45 of 46 people found the following review helpful
on August 25, 1999
My boyfriend and I have all four of her books, and we can't wait until she writes more. We've always had a wonderful relationship and sex life, and these books add such a novel twist to things. The anticipation is almost like having christmas or a birthday all the time. Some of the ideas are silly, but for me, part of truly intimate love is laughing together, even in the heat of the moment. Not all of the techniques were new to us, but having them presented in such an exciting way makes them as fun as the first time we did them. I don't think these books could save a doomed relationship, but if there's any spark left at all, they are well worth the time and money. Thank you, Laura Corn for adding this lovely new dimension to our lives!
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on January 24, 2000
At first I thought a few of her ideas were a bit too hokey...then we tried a few more interesting ones...let me tell you, things have heated up between me and the wife big time...the book was helpful, but it also showed us a number of things we both liked that we had never done before...
Stock up on candles and oils as you will need them. Also, it helps to have kids out of the house because some of these ideas our so out there, you will catch you and your partner howling way too loud...
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on January 20, 2001
LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! I consider myself to be a fairly creative person and I thought there wasn't much else creative that could be done in the bedroom without getting terribly weird. Wow, was I wrong. There are ideas for people who are moderately conservative in the bedroom to just plan wild. This is the first "sex" book my husband and I ever purchased and we're so glad we did. It's especially good for couples having a difficult time getting pregnant and who have to perform according to the calendar. It takes you from feeling obligated because it's the "right time of the month" to "I just got a great invitation from my spouse to an evening of love and surprises". BUY IT! You won't regret it.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on April 23, 2005
I bought this a few years ago and I have to admit, that like most people probably.... we haven't gotten to use it as often as we'd like to or as often as we should be. I'm sure part of the point is to really get things going on a regular basis.
So, after admitting that we haven't used it very much...i WILL admit that the few times we have used it...its been incredible.
It forced me to lose some inhibitions that I would have preferred to keep (and otherwise would have) but the fact that i felt like i needed to 'stick to the rules' and do what she instructed, forced me out of my comfort zone (don't get me wrong here, they aren't going to have you doing anything dangerous, illegal or otherwise unacceptable) We had so much fun, i'm *still* proud of myself for some of the things i was willing to try and my husband still makes mention of them.
I know he would love to do more, the book is still sitting on a shelf on our closet where i see it regularly. In our defense we've had 4 children in 5 years, so we haven't quite had the time (or need??!! :)) to add too much spice to it, but the time will be coming soon and i can't wait (although with some nervousness) to delve into her book again and try something new.
Walking on your find line of comfort v. discomfort helps move that line a little further out than you thought it could go, and it turns out for us...that's been a good thing.
Thanks Laura Corn!! and trust me, my husband thanks you too :)
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on October 17, 2005
My wife and I have enjoyed this book for over a year now, and we look forward to each new invitation! The book, as explained by some other reviews, is laid out with sealed invitations -- half for the men, and half for the women. When you break open an invitation, you're given a descriptive account of WHY the act you are about to do will be fun and exciting, HOW you will make it so, and WHAT you'll need to pull it off. In contrast to another review I read, I appreciate the sealed invitations for the sense of anticipation and excitement if gives you, and more of a desire to commit to the invitation rather than leafing through the book to find the one you want to do. With this format, you are somewhat forced to open your mind to other possibilities! The actual invitation, which is sent to your respective lover, is a bit skimpy on details -- on purpose! It tells them what to wear, when to meet, and what to bring. With a busy schedule, it is difficult if not impossible to work through an invitation every week, but when you do you'll be glad you did. This is a book of great ideas, but the real magic comes from how you personalize the idea -- the more time put into each one, the better, so it's only fitting that you would want to put in more effort for the one you love! My wife and I recommend this book to anyone who wants to make their relationship more exciting, more intimate, and more fun! We always highly recommend this book to our friends, after some very excited and enthusiastic descriptions of what to expect.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on February 18, 1999
My husband and I bought this book and it is amazing. We were shy at first, but then started getting into the invitations and the excitement it built. It was wonderful getting an invitation in the mail and knowing a surprise was on the way. It was even better to be planning the event. My husband and I are more intimate than ever. Thank you Ms. Corn!!!
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on February 9, 1999
This book will take your sex life from 0-60 in no time flat. The antcipation of what your lover has planned for you is the best part. You are supposed to "use" 1 invitation per week so that the book lasts 1 year. We bought ours on February 6th and I'm wondering if our book will make it to St. Patrick's Day. Thank you Laura Corn!!
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on February 22, 2004
Wow! What a book. My lover and I were so excited to get started after reviewing our sections of the book we couldn't hardly stand it. There are "His Eyes Only" parts and "Her Eyes Only" sections of the book. These sections are sealed so you can't peek at the other persons section...that is part of the mystery! Just reading about the scenerios was very erotic, because they are such great ideas! This book combines it all: Great ideas, mystery, anticipation, a roadmap of how the evening should go, and suggestions to make sure the evening is a winner. It is also one of the most sophisticated books of this type I've ever seen. If this book of invitations were given to every couple there would fewer couples having affairs....this is 100 times better than an affair! My lover and I have tried alot of different things, and we are so glad we found it! We hope the author writes a second book of just this same type! We just finished our first Invitation and are looking forward to 51 more weeks! (PS - none of the invitations involves three somes or anything of that type). BUY IT....you won't be sorry!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 19, 1999
I got this book for my lover for V day and he says it was the best thing he has ever gotten. We are in a monogamous relationship and have been together for over two years. Our sex life is very fulfilling, but this book made it that much better. I actually got those first date butterflies back in my stomach. You don't have to have a problem with your sex life to enjoy this book.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 22, 2008
This Book is GRRRREAT! (excuse my cheesiness, I'm really excited about the results!)
My man is the kind of guy who is always there for me, is sweet and gentle- and very handsome, successful. My pleasure is very important to him. But, after over 3 years, even though we're relatively young at 29 and 30- our sex life was strictly in the bedroom, late at night when we were both tired, once a week... blah blah blah. I found my mind wandering to fantasy when I couldn't climax. I don't believe in porn (most of it is degrading and I'm not an advocate for plastic surgery and anorexia) so we needed stimulus within our own relationship. I got creative here and there, and encouraged him the best I could- (he's very scientific, and not very creative) with little or no results. Laura Corn changed all that!
I bought this book, and waited, nervously for 3 weeks for it to arrive. (not Laura's fault- it was the distributor) It finally arrived- the package it was wrapped in torn to shreds- but the book still remained. A red invitation in itself, the sight of which made both me and my man nervous. We decided who would go first- and he eventually tore one of the secret closed up pages in the book for "his eyes only...."
I had no idea what to expect! My loving, yet boring man was going to SURPRISE me at any moment?! I received the invitation in the mail, asking me to bring sexy shoes and a shoebox at a certain time, in a certain place--- and I was so excited all week, I couldn't help but ask friends what they thought was about to happen. I got lots of jokes- but I couldn't have guessed! He surprised me in a way he never has- he brought me to heights that I'll never forget, and he truly did impress me- by adding his own love and personality to Miss Laura's excellent suggestions. He gave my predictable man reason to be brave, creative and aggressive. (in a good way) And I am one happy customer.
The only negative I could see is that when it came time for my turn, I pulled a page that seemed like something I've done a few times or more. But I attribute that to the fact that I am creative, and I like to mix things up naturally. Really, it was him that really needed the license to express, and that permission, expectation even, has done wonders for us. It's no longer once a week anymore! Now we have our "grrreat sex" dates, and lots and lots of sex in between- even creative sex, or in the morning! Both of our drives spiked. And now, when I look at him, I feel so happy to be with him- physically and also because he's doing all this for us. I just love him more for it. GET THIS BOOK!!!