Orgasms: How to Have Them, Give Them, and Keep Them Coming Paperback – Dec 28 2004
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Did you know that women can orgasm in 10 different ways, and a man in 7 different ways? A new book from sex educator Lou Paget is always a delight. Her frank, positive attitude and sprightly style make her books a pleasure to read. Her other books have focused on the total sexual experience--this one zooms in on the "Big O": orgasm. Of course first you have to understand how your body and your partner's body function sexually, how to build seduction and foreplay into your lovemaking (no matter how long you've been together as a couple), the importance of communication, and myths you need to dispel, so don't expect a whole book of lovemaking technique. In chapters 5 (women's orgasms) and 6 (men's orgasms), she gets to the techniques: lots of them, and clearly illustrated with line drawings.
Paget also includes spicy and amusing facts, such as, "Back in the Middle Ages, straight pubic hair was a sign of too much masturbation, which presumably accounts for the wide popularity of miniature pubic hair curlers at the time," and "In 1930 there was a nude indoor bicycle race in Paris in which each woman's goal was to be the first to orgasm from rubbing on the seat."
Lou Paget is also the author of How to Be a Great Lover: Girlfriend-to-Girlfriend Totally Explicit Techniques That Will Blow His Mind and How to Give Her Absolute Pleasure: Totally Explicit Techniques Every Woman Wants Her Man to Know. Though some information from earlier books is repeated in this one (who minds a reminder about our differences, or an illustration of Ode to Bryan, AKA the Penis Samba?), most is new, or presented in a new way. You'll enjoy The Big O--and so will your partner! --Joan Price --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Library Journal
Paget is the author of two outstanding sex manuals: How To Be a Great Lover (for women, about men, LJ 1/99) and How To Give Her Absolute Pleasure (for men, about women, LJ 1/00). The Big O (for both men and women) draws highlights from both of those works and offers new information from psychology, health and medicine, and spirituality. But the result is too little about too much, especially in the medical chapter. When does failure to get an erection become a problem? What is "low desire"? Why does delayed ejaculation appear in the premature ejaculation section? Why is nerve-sparing prostate surgery mentioned with "enhancers" rather than in the medical chapter? What's a "Sybian vibrator"? Paget's interdisciplinary approach doesn't gel, and some of the writing and editing is sloppy and vague. Paget shines when describing sex techniques in her first two books, which libraries should buy instead of this. Martha Cornog, Philadelphia
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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In 260 pages Ms. Paget manages to give you 'The Big O' from conception to completion with some fun stuff in between. 'The Big O' will definitely bring you up to date on the physiological aspects of your important parts to achieve orgasm. Ms. Paget manages to do this with in the realm of education and not being crude.
She also touches on the very important aspect that [love making] begins in the head and the brain is the larges sex organ. She touches on the mental aspects of boredom, anxiety, and arousal.
There are chapters dedicated to both men and women were she describes the different and numerous kinds of orgasms available to both men and women. Both these chapters give you some very specific how to's on achieving orgasm. By far I would say those two chapters will hold your interest and you will want to experiment using some of her ideas unless you knew them already.
Of course no book written on the subject of sexuality is complete today with out a chapter on the medical concerns of [intercourse] today. Ms. Paget has two chapters one dedicated to discussing fitness, depression, desire, and menopause along with diseases that effect sexual response and outcome. She also has a chapter dedicated to sexually transmitted diseases.
Included in her book are chapters on Fun Stuff to try: aphrodisiacs, massage, aromatherapy, exercises, and other toys.Read more ›
The author tries to cover a lot of area, but doesn't provide depth in any of them. For example, when describing different sexual positions, she relies a great deal on illustrations to get the point across, and provides very little textual description to enhance your understanding.
There are much better sex guides available, I suggest you pass on this one. Take a look at The Guide to Getting it On instead.
I am the type of person who picks up any book about any subject and delves in, and this book was no execption. I received it as a gift, sat down and read the section on female orgasms, and since then the reaction from my lovers has been amazing. I have to admit, I have seen more pleasure given by me than I have recieved, reason being, my partners have been unwilling to take the time to read and reciprocate, which breeds some jealousy...but, that is another stort altogether. Simply, this book is just about all encompassing. There are sections on mental health, physical health, medications, dysfunctions and disorders, and of course, SO MANY techniques. Do you want to blow the mind of your lover? Read this book.
I am not a spokes person. I am not paid to write this. I am just encouraged by the sheer magnitude of orgasmic pleasure that this book has readily available to teach.
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This book showed me the secrets of self pleasure, soon I'll be able to jerk off 8 times in one night!!!Published on May 30 2004 by Setzer-Fan
I only wish I had had this book when I was younger but even at 68 it has improved my life.Published on Aug. 2 2002
Like all of Lou Paget's books, this is an extremely helpful volume and a good read. Buy it!Published on April 1 2002 by Robert McGarvey
I can't say I live my life by it, but the book is informative and contains some interesting and humorous anecdotes, as well as tips and suggestions that I enjoyed. Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2002 by Carolyn A. Russell
Paget's book, though not literature by any means, provides a fascinating overview of the human orgasm. Read morePublished on Jan. 20 2002 by J. Gifford