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O: The Intimate History of the Orgasm Paperback – September 29, 2005
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But even more disturbing is the author's ignorance of very basic information concerning human sexuality. On page 1, he claims that, "the first sexual act by which two like creatures sought intimate contact expressly to give one another physical and emotional pleasure... may well not have taken place until some time in the twentieth century AD, most likely at a location in Western Europe or North America." This is simply astoundingly wrong, not to mention racist as all get-out. For this to be true, nobody in hundreds of centuries ever had sex to give each other pleasure -- no hunter gatherers (most of whom do not equate sex with reproduction), nobody in India (where the Kama Sutra was written thousands of years ago, detailing how to give and receive sexual pleasure), nobody in China (where the first known sex manuals were written even before the Kama Sutra), etc. Just silly.Read more ›
So, substantively it's a good book. However, it's a bit hard to imagine that the editor at Random House is still in a job. There are misplaced commas and awkward sentences. More significantly, the book ends poorly: a passage that appears several pages before the end is repeated at the very end, leaving a poor impression. While this may seem trivial, the fact is that reading the book was more of a chore than it should have been.
I don't know if I should confess this but I will.
I have been searching for a book that will let me understand, train me, motivate me, and assist me in achieving at least one orgasm in my lifetime.
I must also confess that I have had many lovers. Some good and some very bad. None of them ever succeeded in giving me the big O as I have heard it being called.
What does all this have to do with this book? I will answer that now please.
This book explained how a woman builds up to an orgasm. The author does an outstanding job of explaining the anatomy and nerve endings, what each part does, and how they must come together as a team to all a woman to loose it in a out of control mind numbing, legs shaking, spastic laden orgasm.
The author was successful with me in allowing me to have my first orgasm since the day I was born 68 years ago. It was a big one, pent up, and a wet one galore!
I highly recommend this book to any female between the ages of 21 and 93.
(Happy, Very Happy in Decatur)
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Same old myth and misinformation. Most of these books are based on the authors limited experience, and it shows here.Published on November 7, 2013 by Art Noble
Humans have been manipulated throughout time and totally misunderstood their birthright.
Should be curriculum at every school a must for the greater good of men and... Read more
O: The Intimate History of the Orgasm
this is a great book, relatively easy to read and absolutely asks the questions that got me thinking, and talking about how we as a... Read more
I found this book to be an exhaustive study of the history of the orgasm and of various factors that shaped the orgasm perception throughout the history in various parts of the... Read morePublished on April 9, 2005 by Vahania63