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The Joy of Sex: The Timeless Guide to Lovemaking, Ultimate Revised Edition Hardcover – January 6, 2009
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“Answers questions no one had in 1972 . . . this time through the eyes of women, too.”
—New York Times
“There’s something to celebrate about the enduring life of so seminal a piece of educational literature.”
“[Succeeds] in bringing The Joy of Sex up to current standards.”
—The New Yorker
“An old book now has a lot of new tricks.”
“A bellwether of human sexuality for decades . . . the new version is better.”
“Witty, fanciful, and mercifully free of moralizing.”
“An intelligent sex manual that is serious without being solemn.”
—Desmond Morris, author of People Watching and The Human Sexes: The Natural History of a Man and a Woman --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
DR. ALEX COMFORT was one of the world’s leading experts in the field of human sexuality and one of the most versatile authors of the twentieth century. He died in March 2000 at the age of eighty.
SUSAN QUILLIAM is a relationship psychologist and an advice columnist. She writes, broadcasts, and presents internationally on topics surrounding love and sexuality. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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those who could use some practical help and information on a personal topic of universal importance.
There's nothing really wrong here. It does go over some techniques and ideas couples likely won't come up with on their own. There's a huge lacking, though. For the theme of the book or these certain techniques to work, both partners have to feel comfortable with themselves, each other and able to openly discuss sexual topics between themselves.
However, if a couple is that way, very likely they are enjoying physical romance enormously even never hearing about this book. The problem within couples is often caused by a reluctance or even inability to express one's needs or inquire with an open mind one's partner's needs. The book does not delve into how to get such a reluctant couple to, well, open up in a metaphorical sense.
The book does address lack of confidence in women caused by obesity, but only effectively says, "Don't worry about it". Curiously, there isn't much of anything about the obese man, though. Anyway, if you lack confidence due to any physical issue, just being advised to not worry about it won't work especially since there also are further advisories about using caution during some sex acts if you are overweight.
In the end, we enjoyed the book, but learned little from it.