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Big Book of Sex Toys, The Hardcover – 7 Jan 2010

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Quiver (7 Jan. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592333559
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592333554
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 2.5 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,005,092 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Tristan Taormino is an award-winning author, columnist, editor, sex educator, and adult film director. She is the author of several books, including The Secrets of Great G-Spot Orgasms and Female Ejaculation, The Big Book of Sex Toys, The Anal Sex Position Guide, Opening Up: Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships, True Lust: Adventures in Sex, Porn and Perversion, Down and Dirty Sex Secrets, and The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women. She wrote the popular Village Voice syndicated sex column "Pucker Up," for more than nine years, and she is a columnist for Hustler's Taboo. Tristan has been featured in more than 200 publications; has appeared on CNN, HBO's Real Sex, The Howard Stern Show, Loveline, Ricki Lake, MTV, Fox News, and The Discovery Channel; and has been on more than six dozen radio shows. She lectures on sexuality, gender, feminism, and pornography at top colleges and universities, including Brown, Cornell, Columbia, Sarah Lawrence, Yale, Vassar, Smith, Wesleyan, New York University, University of California/Santa Barbara, and University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee. She teaches sex and relationship workshops around the world and runs two websites, and She lives in upstate New York with her partner and their three dogs.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Melissa on 14 Jan. 2013
Format: Hardcover
Really enjoying this book, was brought as Xmas pressie for bf as he is setting up business with sex toys, but ended up looking and reading interesting facts about many other subject then just toys. Defiantly recommend if interested in new and old subjects from gentials to toys.
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By me on 1 Feb. 2014
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One of the many books I've downloaded for my kindle, good read and keeping it on there to read again in the future =)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
a must have for anyone interested or shopping for toys 5 Feb. 2010
By ShyGirl - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This book is a fantastic resource for someone new to toys or someone that wants to add to their toy collection and isn't sure what they want next. It will pay for itself by helping you avoid purchases that aren't quite what you thought they would be or are wildly over priced. It contains lots of ideas on how to best employ your new toys and get the most out of them.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
AWESOME book for ideas 30 Jun. 2011
By holly g rom - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is an awesome book! It gave me lots of ideas about all sorts of different products - I have to buy online as I'm not near a store with this sort of items, so it was very useful!
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Tristan hits another home run with her Big Boof of Sex Toys 26 Jan. 2010
By Sarah Sloane - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I'm a big fan of Tristan Taormino's writing; she has a smart, approachable way of tackling the subject of sex that makes her books easy to read, relate to, and learn from - not to mention entertaining! Her Big Book of Sex Toys is no exception - not only does she discuss the amazing array of sex toys available, she makes recommendations based on her own encyclopedic knowledge of the toys (as well as the manufacturers and materials used), and she even gives in depth helpful hints on how to use them! This is far more than just a book about sex toys - it's a guide to understanding the variety of stimulation you can get from them, as well as a "how to" on getting the most enjoyment possible out of them, whether for yourself or with a partner. Add in the amazing price for a full color hardcover coffee-table quality book, and you've got a sure winner.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Solid introduction to the topic 28 Sept. 2011
By Jon Norris - Published on
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This book is a basic, plain vanilla guide to the more mainstream sex toys - mostly vibrators. It is done like a nice coffee table book, hard bound (no pun intended), with large photos on slick paper.

The author covers vibrators and dildos quite well, along with lubrication and other basic toy topics, including basic anatomy and toy hygiene. If you are new to sex toys, this would not be a bad introduction. You won't find any really wild and on the edge sexual toys or practices here, but the information that is here is solid and useful.

There is a small section on bondage and an even smaller section on BDSM toys which essentially only discusses basic floggers or riding crop type toys. Nothing more exotic is examined, which is probably to keep from scaring the newbie or those whose tastes do not run to such things.

I struggled with giving this book only 3 stars, but the fact that Betty Dodson's work is mentioned, along with a great listing of solid resources for further exploration, made me push it up to 4 stars.

Not an encyclopedia of sexual toys, but a good solid introduction to safe toy play. Recommended for those just starting out.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
new info 28 April 2013
By D. Baugher P. - Published on
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lots of great new info if you haven't used toys in a long time. great follow up to 50 shades!
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