Nina Hartley's Guide to Total Sex and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Nina Hartley's Guide to Total Sex Paperback – Bargain Price, October 19, 2006


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback, Bargain Price, October 19, 2006
$22.59 $15.60

This is a bargain book and quantities are limited. Bargain books are new but could include a small mark from the publisher and an Amazon.com price sticker identifying them as such. Details

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Special Offers and Product Promotions


NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Avery (October 19, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1583332634
  • ISBN-13: 978-1583332634
  • ASIN: B000QJLXGU
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.3 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,489,791 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Feminist, registered nurse, sex educator and star of more than 400 adult films, Hartley's sex guide is a thorough, level-headed and straightforward look at all things sexual. Eighteen witty, easy-to-read chapters cover subjects from foreplay and cunnilingus to fellatio, three-ways, domination, toys, bondage and spanking. Each chapter ends with a handy chart reviewing dos and don'ts for the acts explored in detail. Hartley's experienced and capable voice takes the mystery out of sex, viewing all manner of intercourse as healthy activity that often requires more communication and lubrication than partners realize. Intended mainly for heterosexuals and the bi-curious, Hartley and Levine, her husband, emphasize the enlightened female perspective, though advice on technique and position is useful for anyone. Unlike many other sex guides, this one does not include illustrations or photos, which makes it a comfortable choice for more reserved or reticent readers; as Hartley puts it, this is the sex guide "I wish I had owned when I turned eighteen."
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Review

Nina Hartley ... shepherds so many people to greener sex pastures. ... Guide to Total Sex will be a pleasure seeker's bible. -- Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D., porn star turned sexologist, author of Dr. Sprinkle's Spectacular Sex

Nina Hartley is a F****ing genius! -- Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, author of XXX: 30 Porn Star Portraits

Truly amazing . . . I honestly think it is the best book written about sex, ever. -- Margaret Cho --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Lots of very useful information on all sorts of adult topics.
Mrs. Shannon Balderas
All of us have sexual portions of our bodies, want to have sex and most of us with another person.
Steve Roberts
Nina Hartley's Guide to Total Sex is quite simply the best book of its kind ever written.
John Stevens

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

48 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Steve Roberts on November 4, 2006
Format: Paperback
In my chosen field of Architecture we use what exists to create new facilities. In this book, noted Sexual Expert Nina Hartley does a similar construct in a loving funny and first person way. All of us have sexual portions of our bodies, want to have sex and most of us with another person. As Nina explains "It feels good, It is good for you, It helps your interaction with the opposite sex who you wish to create a bond".

This book is a much better education tool than anything even going back to the "Joy of Sex" from the 70s. Why?

First, Nina constantly uses her own experience as a sexual person with both men and women, she is bi,to describe what feels good and what may not feel so good.

Second, Nina explains the physical espects of how to be sexual first with yourself and then with a partner. Self loving it is called, and all of us need to love ourselves before we love others, she explains. During all of the chapters in the book her physical explanations, she does not need any diagrams or pictures, she allows the reader to feel that he or she is in an encounter. Nina uses a very easily understood method to illustrate, "Near hand and far hand".

Third, Nina both touches on sexual practices that not everyone will use but all of us have an interest in hearing about. We may not want to use Anal Sex or jSwinging, but at least we need to know what happens, why and how it is performed and how one does meet others of a similar persuasion.

Fourth, Nina explains as no one ever has, that mens and womens sexual anatomy, developed during pregnancy are the same to begin with. We all were girls first and then during pregnancy developed fully into male and female persons.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By P. Finch on December 19, 2006
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Margaret Cho isn't kidding. This really might be the best book about sex, ever. The book discusses techniques, sexual ethics, and attitude: sex as a whole. It's warm, well-written, intelligent, informative. Above all, although it is frank and completely straightforward, it is written with an awareness of the fact that not everybody... well, almost nobody... is completely secure about sex. It neither condescends nor intimidates; it accepts our foibles and anxieties while gently but firmly showing us that there's a better way.

I can't imagine anyone, from a veteran swinger to a virgin, who wouldn't get something of value from it, with just a modicum of openmindedness.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By J. Summerlin on November 11, 2006
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to accomplish the following:

1. Improve his or her sexlife.

2. Look at sex from a different perspective other than what has been traditionally taught

3. Find new ways to overlook common mistakes we all make in our private lives.

4. Find the inspiration to be a little more adventurous behind closed doors.

I find the psychology of sex very interesting in the United States. Here, we all try to keep it hush hush, even pass the occassional law against it, but everyone seems to be doing it and everyone seems to want more of it and a better way to do it.

This book is an excellent beginning in breaking out of that old mold and moving on with our personal lives. We owe it to ourselves, our partners, and our significant others to be the best we can be and to have an ever open mind. This book is a step in that direction.

James
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By John A. Clements on November 12, 2006
Format: Paperback
Nina Hartley's book is a must read for everyone as it clearly explains Sexuality from an Anatomical and Physiological perspective, as well as being an experiential guide based upon her 20+ years as an Adult Movie Star.

I came to it as someone who, although knowing "what goes where" had little knowledge of Sexuality and its many facets, and found it opened my mind to a world I had never dreamt existed, a world of magical pleasure awaiting committed couples [not necessarily married] who take the time to learn from and teach each other how they respond to Sexual Intimacy and are willing to explore other Sexual facets which they previously avoided.

Especially interesting was the chapter on Anal Sex as I like many I imagine thought this was a somewhat "dirty" (hygenically) practice, and was pleasantly surprised that much enjoyment can be derived using proper techniques.

The chapter on Swinging (aka Lifestyles) was excellent as an expose of a world that many of us have never seen, as Nina explained the perception upon the advent of Aids some 20 years ago that this lifestyle choice would both literally and figuratively die, whereas it has actually thrived due to Safe Sex practices and keeping one's Sexual explorations within the Swinger/Lifestyle group.

In summary, this book should be read by every Teenager before they begin to explore their Sexuality - and would make an excellent Engagement/Wedding present - what greater gift can you give than a lifetime of love and pleasure???
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Miss Veronica Vera on October 22, 2006
Format: Paperback
Nina Hartley's Guide to Total Sex is an exhilarating read that lives up to its name. Just listen to the author's definition of the term, "When I talk about total sex, I don't just mean totally hot sex or totally rockin' sex, though these are certainly desirable goals in themselves. I mean sex that involves us totally, encompassing all the biological and emotional forces at work inside that remarkably sensitive envelope through which we feel the physical world." Beautiful and joyful. Nina's voice glides seamlessly from four letter words to four syllable ones. She covers the topic with no holes barred. This is writing that is assured and confident and worthy of its subject. Hers is a voice we can trust. I'm pleased to say that I am a friend of Nina's, but despite my familiarity with her, I am still blown away. And despite my own vast sexual experience, I'm turned on by this read. Nina Hartley did herself and the world a great service in writing this book. Now do yourself a great big favor and buy it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search