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51 of 58 people found the following review helpful
on 9 April 2001
I first bought this book when I was a naive, horny sexually uneducated teenager. It was (and in my humble opinion, still is) the best book I could ever have read in order to fill in the many blanks in my eductation.
This book runs the sexual gamut from A to Z, filling in the curious on everything from basic social biology, complexhuman interactions, and advice on - gasp! - SEX, and LOVE as well, surprising as it may sound. One note which gets sounded throughout the book is that while sex might be good, very good, great, or reiligiously toe-curling in the orgasm department, it gets even better, and deeper, in the context of a loving relationship. Speaking from personal experience, I can concur that fulfilling sex and love combined are two of the best things in the world - all I need to do is find them again!
Despite having been written many, many years ago, The Joy Of Sex remains as fresh and relevant today as it did when it was first published all those years ago. The sheer universality of this fantastic volume stands out wherever you happen to dipinto it to read, as I still do, although recent reprints have added relevant information in the recent light of HIV and AIDS. The message remains the same, however. That good sex, done safely and consensually, with a loving partner will enhance your life and your love life equally - a goal well worth striving for!
What are you waiting for? Go and buy this book! It's the best book on love and sex I have ever read- what better recommendation can I give?
David.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 4 October 2000
The joy of sex is a well known book and it's been a favourate of many people for a long time. I first got it as a present from my husband 3 years ago and we've never looked back. With easy to folow diagrams and a frank and refreshingly honest commentry, it provides the perfect bedside companion.
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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on 11 March 2001
The Joy of Sex book provided us with just that! Dr Comfort provides us with a detailed and easy to understand way of enhancing our sexuality and bringing together two people whom love one another. Great tips on pleasuring yourself and your lover and endless suggestions on positions and techniques, which will continue to keep you entertained on many a rainy day or night. We recommend it for everyone, if you are in a relationship then great - share it! If not, then you willl learn to gain the most pleasure from being alone and it will give you great ideas to practise on your next lover!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 6 December 2010
This book help my partner and I to find different ways of having sex without necessarily it being full blown intercourse.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 February 2014
Bought this for my daughter, very informative. Its good because i thought if she's too embarrassed to ask me she can get an informative answer. She was a tad embarrassed I bought it for her but she knows she can talk to me anytime. :-)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 8 November 2010
A good basic primer, does not seem to be dated, still basic techniques need to be learnt & here is an excellent place to start.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 15 March 2012
While I can see how this book might have caused a stir back in 1972, to my modern eyes it seems hopelessly dated and rather dull. Most of the information in the book is of a very basic, nuts-and-bolts kind that most modern readers will already be aware of. It is written in a quite matter-of-fact and unsexy (and at times inappropriately humorous) style which I did not much care for.

The frequent use of terms like "squares" and "straights" and other 60s/70s slang date the book considerably, as do some of the attitudes and opinions expressed. I was a little shocked to find the main piece of advice to women in the section entitled "Rape" was simply "Don't get yourself raped". Overall, I didn't find "The Joy of Sex" to be very exciting or enlightening as a sex manual but I did find it somewhat interesting as a sort of historical item. The best part of the book, in my opinion, is the tasteful illustrations of a joyfully copulating hippie couple.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 4 February 2009
A must read for anyone that wants to please themselves and their partner
Well worth the money
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 18 October 2007
I read this book and found it to answer numerous questions about the health aspects of sexuality and it gave good views on the various types of sexuality in societies. Although, despite it being written by a psychiatrist and the book having been around for thirty years, I found it to be somewhat misleading on its target reader. At some points in the book it is unclear if it is addressing men or women. This is a significant flaw.
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on 4 June 2015
I had lost my copy of this and am pleased to have a copy
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