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Nina Hartley's Guide to Total Sex [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Nina Hartley
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  • Paperback: 358 pages
  • Publisher: Avery Publishing Group Inc.,U.S.; illustrated edition edition (1 Nov 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1583332634
  • ISBN-13: 978-1583332634
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 18.3 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 164,433 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars just lovely 13 May 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Almost everything you would like to know about sex at almost any stage of experience. Nice, easy read about very interesting subjects.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Bring the Marines home, alive 23 Jun 2013
Nina Hartley is a relatively well-known porn star who occasionally cooperates with the Spartacist League, a tiny and somewhat erratic outfit of ostensible Trotskyists based in New York City, USA. Recently, she even wrote an article for the Spartacist publication "Workers' Vanguard", lambasting the competing Maoist group Revolutionary Communist Party for being anti-porn! Which, admittedly, they are.

So am I, so I'm not going to give this product a very high rating.

I do think it's incredibly funny, though, that in the event of a Spartacist revolution, pictures of comrade Nina might adorn the dorms of the United Revolutionary Student Organization, alongside those of Lenin, Trotsky and Yuri Andropov (in less risqué outfits, I presume). The world, as they say, is a strange and beautiful place.

And sometimes barking mad, too.
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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In sex, We are alike more than we think. New Study about Sexuality reveals. 4 Nov 2006
By Steve Roberts - Published on Amazon.com
In my chosen field of Architecture we use what exists to create new facilities. In this book, noted Sexual Expert Nina Hartley does a similar construct in a loving funny and first person way. All of us have sexual portions of our bodies, want to have sex and most of us with another person. As Nina explains "It feels good, It is good for you, It helps your interaction with the opposite sex who you wish to create a bond".

This book is a much better education tool than anything even going back to the "Joy of Sex" from the 70s. Why?

First, Nina constantly uses her own experience as a sexual person with both men and women, she is bi,to describe what feels good and what may not feel so good.

Second, Nina explains the physical espects of how to be sexual first with yourself and then with a partner. Self loving it is called, and all of us need to love ourselves before we love others, she explains. During all of the chapters in the book her physical explanations, she does not need any diagrams or pictures, she allows the reader to feel that he or she is in an encounter. Nina uses a very easily understood method to illustrate, "Near hand and far hand".

Third, Nina both touches on sexual practices that not everyone will use but all of us have an interest in hearing about. We may not want to use Anal Sex or jSwinging, but at least we need to know what happens, why and how it is performed and how one does meet others of a similar persuasion.

Fourth, Nina explains as no one ever has, that mens and womens sexual anatomy, developed during pregnancy are the same to begin with. We all were girls first and then during pregnancy developed fully into male and female persons. I will not spoil that she says, but the portions of chapters dealing with this issue alone make this book worth buying.

Fifth, and most important. Both men and women have a most important sex organ, their brains. Nina in each phase explains the cultural reasons, the mental reasons and the psycological reasons why we both want to engage in sex and why we at the same time fear sex. Nina allows us all to make decisions about each of us are comrtable with. As she explains some of us do not like to engage in certain practices. That is fine she says, but she also says, talk it out. Only then can we agree on what we want to provide for each other and ourselves, sexually. Nina, thus allowsus to loose our fear about sex.

Every man and every women should buy a copy as part of their sexual and marital preparations. Better yet, after buying they should read this book to each other.

Nina who has a bent for humor, especially in the titles, makes this book easy to read, non scarey and a wonderful practical tool to help every person understand not only how to have sex but also why we want to.
31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maybe the Best 20 Dec 2006
By P. Finch - Published on Amazon.com
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Margaret Cho isn't kidding. This really might be the best book about sex, ever. The book discusses techniques, sexual ethics, and attitude: sex as a whole. It's warm, well-written, intelligent, informative. Above all, although it is frank and completely straightforward, it is written with an awareness of the fact that not everybody... well, almost nobody... is completely secure about sex. It neither condescends nor intimidates; it accepts our foibles and anxieties while gently but firmly showing us that there's a better way.

I can't imagine anyone, from a veteran swinger to a virgin, who wouldn't get something of value from it, with just a modicum of openmindedness.
27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nina Hartley's Guide to Total Sex 11 Nov 2006
By J. Summerlin - Published on Amazon.com
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I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to accomplish the following:

1. Improve his or her sexlife.

2. Look at sex from a different perspective other than what has been traditionally taught

3. Find new ways to overlook common mistakes we all make in our private lives.

4. Find the inspiration to be a little more adventurous behind closed doors.

I find the psychology of sex very interesting in the United States. Here, we all try to keep it hush hush, even pass the occassional law against it, but everyone seems to be doing it and everyone seems to want more of it and a better way to do it.

This book is an excellent beginning in breaking out of that old mold and moving on with our personal lives. We owe it to ourselves, our partners, and our significant others to be the best we can be and to have an ever open mind. This book is a step in that direction.

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great guide for anyone who wants to improve their sex life 21 Nov 2006
By D. A. Anderson - Published on Amazon.com
A friend of mine recommended Nina's book and I thought what the hell I'll give it a try. I had never seen her movies but I figured that a porn star with Nina's experience and background could definately teach me and my husband a thing or two.

I am impressed! It was comical, honest and had a plethora of ideas to help you jump start your sex life. My husband tried some of Nina's suggestions and she definately knows her stuff. This book is a must have for everyone who wants to pleasure their partner.
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than any other 8 Jan 2007
By Mrs. Shannon Balderas - Published on Amazon.com
This book is definately not for just people who are beginners, it's for the pros too! Lots of very useful information on all sorts of adult topics. The writing is interesting while at the same time very informative. Since Nina is a nurse, she follows hygiene and safety very thoroughly. Not offensive, gawdy or overdone. It's definately not boring! Very to the point with LOTS of handy hints and helpful info. Covers every topic you want to know about but don't usually ask. Would totally recommend this to any adult looking to become more sexually aware. Very good!!! Worth your money and the time it takes to read...great for couples!
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