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Things most kids like: coloring. Things most adults like: sex. Things some adults in touch with their inner child might like? Coloring super erotic pictures of women enjoying sex.

If that sounds like you, then you'll want to know about a new, very, very NSFW coloring book from the sex toy vendor SheVibe and the sex educator and creator of the award winning sexuality website LadyCheeky.com, Elle Chase.

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Over the past few years, adult coloring books have emerged as a go-to stress reliever for millions. "Coloring definitely has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus or bring [about] more mindfulness," Marygrace Berberian, a certified art therapist and the program coordinator for NYU's Graduate Art Therapy Program, told CNN earlier this year.

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But most "adult" coloring books aren't adult. SheVibe and Chase's "naughty" book is, as the name suggests, highly erotic. I mean, it really gets down to it.

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(All fire emojis ours.)
SheVibe.com / Alex Kotkin & Keith Beresnoy

But here's what I'm really digging about this book: It's not just a hyper-sexual coloring book, of which there are several already in existence. No, this is an erotic coloring book in which the images predominately feature scenes focused on female pleasure.

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If you've spent even a second looking at porn on the internet, you know that female pleasure is rarely the focus of most mainstream porn—at least not in any believable way. In this book, the women definitely appear to be coming first.

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When I spoke to Sandra Bruce, one of SheVibe's founding partners and an editor and curator of the coloring book, she told me the theme of female pleasure was unintentional. “We didn’t go at this with any focus,” she told me over the phone. “But when I was editing the book, I noticed we had a lot of females receiving pleasure.”

It probably helps that, while the images were designed and illustrated by two men, Alex Kotkin and Keith Beresnoy, they were edited and curated by a team of mostly women.

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Bruce told me the images were selected by the team based on what personally turned them on, which might explain why so many of the women in this book are getting theirs.

Bruce is also proud that about a third of the pages feature biracial and same sex couples.

To be sure, the majority of the models are cis presenting, able bodied, and fit AF. However, Bruce does tell me a trans edition is already in the works.

Will the coloring book change your life? Probably not. However, as Cat O Dowd, a sex therapist and art therapist, told me, the books “could be a light hearted way for someone to explore their sexuality," adding, "I'd love to see someone then journal their thoughts after playing with this book and really get down deep into their responses to it." And indeed, Bruce is hoping sex educators will use them for learning purposes.

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However the book ends up being used, it’s good and important to see images of women in control and enjoying their sexuality. We need that now more than ever.

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Cleo Stiller is a digital producer covering the intersections of sex, tech and culture. Words to live by: get your money's worth.

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