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Erotic Massage: The Touch Of Love

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This book is a great choice for anyone interested in massage. The instructions and diagrams are thorough and written in an easy to understand format. If you're looking for help relaxing or some intense foreplay, this is your guide.
Easy to understand instructions and diagrams.
Would be better if pages were bound by rings and laminated.
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Erotic Massage: The Touch Of Love has been a wonderful tool for my husband and I for the past five years. I originally purchased my copy when I was about six months pregnant with my second child. We've used it a lot since then, especially during my other two pregnancies. I thought we lost it in our move about a year and a half ago, but thankfully I found it when I was plundering in my closet a couple weeks ago.

This book is amazing.

It's written in a large, plain font so that it's easy to read while you're giving a massage. Even with the lights dimmed. It starts off with a table of contents, listing all the different body parts to massage. There are techniques for massaging everything. Your back, legs, arms, hands, feet, stomach, neck, head, face and of course, the genitals. Each of those body parts have several different massages and they are all included in this book. After the table of contents there are a few pages that talk about massage, preparing for massages and getting in the right state of mind for a massage. Another page talks about health and safety concerns, like illness, exchanging body fluids and circulation problems. There are a lot of good tips in this part of the book so it's a good idea to read through it.

The instructions for each massage are written in an easy to read format. There are tabs on the side of each page that help guide you through the numbered instructions. This comes in handy if you lose your place while you're massaging your partner. Each page has a detailed, sketched diagram to show you the steps of the massages. They show you how you should hold your hands and have arrows to help you understand the way your fingers, arms and hands should move on your partners body.

Perhaps the part that everyone is curious about is the genital massages. These are just as detailed as the rest of the book. There are six pages of penis massage techniques and twelve for the vulva and breasts. Depending on how sensitive your partner is, you will want to choose your massage oil very carefully to prevent irritation or allergic reaction on these delicate areas of the body.

The only issues you might have with it are that it's a soft cover book and the binding can make it difficult to lay flat if you're doing massages near the beginning or end of the book. The authors do suggest taking the book to a print shop and having them remove the binding, punch holes and rebind the book with comb binding. I don't know why they didn't just do this to begin with. You may also want to look into getting the pages laminated, as I've noticed my copy has quite a few oil spills scattered across the pages.

All in all, this is a really good book for the price. It's a great choice for a very relaxing, full body massage or you could choose a few of the massages for foreplay.
As I mentioned earlier, I purchased this when I was about six months pregnant with my second child. He was laying on my kidney and causing me all sorts of alignment problems. When the consultant at the adult toy party I was attending showed me this book I knew I had to have it. I bought it, a bottle of massage oil and left the party early.

When I got home I showed everything to my husband. He flipped through the book, smiled at me. He told me to take off my clothes and lie on the bed while he lit some candles and turned off the lights. He set the book down beside me, helped me position some pillows around my pregnant belly so that I was more comfortable, and proceeded to give me nearly every massage in the book.

Because he's amazing.

After he was so good to me I decided to give him the penis massages, which he thoroughly enjoyed, and we both slept well that night.

Over the past five years we've used the book for many nights of massage. With his job in retail management and four children, the relaxing effects of massage are in high demand at our house.
Follow-up commentary
The night I wrote this review my husband tried to grab the book and I was sitting on half of it so it ripped right down the binding. We stuck it in a drawer with every intention of fixing it and didn't get around to doing that until today. We've got a trip coming up that we'll need it for, so my husband picked up a pretty folder and some clear plastic sleeves. We spent the afternoon taking the book apart, page by page, and slipping them into the protective sleeves. Once we had each page in a sleeve we bound it together in the folder with ribbon. I wish we'd done it sooner so that we didn't stain the pages with massage oil.

It's been a great guide to help us massage away the stresses of life and the tension in our muscles from exercising. I would still recommend it to anyone who enjoys massages. I would just suggest removing the cover and either having it professionally laminated and rebound with rings so that it lays flat during use or getting crafty and doing this yourself. This will keep oils from splashing onto the paper pages and make it easier to use.
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My Erotic Massage: The Touch Of Love tags
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Any couple
    • Couple foreplay/after climax play
    • Everyone
    • Long / extended session
    • Parents
    • Special trip or occasion
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Home
    • On the road/travel friendly
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  • ......
    Excellent review!

    I have always wanted a good book on massages and thanks to you this is now in my wishlist.
    You are very welcome. Glad to have inspired you. I hope you and your husband will get as much use out of yours as we have out of ours.In love
  • Sammi
    This sounds like a wonderful book - great review!
    It is. The only one that might be better is one that has color pictures that MarriedWithSexToys wrote.
  • ~miss.heather~
    Great review!!! Thanks.
  • Maiden
    I've been looking for a book like this! Thanks!
  • Kayla
    It's always looked so old and out of date, so I've never looked twice at it. Loved your review, though, so it's going on my wishlist. Great review! Smile
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  • xsapphirexangelx
    seems even better then what i wanted. im excited to get it! Big smile
  • xsapphirexangelx
    btw thrs a slightly more modern looking version, just a dif cover i think though
  • Missmarc
    Thank you for the review.
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