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Useful ways to look at sex and sexual relationships
on July 15, 2006
I am familiar with my anatomy and have a pretty good imagination; what I found useful in this book had little to do with technical sex. Newman provides some chapters early in the book with thought-provoking questions about relationships and flavors of sexuality. One chapter talks about sitting down and thinking beforehand about what you would like in a relationship other than really hot sex. You know, the things parents should be teaching their kids rather than just saying, "Oh, you'll know Mr./Mrs. Right when you meet him/her." One list contains a number of, shall we say, "non-vanilla" sexual activities and asks you to think about what you would and would not want to do at this point. That was a bit of an eye-opener, but was intriguing as well.
Coming out in my early 40's, I found these issues to be of paramount importance to me. Newman's book presents these issues clearly and asks questions that helped me get a better grip on my wants and needs.