This book sat on my bookshelf for several months without being read cover-to-cover. I found it lacking in substance, disrespectful of bisexual men, encouraging of deceit to the end of getting what you want in bed, and rather dry overall. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
The chapter The Bisexual Woman does contain some valid, useful information.
The topics are far too brief. Much is excluded or skimmed over that shouldn't be.
This books offer very little in the way of accurate, up-to-date, and responsible information for newbies who have just started seeking threesomes. People with experience in threesome may find it creepy, or pathetic, or both.
sadly, none-- the small amount of useful info in this book is available for free elsewhere.
Oh so very many reasons why not-- the book is ineffective and kinda creepy
Here is a quick read for those of you who want a little more info on oral sex. It is not a how-to on going down because there just aren't enough details, but it will probably tell you something you haven't thought of before. Unless you have a lot of experience and then I say read this only for the pictures (and erotic stories at the end).
Containing information on areas of sexuality that other books simply ignore, Sexology is a valuable resource. Many sex books attempt to entice the reader with photos of sweaty bodies and daring camera angles, but Sexology focuses on kick-starting the imagination through the power of suggestion. It appeals to intelligent people who would rather be equipped with sexual know-how, than insulted by overly augmented, air-brushed picture books that show poorly and hardly tell at all.
Passionista - The Empowered Woman’s Guide to Pleasing a Man, written by Ian Kerner, Ph.D is a must read for any woman who wants to get their man “turned on and have him stay on”. This book also is good for giving the basic run down of, well, everything under the umbrella of “male sexuality”
This informative book is a must for anyone who plans to still be sexual as they advance in years. Its filled with inspiring stories from sexually active older women along with statistics and facts about aging and sex.
Would benefit from more in-depth coverage of the medical aspects of female sexual aging.
This book surprised me with how well-written and thorough it was. I was genuinely concerned that it would be one big Cosmo article, and found that it was much more interesting and intelligent than that.
Answered questions thoroughly and didn't talk down to the reader.
I didn't always agree with the author's personal opinions, but that's normal.
Taormino doesn't just describe the physical aspects of sex (though she does devote chapters to anatomy, science and how orgasms work), but also the ideology behind sex. She discusses the bond between partners, what sex means, and how to have an understanding and deep respect for the human body and what it's capable of.
This book is best for absolute G-spot newbies, or those who really need to be told "It's okay" whether or not they experience G-spot orgasm. Besides some interesting tidbits, I was disappointed. The book itself wasn't but there just isn't a lot of information on the subject, and most of it is readily available online for free. Cathy Winks did provide what information there is, in a generally easy to understand and reassuring way, however. It might be helpful for a woman's partner to read.
Easy to understand, straight forward, nonjudgmental, includes experience from real women.
Lack of actual information, repetitious, not just about the G-spot but lacks A and U-spot mentions.
The book is laid out into half a dozen useful sections; they cover everything from "What Is The G-Spot?" to using sex toys in order to achieve maximum pleasure. It also contains an easy to understand diagram of the female anatomy.
The content was well written and engaging. But for the more self aware person, as far as knowing your body and what works for you to achieve orgasm, I am not sure you will find anything worthwhile in this book; unless you like a bit of light reading on Greek mythology, and ancient cultural beliefs, regarding goddess's and sexuality. It is a book that just didn’t really enlighten me at all, perhaps for others it may but not this girl.
A relaxed, informative read for women who are having difficulty achieving orgasm.
If you're looking for interesting, informative, and entertaining articles on a variety of subjects from the anatomics of the orgasm to the effects of PTSD on sexuality, look no further. There is something for everyone. Just don't expect erotica.
Variety of interesting subjects, talented authors, well edited, intelligent.
Cover image is misleading, some articles are too long.
Its always nice to learn something and be entertained at the same time. And that's what this book is; informative, challenging, sexy, and written well enough that even if the subject matter isn't that appealing to you, one of the many writers will make you want to keep reading.
easy to read. well written. smart. funny. interesting.
A very close look at the concept of open marriage by a woman who lives in one. The author references many other works and lays it all out for you to make your own choice on the matter, but clearly she is in favor of this lifestyle. Very thought provoking.
Wonderfully written, excellent points, very matter of fact.
Some poor editing in parts, not that big of an issue.
If you are truly curious about what it is like to experience an open marriage from the inside out then this is the book for you. This book is honest, brave and a wonderful read. The author touches on all areas of her life that lead up to her desire to have an open marriage and on how it impacted her marriage. There is also a special afterword by the author's husband where he assures the reader that he does indeed exist and that he is happy, fulfilled and looking forward to the future.
Well written, personable, easy and fun to read, thought provoking.
If you believe that dating is all based on calculated interactions, grab this book now! If you believe that it has a lot more variables than that (I do) you should still learn something and it couldn’t hurt anyone to better understand the fundamentals of body language, but don’t expect anything more. Will this book have mates flocking in your direction? Probably not, will it help boost your confidence? Definitely.
Extremely easy to read and follow. Pictures clearly show what to do and what not to do.
Completely oversimplifies dating into a play of body language.
While it's a lot to take in at first The Book of Massage is filled with lots of great material. With some time spent just reading and practicing this book really makes massage into a really sensual and rewarding activity...which in a word is: awesome!
Great detailed illustrations, easy to follow, many techniques to choose from.
A little overwhelming, some pictures make the book feel a little dated.
Anyone who is a regular reader of sexuality blogs would probably enjoy this book. Like the best sex blogs, it offers into the thoughts and experiences of individual men and women grappling with the role that sex plays in their lives.
Honest, intelligent, brave writing about various aspects of sex and sexuality.
A bit uneven. Some stories with graphic descriptions that I would have preferred not to read.
This is great for both beginners and those who are more experienced with anal play. It covers all the basics such as anatomy, safe sex, lubes, preparation, anal toys, etc. in addition to some advanced anal play like fisting, enema play, and more.
'The Fine Art of Erotic Talk' is an excellent guide to assist partners with the often underdeveloped and underutilized area of sex: erotic talk. A compelling read that can add to your abilities in the bedroom.
Well-instructed exercises, thorough explanations of topics, vocabulary lists, situation examples.
The complexity of speech itself may confuse some readers.