Forget about shedding unwanted pounds--this tantalizing diet is all about shedding inhibitions (and a few key clothing items), not fat. Intimacy enthusiast Laura Corn, bestselling author of 101 Nights of Grrreat Sex, cooks up a 28-day plan for committed couples who hunger for the fiery "honeymoon phase" of their relationship. To them, she pleads that sex should become a staple--not an extra--right along with "a good balance of water, protein, and carbohydrates." The trick is to make this precious staple a spicy one, by following Corn's stock recipe: "Anticipation + Variety = Great SEX!" Her beautifully compiled ode to rekindling passion helps readers unleash their inner chef.
A victim of low sex drive herself, Corn speaks with conviction and empathy about the perils of lust in long-term relationships. Countering such energy-sappers as work, kids, and boredom requires planning--and lots of it. Corn makes the task simple by offering two tear-out menus (His Only and Hers Only) that dish up a feast of fresh ideas. Participants each select 14 "dishes" from their private list of playful, sexy scenarios, then write each provocative title on a whimsical "Spice Calendar." They're also encouraged to consult additional sealed pages for "Anticipation Teasers," and "Extra Spice Recipes."
Will it work? Just check out the 150 pages dedicated to satisfied dieters. Here, before and after photos (taken by Pulitzer nominee Rick Dahms) speak volumes about Corn's 38 test couples. Their sample calendars, detailed encounters, and praise for the experience abound. Just as the best meals are the ones you plan, prep, and stretch your imagination for, so too, it seems, are the yummiest romantic encounters. Bon appétit! --Liane Thomas
Laura Corn is the author of several bestselling books, with more than two million copies in print. They include The Great American Sex Diet, 101 Nights of Grrreat Sex, 101 Nights of Grrreat Romance, 52 Invitations to Grrreat Sex, 101 Grrreat Quickies, and 237 Intimate Questions Every Woman Should Ask a Man. She has counseled thousands of people about the very personal matters featured in her books and has shared her knowledge with millions through her frequent radio and television appearances.
I bought the book for my partner and I (his upcoming Christmas gift...) and think it's certainly worth a try for any couple who wants to become closer and enjoy better sex. Read morePublished on Nov. 29 2002
I am always on the lookout for good books that help enhance my level of intimacy, and Laura Corn's The Great American Sex Diet is the best sex guidebook I have ever read! Read morePublished on Oct. 9 2002 by CoffeeGurl
An exceptional way to become reintroduced to your partner! This book is extremely well-thought-out and designed, down to the pull-out His & Her sections and calendars. Read morePublished on April 9 2002 by Kevin M. Stoddard
For those who complained about the misleading title insulting their intelligence... well, I question their intelligence. Read morePublished on Feb. 7 2002 by S. R. Peyton
"Santa" brought this book for my husband after I found it online here at Amazon. After 15 years of marriage we were definitely in a slump. Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2002
The problem with this book is that it is mostly testimonial
about how great this book or rather this "diet" is, only about a third of it is for you directly. Read more
I went on this diet for a week. I got some amazing results - I was less irratable, I slept better, I woke up feeling refreshed, and I found the meaning of life!Published on Nov. 11 2001 by demontalented
I bought this book for my boyfriend, and we both fell in love with it from page one. Crank up those air conditioners, folks, 'cause things are gonna get STEAMY once you start using... Read morePublished on Sept. 17 2001 by Liberty