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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley (3 Jan. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845335864
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845335861
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 2.5 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 221,979 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
www.susanquilliam.com. 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 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Judith Anderson on 5 Sept. 2014
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One word - WOW! I can't believe I made it to my age without knowing any of the amazing things in this book! I honestly thought a wheelbarrow was for gardening! I've been taken places I've never been before, if you know what I mean ;) The only problem is the house is a mess, I haven't done the housework in weeks! I don't even know what month it is! I wonder if work are missing me, I phoned in sick weeks ago...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Adkins on 30 Jun. 2013
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This is a really interesting and insightful book cover techniques, terminology and tenderness when it comes to sex. This is a great book for couples or the individual who just wants to know more about their own sexual potentials or there possible partners.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Wheeler on 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ade on 23 Jan. 2014
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Hollis on 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. L. on 15 Feb. 2014
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I'm glad this book was ground-breaking when it came out, and I think from a scholarly point of view it'd be interesting, but I don't think this book is good for modern couples.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jennings on 14 Mar. 2004
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Wish I had this book as a teenager (which was before the pill) instead of groping around in the dark! The book was, indeed, a joy to read but it did destroy the mystique and nearly killed the imagination. I still enjoy the audacious woman who reveals just that little to stimulate the imagination without, as has happened from the 60s onward, where sex is thrown in one's face. While the book has helped to liberate inhibition, as it has done, the credit for the sexual revolution has to go to the discovery of the 'pill'. This particular treatise seems to have taken timely advantage of the 'rising swell' of change in the 60's movement. Post 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' a book like this was due.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards on 21 July 2013
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Trying to explain that sex was beautiful to a typical english man was trying but I think he got the message
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