Author Sheri Winston, CNM, RN, BSN, LMT is a sex educator who gives workshops on "Wholistic Sexuality," her trademark unique perspective. In this book she integrates ancient wisdom, lost knowledge and modern sexual information in a fun, empowering way.
Sheri says, "It's hard to believe that in this day and age, so much information about female genital anatomy is missing from our science, our media and our minds...Very few people know about these parts or understand how they enable both reproduction and erotic ecstasy...Many professionals, including sex teachers and gynecologists, don't have accurate or complete maps, either." And Sheri does a great job of remedying our ignorance with this book.
Women's Anatomy of Arousal is filled with info sure to enable women to higher levels of sexual ecstasy, and to enlighten men on how to become any woman's dream lover. The book is divided into three sections, with section one being "Maps, Models and Mistakes."This includes a list of five different types of orgasms, the definition of wholistic sex, the definition of sexual energy, the differences between men and women when it comes to sex, and lots more. There are tons of drawings from various traditions of couples engaged in love making.
Section two is "Journey to the Origin of the World," with the first chapter being "Welcome to the Yoniverse" (a great pun; for those of you who don't get it, "yoni" refers to female genitals). There are many drawings and diagrams of female "sacred places." WOW. I didn't realize we varied so much! There is also a chapter on female erections and another on the vagina. There is a list of the various hormones that make us enjoy sex and fall in love, plus much more.
Section three is a how-to guide, now that you are educated on sex and female anatomy. Sheri likes to coin words such as "heart-ons," and also gives us "slut tricks" (using the word playfully, not in a derogatory sense, of course). The final chapters are "Energy Magic and Smart Slut Tricks" and "The Easy Girl's Guide to Making it Easy for Guys."
The book has plenty of eye candy besides the nude women, female gentialia and lovers. Sprinkled throughout are info-boxes such as "Hot Tips for Guys," "The Goddess Guide," and "The Guided Tour" (in which women are given homework to explore their bodies). There are also quotes by famous people such as the Buddha, Woody Allen ("I'm such a good lover because I practice on my own.") and many others. Readers are also given homework in "Play and Practice" sections.
I really love the wholistic nature of this book. It makes the greatest sex manual since the G-spot books that came out in the early `80s! Sure to make many couples very ecstatic.