Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, The joy of Sex is a celebration of lovemaking – and the original illustrated sex manual. It’s still the best, having helped millions of people to enjoy a great sex life since 1972. This special anniversary taster gives you a flavour of the latest edition of The Joy of Sex.
Physician and acclaimed human sexuality expert Comfort, who died in 2000, covered sexual liberation 30 years ago with his landmark book, The Joy of Sex. In this revised edition, other than titillating illustrations of a post-millennium couple (say goodbye to the bearded satyr of old) and a certain cheeky charm, there's not much new under the bedroom blanket. Although the book offers plenty of graphic suggestions, few will look daring or new to contemporary readers. (There's a lot of harmless, kooky stuff, though: "playing at horses," for example, or the "Viennese oyster" position.) Comfort's comparison of sexual satisfaction to a full-course meal feels a bit like yesterday's leftovers, and he's not shy about pushing his personal taste either: "Armpit. Classical site for kisses. Should on no account be shaved." Comfort issues warnings about sexually transmitted diseases with the usual suggestions for protection, and some surprising cautions: "Never blow into the vagina," he writes. "This trick can cause air embolism and has caused sudden death." If new information is what readers are after, this revision probably won't do the trick, but for anyone whose 1972 copy is getting a little rough around the edges, here's a perfect excuse to get a new one. 20 full-color photographs, 80 line illustrations.
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Basic but makes an ok read.
The book is quite basic, there is nothing in there I haven't read before really but if you are lacking ideas or need some inspiration .... Could be a good little read
If you think you know all about love making, you're either:
a) too old to do it anymore, or,
If, on the other hand you are'nt an egotistical let down or too old, this book is excellent. Try reading it with your lover, it bypasses any awkward questions, attempting either to suggest your likes and desires, or, trying to find out what makes them tick (we can all be a bit of an enigma when it comes to what does it for us!) and you can get on with the loving rather than the guessing!! Genius!
Anyone can pick up at least one (or maximum one) tip from this book