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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Down There Press; Fourth edition (April 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0940208377
  • ISBN-13: 978-0940208377
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,645 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The bible of anal sanity, featuring tremendous new thoughts and information.” -Susie Bright, author, editor, and journalist

"Based on original research that brought the topic into popular discussion nearly three decades ago,this new 4th Edition is the most insightful and readable version yet. It's simply the best book available on the subject." - Marty Klein, Ph.D, author/publisher, www.sexualintelligence.org

"Anal Pleasure and Health is the original guide to anal eroticism and still the greatest.” -Michael Castleman, author, Great Sex

About the Author

Jack Morin, Ph.D., has been studying the erotic adventure as a clinician and researcher for more than three decades, often delving into uncharted territory. He is the author of The Erotic Mind, an in-depth guide to what turns us on-and why. He's a professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies and a faculty member at the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. He practices psychotherapy and sex therapy in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Very interesting and quite educational.
Ria
Professional sexologist Dr. Jack deals with all the emotional, psychological and spiritual issues as well.
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If you are looking for enjoyment in this area, you will enjoy this book.
Scotty

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Sam H on October 23, 2012
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The book itself is helpful, well-written, and definitely worth the read. The kindle version, however, contains a frustrating amount of grammatical errors. Within the first few pages of the Intro, I encountered missing spaces, lowercase words at the beginnings of sentences, and even omitted letters. For as much as the kindle version costs, I feel that this is unacceptable.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By P.J. Neastroem on June 16, 2010
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This is a definite classic in the field, both for its accurateness but also for its comprehensiveness. It deals with important health aspects (safe sex & hygiene), how to approach anal sex practically, fisting, stress, douching, and many other important aspects. He does of course include both hetro- and homosexual perspectives. But what I particularly appreciate is his integrated mind-body take on this topic. He deals sensitively with attitudes, issues of power, how to open up a dialogue with your partner, and how to introduce the topic to a new partner. A non-dual mind-body perspective is always important in sex, but especially when it comes to anal sex. Bravo Mr. Murin!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Nitaka on November 29, 2012
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Professor Jack Morin's "Anal Pleasure & Health" is a well presented book of information encompassing anal sexual health and the psychology associated with anal sexuality. In his book, professor Morin presents psychological strategies to fully enjoy anal sexuality and methods to maintain anal heath (hemorrhoids et cetera). He does all of this without preaching. Information is provided in a nonchalant manner. It's obvious that professor Morin wants you, the reader, to feel comfortable and free whilst reading his text. As a healthcare professional, I must state that his explanation of sexually transmitted diseases (STIs) in the appendix is perhaps one of the best I have seen. He explained various STIs that can be contracted via anal sex without burdening the reader with statistics or using big words that incite irrational fear. I highly recommend this book for those interested in anal sexuality.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By city country girl on September 4, 2011
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I am a community health nurse working with homeless young men, many of whom engage in very risky sexual activity. I use this book when we talk about about self care and risk reduction.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Frank on February 3, 2011
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This is an amazing, profound book. Lots of useful, practical information to improve health and pleasure. Well written from an experienced and wise teacher.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dave on June 20, 2013
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I read this book about 15 years ago, and it really helped me get started down this highway in a safe and comfortable manner. I have enjoyed many exciting rides and some toe-curlingly screaming good times. It covers everything from proper diet for good butt function, learning to appreciate your own backdoor and how to prepare for the real thing, pre-anal sex preparation, and the actual act. It's all you need to know about the art of butt sex. If, after reading this, you don't want to sit on something more exciting than a chair, then there's something wrong with you.
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I am so sorry Dr. Morin died before his time. What a great fellow who, though dead, continues to enlighten people. His memory is for good.
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This book is truly amazing, dealing with all aspects of this most important aspect of every person. The physiological descriptions and illustrations opened my eyes. There is just so much ignorance about the actual structure and physiology of the anus, rectum, sigmoid colon, and descending colon. It takes no more proof than reading any number of sex blogs, and even Wikipedia. There is so much this book can teach you about the real physiology of these areas, as opposed to all the misinformation you will encounter on www.

However, there is so much more to this book than the physical aspects. Professional sexologist Dr. Jack deals with all the emotional, psychological and spiritual issues as well. I found myself agreeing with everything I was reading, and feeling really excited about it all! This book contains so much common sense and even mystical truths. Ask me: I have been practicing Buddhist meditation for 19 years, which has completely transformed my everyday experiences. This author knows what he is talking about, and what he says can be truly helpful and healing for any injured soul, including many injured behinds. You don't even have be interested in anal eroticism to benefit. It is also about good health, of which the anus, rectum and colon form an integral part.

Before reading this book I always felt a little uneasy about my very personal and long-standing interest in this subject, going back to when I was only three and knew absolutely nothing about sex. At that tender age I felt great excitement and an urge (itch?), but did not know what it all meant.
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