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Sexual Intelligence
     

Sexual Intelligence

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by Kim Cattrall
 
Is it possible to develop a kind of sexual intelligence, one that can deepen our pleasure and give us a greater awareness of ourselves?

Kim Cattrall ignited a new sexual revolution with her first book, Satisfaction -- an intimate guide to satisfying sexual desire. Now she’s back, with a provocative new work that examines the sources and inspirations of sex.

Overview

Is it possible to develop a kind of sexual intelligence, one that can deepen our pleasure and give us a greater awareness of ourselves?

Kim Cattrall ignited a new sexual revolution with her first book, Satisfaction -- an intimate guide to satisfying sexual desire. Now she’s back, with a provocative new work that examines the sources and inspirations of sex.

Cattrall and a small group of writers and filmmakers traveled to the historic sites that have give expression to human sexuality -- including the streets of ancient Pompeii, with their explicitly erotic public art; the Secret Museum in Naples; the beaches of Cyprus, birthplace of the love goddess Aphrodite; and the rolling hills of Dorset, England, site of the largest phallus on earth. They also interviewed experts, sexual adventurers, and ordinary people.

The result is an informed and entertaining look at the mysterious logic of sexual desire. SEXUAL INTELLIGENCE features candid conversation, comic animation, master works of art, and contemporary photography -- all woven into a narrative that celebrates nature, imagination, and the sensuality of life.

Editorial Reviews

Helen Gurley Brown
"The text is so meaningful and wise. . . . anyone can glean enormous wisdom from these words and they are meaningful to all of us since we are sexual creatures."
Editor-in-Chief International Editions, Cosmopolitan
FQ
"insightful and ofttimes humorous . . . . uniquely satisfying."
Fall 2005
The Globe and Mail
"It's no coincidence that Cattrall repeatedly uses the word "fascinating" to describe the content of her new book, Sexual Intelligence."
Saturday, October 8, 2005
Publishers Weekly
In an attempt to give readers a greater understanding of the sources and inspirations of sex, Cattrall, aka the seductive Samantha Jones on Sex and the City, has wound up producing a weird mix of art book and sex manual, addressing the roots of desire, messaging, arousal, fantasy and "release." The text isn't written in the first person (in fact, there are references to "we"), and Cattrall's well-known sexiness isn't glaringly on display, with the exception of grainy images of her smirking as she holds an oyster, or dressed up as a dominatrix, floating in what appear to be Photoshopped clouds. Other pictures feel like stock photography (indeed, the credits at book's end confirm this): a photo of a zucchini next to a paragraph on nicknames for the penis; a sepia-toned shot of two feet crossed, with a daisy tucked between two toes, alongside a section on "lust and laughter." The same interview subjects (identified by first name and a head shot only) are quoted throughout; readers learn, for example, that Natasha doesn't like the way her vagina looks, nor is she attracted to "the metrosexual, hair-product type guy." Master works of art-a carving of a vulva found in a cave in France; Antonio Canova's marble sculpture of lovers embracing-are used to beautiful effect, but don't help the book rise from fluff to something of substance. (Oct.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821261750
Publisher:
Bulfinch
Publication date:
10/26/2005
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
9.12(w) x (h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Kim Cattrall was born in Liverpool, England, and raised in Canada. At the age of sixteen she moved to New York to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Her professional stage debut in The Rocky Horror Picture Show was followed by appearances on television and in many movies. Her role on HBO's Sex and the City earned her iconic status and made her an international star.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fascinating book and I eagerly bought it for both my husband and I. Kim's unique approach to this evergreen topic is wonderful! We both understood her points and I dare say that now we have a more profound and broad perspective on this crucial for every strong and happy relationship area. The authors gathered the treasures of both ancient cultures and even modern science to provide this second to none presentation of desire, messaging, arousal, fantasy and 'release'. I am sure that the book will be also helpful to men to understand better the inner world and fantasies of women, which play an important role in their (sexual) life. If you want a more technical and detailed manual on (oral) sex you may also consider her other book: 'Satisfaction: The art of female orgasm'. I am very happy that Catrall and her team of experts have dedicated so much time to cultural research with the only purpose to enrich the readers' culture, knowledge and insight with the very best the world and its history has to offer.