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Encyclopedia of Unusual Sex Practices Paperback – January 1, 1992
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One person's erotic stimulation is another person's excuse to say, "I'm outta here." A study of neurological cycles, imprinting, and primal needs shows how people form their own unique recipes for love. Hardly any garment or activity escapes Brenda Love's encyclopedia. Writing exhaustively and without bias, Love has created a reference source for those intrigued with the full range of human sexual expression. To enrich the content of more than 750 entries, she has consulted with or quoted from, wherever possible, the practitioners.
Readers learn about such "practices" as concubinage, mock marriages, power tools (including a list of those suitable for sex games), sadism, and suturing. The entries, along with 150 original illustrations, are certain to expand both your consciousness and your vocabulary: you will learn about flatuphiles, fornicatory dolls, and frottage, plus infibulation (surgical closure of the labia) and inunction (using lotion for arousal). In this entertaining guide through sexual facts and fancies, Brenda Love--licensed pilot, skydiver, and columnist--writes: "It is the aim of the encyclopedia to provide objective information about how human beings behave; where you draw the line must be your own informed choice." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Chances are this book won't stay on the shelf long; browsers, voyeurs, and, especially, censors will be attracted by its title. What they will discover is an odd assortment of 700 entries, ranging from the ordinary (birth control) to the ridiculous (pie throwing) and the perverse (power tools, whipping workshops). A large number of the entries refer to sadomasochistic activities, and an introductory note warns that some of the listed activities may be dangerous or lethal. The book's advisory board includes a "kinky" blacksmith and the slave of an "understanding Master." All in all, a marginal purchase for public libraries. (Illustrations not seen.)-- Ilse Heidmann Ali, formerly with Motlow State Community Coll., Tullahoma, Tenn.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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It is a fascinating book. there were more than a few "People get off on THAT?" moments as well as a lot of "That's not unusual, that's one of my favourites!" reactions.
Ms. Love looks a lot better in the picture with her Wikipedia entry than she does on the back cover, too.