Big Book Of Sex Toys

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If you can get past the only-heterosexual couples (which was not the choice of the author), then this book is great. It has a lot of basic information and would be a great gift for a friend new to toys; however, there is also some information that I wasn't aware of, so it would be great for more experienced people as well. You really can't go wrong with this book.
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Pros:
Colorful, hardcover, lots of pictures, great writing style, lots of information.
Cons:
Only thin & heterosexual couples included in photos.
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

About author

Tristan Taormino is overall just a fabulous author. Her writing style is conversational and she stays away from elevated language, so reading her is like having a chat with a friend rather than listening to a professor lecture.

I have her book The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women which also has her great style that keeps it casual, yet packed full of information. She ensures that people from all audiences will learn something, yet beginners and people slightly intimidated by the topics will not be scared off by certain rhetoric.

If you haven't read anything by Tristan, this is a great opportunity to do so and I would highly recommend it.
    • Engaging
    • Expert author
    • Very personal approach
    • Well known author

Content / Style / Audience

This book is obviously written for those who have either no knowledge or just a very basic knowledge of sex toys. There is information on materials, different kinds of toys, how to incorporate toys into the bedroom and multiple other topics having to do with sex toys.

The information about the toys is interspersed with pictures of very heterosexual and thin couples using toys. I was initially put off by the lack of different body types and different kinds of couples, but I then learned that the publisher made the decision to include only heterosexual, thin couples, not Tristan. Therefore, I can't fault the author for that at all. Just be advised that there are mostly white, thin and heterosexual couples depicted in the book.

Some of the more awesome toys, like the Nobessence Romp and the Eroscillator, are pictured multiple times, but do not have much text devoted to them. The Eroscillator only has a small paragraph and the Romp is not ever mentioned by name in the text, however it is shown many times throughout the book.

The good thing is she has a large section of toy materials and which materials should always be covered with a condom when using due to chemicals. She also has sections in the back on safer sex and toy care, which are both very important. The materials sections is complete, but I would have liked to it have been a little longer since I think this is an important aspect of knowing about sex toys.

All of the major brands are present in the book: Fun Factory, Njoy, Vibratex, etc., so if you have a favorite brand that is well-known and makes higher quality toys (i.e. don't expect an entire section on Doc Johnson, etc.) it is sure to be included multiple times. The brand that I saw the most was Fun Factory.
    • Erotic photography
    • Instructional / educational
    • Non-fiction

Design

The layout of the book is probably the best part. There is a ton of information, but it doesn't overwhelm because of the addition of pictures throughout the book. The pictures are nicely done although, as mentioned before, are all thin, mostly white, heterosexual couples.

The book is hardcover and, as you can see, the cover design is really cute. It seems sturdy, so you won't have to worry about it falling apart if you lend it out to a few friends.
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Comments
  • Kayla
    Kayla  
    I love the toy recommendations, but I'm not sure if I would have put them in if I had written the book. It will probably make the book become more out-dated more quickly than if they hadn't been in. Great review.
  • Gardenvy
    Gardenvy  
    This sounds like a book that I should recommend to friends and with a 5 star rating I might just have to pick up a copy of my own. Great review Saraid!
  • ~LaUr3n~
    ~LaUr3n~  
    LOL I love the cover! That is so cute! Makes me want to make some signs with my toys again. Very fun review.
  • Sammi
    Sammi  
    This looks like such a fun one to read

    Great review!
  • Andyman25
    Andyman25  
    loved this
  • AriBoi
    AriBoi  
    Like your review I agree with pretty much everything
  • Lady Neshamah
    Lady Neshamah  
    thanks for the review :3
  • teachmetouchme
    teachmetouchme  
    Love Tristan.
  • sunkissedJess
    sunkissedJess  
    Great review! I can't wait to get my copy.
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