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The Joy of Sex [Paperback]

Alex Comfort , Susan Quilliam
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Book Description

3 Jan 2011
As a champion of trusting, loving relationships, this groundbreaking book advocates mutual respect and tenderness between lovers. A bestseller since it was first published in 1972, Alex Comfort's classic work celebrated human physical intimacy with such authority and clarity that a whole generation felt empowered to enjoy sex. No other book has come close in providing such an imaginative, uninhibited, and entertaining guide to lovemaking. The reasons for unfulfilling sexual relations today are different to those of Alex Comfort's original audience. This new edition of The Joy of Sex, fully revised and updated by respected sex expert and relationship psychologist Susan Quilliam, contains over 40 new entries, bringing Comfort's original, frank advice up to date for the modern readership.

Product details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley (3 Jan 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845335864
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845335861
  • Product Dimensions: 17.7 x 23.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 186,068 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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More About the Author

Who am I? Born in Liverpool, I trained in psychology, teaching and
counselling. Pretty soon, I realised that what underpinned all these
activities - and what really motivates me - is the single goal of
helping people have the best relationships they can possibly have.

So for the past 30-something years I've been doing just that through
my books!

I'm delighted to now be published in 33 countries and 24 languages,
to have sold over 1 million copies of my work, to have written the
best-selling book on Relate's publishing list (Stop Arguing Start
Talking) and to have had my writing recognised by being designated
one of the Family Planning Association's 21st Century Achievers.

I also love supporting clients to have good relationships through my
coaching services, by writing advice columns for Fabulous magazine
and the Cliterati website, but also by being on the Editorial
Committee of the global Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive
Health as well as on the Advisory Boards of the Sexual Advice Association, Women's Health Concern and the Open University Enduring Love? project.

I also know that dreams come true. Because I once said to a friend
that my dream would be to update the Joy of Sex for the 21st century.
Guess what? Seven years ago I was asked by the Joy of Sex estate to
do just that. The project was a total privilege and pleasure, the
result won Publication of the Year at the Erotic Awards 2010, and it
remains my favourite book to date.

If you'd like to know what else I do; to read my qualifications,
credentials and affiliations; to ask me a question, or to discuss
working together, please do get in touch via my website I'd love to hear from you.

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Book Description

The Joy of Sex is recognized as the world's oldest and most trusted authority on sex. Brand new artwork and photography make this edition warmer, more dynamic, and more passionate than ever before. Fully updated to reflect cultural, sociological and scientific developments. Updates by respected sex expert and relationship psychologist, Susan Quilliam.

About the Author

Dr Alex Comfort M.B., D.Sc., was a leading expert on human sexuality and one of the most versatile authors of the 20th century. A pioneer in the study of old age, co-founder of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, anarchist, social commentator, novelist, and poet, he wrote over 50 books and countless scientific papers. Dr Comfort also worked as head of research on gerontology at University College London, a lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University, and Adjunct Professor at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles. A member of the Royal Society of Medicine and an Associate Member of the American Psychiatric Association, he died in March 2000, aged 80.Susan Quilliam is a relationship psychologist who works with the international Journal of Family Planning, the British relationship counselling organization Relate, and global advisory boards in the field of sexual health and dysfunction. Susan is also an advice columnist for several health websites, magazines, and radio stations and she writes, broadcasts, and presents internationally on topics surrounding love and sexuality.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful... 10 Feb 2012
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Views given from the perspective of both male and female; differing needs discussed, openly, but not in a titillating way.
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4.0 out of 5 stars excellent 23 Jan 2014
By ade
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Pleased with it, saw the original copy from the 70s with in library as a child. This version is up to date with the current sexual environment
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3.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for a hen party. 19 Nov 2013
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Downloaded this as a joke for a hen night and it was perfect - not so sure the landlord agreed. The perfect book for a fun night out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Joy of Sex 8 Oct 2013
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A good up to date book, it tells you everything you want to know, certainly got me going! Thank you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Exploration 6 Sep 2013
By Kay
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I feel that this is a good guide to people more on the open and free side. However as i haven't been 'sexually active' for very long i found that a lot of these were very racy for me, although as soon as i'm more comfortable with myself i can't wait to try them out. So yes, brilliant if your very comfortable with yourself but just a little to much for me at the moment :)
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