Sexual Intelligence - book by Bulfinch - review by Jimbo Jones

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Sexual Intelligence

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Sexual Intelligence?

Kim Cattrall’s “Sexual Intelligence” is an easy to read collection of facts, thoughts, and ideas regarding human sexual interaction throughout time. It is not a comprehensive volume, but instead draws on expert opinion as well as interviews with real people to reach the conclusions presented. The pictures inside are beautiful and artistic. There is not any pornographic content. I just didn't really like how much of the text read.
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Pros:
Easy to read, beautiful photographs and depictions of art
Cons:
Often read like a research paper to me
Rating by reviewer:
3
extremely useful review
This is my first review of a book that primarily deals with sex and probably only the second or third one that I have ever read, so be gentle. After I read Sleeping Dreamer’s review of Kim Cattrall’s “Sexual Intelligence”, I was intrigued. I hate to admit it, but my partner forces me to watch “Sex and the City” (I’m male, so I am really not allowed to enjoy it, but secretly, I probably enjoy it almost as much as she does). When I found out one of the ladies had written a book (turns out she has written two) with sex as a central theme, I was intrigued. I mentioned this to my partner and she took it to mean that I would really like to have it and so she got it for me for my birthday. After I finished the book I was on, I jumped right into “Sexual Intelligence”.

For my casual reading, I am an escapist of sorts. Historically, if I was not reading something for school, I generally preferred to read fiction, so this was a switch for me. I found “Sexual Intelligence” to be interesting and easy to read with lots of awesome photographs which is also something I am not used to. Don’t get me wrong, I would not consider this book to be pornographic at all. In fact, if memory serves, the picture of Kim Cattrall on the cover is the most risqué one of her in the entire book. There are other, more revealing, pictures of other people in the book, but they are all, in my opinion, tastefully and artfully done. Many of the pictures are of nature and artwork and represent examples of how representations of the human sexual organs sometimes show up in unexpected places.

As far as the text is concerned, I didn’t like it all that much. Many times I felt like I was reading a research paper of sorts because it would quote this expert or that interviewee and then draw a conclusion based on the statement or state a point and then use one of these devices to prove it. I did enjoy some of the historical perspectives and references that were made about how different societies were sexually influenced in the past and how that might relate to us today, so it wasn’t completely annoying for me. I think this would make a nice coffee table book or bathroom reader for some one that doesn’t have the conservative visitors that I often have in my home. For us though, it will probably find a nice home on the shelf until my partner decides to trade it in at the local used bookstore.

If you are looking for a book to get you hot and bothered either with text or with pictures, look elsewhere. If you want a pretty book with some interesting information about human sexual interaction, then this might be just the book for you.
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  • Dragon
    Want to tell us a bit more about what she actually talks about? Is this erotic writing, stories, basic sexual education? What is the bit about sexual organs ending up in the wrong place? That made me raise my eyebrows...
  • Jimbo Jones
    Sorry I wasn't clearer. This book is not erotic writing ot stories or basic sexual education. It looks at how sex has influenced individuals and societies historically and how we as individuals interact with things of sexual nature. What turns us on as far as sight, sound, smell, etc.
    I think the line you refer to is "how representations of the human sexual organs sometimes show up in unexpected places" and by this I was referring to some pictures they took of nature where parts of the object resemble the vulva and things like that.
  • Cock Wrangler
    Kind of like O'Keefian paintings?
  • Jimbo Jones
    Exactly. I think she was even mentioned in the book. I think it said that some one asked her why she painted things like that and she said something along the lines of what people see in my paintings says a lot about who they are.
  • Wordplay123
    This sounds more like a book that I would enjoy, but then again I'm willing to read a textbook if it's on a subject that interests me. Winking
  • Jimbo Jones
    This might be right up your alley then. When I do most of my casual reading, I perfer to be entertained at some level, and I didn't find this very entertaining more just trying to state facts and hypotheses with information to back them up. Beautiful pictures and some interesting history though.
  • Maiden
    Seems interesting. I may have to check it out!
  • Jimbo Jones
    If you are looking for genuine tips and things like that, this is not the book, but if you want sort of a history of sex and examples in society with lots of pictures, this is pretty good.
  • ~LaUr3n~
    I'm not really a fan of Kim, but this might be a great gift for my roomie! Good review.
  • Jimbo Jones
    Thanks, ~LaUr3n~. I think it is a better fit for Kim Cattrall fans, and although I like her as an actress, I don't know that I would consider myself a true "fan".
  • ViVix
    Great review! I love this coming from a guy's perspective.
  • Jimbo Jones
    Thanks for the compliment, VivienneVixen. Glad I could provide a valuable perspective.
  • Sangsara
    thanx
  • Jimbo Jones
    You're welcome, Sangsara.
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