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Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm Hardcover – January 1, 2002
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Simple concepts--open communication, trust, love, and a consistent interest in pleasing one another--are the ingredients for an enriching and fulfilling sex life that can bring two people ever closer, according to the text. The facts speak for themselves: when pressed, women will confess in droves that they are sexually frustrated. It's tricky to communicate one's carnal desires to one's lover, yet both parties must be open to this type of ongoing discussion for the formula to work.
Meanwhile, a little education for men can go a long way. The concepts are basic--anyone who isn't a virgin probably knows them. But the rub lies in the consistency, the selflessness, and the patience required of the man. Cattrall and Levinson ask their male readers how they'd feel if they experienced some physical pleasure during lovemaking but never got to climax; they would likely get frustrated after a while. So an abiding devotion to pleasing the woman is a basic assumption throughout, and one that isn't commonly pointed out in such an open way elsewhere. Some readers may think Cattrall and Levinson's approach offers nothing new or exciting, but this honest reminder of what it takes to be a sensitive and satisfying lover is just what the doctor ordered. --Teri Kieffer
From Publishers Weekly
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No, their partners do not cause all of the sexual problems in women, but some can be solved, regardless. This book isn't about pointing fingers in blame. It's about giving pleasure...that's all.
This book is a GREAT guide for oral sex, and really only touches lightly on anything else (to avoid redundancy, according to the authors. To paraphrase, "many great books have been written on technique in intercourse" etc). The authors were very specific in the problems pleasing most women, orally and otherwise. It addresses that all women are different, there's nothing that will work on everyone, and tips on how to find out what your female partner enjoys.
Even men (and women) that *think* they know how to satisfy a woman would learn something from this sensitive, well-written book. It's full of sexy secrets that will bring something new to bed...or improve old acts.
WARNING!!! THIS BOOK IS ALL ABOUT PLEASING WOMEN, mostly orally. If you're expecting anything but a book telling you how to UNSELFISHLY please a woman... look elsewhere. I think the title covers that, but some people just don't seem to understand.
This is a technical guide on how to cause the female orgasm.
Almost every page has artful, but very helpful, illustrations. I also like the *very* open ideas this book supports exploring (anal stimulation, for example).
The book is written for men, to use on women, it translates well for women to use on other women, too. The sections discussing penetration with the penis could easily be done with the hands, or device.Read more ›
It uses tasteful yet very useful illustrations and easy to understand directions. The tips in this book REALLY work and are a wonderful guide for men who really want to maximize their partners pleasure. Not all women are alike so they don't all respond to the same techniques. This book explores a wide array of ideas, and focuses on communication, to find out what a woman really likes.
I have read some of the reviews and have found a few negative ones written by men. But if the point of the book is to make a woman come, and the techniques listed in the book work (Do they ever, I'm STILL smiling) and focus on bringing the couple closer together, then how could a negative review be possible? Well, I suppose if a man is only focused on his own pleasure and is of a "get on, get in, get off and get out" mentality, then the book would not be of much use.
But as for you fine gentlemen out there who seek to please your partner and fine tune your techniques, I highly recommend this book. A satisfied woman is one who is more likely to spend more time on pleasing you. :)
1. It gives emphasis to the idea of the orgasm as part art and part technique. I practiced piano technique for years before I ever became proficient enough to "play" the piano and forget the technique (consciously). The book enphasizes the idea that technique isn't the answer; the answer is in the art. That idea, the art of orgasm, if caught makes the book valuable.
2. The pages on cunniligulus display clear, beautiful, and tasteful descriptions and sketches about how to practice the art in a way better than other books devoted completely to the tongue.
I wasn't that interested in the details of Ms Cattrall's life (I don't own a television, never once watched her show, and never found the personal testimony of movie stars convincing) except that she gives convincing testimony that a lover/artist who takes time to learn the instruments (his and his lover's body) can create a new level of pleasure and a new level of understanding. Also, it's probably encouraging for some to know that rich and beautiful doesn't equate with spectacular sex life.
The amount of information at first seemed less than the size of the book promised. But, if you enjoy a beautiful book (the feel of it and the sight of it), and if you carefully study the techniques offered in the section on cunnilingulus, THEN if you forget the book and the mechanics of the techniques in the spirit that a pianist forgets the scales--leting his fingers "play" the instrument, I think you may improve your art and find the book worthwhile.
--Charles Runels, MD
Author of "Anytime...for as Long as You Want: Strength, Genius, Libido, and Erection by Integrative Sex Transmutation (A 15-Day Course for Men to Improve Life and Sex)"
For many, sexual satisfaction is a natural human response - we all know when something feels good and when it does not. However, for others that spontaneous reaction does not come naturally and for an endless number of reasons. Perhaps it is poor technique, inexperience or past experiences, nervousness, surpressed emotional issues...or maybe the chemistry just isn't right. It takes two to tango! The book provides some helpful tips and techniques from a woman's point of view, and will probably be of primary interest to men, although I am not sure how many men will be enthralled by the rather "clinical style" in which this book is written. For male readers, you may want to read the book (any information is better than none as long as it is good information.) However, I would then suggest you put the book aside and have a close, intimate discussion with your partner (at the appropriate time please, not as your partner is frantically wheeling the shopping cart up and down the supermarket aisles) and find out just what does please your partner and what does not. Communication is equally important as technique. Sex is a personal, sensitive and individual affair; what pleases one may not please another.
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Sexy, well written, informative, could've used a little more spice though, maybe some BDS&MPublished 6 months ago by gxen
I keep cracking up when I read it's a "Mr Fix It" Manual that is to cold and precise and would never appeal to men. WHAT?!??! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kelly Mathews
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I love this book! The advice was "spot - on" , no pun intended. My girlfriend loves it even more! Read morePublished 13 months ago by Rottweiler
My partner didn't understand the new position at first, but she quickly caught on! Lots of pleasure for her, not too much work for (lazy) me, and saved my back.Published 14 months ago by Mr. Thankful