Forbidden Flowers - book - review by Champagne and Benzedrine (Roland Hulme)

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Forbidden Flowers review

Certainly one of the most important books about female sexuality you can own. In addition to being an important part of the study of modern sexuality, Forbidden Fantasies is also a highly erotic read and will be a book you choose to 'dip into' again and again.
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Pros:
More of what made Nancy Friday famous - raw and uncensored sexual fantasies.
Cons:
Nancy Friday's introductions are a little dry and teacher-ish.
Rating by reviewer:
3
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Forbidden Flowers|Forbidden Flowers was written two years after Nancy Friday's groundbreaking first book, My Secret Garden. It's about the same subject - an open an honest study into women's sexual fantasies|Women's sexual fantasies.

Nancy Friday uses the same setup as her first book. She's collected taped and written sexual fantasies from a variety of women and presented them, raw and uncensored, in a series of sections devoted to different 'topics' of fantasy.

Friday's writing is largely inconsequential. The meat of this book are the sexual fantasies themselves, which are written by a variety of different women. These women anonymously give us a little bit of information about themselves first, like their age, whether they're married or single and other interesting biographical data that helps 'set the scene.' Then they tell us their sexual fantasies- or at least their favorite ones.

Nancy Friday attempts to illustrate how far the sexual revolution has gone during the two years between her first book (written in '73) and this one (written in '75.) In terms of the prose presented, this is seen by a move away from non-consensual sexual fantasies (in which 'good' girls and wives are forced into doing dirty, sexy things) towards sexual fantasies in which the women take charge.

The book is filled with scintillating stories|Scintillating Sensuality for One - made all the more erotic because they're raw, honest and seem 'real' because of the unpolished way in which they're written. The topics explored are slightly less taboo than My Secret Garden, but I actually think that makes Forbidden Fantasies more enjoyable and certainly a lot safer to share with a loved one.

I bought this book because I enjoyed My Secret Garden|Reviews: My Secret Garden and was looking for more of the same. That's by and large what this book is. I'd recommend it for anybody who is looking for something different than the twee, rather tame erotica of today.
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  • titi
    Thanks for the review!
  • M121212
    Wow this book looks great!
  • Mihoshi4301
    Thanks for the review.
  • Ash1141
    Good review..thanks
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