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Secrets of the couch

When a sex therapist arranges for his clients’ sessions to be secretly recorded, there are life-changing consequences for two women involved

10 June 2023

9:00 AM

10 June 2023

9:00 AM

Big Swiss Jen Beagin

Faber, pp.325, 14.99

When Flavia, 28, starts seeing a sex therapist called Om – a name that is as ‘on-the-nose’ as everything in Hudson, NY, the college town without a college where Jen Beagin sets Big Swiss – she is upfront about her ground rules.  Having been brutally attacked a few years earlier, she says to Om:

Can we stop using the word ‘trauma’? Trauma people are almost as unbearable to me as Trump people.

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