- Hardcover: 334 pages
- Publisher: Little Brown & Co (T); 1st edition (January 1978)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316987921
- ISBN-13: 978-0316987929
- Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,965,941 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Male Sexuality: A Guide to Sexual Fulfillment Hardcover – January, 1978
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I was reading page 88 of this book, while sitting in a coffee shop, and even though the male sitting across the table from me was a stranger, I just had to ask him to read "The Letter From Your Penis" exercise. Luckily, he is a resident. We had a great conversation, which ended with his walking away, and into the bookstore, next door. This book affirmed my right to ask for and get what I want. I used this book to think back on past relationships, who I was, who he was, and what mattered then. Many of the exercises were easy for me to turn into being exercises about my own sexuality, my childhood programming, and what it means to be a great lover to the man of my dream. And, although I am not in a relationship right now, I am so grateful that reading this book, has enhanced what I will ask for, expect and get, in a man, long before either of us are off our feet.
Regardless of your sexual experience, your level of sexual satisfaction, or your sexual functioning, this book will enlighten you as to the damaging myths that men unconsciously absorb throughout their lives. If you do have lower levels of sexual satisfaction or functioning, this book provides enormously helpful exercises and advice.
One of the most powerful chapters explains the origins and impact of the sexual myths that most of us are captive to. I'll list a few briefly here just to give you a flavor of the book's approach and emphasis. "In sex, as elsewhere, it's performance that counts; the man must take charge of and orchestrate sex; a man always wants and is ready to have sex; sex equals intercourse; sex requires an erection; good sex is a linear progression of increasing excitement terminated only by orgasm; in this enlightened age, the preceding myths no longer have any impact on us." To illustrate the pervasiveness of these myths, Silbergeld quotes liberally from literature and film. (Henry Miller in particular comes off looking rather silly.)
In my sincere and deeply felt opinion--I know it sounds trite--all men should read this book.