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  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Cleis Press; 1 edition (Jan. 27 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1573442216
  • ISBN-13: 978-1573442213
  • Product Dimensions: 22.7 x 16.1 x 1.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #156,552 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"At last! A frisky girl's manual for satisfying anal eroticism. Tristan Taormino has put together a wealth of taboo-busting insight, erotic technique, health and safety information." - Patrick Califia"

About the Author

Tristan Taormino is the editor of the Best Lesbian Erotica series (all available from Turnaround), now celebrating its 10th anniversary. A columnist for The Village Voice and Taboo she lives in New York City.

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70 of 80 people found the following review helpful
Ok for what it is. Feb. 10 2006
By donniedarko - Published on
Format: Paperback
Honestly, there's nothing really wrong with this book, it just seems a little on the thin side. It's like the Cliff Notes version of Jack Morin's book (which I highly recommend). Oh, I suppose I should explain: I bought this for my wife so that she might get more comfortable with anal sex. After I bought this, I bought Morin's book, and that's when the real fun began. What started out as an attempt to get my wife into anal sex turned out to be grand experiment for me. Now, analingus and two-way anal sex is a regular part of our marital relations. Let's be honest here: dildos and strap-ons can be for straight men too.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
The perfect 'everything you ever wanted to know...' guide July 18 2012
By Judi Reed author Distinctly Female - Published on
Let me start by saying, that although the title implies that this is a book for women, I think it's so jam packed with useful information and candid insight, that anyone, regardless of gender, who has an interest in anal play, from the curious to those who already enjoy anal play in their intimate lives, will find this an extremely informative and fascinating read. And if you're in a relationship, it is definitely one of those books that you can enjoy reading together.

Unfortunately many women I've spoken to over the years have had bad experiences with anal sex, and developed valid anxieties as a result around this form of sexual expression. These often involve concerns about safety, pain, and feelings of degradation, and the subordination of women. If this applies to you, or to anyone you know, then this book could be a very useful resources in helping to gain an understanding of the essential elements for a positive experience, and how to avoid a negative one if you ever choose to venture into that realm again. Because Taormino's loud and clear take home message is, if it's not feeling good and comfortable for everyone involved, then it's time to stop.

The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women 2nd Edition is overflowing with extensive information on social, emotional, physiological and practical aspects of anal play, which guide the reader through the process of making a bit of butt action, the most pleasurable (and safe - emotionally and physically) as possible for everyone.

She opens with a comprehensive guide to the physiological elements, explaining the `why' behind different types of stimulation, and how they have the ability to induce so much pleasure (or if not approached properly, potential pain, discomfort and anxiety). This section comes complete with diagrams as she discusses the relevant nerve endings, muscular structures, and special internal spots that can make this area of the body such a pleasure center.

Through the use of scientific fact, and anecdotes, Taormino then draws on this physiological base to discuss, in a step by step, and an extremely accessible way, the essential elements required to make this activity as full of enjoyment and fun as it can be. This includes preparation for any form of anal penetration, the level of communication and sensitivity of both you and your partner, and the `stop' signs to look out for from your own bodily reactions and those of your partner, that indicate you should pull back and regroup, before continuing.

Once this essential basis has been established, the reader is then taken on a fascinating, and delightful journey through the plethora of possibilities and techniques that one can use. She has included diagrams and descriptions on a variety of positions, different types of toys, analingus, anal play in BDSM relationships, butt bondage and fisting, all along the way discussing the pros and cons and providing useful tips for each activity.

So, if you've been looking for an `everything you ever wanted to know...' reference on this subject, this really is a must have for your bookshelf (or under the bed, if you prefer a little privacy J).
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Perfect for the tentative wife! July 22 2008
By big Bri - Published on
Format: Paperback
Ms. Taormino does a wonderful job of holding the hand of the female apprehensive about the idea of anal sex! This is the anal sex 101 book written by a woman for a woman. It starts with the basics and continues on with suggestions / recommendations on how to get maximum enjoyment from this naughty pleasure. The emphasis is three-fold: communication, time and lubricant.

I bought this book for my wife to rouse her interest in the subject. After about a couple weeks, with the addition of appropriate lubricant and anal plug, my wife is experiencing some of the best multiple pleasures in the 20 years of our marriage! And, obviously, I'm happy with it :) Great for the sex life!
15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Great for Starters! July 5 2006
By R. D. Bruns - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is AMAZING. It will answer all your guestions and make you feel comfortable about trying anal sex. Even those who have some experience will come away with something from this book. A MUST have for women experimenting or thinking about trying anal sex!
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Terrific book! Feb. 16 2011
By BlownAway - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Have a woman in your life that is open minded enough or a bit curious about anal sex?
This book was a terrific way to make talking about it and experimenting with it possible.
In my opinion, this works best if your woman really is already curious about anal sex.
I dont think it would have been as good if I just gave the book to her and said "hey babe, read this...this is something I wanna do...".
Author does a great job explaining all the benefits as well as steps in the process.
Found it very helpful that author was a woman, as I felt that made the way she talked about the topic all the more appealing to the woman in my life.
It's kinda like a woman talking to a woman about the pleasures and excitement of anal sex.
Very helpful indeed, for both of us.