward to it immensely.) Ditto The Guide to Getting It On.
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It's more on the construction of gender stuff, but R. W. Connell is a good source. She's also trans, and wrote several of her books as a man.
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The bookstore I work at stocks books on behalf of a local sex therapist. He specializes in couples, but has a focus on male sexuality. I can't remember it off the top of my head, but I'll grab it when I'm in tomorrow and send you a copy.

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I have only read his poetry and his book on The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but I would think Bill Henkin's bibliography would be worth checking out. (Disclaimer: he's a cousin of my mother's. On the other hand, he made some very good recommendations for a friend of mine who needed a kink-positive therapist.)

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I really like the Whole Lesbian Sex Book. It's got some great sections on gender, partnership, communication, ways to achieve orgasm, whether you need to achieve orgasm, etc. I am very fond of it--it's modern and sensible, which I find to be rare.

Noah at the Hooded Utilitarian often reviews lit-crit type sex books, including ones on history of sexuality and some on trans issues. I'm not sure if you're interested in that sort, but it's well worth a look, I think. I can ask him for more specific recs if you'd like.

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Seconding the recommendation for The Whole Lesbian Sex Book.
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