Marc Perkel's Sex Library
Books about how to have great sex.

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This is a collection of books I found that relate to the subject matter on this site. If you like my "How To" information in my Nerd's Guide to Sex then you'll enjoy these books too. Many of these books go into more detail than I have and can also give you the same information from a different perspective.

Women Who Love Sex: An Inquiry into the Expanding Spirit of Women's Erotic Experience

"This book is a remarkable contribution to the literature on female sexuality. Ogden sets out to destroy stereotypes of female sexuality, whether they are found in pop culture, the world of professional sexology, or in current, politically correct 'feminist' ideology. She succeeds by situating women's sexual phenomenology within an appropriate, theoretical context and by substantiating her propositions with empirical support."

"A masterpiece of affirmation-refreshing, moving, and extraordinarily liberating. For sexuality professionals, for our students, patients, and clients, for anyone who loves women, and especially for any woman who loves sex (or wants to love sex), Women Who Love Sex is the freshest breath of air to come along in years."

How to Give Her Absolute Pleasure : Totally Explicit Techniques Every Woman Wants Her Man to Know

"Women are like golf courses," writes sex educator Lou Paget. "Even though you may have played a course a hundred times, chances are your approach shot rarely lands in the same place on the green." How to Give Her Absolute Pleasure was written for men who want to please women. Much of the book focuses on foreplay (Paget comments that we need to rename it) designed to "excite both her mind and her body." The author offers a variety of strategies for romancing and relaxing a woman and making her feel comfortable. If you don't, she claims, "nothing you can do can rev her engine". Then she describes ways of "kissing her, touching her, and teasing her." Paget includes "a topographical guide" of a woman's body, starting with the sensual areas of the head and face and moving down. She describes ways to massage, caress, lick, kiss, and otherwise excite all these regions. She also discusses lubricants ("slippery, slidy, marvelous stuff"), condoms, manual stimulation, "the art of tongue," sex toys, and a variety of positions (clearly illustrated) for everything you might do. The book is in no way formulaic--in fact, Paget continually stresses that some women love having a particular body part touched in a certain way, while others can't stand it. Whether you're a novice or consider yourself sexually sophisticated, you'll learn plenty from Paget. --Joan Price

Real Live Nude Girl : Chronicles of Sex-Positive Culture

When she was a kid, Carol Queen was called "Queen the Queer." "Queer" was still very much an insult at the time, not the term of power and pride it has recently become. Similarly, sex was called a bad thing, a nasty thing, even for, perhaps especially for, good girl feminists. Like other sex-positive folks of her generation, Carol Queen is re-evaluating the range and possibilities of sexual experience and identity. This book gathers previously published essays on topics ranging from pelvic exams, pornography law, the men's movement, sex as art, Madonna, and sacred whoredom. Queen is an intelligent, funny writer.

Lesbian Sex Secrets for Men : What Every Man Wants to Know About Making Love to a Woman and Never Asks

The aim of Lesbian Sex Secrets for Men is to teach men what lesbians know about pleasing women. This is more than a primer on body parts and oral sex (though yes, there's plenty of that). It's also about how to talk (the best way to find out what your partner likes), how to listen, how to open up, and how to get your mind off your member. The chapter entitled "Foreplay? Honey, It's All Play!" should make women cheer. The writing is clever, graphic, intimate, and festive. No subject is off limits: sex toys, sex during menstruation ("When the Moon Is Between Her Legs"), "Finger Love (Becoming a Digital Master)," "The Lowdown on Going Down," anal play ("Ass-istance for Two"), and much more.

In many short quotes, women frankly discuss their likes and dislikes. Notes of special importance, titled "Honey, Come Closer," include:

  • "Quit thinking of the clitoris as a little pea-sized bump.... It is actually a whole system of erectile tissue, spongy tissue, muscles, nerve endings, blood vessels, and glands."

  • "By taking your time, not only do you create steamy anticipation in your partner; you also get to check out the territory and get a good sense of where everything is so there is no clumsy fumbling."

  • "A steady hand is worth a thousand orgasms."

If men understood what great sexual tools their brains, mouths, and hands were, say the authors, they'd see sex and pleasure differently and communicate in new ways. This book is guidebook and roadmap--and very entertaining besides! (Warning: If you're offended by slang terms for sex and sexual parts, this book isn't for you.) --Joan Price

Lovers' Gift Pack : How to Be a Great Lover, How to Give Her Absolute Pleasure

Lou Paget shows that he is a good author and the title says it all. The information in this book is invaluable to all men who read it. Whether you are a single man of 18 or a married gent of 65, this book is a must read! The author has a common sense approach to women sexuality that men can relate to based on the five senses. The Author has many years of experience in giving seminars on sexual relations to men and women. This again is a must read!

The Multi-Orgasmic Man : Sexual Secrets Every Man Should Know

This book is a miracle bound in writing. Don't even pay attention to that Kundalini bull. It is pure rubbish; that particular critic is simply blowing smoke out of his celestial oriface. Moreover, he is obviously bitter because he cannot become multiorgasmic, probably because of his voodoo like superstition. Increased sexual energy is fantastic in any amount; there is no such thing as "too much." This book with definitely work for anybody who can read. I read it and had immediate results. 5,6 even 7 orgasms within 1 hour. If you are smart you will buy this book!

Kama Sutra : Classic Lovemaking Techniques Reinterpreted for Today's Lovers

One might think a former Penthouse Forum magazine editor would be in over her head when it came to interpreting the sacred Kama Sutra for contemporary lovers. Surprisingly, Anne Hooper has grasped the subtle, but more important, messages of India's traditional love manuals. She discourages readers from focusing on accomplishing distorted poses, as if they were athletic feats. Instead, she has written a compelling commentary that encourages readers to emphasize pressure points, manners, artistic freedom, and most of all finding and pursuing a loving sexual relationship rather than an overly choreographed one. Almost every page is illustrated with tasteful photos of nude lovers demonstrating the many sacred positions, while Hooper's text offers suggestions on how to apply the ancient teachings to contemporary lovemaking. --Gail Hudson

The author of The Ultimate Sex Book updates sexual techniques and reinterprets ancient wisdom for modern lovers, in a fully illustrated guide that features specially commissioned photographs and information on ways to enrich and diversify one's sex life. 100,000 first printing.

Anne Hooper's Ultimate Sex Pack

My lover and i had been experiencing problems in our relations when i was told by a friend about DK's ultimate sex pack... i had already seen DK books like their cooking DK Living series, and i knew them to be fantastic, but i was doubtful that this really would ... you know, help things out. boy oh boy! anne hooper is not only informative with large full color photos to help guide you, but the advice was great and my sex life has never been better. oh, hey! and don't forget that the package comes with hot oil and the video... just add rope and stir!

101 Grrreat Quickies

Remember when your mother taught you to never deface a book? Well, forget her advice and rip (literally!) into Laura Corn's 101 Grrreat Quickies. The author of 101 Nights of Grrreat Sex is working her magic again. As she puts it, "You make love. Sometimes slow and passionately. Sometimes all night. And sometimes, on occasion, you've done it quickly, half dressed, in a very special way. You've done a 'Quickie.'" This book contains 101 sealed "coupons" of quickies for you and your lover to tear from the book. Some are "for her to unzip," and some are for him. When the time is right, you present the coupon to your lover, who must immediately stop what he or she is doing in order to do what the coupon indicates.

These quickies come with tantalizing names, enticing you to take a look, but as each is "zipped" on all sides, no peeking is allowed. Sit with your partner and choose a coupon to redeem later. How can you resist coupons such as "Call of the Wild," "The Foreplay Gourmet," "A Brush with Lust," and "Passion Fruit"? No need to do these in order--in fact, you may want to build up to the "Laura Corn Challenge." Whether you want to light a fire in an older relationship or are looking to spark some fun in a new one, this book (which promises that nothing is "dangerous, embarrassing, humiliating or requires you to be one of the Flying Wallendas") just may give you the courage to utter these words to your lover: "I want you and I want you right here and right now!"

52 Invitations to Grrreat Sex

Those familiar with Laura Corn's other sexy sizzlers--101 Nights of Grrreat Sex, 101 Nights of Grrreat Romance, and 101 Grrreat Quickies--will need no introduction to 52 Invitations to Grrreat Sex. Those who are new to her steamy plan to heat up your sex life will want to know that this book is filled with 26 invitations for him and 26 invitations for her--a year's worth of ideas for how to put some passion into your love life.

Each page in this book is actually a sealed invitation. The red ones are for her to open in private and send to her partner. The black ones are for him to send to her. Look through the titles of the invites--including "Kinky Kisses" and "Invitation to Sin"--to find one whose title appeals to you. After you've picked the one you want to use to tantalize your mate, pull the page from the book and crack the seal. Inside you'll find instructions for you, including all the necessary ingredients, plus the invitation to send to your partner. Symbols on the outside clue you to props you'll need--some of these require a bit of money, but others require nothing but a few easily found objects (such as candles) and a willingness to please. Sprinkled with quotes (such as Henry Kissinger's "Nobody will ever win the battles of the sexes. There's too much fraternizing with the enemy"), these invitations are at the same time fun and incredibly erotic. Be warned, though--they're not for the faint of heart!

Oral Caress : The Loving Guide to Exciting a Woman : A Comprehensive Illustrated Manual on the Joyful Art of Cunnilingus

This is not just a book about cunnilingus. This is my loving book about understanding a woman's sexual response, listening carefully to her needs, attending to her erotic desires, and appreciating the intimate act of providing effective oral stimulation to the most sensitive areas of her body. If someone says my book is "explicit," I will agree!! It is explicit both in its language and in its illustrations.

The Good Vibrations Guide : The G-Spot

Demystify the G-spot and female ejaculation! The G-spot has long been regarded as one of a woman's most mysterious, elusive and sought-after pleasure zones -- now, expertise is within your reach. The Good Vibrations Guide: The G-Spot explains how to find the spot, how to enhance your G-spot pleasure, and how to let your partner in on the secret. You'll also find an eye-opening anatomy lesson and no-nonsense debunking of the myths surrounding female ejaculation, with references and a bibliography. And, you'll learn how the G-spot has fared through medical and literary history. Whether you're just starting out or a practiced G-spot explorer, the tips and techniques in these pages are sure to hit the spot!

The New Good Vibrations Guide to Sex

Good Vibrations is a bright, convivial, women-owned sex-toy store in San Francisco, where customers of both genders and all sexual orientations feel welcome. Their book is as candid, upbeat, and friendly as the store. It is filled with information that customers ask for most frequently, tips for enhancing your sex life, and reviews of a variety of sex toys. Good Vibrations believes that "there's more sexual pleasure available than most people experience" and "achieving this pleasure should not be difficult, dangerous, or expensive."

This is a sex manual of a special sort. It starts with the basics ("Sexual Anatomy 101," "Communications," "Masturbation") aimed at teaching the reader to receive and give pleasure. Other chapters ("Lubrication," "Creative Touching," "Oral Sex," "All About Vibrators," "Fantasies") describe how to enhance the sexual experience. You'll get answers to questions you never knew to ask: how to keep dildos clean, what is "packing," what is the appeal of S/M, for example. A substantial chapter on "Safer Sex" offers techniques both expected (use a condom) and unexpected (put it on him using your mouth). Quotations from real people about their sexual pleasures lend interest and eroticism. Explicit line drawings show sex between male-female, male-male, and female-female partners, as well as solitary acts with vibrators. "In our fantasies, we dream of this book with its cracked spine and well-thumbed pages lying on your nightstand next to your vibrator, lube, massage oil and condoms," write the authors. For education and entertainment, this book is a winner. --Joan Price

The Good Vibrations Guide : Adult Videos

In-depth, fun information about the X-rated film industry. Don't be overwhelmed by the hundreds of adult videos at your local video store -- make an educated selection with the help of The Good Vibrations Guide: Adult Videos. Check out X-rated classics, porn from a woman's perspective, high-quality acting, superior plots and cinematography, notable stars, directors and more. Over 100 capsule reviews, a riveting history of porn and censorship battles, interviews with industry insiders, a thorough resource list, and tips on watching -- by yourself or with a lover -- make this the essential video viewing companion.

The Couple's Guide to the Best Erotic Videos

This user-friendly guide takes all the guesswork and embarrassment out of choosing an erotic film. The Brents viewed hundreds of erotic tapes, and their discoveries are here to be shared, along with their mistakes that need not be repeated. With humor and sensitivity, the authors provide tips on getting in and out of the video store fast, a resource directory of where to find the best tapes, and more,.

How to Make Anyone Fall in Love With You

Hard to believe anything other than luck and maybe fate, never mind a book, can make someone fall in love with you, but oddly enough, Leil Lowndes seems to offer the advice that can do just that in How to Make Anyone Fall in Love with You. The sensation of falling in love comes from a chemical secreted by the nervous system, phenylethylamine (or PEA, as Lowndes calls it, as in "Scientists tell us only PEA-brained people fall in Love"), and the trick is to trigger the manufacture of PEA in your potential love partner, giving him or her the sensation of being in love. Lowndes offers 85 techniques for "Hunters and Huntresses" to capture their "Quarry." Much of what the book offers is common sense--the power of eye contact and compliments--but it's presented in a new way and with such detail that it seems that it can't help but work.

Following some of her advice will have you treading that fine line between nice and obsequious, and at times, this book may sound offensive to some, advising the reader to play what may sound like games. Lowndes is aware of this, and she offers some caveats, but still it is hard to get past advice such as, "Show him you're smart, but remember--not too smart" or "Watch your Quarry's reactions to outside stimuli, then show the same emotions." In all fairness, Lowndes doesn't play favorites: her advice to men and women can be equally appalling. Yet, the relaxed style of this book, presenting solid wisdom with a bit of scientific support, makes this book appealing, and, who knows, maybe it will make you more appealing, too! --Jenny Brown

How to Pick Up Women in the 90's: Instruction in the Art of Meeting, Dating, and Seducing Women

How To Pick Up Women In The 90s! is the ultimate guide to finding and seducing the women of your dreams. It's all here. Where to find them, when to make your move, what to say, how to approach her, how to read her body language, how to create sexual chemistry and get her into bed! I read all the other books about this subject before I wrote this book, and I included the best of all those other books, plus some new techniques, and the latest scientific research into my book. I interviewed countless women from all walks of life to obtain the lively quotes from women that makes this book not only informative but fun to read. All of the reviewers have been kind to me and given my book their hightest rating! You can read their reviews as well as excerpts from the book. I worked hard to deliver on my promise which is "you can learn how to pick up women easily and effectively the same way you can learn how to sell shoes." Times have changed and it is important to get the latest information in this new era to know how to respond to women in a way that is appropriate to get the results you desire. Don't waste your money on those older, out-dated books. Take action now, get my book, and start picking up women successfully today!

Become Outrageously Successful Attracting Women!!! A Guaranteed And Proven Method For Success!

A how-to book on dating, love and romance that teaches all men of all ages, the proven method and secrets for successfully attracting all types of women for dating, love, and romance.

From the Author Attract the woman of your dreams! A book all men should have! Experience outrageous success! Learn what really makes a woman crave a man! You'll impress women and leave a lasting impression! Are you shy and/or just not sure of the best way to attract women? Are you sure your method of attracting women is the best? Without a doubt, this book is one of the greatest tools ever used by man.

Don't Be Afraid To Ask : How To Date A Beautiful Woman

This book teaches the average man how to meet, date, marry, and raise a family with a beautiful woman in a normal, heathy, and functional manner. Unfortionately 38% of all first marriges end in divorce in this day and age. About 79% marry for the second time and 44% of these marriges end up in divorce. The divorce rate for successful CEO'S working for major corporations is around 5%. Those who are sexually active before marriage the divorce rate is around 75%. Those who pray together in a marriage the divorce rate is 1 in 115,000. This is what is taught in this book(those who pray together stay together). A man's number one need in a marriage is sexual fulfillment and a woman's number one and two needs are attention and affection. A man will learn in this book how to give her all of the attention and affection she needs and how to obtain emotional, mental, and spiritual intimacy with a beautiful woman. To accomplish this a man must have an open mind thats similar to a parachute only useful when open to learn the complete nuts and bolts of how to successfully have a balanced relationship with a beautiful woman indefinitely. A man on the other hand who is closed minded with a bad attitude who has a mind similar to concrete all mixed and permanently set will not be successful dating a beautiful woman and become just another statistic. This book is designed for you to read it with the right attitude, necessary discipline, desire, and tenacity to go out and apply what you've learned to meet, date, and eventually marry the woman of your dreams. Caution do not become susceptible by the negative influences of other people in your quest for success. Everyone wants what you want and jealousy is worse than hate especially when it comes to dating a beautiful woman. You have her and everyone else wants her. This book schools you on how to hold on to her. No pain no gain, no guts no glory!!

101 Of the World's Most Effective Pick-Up Lines

Some of them are old and tired ("Didn't we go to different schools together?"), and some of them are just dumb ("Is this seat taken as much as I am with you?"), but fortunately, the pick-up lines aren't all there is to this book. The lovelorn, shy, and awkward will grasp eagerly at the creative date ideas, tips on making first dates great, and instructions for making a paper rose from a bar napkin. Give this book to your favorite perpetually dateless friends--they could do worse than to follow these suggestions.

Whores and Other Feminists

Strippers, peepshow dancers, and porn stars trade spiked heels for footnotes while demonstrating their often overlooked ability to engage in scholarly discourse in this collection of essays focusing on the subject of feminism as practiced by those who call themselves "sex workers." Along with the first-person accounts by such underground luminaries as Nina Hartley, Tracy Quan, and Annie Sprinkle, are forays into the sex dens by a number of academics. The writing is frank, though hardly pornographic, and many of the points raised and discussed are treated with more seriousness and considerably more insight than they usually are in the mainstream press.

How to Succeed with Women

Scientific Support's book, How To Succeed With Women, offers men new and highly effective principles for connecting with the women of their choice. The author, Anthony F. Badalamenti PhD, took a novel approach to discovering the principles that work. He devoted more than 15 years to the single lifestyle industry and over 20 to psychiatric research in search of how men succeed. His findings are new insights and highly effective skills for men who wish to succeed.

Sexpectations : Women Talk Candidly About Sex and Dating (The Ultimate Beginner Series : Basic)

"If you've ever wanted to compare your most secret fantasies and experiences wtih other women's, or are simply curious about other people's sex lives, then Sexpectations is your type of book. Strikingly candid interviews compiled by author Ron Louis offer detailed insight ino the private and provocative practices of fellow females. You'll be shocked, aroused, astounded and eagar for a similar edition with men. -Playgirl Magazine, May 1998

"Likely to be in the top ten of most fun books to be written and researched, Sexpectations is the essential 90s guide to sex and the modern woman. For him, an everything you need to know about women and sex, but thought it was too rude to ask. For her, a directory of sexual fantasies to compare and contrast....Too essential to miss, Sexpectations is a book that cuts to the chase and offers a refreshing change from other repressed and so called books of erotica." -Cover Magazine, December, 1997

Secrets of Sexual Body Language

This fascinating guide shows how to understand the sexual implications of body language--from the touching of hair to the positioning of feet. Color photos on every page illustrate sexual body language of both men and women and how it applies to real-life situations. A powerful new tool for cross-gender communication.

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

Relationship counselor John Gray focuses on the differences between men and women--men are from Mars, and women are from Venus, after all--and offers a simple solution: couples must acknowledge and accept these differences before they can develop happier relationships. In this unabridged version, Gray gives a spirited delivery of his message, especially when role-playing typical male/female interactions. Although it takes some time to adjust to his slightly nasal tone, the information is sound and gives both men and women helpful hints on improving themselves and their union.

Mars and Venus on a Date : A Guide for Navigating the 5 Stages of Dating to Create a Loving and Lasting Relationship

The latest tentacle of John Gray's formidable Mars and Venus octopus deals with a topic near to the heart of almost everybody--dating. With a lot of insight and common sense, Gray tackles the hard and often messy business of finding "a soul mate." Without fear or favor, Mars and Venus on a Date dissects the dynamics between men and women and the five stages each relationship must pass through: attraction, uncertainty, exclusivity, intimacy, and, finally, engagement (for marriage, of course). Even though Mars and Venus on a Date isn't The Rules by a long shot, the courtship it describes is surprisingly old-fashioned. It's chock-full of things your mother might say: "Most people find or are found by their soul mates when they are not really looking." "The man should never talk more than the woman." But how to know if the person you're with is your "soul mate?" Gray writes, "When our soul wants to marry our partner, it feels like a promise that we came into this world to keep." Which translates into, "When you know, you know."

Guerrilla Dating Tactics : Strategies, Tips, and Secrets for Finding Romance

This "dater's bible" from romance and relationship expert Sharyn Wolf has exposed the mysteries of dating in innovative ways and helped people of all ages find fulfilling relationships. In a detailed, step-by-step format, Guerrilla Dating Tactics--newly revised and updated--demonstrates the most effective, original ways to meet with people, connect with them, and enjoy the process. This book provides dating guidelines for: * The perfect ice-breaker for parties, chance encounters, or standing in line, or anywhere you see someone you are interested in meeting * Eye contact dos and don'ts * Foolproof strategies on using personal ads to get the "write" result * Small talk, mid talk, deep talk * The new etiquette--who calls first and who pays * The key to safe cyberflirting--how to make the right connections on-line without going over the line Relating dozens of successful real-life situations, including stories from the readers of the first edition of the book, Guerrilla Dating Tactics is the perfect dating manual for anyone interested in meeting that special someone.

10 Steps to a Great Relationship : What Every Couple Should Know About Love

This book explores what is really meant by love and describes the ten steps that define it. Contains case histories, self-assessments and practical ways to improve relationships by providing tools that will improve your loving behaviors. In addition to describing the 10 Steps the author provides insights on The Dynamics of Attraction, The Five Stages of a Relationship and How and When to Get Help.

10 Foolish Dating Mistakes That Men & Women Commit : And How to Avoid Them

Learn what YOU need to change about YOU in order to make your romantic relationships work. "Ten Foolish Dating Mistakes" tells you the most common mistakes in attitude and behavior that turn dating possibilities into disasters. You will learn why you and others make these mistakes, how to catch them before they become disastrous, and what to do to break those patterns. NO GAMES, NO RULES, JUST HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE BEHAVIORS AND COMMON SENSE. The book is written in a concise, humorous, and sensitive style and has already helped many single people understand where they make mistakes, when they are dating a "lemon" and how to start having fun again. Learn how to stop "giving too much too soon" or "focusing too much on looks". Following the techniques and ideas in "Ten Foolish Dating Mistakes" improves the odds of learning how to date, communicate and love in a healthy way. YOU DESERVE IT! By author Rebecca Sperber, MFCC.

How to Attract Anyone, Anytime, Anyplace : The Smart Guide to Flirting

Buried deep inside each of us, a fun, flirtatious person is anxious to get out. No longer do you have to be the wallflower at the party, watching others mixing and mingling and meeting that absolutely fabulous person in the corner. In How to Attract Anyone, Anytime, Anyplace, Susan Rabin, a therapist who was a coordinator for Family Living/Sex Education for the New York City Board of Education, elucidates the principles of flirting--from body language to conversation tips to where to meet other singles--and helps to get you on your way to getting out there!

This book is a playful read, although it's not as in-depth as some of the other romance self-help books (such as Leil Lowndes's How to Make Anyone Fall in Love with You, which, while covering much of the same material, has a scientific basis at its core and tends to take itself a bit more seriously). Rabin concisely gives you the tools to gain the self-confidence necessary to meet Mr. or Ms. Right. The advice won't help you once you get to that first date, but the detailed explanation of the beginning steps will help you find the person to ask out. And if for reasons unknown, that person turns you down, Rabin also advises on how to deal with "no."

How to Win Friends and Influence People

This grandfather of all people-skills books was first published in 1937. It was an overnight hit, eventually selling 15 million copies. How to Win Friends and Influence People is just as useful today as it was when it was first published, because Dale Carnegie had an understanding of human nature that will never be outdated. Financial success, Carnegie believed, is due 15 percent to professional knowledge and 85 percent to "the ability to express ideas, to assume leadership, and to arouse enthusiasm among people." He teaches these skills through underlying principles of dealing with people so that they feel important and appreciated. He also emphasizes fundamental techniques for handling people without making them feel manipulated. Carnegie says you can make someone want to do what you want them to by seeing the situation from the other person's point of view and "arousing in the other person an eager want." You learn how to make people like you, win people over to your way of thinking, and change people without causing offense or arousing resentment. For instance, "let the other person feel that the idea is his or hers," and "talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person." Carnegie illustrates his points with anecdotes of historical figures, leaders of the business world, and everyday folks. --Joan Price


Pornstar is a mesmerizing, definitive examination of life at the epicenter of Americas multibillion-dollar sex entertainment industry.

When Ian Gittler began photographing porn stars, his intent -- however suspect -- was to glamorize and legitimize their lives and work in the same way top photographers generally portray the porn stars' mainstream Hollywood counterparts. Girder envisioned a celebrity coffee-table book with gorgeous. enticing photography that would provoke a reevaluation of fame in our culture.

But as the author journeyed into the surprisingly accessible "underground" world of porn, his glossy, conceptual approach gave way to one of grim resolve. Gittler couldn't ignore the rapidly accumulating evidence of abuse and emotional disconnect. By the time Savannah -- the most famous XXX film star of her generation -- committed suicide, he felt compelled to address the heartbreak and fragile humanity he was learning firsthand are at the core of this subculture.

Gittler forged relationships with his subjects that irrevocably changed him, and discovered that the world of porn is not only a product of mainstream society, but a parallel universe where all the challenges of emotional intimacy facing humans at tile end of the twentieth century exist.

Pornstar is all extraordinary marriage of memoir, photography, and investigative journalism; its narrative -- in running text and more than one hundred stunning photographs -- spans more than five years. Pornstar is violent, funny, tragic, and uncompromising: a totally unprecedented portrait of tile men and women -- the stars -- who populate the terrain of America's porn industry.

Babylon Blue : An Illustrated History of Adult Cinema 1960-1998 (Creation Cinema Collection)

Book of the Month: Here, in intricate and quite literally anal detail, is the history and background to all the major hardcore films of the last four decades. Every key porn star and director gets a lengthy entry, so to speak: John Holmes, Mary Millington, Traci Lords, Jenna Jameson, Ben Dover, the woman from the Oxo ads and Leslie Philips.Flint avoids mere titillation in favour of hard details. A moist 9/10.

Babylon Blue examines the '60s roots of global modern-day erotic cinema - from naturist films to the "nudie-cuties" of Russ Meyer - through to various incarnations of Europorn and hardcore, charting the rise, decline and resurrection of the genre since the early '70s. Finally, author David Flint, expertly chronicles the so-called New Porn Generation - the New Wave of adult movies, as epitomised by the stylist and sophisticated films of Andrew Blake, Michael Ninn and the Dark Brothers.

The X-Rated Videotape Star Index III

Buy this book for one purpose alone - to serve as a comprehensive reference tool. If you're a serious fan of X-rated movies, particularly a collector, this is just the book you need. Whenever you want to know exactly how many films a starlet made, and exactly what the titles are, you just flip this open and there's all the relevant info, indexed by the actress (or actor, but why you'd want that is beyond me). Kudos to Patrick Riley!!

The X-Rated Videotape Star Index II : A Guide to Your Favorite Adult Film Stars

In the jam-paced second edition of this popular guide, Patrick Riley brings his successful book up to date with the latest tantalizing information, including star names, alternate names, physical descriptions, biographical data, spicy personal tidbits, movie titles, video distributors, production dates, and more. 31,000+ films.

The Guide to Getting It On!: America's Coolest and Most Informative Book About Sex

Written with intelligence, sensitivity, and humor, The Guide to Getting It On! is one of the few books to cover the full range of human sexual experience. Informative and playful, it replaces taboo with technique and reminds readers that communication is a key element in a healthy and pleasurable sex life. This third edition includes an expanded glossary and new chapters such as "Sex When You're Really Old," "When Sex Gets Boring," and "How to Be Cool When You're Not."

Woman's Orgasm : A Guide to Sexual Satisfaction

This book addresses both the physiology and the psychology of a woman's orgasm along with the many things which can cause problems. With individual, step-by-step sections for a woman both alone and with a partner this book can show any woman how to LEARN to have an orgasm. I've seen this book work amazingly for two different women. Neither of them believed that this book could change anything, but it did.

Discover Your Sensual Potential : A Woman's Guide to Guaranteed Satisfaction

Sex is one of the purest forms of human endeavorthe ultimate arena of sharing between people. It is the nourishing confluence of so many special elements: touch, physicality, communication, play, arousal, and intimacy. So why so often does the entire focus of sex for women become: Will I have an orgasm or won't I? Wouldn't it be wonderfulfor both men and womenif female orgasm were no longer an uncertainty, but rather, a given?

Dr. Barbara Keesling allows this fantasy of sexual fulfillment to be any woman's realityfollowing her unique exercises designed to strengthen and gain control over a little-known, rarely exercised internal area of the female body, it is possible for all women to control and guarantee orgasm! Once loving partners are no longer worried about climax, the pressure often associated with lovemaking gives wayand sex can reach its full potential.

To this end, Dr. Keesling paves the way for wonderful sensual payoffs by including racy and romantic exercises to help couples rediscover that sex is much more than striving for a big finishit's the sensual stops along the way that make it worthwhile.


Sex for One : The Joy of Selfloving

For more than 20 years, Betty Dodson has been dedicated to taking the shame out of masturbation, showing it to be a healthy form of sexual expression. With warmth and intelligence, and informative line drawings, Dodson explains how anyone can learn to fully enjoy the pleasures of self-love, pointing out that masturbation is still the safest sex.

In this honest, witty, and reassuring guide, noted sex authority and feminist Betty Dodson confronts one of our last and most deeply rooted sexual taboos, masturbation. She takes the reader step-by-step through the same techniques that have made her workshops so phenomenally successful.


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