Position Of The Day Playbook: Sex Every Day In Every Way by Chronicle Books - review by Pandora'sBox

Good for some fun, but not really 365

A book that boasts a different sex position for each day of the year. Gives the benefit of a rating system from "below average" to "Woah!" and shows how many calories each person burns for each position. Unfortunately positions are repeated so there are not truly 365.
Published:
Pros:
Humorous, comment-space on each page, shows how many calories are burned for each positions.
Cons:
Positions are repeated, some are unclear, no instructions on how to get into said positions.
Rating by reviewer:
3
useful review

Content / Style / Audience

This book is a new version of the original Position of the Day book. It includes the same kind of illustrations, which are simple depictions of human shapes in the various positions. Not terribly detailed, but clear enough to show the basic mechanics of the positions. Each one includes a section that shows approximately how many calories are burned for each partner, what the couple thought of the position on a scale from "below average" to "Woah!" as well as a space for writing comments, any equipment you might need, such as a chair, a stool, or even a porch swing. It also states what might be a hazard of trying the position if it is particularly difficult or strenuous, but only for some positions, not all. Unfortunately, there are no instructions on how to get into the position. You pretty much have to glean that from the illustration. Some of the positions are supposed to be anal positions or oral, however, it's not explicitly stated. Some illustrations depict two males or two females together, and the reader is supposed to assume the male-on-male positions are anal and the female-on-female ones are oral based on the illustration.

Some of the positions seem a little bit more like a joke than a serious position, which is both good and bad (The "Lord of the Rings" position requires gymnastic rings. That page jokingly says a hazard of the position is having your gym membership revoked.) This book has a little bit of a sense of humor, which is the good part, but the bad part is sometimes these "joke" poses are filler more than anything else. For example, the "Hokey Pokey" is basically two people facing away from each other. The idea is they "turn themselves around." Either to face each other for sex, for which there is no depiction of the act, or turn away from each other. Yes, it's a little funny, but I wouldn't count it as an actual "position."

Another downside is that some of the positions are almost exactly identical, just re-named. The "Drag Queen" is the same as the "Help!" and the "Lock n' Load" is the same as "Firing the Human Cannon Ball." The illustrations are the same, just done in a different color (the lining is either red or black) and given a different name. There are several positions that get this treatment, so unfortunately, this book that boasts 365 positions, one for each day of the year, is not truly 365.

Altogether this is an interesting book of positions with some humor and a handful of good examples of new poses, but is unclear at times and does not live up to it's claim of a different position for each day of the year.
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Couples
    • Examples of new positions
    • Instruction
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bedroom
  • General
    [ ? ]
    Other tags that are useful and descriptive for this product.
    • Humorous
    • Instructional / educational
    • Text book style

Design

The cover is basic red and white with an illustration of a couple in an advanced position on the cover. The spine is silver with the book's website "Nerve.com" on the side. No particular author is listed. The inside shows very, very simple line-work illustrations in either red or black with space for comments, rating, and calories burned under each picture, and it's title at the top. Simple to read, but some illustrations are unclear. The book itself is small, paperback, but thick and slightly heavy for its size.
    • Diagrams / photos included
    • Small size
    • Soft cover

Personal comments

I was a little disappointed with this book. I had heard it was a good position book, and was excited about the prospect of having a position for each day of the week. When I noticed that a lot of positions were identical, only re-colored and re-named, I felt like I had been a bit short-changed. My suggestion would be to go to Nerve.com and seek some positions individually instead of buying the book.
Follow-up commentary
After writing my review on this, the book has pretty much been sitting in my closet, gathering dust. It's been replaced by the Sex Position Bible. I'm not sure what to do with it. It's not like I can bring it back to the store, and I don't really want to give it to a friend just to unload it on them. It may end up in the recycling bin.
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  • *Camoprincess*
    *Camoprincess*  
    Great review Thanks so much for sharing such a disappointment Hopefully you are able to find a better book at some point
  • KeroWolf
    KeroWolf  
    Great review. Made me think twice
  • Tristan's Everything
    Tristan's Everything  
    great review ty
  • Geogeo
    Geogeo  
    Thanks for the thorough review
  • married with children
    married with children  
    good review, thanks for shairng
  • Lovely Lola
    Lovely Lola  
    Surely would have tricked me with that title.
  • Pandora'sBox
    Pandora'sBox  
    The Position Sex Bible is much better.
  • diamondsforever
    diamondsforever  
    Thanks for the review
  • madeup98
    madeup98  
    Thanks
  • 12devildog
    12devildog  
    nice review. thank you.
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