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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony; Revised edition (Dec 29 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307587789
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307587787
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 2.6 x 23.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 816 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,779 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Answers questions no one had in 1972 . . . this time through the eyes of women, too.”
New York Times

“There’s something to celebrate about the enduring life of so seminal a piece of educational literature.” —NPR

“[Succeeds] in bringing The Joy of Sex up to current standards.”
The New Yorker

“An old book now has a lot of new tricks.”
Men’s Health

“A bellwether of human sexuality for decades . . . the new version is better.”
Washington Post

“Witty, fanciful, and mercifully free of moralizing.”
Time

“An intelligent sex manual that is serious without being solemn.”
—Desmond Morris, author of People Watching and The Human Sexes: The Natural History of a Man and a Woman


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About the Author

DR. ALEX COMFORT was one of the world’s leading experts in the field of human sexuality and one of the most versatile authors of the twentieth century. He died in March 2000 at the age of eighty.

SUSAN QUILLIAM is a relationship psychologist and an advice columnist. She writes, broadcasts, and presents internationally on topics surrounding love and sexuality.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tced89 on Jan. 12 2009
Format: Hardcover
This is a true classic in that it takes the subject of sex and really boils it down to layman's terms. That doesn't mean it's fuddy-duddy, though. Far from it! Inside is lots of good, useful infomation that can bring a novice up to expert level or help an expert revamp their game. A hugh recommend on this one, along with Sex Machine: A Man's Guide to What Really Pleases a Woman in Bed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ryan G. Bridgeman on May 23 2014
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This book is very informational and uses quality graphics. Writing in this book is very easily understood and puts it in a way where you want to read more and more.

Others purchased and recommended:
"Sex Machine: A Man's Guide to What Really Pleases a Woman in Bed" by Charlotte Kane
"Sex for Dummies" by Ruth K. Westheimer
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By elizabeth page on Aug. 28 2014
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its all I expected liked it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kelli on June 25 2015
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Great book, talks about everything.
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93 of 104 people found the following review helpful
Joy Then and Now June 18 2010
By Jeanne C. Walker - Published on Amazon.com
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I owned a copy the original version of "The Joy of Sex." It worked fine for me then. Recently I moved and found the box I had packed it in had broken open. The only book missing was my original 1972 version. Explain that as you will.

I replaced it with "The Joy of Sex: The Ultimate Revised Edition." What an eye-opener in more ways than one: New pictures, actual photographs in addition to the drawings; new language and new topics -- not discussed and indeed not thought of in the original; and this time it includes my female perspective, not just his.

Joy Then has become more enlightening, more usable, and more fun in Joy Now.
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Sex is Timeless Jan. 17 2009
By Sylvia M. Hubbard - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I read the first Joy of Sex illegally. I was only twelve and very curious. At a usually romp around the library where I hung out to read romance novels I stumbled into an unmanned resource room and found the book. I found a corner and in five hours I was schooled between the pages in what would be a life changing experience.

I distinctly remember the pictures of women with leg and arm hair and men with back hair. The majority of the pictures of people were all in one race. Yet I looked past all that and read the words that filled my head with knowledge about something my parents or friends knew nothing about.

At that time, I remember, the book didn't mention much about safe sex. I think there was just a little about it there compared to this version where it's not only spoken about for a while but often mentioned throughout the book.

Things have changed and the new Joy of Sex is wonderful.

The new Joy of Sex (revised by a woman - thank the lawd!) brings sex into the twenty-first century the way it should be. With women becoming equaller (I know that's not a word) out the bed, we still crave that take me, thrill me, please me. But we also love that take charge.

We want it all.

I was pleased by the new illustrations and photos, plus the detailed descriptions. This book would make a wonderful anniversary gift and a great new nuptial gift for all couples.

Sylvia Hubbard, Blogger of How to Love A Black Woman
37 of 43 people found the following review helpful
A must have for men and women June 6 2010
By M. Ercolino - Published on Amazon.com
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This is something that your library should not be missing. Updated graphics from the previous editions are welcome touches and are a very healthy aid to keep your love life alive; even when things seem like they can't get any better in that department!

If things are stale or non-existent, this must-have reference will be a welcome revitalization in any relationship, new or old.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
It's "okay" Nov. 27 2014
By Ron Penn - Published on Amazon.com
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It's "okay". It's a little wordy, it could have been written in half the pages. Excellent tasteful photos without being smutty. It has been updated and includes writing from an outside co-author to include a woman's point of view on the chosen topics. This book is okay for the complete beginner, however, I would suggest reading Dr Laura Berman's "Loving Sex" as a better choice in this genre.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Just the right balance March 20 2013
By G. Aguayo - Published on Amazon.com
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Between scientific information and playful tips.
Nicely illustrated. It's not porn at all, it's romantic.
Picture and illustrations show the same heterosexual couple through out the book.


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