Dorothy Freed is the author of Perfect Strangers, A Memoir of the Swinging 70’s. The story begins in upstate New York and transports Dorothy to San Francisco. Perfect Strangers is a upbeat, tongue-in-cheek account of being sexually liberated, personally empowered, and of starting over. Foreword by Carol Queen, PH.D.

Dorothy Freed is also the author of numerous erotic short stories. Her genre ranges from BDSM to unabashed female sexuality, from the perspective of being in her 70’s. She has been published in a variety of anthologies such as those edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, Rose Caraway and Joan Price. 



Praise for Perfect Strangers: 

“Dorothy Freed walks readers through the swinging 70’s, showing the very personal impact of the sexual revolution on her life as she goes from wife to erotic explorer.”

Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor of BEST WOMEN’S EROTICA OF THE YEAR, VOL’s, 1-3 and over 60 other erotica anthologies.   

“Perfect Strangers: A Memoir Of The Swinging Seventies, a decidedly sex positive memoir, takes the reader along for the ride as newly divorced Dorothy Freed undertakes an erotic journey into the real contours of the sexual revolution, seeking to discover her pathway to orgasm. Her story demonstrates just how hot the process of writing oneself whole can be.”

Jen Cross, founder /facilitator, and author of Writing Ourselves Whole, co-editor of Sex Still Spoken Here, and co-facilitator of the Erotic Reading Circle.


PERFECT STRANGERS spotlights the sensitive issue of female sexual satisfaction. My adventures in the Land of Oz—otherwise known as mid-70s San Francisco—take place in an era when casual sex seemed as easy as a handshake; but for a woman to achieve orgasm, vaginal or otherwise—well, good luck with that! My sex-positive tale touches on issues pertinent to countless women. My target audience is every woman who has ever faked an orgasm, every woman who has divorced, dated and struggled to start over, and every woman who has dared to live out a sexual fantasy—or dreamed of doing so.

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