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A frank and witty tour of modern sexuality from a knowing young "sexpert" who's seen — and done — it all.

From her popular columns and website to her videos and lecture series, Tristan Taormino has garnered raves for her unabashed straight talk about sex. Now, for the first time in book form, she imparts wisdom gleaned from years of adventurous and informative sexual anthropology. As a sex educator, Tristan has listened to thousands of people's most intimate questions. In Pucker...

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Overview

A frank and witty tour of modern sexuality from a knowing young "sexpert" who's seen — and done — it all.

From her popular columns and website to her videos and lecture series, Tristan Taormino has garnered raves for her unabashed straight talk about sex. Now, for the first time in book form, she imparts wisdom gleaned from years of adventurous and informative sexual anthropology. As a sex educator, Tristan has listened to thousands of people's most intimate questions. In Pucker Up, she responds to those queries — no matter how taboo — giving honest, useful advice that doesn't shy away from sensitive topics.

All the basics are covered here, but Tristan also tackles such topics as strap-ons, female ejaculation, the latest sex toys, erotica and how it can improve your love life, and new strategies for hitting that elusive G-spot. Pucker Up is quite simply an indispensable book for anyone looking for healthy, adventuresome, mind-blowing sex.

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Step aside, Dr. Ruth, there is a new sexpert in town. With Pucker Up, Tristan Taormino can now wear that grand badge. There are no taboos in Taormino's frank and honest discussions about subjects ranging from anal sex to female ejaculation. Unlike other books about sex, her discussions reach beyond the barest mention and coverage of a topic. Taormino has done her research and is sharing everything she knows -- and she knows a lot -- about sex with the willing reader. But if you're looking for smut or kink, go elsewhere, because although these topics may be off-limits during dinner with the folks, Taormino's tone is straight-up and smart.
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In Pucker Up: A Hands-On Guide to Ecstatic Sex, sexpert Tristan Taormino (The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women), who has appeared in Entertainment Weekly, New York, Spin, Playboy and on The Howard Stern Show and the Discovery Channel, combines know-how, enthusiasm, practicalities, compassion and humor to spread the joy of an aspect of our lives "still trivialized, marginalized, and denigrated by most of our cultural institutions." Imparting wisdom on anatomy, communication, safe sex, anal sex, "the basics" (hand jobs and oral sex), toys, tools, erotica, role-playing you name it (don't be shy!), Taormino inspires confidence that all things are possible, not to mention desirable. Illus. (Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060394158
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/4/2001
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

Tristan Taormino is the editor of On Our Backs and a columnist for the Village Voice, Taboo, Penthouse.com, Spectator, and The Loop. She is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women, and directed, produced, and starred in two videos based on the book. She is the editor of the Best Lesbian Erotica series, for which she has edited seven volumes. Taormino has appeared on the Howard Stern Show, Loveline, HBO's Real Sex, MTV, and the Discovery Channel. She teaches workshops and lectures on sex nationwide. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Chapter One

Redefining Erogenous Zones and Orgasm

Sexual Anatomy and Response

The Anatomy Lesson

I always begin my sex workshops with an anatomy lesson. I don't want to bore my students or give them flashbacks to high school biology class, but I can't assume that everyone has detailed knowledge about physiology. You would be amazed at how little most people know about their own sexual anatomy! Most of us weren't paying close attention to that particular lecture in health class, and many people, sadly, have never looked closely at their own genitals. There is a reason that feminists in the 1970s were whipping out those plastic speculums and handheld mirrors at consciousness-raising groups all over the country. When women and men have a better understanding of our bodies, we feel less alienated from them. Knowledge is the first step toward being more in tune with your body.

From the important anatomical structures and where they are located to their different functions and how they may contribute to pleasure and orgasm, knowing more about your own body and how it works can give you a better grasp of how you experience sexual pleasure. Of course, sex is not just physical; emotional, psychological, and spiritual aspects of eroticism are just as important as our working parts. I don't want to diminish their significance in any way; however, it's crucial for people to get better acquainted with their bodies and those of their partners if they want to give them boundless pleasure.

When I began research for my book The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women, I wanted to gather as much information as possible about anorectal anatomy. Since my background was in sexual activism and writing, the scientific and medical aspects of anal sex were less familiar to me. Naively, I thought that anatomy -- including our sexual anatomy -- was a science based on "hard facts." You know, anatomists cut open a cadaver and sketched out all the organs. Then, they hooked some live people up to machines, monitored how different anatomical structures functioned, and took lots of notes. I believed that everyone at least agreed on where everything was located. Was I in for a big shock.

What I discovered is that, like the social sciences, anatomy is open to different interpretations and schools of thought. And when it comes to sexual anatomy, particularly women's sexual anatomy, we girls have been given the short end of the information stick. First, it seems that anatomists know each minute detail of every millimeter of the penis, but they do not have comparable detailed information about the vulva, the clitoris, or the G-spot. In fact, the lack of information about female sexual anatomy and function is startling. Second, many anatomical drawings and explanations are often vague when it comes to the intricacies of female genitalia; these texts either gloss over or disregard altogether entire structures that are important to our sexual anatomy. When depictions and descriptions do reference particular parts, they fail to explain their function, their relationship to other structures, or their role in sexual arousal and orgasm. This lack of information leaves us in the dark about our bodies and maintains the "mystery" of female genitalia for both women and men.

As a result of misinformation (and a lack of any information in some cases), feminist doctors, scientists, sexologists, healthcare advocates, and activists decided to do their own research. Two particular groups produced significant research that has become the cornerstone of a new school of thought about the female body. The Boston Women's Health Collective published the first edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves in 1969, and it has produced several subsequent revised editions of The New Our Bodies, Ourselves (the most recent was released in 1998). While the book was not specifically about sex, Our Bodies, Ourselves contributed greatly to women's understanding of their sexuality. The first time I heard the word "clitoris," I went straight to the index of this classic to see what everyone was talking about!

The Federation of Feminist Women's Health Centers (FFWHCs), an organization of women's health clinics around the country, published a groundbreaking book called A New View of a Woman's Body: An Illustrated Guide in 1981. Written by the women of FFWHCs, this insightful book offered us a completely revised perspective on female sexual anatomy with a specific focus on the clitoris. What the writers of the book (and certainly plenty of feminists) saw as the most egregious error in the male-centered view of sexual anatomy was the focus on the vagina as the primary female sexual organ -- the one most comparable to the penis. This book argued a different point of view: the clitoris is most anatomically analogous to the penis, and, more importantly, it is much more crucial to women's sexual pleasure than the vagina. In addition to identifying the clitoris as the center of our sexual universe, the FFWHCs wanted to expand its anatomical reach as well.

The authors of A New View blasted the mainstream concept of the clitoris being only a small nub of sensitive flesh protected by a hood above the vaginal opening. Instead, they recast the clitoris to encompass not just the clitoral glans and shaft (the nub), but also the inner lips, the frenulum, the vaginal opening, the urethra and urethral sponge. Shifting our entire understanding of female sexuality, feminists hoped to empower women with this new conceptualization of their bodies. Most feminist sex educators, myself included, base our own work on this updated definition of women's anatomy and the far-reaching potential of the clitoris. Slowly, feminist efforts to expand the definition of the clitoris have seeped into mainstream medicine. For example, in a recent Newsweek article on female desire, John Leland told a revealing story: "In a conference room at Boston University, [Professor] Trudy Van Houten stops an unsuspecting medical student. The clitoris, she challenges the young woman, a fourth-year med..."

Pucker Up. Copyright © by Tristan Taormino. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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  • Posted December 12, 2010

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!

    I so loved this book. The author really delivered on basic information on human sexuality. There wasn't anything that she left off the table. A great many subjects were covered. For more information on her and the books she authors Google her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2002

    Pucker Up: A Hands-on Guide to Ecstatic Sex

    Reading through this book, I was impressed not only by Tristan's knowledge of various "sexuality topics," but also the easygoing style she writes in. She immediately makes you comfortable reading and discussing various items, it's almost as if you were meeting her for coffee and discussing things like what sex toy to buy, what adult video might be best, etc. She mentions her former job at a woman-owned sex toy shop in NYC called Toys in Babeland and how she was partially motivated to write this book based on her experiences working there, in her desire to further educate people about sex. And that's another thing I loved about this book; the amount of information about various items, such as different types of vibrators and dildoes, a chapter about the G-spot and female ejaculation, sexual communication and safe sex, a section on female anatomy, and a chapter about "back door betties and bend over boys (anal sex)," just to name a few. And the accompanying illustrations (esp the female anatomy ones) are wonderful too. Tristan knows quite a bit about the topics she discusses and it shows. I would recommend this book to anyone. I'm so glad to live in an era where sex-positive information is readily available. Bravo Tristan for a job well done!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2002

    Pucker Up: A Hands-on Guide to Ecstatic Sex

    found this book to be a surprising hit amoung my friends! Taormino has an amazing and frank writing style and an obvious knowledgeable grasp on her topics. I literally couldn't put the book down (and I'm NOT a big reader!). I got the feeling that Taormino honestly cares about my sex life. (is that wierd?) It's like she is reaching out with some of the things that she might find to be common parts of a healthy and hot sex life BUT shares them in a down to earth way for those of us that still find them new... I also thought that the structure of the book was fantastic. (my partner just likes to flip through it and look at all the diagrams and lists and stuff!) Killer addition to any willing and curious couple.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2002

    Wrong title

    Shouldn't it be 'Up Your Pucker'?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2002

    Not Recommended Unless...

    I dont recommend this book unless you are looking for tips on anal sex or BDSM. This author has a very limited, focused scope. The author also uses language to describe body parts that were borderline offensive.

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