The Joy of Sex: The Ultimate Revised Edition

The Joy of Sex: The Ultimate Revised Edition

by Alex Comfort
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The Joy of Sex: The Ultimate Revised Edition by Alex Comfort

A revised and updated edition of the book famous for helping couples discover how sex can be playful, erotic, passionate, exhilarating, and most of all, pleasurable.

The Joy of Sex revolutionized how we experience our sexuality. An international bestseller since it was first published in 1972, Dr. Alex Comfort’s classic work dared to celebrate the joy of human physical intimacy with such authority and candor that a whole generation felt empowered to enjoy sex. Now fully updated, revised, and reillustrated, The Joy of Sex once again sets the standard as the world’s most trusted sex manual.

Substantial revisions from sex expert and relationship psychologist Susan Quilliam include new information on:

• Key scientific discoveries in the fields of psychology, physiology, and sexology
• The Internet and couple-friendly pornography
• The importance of sex to our growth as people and partners
• Maintaining a fulfilling sex life as we get older

Above all, The Joy of Sex emphasizes the importance of happy and healthy sexuality in our lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307452139
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date: 01/22/2013
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 71,567
File size: 15 MB
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About the Author

DR. ALEX COMFORT was one of the world’s leading experts in the field of human sexuality and one of the most versatile authors of the twentieth century. He died in March 2000 at the age of eighty.

SUSAN QUILLIAM is a relationship psychologist and an advice columnist. She writes, broadcasts, and presents internationally on topics surrounding love and sexuality.

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The Joy of Sex 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous 3 months ago
Okay your se.x ads were fine for like a month but then you started sounding desperate and cringy. And now this immaturity? It's sad. Please stop. You're like only 11 and its annoying.
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