The title of this book doesn't leave much room for misunderstanding. Much like the book itself, it's very clear and straightforward. If your sex life needs a little pep, or perhaps it never quite had that zing, then this book is packed full of useful advice and tips on how to get the best out of one of our favourite leisure activities. Tracey Cox, a leading sexpert from down-under, has clearly done her research and relays her findings with frankness, a great deal of humour and just about as much thoroughness as you could possibly wish for. Up-to-date and unashamed in its attitudes, there are chapters taking in all different aspects of sexual technique, starting with masturbation (which some people may be surprised to find she nominates as "the first, most important, skip-it-and-you're-doomed step to becoming a sexpert") and moving through chapters on foreplay, intercourse and orgasm. You may think this all you'd need to know; you'd be wrong. Further invaluable chapters deal with important related issues, like sexual etiquette, contraception and STDs (sexually transmitted diseases), performance problems, sexual fantasies, gay and lesbian sex, and coping with the aftermath of abortion, rape and incest. The book is packed full of real-life anecdotes which add a dash of colour, and interesting factoids (for instance: "Number of women who've faked an orgasm: 56 per cent. Number of women who enjoy intercourse: 94.7 per cent"--well I never). There are no illustrations in the book, but as Ms Cox rightly points out, it's far more effective and enjoyable to work from a real-life model. I can't claim to have personally tested all her recommended methods, and many people, I'm sure, will feel that a good deal of this is old hat and that their own tried and tested techniques have served them well enough over the years. But there is a wealth of information here and there's bound to be something for even the most adept and experienced among us. Go on and treat yourself and your partner to a crash course in loving technique; even if it is just a refresher, you may be pleasantly surprised by the results. -- Alisdair Bowles
"Frank, forthright and at times hysterically funny... the one sex manual you'll want to read from cover to cover" (Cosmopolitan
"At last! Good, easy-to-read information about sex and reproduction for both men and women" (Dr Edith Weisberg)
"Punchy and to the point... essential reading" (Dr Janet Hall, Sex Therapist)
"What distinguishes Cox is at the heart of her appeal: the ability to talk about sex in a universal way" (The Times
"A brilliant book to get hold of if you're planning a night in with the girls" (Woman's Own
The essential sex book for the 90s - frank, funny and informative!
From the Back Cover
Practical, down to earth, explicit and fun, HOT SEX is the must-have sex and relationships book for every woman and man.
It's perfect bedtime reading for two, an easy-to-follow guide that cuts straight to the nitty-gritty to deliver candid advice with a healthy dose of humour. Packed with tips and techniques that work, HOT SEX includes everything from a blow-by-blow, step-by-step guide to oral sex to finding (and figuring out) your G-spot.
Whether you're a beginner or an old hand, get into HOT SEX - the only how-to guide that really tells you how to do it!
About the Author
Tracey Cox is one of the world's foremost (and hottest) writers on sex and relationships, and is also a TV presenter. Her numerous appearances include Hotter Sex and the BBC's Would Like to Meet, along with regular columns in the Sunday Times Style magazine and Closer. Tracey was born in England and spent many years in Australia, where she was associate editor of Cosmopolitan. She has a degree in psychology, is the web sexpert for handbag.com and contributes regularly to leading women's magazines across the globe. Her books, Hot Sex and Hot Relationships are international bestsellers. She lives in London.