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Felice Newman

Felice Newman is an American author, sex educator, and "somatic coach."



Newman has a "somatic coaching certificate" through the Strozzi Institute, based in Petaluma, CA. Newman studied human sexuality through the San Francisco Sex Information and The Body Electric School.


Newman founded Cleis Press,[1][2] in 1980 with Frédérique Delacoste. Cleis Press is the publisher of more than 200 books on sexuality. Cleis Press has developed and edited sex books by sex authors including Susie Bright, Tristan Taormino, Violet Blue, Patrick Califia and Annie Sprinkle.

Newman is the author of The Whole Lesbian Sex Book: A Passionate Guide for All of Us (ISBN 978-1-57344-199-5) and co-editor (with Frédérique Delacoste) of Best Sex Writing 2006 (ISBN 978-1-57344-237-4).

Newman has appeared on Loveline, Derek & Romaine Show, and other radio programs.[when?]

Her online sex advice has appeared on,, and Her "Whole Lesbian Sex" column appears in newspapers across the U.S.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Sex and politics: Cleis creates good feminist bedfellows". Lambda Book Report. 1 August 2003. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Strawley, George (12 October 1999). "Ironic result for bookseller". Gettysburg Times. p. A4. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 

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