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Sex For Dummies Paperback – November 6, 2006
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From the Back Cover
Dr. Ruth's Rx for a pleasurable sex life
Enjoy healthy sexuality throughout life
Try new sexual positions
The bestselling guide to a rewarding sex life and a deeper relationship
Looking for the straight facts on sex? In this friendly, authoritative guide, renowned sex therapist Dr. Ruth gives you the latest on everything from oral sex and popular positions to new methods of birth control. She also debunks sex myths and covers new therapies to manage low libido, overcome sexual dysfunction, and enhance pleasure.
Praise for Dr. Ruth and Sex For Dummies
"Her energy level is higher than that of a charged particle."
"Dr. Ruth writes the way she talks enthusiastically, nonjudgmentally, and informatively. . . ."
"Her name and the distinctive thrill of her voice have become inextricably linked with the subject of sex."
New York Times
Discover how to:
Enjoy the first time
Enhance foreplay and afterplay with your partner
Avoid STDs and have safer sex
Discuss sex with your kids
About the Author
Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer is the author of 31 books, and she teaches at Yale University and Princeton University. Pierre A. Lehu has worked with Dr. Ruth for decades as publicist, writer, and friend.
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Top Customer Reviews
Who the *bleep* is it aimed at?
I've read it now and the author has told me mindblowing wisdoms such as "young males like porn, young females do not" - "there is no such thing as friends with benefits, one part is Always unhappily in love and you also risk diseases" - "men are afraid of commitment" - "abortion is Wrong" - "shaving your genitalia is preferrable to not doing so, and is not a matter of personal preference and choice at all" - "women want to marry fantasy-ideas" - "men like kinky sex, women almost never do" and several more fantastic and outrageous ideas in the same school.
I would not buy this for my daughter because I do not want her to KEEP living in the pathetic ideal-woman-mould of the 50's where a woman Needs a man to at all survive - I would not buy this for my son, because I do not want to spoon-feed him the idea that he is Supposed to be the driving force, shower women with gifts and attention as if they were prostitutes and always, always be horny, be Manly and NEVER dare have a night where he just doesn't feel like having sex, cause, hey, that's a bit wimpy, no? No!
I, as an adult who feel secure with my own role sexually as well as an individual, was sort of able to giggle at the book and go "oh my, women actually LIVED like this back in the 1950's-1960's? MEN lived like this? This is so oppressive to Both genders that it makes me want to scream!" and I feel good about how far we've gotten since then - until I looked at the publishing year.
I would not let someone who is stuck in that age in time educate my young-adult child on their sexual future.Read more ›
It also includes interesting extra facts & information, like sex during pregnancy, sex during menstruation, the importance of prostate & other male/female exams, interesting pros & cons of different positions, etc.
Also, Dr. Ruth's personality comes through in the book, which is generally a good thing. She adds a touch of humor to this book, though at times a bit too quirky...
Overall, a good book for the topic and probably useful for parents wanting to speak to their kids about sex (or if they are too uneasy to give them the talk directly).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Everyone should read this book! It's very informative and covers a lot more than just sex. Dr. Ruth is a great author! You won't be disappointed!Published 4 days ago by Amazon Addict
I was the "good girl" back in High School and entered college never having been kissed. An over-achiever and bookworm, I knew enough to know that I didn't really know... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent experience. Only reason not 5 stars is because it was listed as "new" but had a very slightly worn cover/pages. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Carrie A.
It's a great book for people who never had sex before to people who have sex often. It helps couples try new things and actually understand the perspective of the opposite sex. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Shaipe Dokovic
You don't have to be a dummie to know that sex with a fugly can have short term and long term smelly consequences as chapters 16 and 18 lucidly describe. Read morePublished 8 months ago by the ALIEN
This was a much easier way of explaining the birds/bees to a teenager than having that awkward conversation. Also helped open up a dialogue about the subject.Published 11 months ago by none