In this comprehensive sex manual, Castleman, a sex educator, counselor and journalist specializing in men's sexuality, leads readers through the pleasures and pitfalls of heterosexual copulation and its accoutrements. Illustrated with artful charcoal drawings and peppered with bon mots like "great sex is a combination of friction and fantasy," the book breezily covers a wide swath of the sexual arena, everything from the perennial libido crusher, male impotence, to questions of hygiene, like female douching. The author doesn't really reveal any new "secret principles." The Q&A section, for example, covers the same topics that most on-air sex therapists have been discussing since the sixties: e.g. "During sex with my girlfriend/wife, I have fantasies of other women. Is that okay?" and "Is it okay to masturbate as much as I do?" Still, Castleman does arrange and clearly present a wealth of information-from descriptions of the sexual positions that are most likely to bring a woman to orgasm to a careful discussion of how couples can regain intimacy in the wake a sexual trauma, such as abuse, rape or stalking. Combined with the author's calm, practical tone, such breadth is likely to win him many readers. 25 b/w illustrations.
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"Great sex" is great! It shows you a lot of what you need to know to have great sex. Buy it, it's worth it.Published on Feb. 23 2013 by Roger Q Thanh
Being a woman I can honestly say "Every man should own this book"! Ladies, do yourself a favor and go get this book for you husbands, boyfriends, etc. Read morePublished on June 3 2004
Michael, I thought the book was excellent. The promise of so many sex books is a little like the promotions of programs on how to be a great real estate investor: mostly promise... Read morePublished on June 2 2004 by Robert W. Croskery
I am a healthy, happily married and successful 47 year old civil engineer whose SEX LIFE JUST GOT ALOT BETTER!!! Mastery of physics, structural math, hydraulics etc. Read morePublished on June 2 2004 by Miranda
This is a wonderful book about sex. It celebrates sexual pleasure and sensuality. It isn't just about performance and technique. Read morePublished on May 30 2004 by Ms. VEB
I think this book is a great book!...you will become an excellent lover!...though it migth seem obviouse to the reader below... Read morePublished on May 30 2004 by S.S
This book could have been better but was still full of good, useful information. The author repeats paragraphs verbatim SEVERAL times throughout the book which I found really... Read morePublished on May 29 2004