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Sex: A Man's Guide Paperback – August 15, 1997

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What no one else will tell you.

* How to read her body signals. The difference between vulgar and arousing language. Methods for lasting longer. The fine line between a friendly look and a hostile ogle. How exercise affects your lovemaking.

* These are things every man should know. But who teaches such things? Not your doctor, not your father, not your best friend and certainly not a magazine filled with naked women. The solution? Sex: A Man's Guide, the first comprehensive book about sex written entirely for men, spoken in their own voices, covering what a real man wants to know and not what one expert thinks is good for you.

* Inside you'll encounter not only the most authoritative advice on more than 130 sex topics, but also the voices of thousands of men just like you. You'll learn the tricks of enlightened males about healthy, happy sex and how it's far easier to achieve than you think. Some of what you'll encounter:

Afterplay: Why you should stay awake a little longer after sex/page 189
Positions: Dozens of couplings that can turn lovemaking into a dance/page 251
Harassment: Where to draw the line, professionally and socially/page 456
Aphrodisiacs: How to use chocolate to entice your partner/page 157
One-night stands: Why men are so open to casual sex/page 445
Stress: How to keep the daily grind from hurting your love life/page 385
Bondage: Why it's not as kinky and weird as you might think/page 196
Lingerie: A visual glossary of what lies in a woman's underwear drawer/page 175
Sex drive: Why it's natural for men to be sexually hungry/page 60
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale Books (August 15, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0875964583
  • ISBN-13: 978-0875964584
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,734,826 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on September 19, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book covers a wide variety of topics. That's good if you want to know a little bit about just about everything, but I would greatly prefer more expansive coverage of some of the more interesting aspects of sexuality. For example, the book covers "opening lines," sperm banks, infidelity, back pain, pillow talk, and several other less-than-riveting topics while giving short shrift to aphrodisiacs, pheromones, and techniques of increasing sexual pleasure. Besides being maddeningly superficial, some of the information is just plain wrong. For example, the authors mention using wild yams as an aphrodisiac. That's ludicrous. Apparently the authors' knowledge on this matter is not up-to-date, because the old supposition that yams contain a chemical (diosgenin) which can be converted into progesterone in the body has been refuted by countless medical doctors and biochemists. Even if such an endogenous transformation could be effected, progesterone is not a hormone that can increase a man's libido! If I want to hear groundless myths, I can speak with my locker room buddies; when I'm paying for a book, I expect facts instead of a rehash of tired old myths.
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By A Customer on June 15, 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I bought this as a gift for my boyfriend and read it before wrapping it up. It covers a wide variety of topics. Even if you think you know it all about sex, you could still learn something from this book. Probably the best part of the book for me, being a woman, was the suprisingly thorough guide of "What Men Want." It was very informative.
The only reason I didn't give the book 5 stars was because it wasn't thorough enough, although it did have a variety of topics, there wasn't really in depth information I was looking for. I would still recommend this book, though.
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This book has critical information that men aren’t taught elsewhere. For only $8.99, Sex: a man’s guide will be your go-to book about sex. Filled with more than 130 topics and 656 pages of steamy knowledge, men will now be able to demystify the saying of Men being from Mars and Women from Venus. The book contains information on how to read women’s body signals. Men will learn when to shut up if need be. There are questions asked by other men that are wisely answered. Ignorance is no defense and reading this book will turn you into an informed man and then an alpha male! A book for men of all ages (18+), this is a perfect gift for a man. The book has been written in a conversational tone and it can be likened to eating a Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. Or how else can you describe a book that talks about lingerie, positions, after play and aphrodisiacs with so much ease without abstracting them with the cock and baboon stories? It’s every woman’s dream to have her partner pick up the book and read it as it doesn’t only act as a sex guide but also offers advice of the importance of a man being healthy. The book is also an ice-breaker. Couplings will not lack topics to discuss. The book covers a wide variety of topics which is an excellent thing. Perhaps in the second edition Stefan Bechtel, the author should look into delving further in complex topics like: Stress and sex drive. Like with other topics, they have not been thoroughly tackled and yet they are crucial in a relationship. They are the common deal breakers which encourage side-kicks. In this second edition, the author should also do away with the myth that yam is an aphrodisiac. Countless medical researchers have refuted the claim that yam contains a chemical diosgenin that is supposedly converted to progesterone.Read more ›
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is a great leave-it-around for your teenager book. It's also a find, and not ever too late, if your parents did not leave one around for you. A wonderful question-answering, question-stimulating text, it answers nearly every question about what is so (not what you think) and what is normal (everything). I've recommended it to a very wide range of persons, and been openly appreciated for doing so. It is not really a how-to book--information, not instruction on deep connection is its forte--but it does support and point the male mind to paths in that direction.
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By A Customer on September 19, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book covers a wide variety of topics. That's good if you want to know a little bit about just about everything, but I would greatly prefer more expansive coverage of some of the more interesting aspects of sexuality. For example, the book covers "opening lines," sperm banks, infidelity, back pain, pillow talk, and several other less-than-riveting topics while giving short shrift to aphrodisiacs, pheromones, and techniques of increasing sexual pleasure. Besides being maddeningly superficial, some of the information is just plain wrong. For example, the authors mention using wild yams as an aphrodisiac. That's ludicrous. Apparently the authors' knowledge on this matter is not up-to-date, because the old supposition that yams contain a chemical (diosgenin) which can be converted into progesterone in the body has been refuted by countless medical doctors and biochemists. Even if such an endogenous transformation could be effected, progesterone is not a hormone that can increase a man's libido! If I want to hear groundless myths, I can speak with my locker room buddies; when I'm paying for a book, I expect facts instead of a rehash of tired old myths.
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