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Intended for Pleasure: Sex Technique and Sexual Fulfillment in Christian Marriage, Third Edition Hardcover – April 1, 1997
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When I recieved the books I immediately dove into this one, it's an easy read, seperated into chapters so that you can read what intrests you. Technique, STD's, dysfunction, God's purpose for sex, etc. etc. it's not like the stereotypical Christian sex book... Ed Wheat gives the reader a good idea of how exciting and fulfilling sex can be in marriage. There's also a chapter on the honeymoon night and having sex for the fisrt time.
This book is esspecially helpful for men who might feel they can't sexually satisfy their wife, there is an extensive section on a "cure" method for pre-ejaculation and also a section on teaching him the intricacies of a woman's body and how to last longer so that he can please her. Ed feels very strongly that it is a man's job to please his wife... I was happy when my finace borrowed this book from me and claimed he had read the whole thing!
Intended for Pleasure gives a lot of good, basic, explicit advice on both a marital sexual relationship, and the technique of lovemaking itself. It avoids couching the facts in poetic language which is one of its strengths. It also does a good job of addressing myths and wrongheaded attitudes which need to be dispelled. I know that it motivated me to do some self examination of my character. I realized that I had a lot of unhelpful pride that I needed to let go before my wedding night.
The main weakness of the book is that the author sometimes fails to fully explain some of the actions he refers to. It's kind of like a Julia Child cookbook where she refers to a complex procedure without ever explaining what it is. In a book like this it's a good idea to be completely descriptive at all times. Once something has been explained, then you can refer to it by a general reference.
The illustrations are only marginally helpful. I'm not advocating the inclusion of Hustler type photographs, but something more detailed than line drawings would be more educational.
The author also sometimes gets badly sidetracked. For example, he includes the procedure for doing a pap smear in the basic anatomy section. What on Earth would a reader of this book want with that information? I suspect he let his fascination with medicine interefere with his purpose in writing this book.
All of that being said, however, this is overall a very good book on the subject. I would recommend it to any Christian couple who is going to be married within a month or so.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
GREAT book for engaged couples to read before marriage. Covers the mechanics of the birds and the bees from a Christian and pure perspective.Published 6 months ago by Brent Petzoldt
What a blessing to have such a godly man and his wife write a book such as this. It's a very well written book and a perfect gift for newly weds. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Martha Hayden
Excellent read. Would recommend for newlyweds and those planning to wed.Published 7 months ago by Steven Marise
One of the best premarital books out there. Highly recommend this!Published 8 months ago by mdb0083
I would have given this book FIVE STARS but then I tried some of the more advanced techniques in the book and wound up in traction for three and a half weeks. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Keith Aisner
This was the 3rd edition and some of the information is dated, but that really only effects a couple chapters and how good the rest of the information is more than makes up for it.Published 14 months ago by Addycakes