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The Joy of Sex: A Gourmet Guide to Lovemaking

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2009

    Fun information, gentle guidelines

    As the authors/editors put it, this book was written to dispel scary myths, help people get over unnecessary hangups, suggest some fun varieties, and remind people of necessary health precautions. Being something of a beginner in this subject matter when I started reading this book, I found it very useful and informative. I think the authors succeeded in all of their stated goals.
    If you're uncertain what this book is about when you started reading this review, then yes, it is about sex, the whats, wheres, and whens about sex. It describes sex both in terms of biological arousal and emotional connection. That said, this book is not a detailed textbook on human reproductive biology or sex psychology. If you're uncertain whether this is a book you'd want, try finding it in a book store or some online preview, look through the table of contents and see if those are the things you'd like to read more about.
    To take the authors' original goals item by item:
    Dispel scary myths: yes. I learned a lot about why not to be afraid of certain things, and on the other hand what I should really be careful about.
    Get over hangups: yes. I didn't have hangups when I started, and didn't get any new ones when I finished reading, but I could see that hangups were explained in ways that a solution could be found.
    Fun varieties: some. This book does have text description and illustration for some sex positions, the pros and cons to some of these (e.g. what position not to try if a partner has a weak back). This book is not a comprehensive list of all kinds of positions as might be found in the sexuality section of "health and fitness" websites.
    Health precautions: yes. The book explains prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs, with some on the epidemiology of AIDS) and unplanned pregnancy. One part I particularly admired deals with the emotional and social repercussions on the children if a parent is not emotionally ready to have a child. It's only a few short paragraphs, but it's comprehensive.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2006

    The Best Book Explaining Sex on the Market

    Reading this book was the best sex education I've ever received. The author is factual and straight-forward, yet writes with an entertaining wit. Just about every topic within the sexual realm is addressed, giving the reader an overview of many different sexual beliefs and activities. You will learn something from reading this book no matter what your age or sexual experience. You will also find that you are more open-minded about sexual issues and topics after reading this book. This is an outstanding work and should be utilized as a learning tool for anyone with questions about sex.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2009

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    It's been a joy!

    Revised from the classic it is, this newer, cleaner and more stylish edition is a must read for anyone who wants to know about sex. It's the nuts and bolts and the ins and out of it and reads well. It's concise and full of useful information anyone should want to know. A recommend.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2014

    A must read for anyone sexually able

    It is in a way unfortunate that such a book is necessary. Most of this knowledge should have been and remain now common and open knowledge. Alas, it still is not and opponents of high school sex education classes want to keep it that way. So it is that this book remains a needed and well written source of information and encouragement. Everyone should have read this book by age 15 or so. If you have not done so, stop reading this review and start reading The Joy of Sex. Nuf sed!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2009

    Still the Bible on Sex

    The best book on Sexual Intercourse, bar none! With beautiful Illustrations and text this is the new Kama Sutra. This book should be required reading for all lovers.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2013

    Kat to teo

    Hey u there sweetie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2013

    Cool

    Well i have read a lot of books but this is one of my favs!!!

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  • Posted May 10, 2009

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    fantastic

    good and useful

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