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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: It Books; Reprint edition (May 27, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060989092
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060989095
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,120 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

Who is best equipped to give sex tips to heterosexual women about how to please a man in bed? Why, gay men, of course. Who would know better than gay men what makes men happy? Dan Anderson (gay) and best friend Maggie Berman (straight) have collaborated on this how-to book for women who feel that their lovers are afraid to ask for what they want. Chatty, informative, and graphic--in a clinical, not sexy way--Anderson and Berman have borrowed a little from Helen Gurley Brown, a little from Miss Manners, and a lot from Masters and Johnson to show women how the other half loves. Never smug and mostly useful, Sex Tips shows that sexual orientation can as easily be a potluck as a culture clash. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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“Chattily didactic, the book offers witty—and yes, explicit—desciptions of all manner of how-tos, how-tease and how-t’OOH!s.” (Daily News)

“The best-kept secrets of sex experts (and a few sexually satisfied women) are now up for grabs—and road-testing.” (Cosmopolitan)

“What the man in your life won’t tell you...but wants you to know.” (Condomania.com)

“This book gives very specific advice on how to knock his socks off . . .” (Dating911.com)

“A cannily entertaining romp through the nuts and bolts of sex from the male perspective.” (Salon.com)

“A primer that takes dish deeper than a Chicago-style pizza.” (New York Post)

“You might want to check out Sex Tips for Straight Women From a Gay Man.” (Glamour)

“The dishy, humorous voice the authors developed makes this a nonthreatening sex manual.” (Philadelphia Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

This was a fun and interesting read and my boyfriend highly recommends this book.
Elizabeth DWolf
The biggest distraction I had with the book (Kindle version) -- numerous spelling errors and typos.
Tether
So I recommend this book to every woman looking to find, hook, and keep a man, or men.
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86 of 92 people found the following review helpful By Natural Redhead on September 14, 2004
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
If I might say so myself, I was a toe-tingler before I read this book. Now I'm a full-body tingler! Typically I don't bother with sex manuals because they either suggest technically impractical/impossible/silly maneuvers, or else tell me things I already knew. This one is different - funny, practical, and provides general guidelines as well as specific suggestions. I will endorse the advice therein for two reasons: One, the book includes some of my own tried-and-true techniques. Two, I tried the ones I didn't already know. They didn't seem contrived at all, and they did add to the experience. The non-technical illustrations in this book are absolutely charming, I love them. If I have one criticism, it's the book's frequent suggestions that good sex leads to financial reward. I bought this book intending to rock my man, not just shake the change out of his pants. A smart girl can get that without sex anyway. Hmm, maybe I should write a book of my own?
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 26, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book was great. I have been married for 9 years and I tried a couple of things that I had read and amazingly they worked. My husband couldn't believe what I was doing and wanted to know where I learned it. It is nice to know that you can do some simple things that make his experience and yours much more pleasurable. This book is a must have for anyone who wants to know some secrets to what men like.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 14, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This book was GREAT! It gives very explicit details and diagrams on how to improve your technique in bed (and off the bed). There are also some great tips on how to set the stage,what not to say, what guys like and don't like. I learned a lot as well as learned some stuff that I will never do again.
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41 of 55 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 19, 2001
Format: Hardcover
While some of these techniques and tips are useful or at least a little entertaining, this book doesn't have much to offer to women looking for a better understanding of straight men's experience of sex. Most unfortunately, it reinforces all kinds of stupid stereotypes of straight men as sex maniacs (they're apparently "always in the mood") and shameful attitudes about women's bodies (don't tell him about your period! god forbid you'd ask him to be mature enough to deal with the realities of your body and its needs! ew!). If you're looking for real advice on how to be a better, more understanding partner to a straight man, look elsewhere. Or at least take this with a MAJOR grain of salt.
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51 of 69 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 8, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I found Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man to be a refreshing break from other sex manuals that are clinical and cold, or thinly veiled porn. Sex Tips is enjoyable due to its friendly, fun tone, and compares itself to "a good coach for the sport of our choice."
The authors handle sensitive material and any squeamishness towards sex by being humorous and upbeat but straightforward. For example, the chapter on oral sex provides the insight, "Remember that Mr. Stiffy is your friend and that he will feel only as comfortable as you do."
The scope and detail of the content was the most impressive aspect of Sex Tips. Many tips are actually pages long and contain step-by-step drawings. Entire chapters are devoted to usually neglected subjects like what to do with the testes during sex and the etiquette of declining an unwanted sexual encounter or act.
The only flaws are the jokes about women being good at sex for material gains and the authors' occasional tendency to dismiss an act they dislike, thus undermining the overall thoroughness. But compare these down notes to the usual "have sex in the dark so he can't see you" attitude of other sex manuals for women, and Sex Tips is obviously one of the more femme-positive books around. Overall, I recommend this book to women who love (sex with) men.
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 1, 2001
Format: Hardcover
The author notes in one section that your man will want to thank him... well, my boyfriend had asked me who to send a thank you note to and I couldn't believe it. All my girlfriends wanted to borrow the book after I told them the reaction due to the books tips! Highly recommend if you want to please your man.
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 21, 1998
Format: Hardcover
The tips in this book were fun and productive. I found it entertaining more than educational. The techniques were well thought out. I would recommend this book to any straight woman and gay man that is clueless to the male anatomy.
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22 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 11, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book looked so promising and the reviews were good everywhere, so I bought it. It has nothing new in it . It just enforced all kinds of sterotypes and made straight woman seem like they only used sex to manipulate their partner into buying them things. He was also very judgemental of alternative sex practices or relationships when his own sexual preference is seen as an alternative lifestyle by some. It was also very much geared to "first time" sex...if you know nothing about the partner including where they live. If I gained anything from this book and the great reviews I read is the knowledge that lot of people have very little and very bad sex. I'm sorry.
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