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The Great American Sex Diet: Where the Only Thing You Nibble On . . . Is Your Partner! [Hardcover]

Laura Corn
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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May 10 2001

The Great American Sex Diet will take you on a thrilling twenty-eight-day journey to new heights of intimacy, sensuality, and excitement!

Bestselling author Laura Corn has helped millions of couples revitalize their relationships with her world-famous recipe: Anticipation + Variety = Great Sex. Now, in The Great American Sex Diet, Laura adds a powerful new ingredient based on a discovery that grew out of a personal crisis in her life. Its effect was truly miraculous. In fact, it saved her relationship. But would it work for others?

To find out, Laura invited thirty-eight couples to test her new recipe. They came from all across America and all walks of life -- twentysomethings to sixtysomethings, with children and without. Some were perfectly happy and looking for a way to spice things up, some yearned for the passion they once felt for one another, others were stressed out or had little or no desire for sex, and a few were even on the verge of breaking up. Most confessed that sex was now infrequent and predictable, but they all had this in common: They wanted to make things better.

For twenty-eight amazing, eye-opening days, they explored the sealed pages in this book and followed Laura's secret recipes. They seduced each other. They surprised each other. They courted each other. And the sex they had was more incredible, wonderful, and breathtaking than they'd had in years. The results were extraordinary. All the successful couples had proven the truth behind Laura Corn's newest insight. Men and women felt better, they listened more, they treated each other with tenderness and respect. In short, they fell in love all over again.

You'll be inspired by their tales of transformation. And you'll see the results with your own eyes because each intimate story is accompanied by revealing before-and-after portraits that capture the remarkable changes brought on by the diet.

The Great American Sex Diet can work the same magic in your relationship. You get all the tools used by Laura's research team:

  • Two Secret Spice Menus: One For Her Eyes Only and one For His Eyes Only. Each fold-out menu contains more than seventy erotic techniques and ideas, as well as suggestions for ways to combine them into literally thousands of seductions. And because your partner never gets to see your version of the Spice Menu, every sexy treat comes as delicious surprise!
  • Tear-Out Spice Calendars: Designed to create burning sense of anticipation in both of you. You'll be amazed at the sheer erotic rush that comes from knowing you are going to be seduced at a certain date and time! More important, the calendars make it possible to keep your commitment to intimacy, even in the middle of your busy life.
  • Secret Envelopes: Contain Laura's greatest hits, sex diet secrets, anticipation teasers, and extra spices so tantalizing they're sealed in special envelopes!

If you're ready to reclaim love, intimacy, confidence, and sexuality -- if you're willing to commit twenty-eight days to the pursuit of renewed passionthen this book is for you.

Your spicy new life can start tonight!

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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

About the Author

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.

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1.0 out of 5 stars idiotic, possibly useful Dec 11 2002
By A Customer
...It is idiotic from the onset due to its premise and delivery. If the author had just said, "here are some ideas that will spice up your sex life", and been on with it, that would have been okay. But her delivery amounts to "wow, what a discovery I made, this is the secret to all unhappy couples across the world!". The secret basically being that she forced herself to have sex on a consistent basis with her partner and found that it was a good thing for her and her relationship.
The biggest problem is that in delivery, her message is about as authoritative as the opinions of a 17 year old. It's almost embarassing enduring her elaborate gushing about what an amazing and great thing it is. I'm reminded of Steve Martin in the movie "The Jerk", having sex for the first time and so excitedly telling everyone that he'd found his "special purpose" in life.

Which isn't to say that some forms of "sex therapy" isn't good for some couples. I believe that's the response we're hearing from 4 and 5-star reviews. Anticipation of the sexual act, along with creative ideas for how to make sex more fun, can certainly bring the focus around for some couples who are looking for more spice in their sex life. If that's what you're looking for, skip all the pages where the author is embarassing herself, and just go straight to the love-making ideas.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well Worth a Try Nov. 29 2002
By A Customer
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. The profiles of 38 couples' experiences illustrate that each can take her ideas and put them together in unique ways to fit their personalities and situations. Perhaps one of the most important aspects is that the book gives "permission" to be fun, creative, and passionate. A small investment for a possibly huge payoff. I'd say go for it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! Oct. 9 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! Sex therapist Laura Corn has cooked up the perfect ingredients to intensify couples' intimacy in twenty-eight days. Thus, making this book one of the most insightful and fulfilling reads I've ever had! I urge couples to pick up this great book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Learn Some Secrets June 6 2002
By A Customer
I have all of Laura's books and honestly, some are 3 stars or less. This one, however, is a clear winner. It is obvious she took a lot of time and effort in this one (perhaps now that she has a publisher, they have helped her with this). The concept is simple and therefore not too difficult for most people to follow.
Her tips in most sections are quite good - not too wild or kinky, but sensual enough that it has the desired results -- more passion.
One thing missing is ideas for romance to go along with the sex (romance and sex ARE two different things). If I keep tearing out pages just to fulfill my sexual lust then something is missing. If the only time I am paying attention to my partner and treating them nicely is during a sexual escapade, then they could start to feel like I'm using them.
I have found a good solution in the book, The Romantic's Guide by Michael Webb --it has thousands of creative ideas for letting someone know they are special (not just because you want to have sex with them).
If you use these two books in tandem, you will have the ingredients for a very blissful relationship.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Never Stop Dating April 9 2002
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. Sexually and sensually addressed, the book contains all sorts of options, tips, tricks and suggestions, but never resorting to being offensive or crude.
This is wonderfully crafted means of "spicing" up relationships, and surprisingly enhances love & romance as the main tool to use between the sheets. Order this book only if you want things to heat up in a hurry, and to last a lifetime.
Six stars (if they had the option).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Got more than I bargained for... Feb. 18 2002
By A Customer
After a few years of struggling with sexuality and two different therapists, my wife and I seem to have found a groove with the ideas presented in this book. The love of my life is mostly "reserved" in her sexual identity. The ideas in this book are not for that type of individual but what the book offers simply by its' purchase is an opportunity for polar opposite types of personalities to get more in touch with "the other side".
My wife and I are polar opposites. I enjoy sex and basically, she doesn't. It's not because she doesn't love me but she simply doesn't have the drive. With this book we have been able to explore ourselves simply by giving the ideas presented an honest chance. We have done just that and I tell you what, I'm already seeing dramatic changes just by our willingness to try new things. When you purchase the book, don't be put off by the "toys", give them a chance. I had never tried them before, nor had my wife, but she surely enjoyed it which in turn made it a great experience for me as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not a Diet? Feb. 7 2002
For those who complained about the misleading title insulting their intelligence... well, I question their intelligence. And by reading their dry, scientific approach to reviewing the book -- I would guess that they wouldn't be able to appreciate the content of the book.
Hey, if you're in a rut and are looking for ways to get the fire back into your relationship -- buy this book.
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