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Guide to Getting It On!: Commemorative Editionby Paul Joannides
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Explicit, encyclopedic, and totally accessible, Guide to Getting It On! is regarded as one of the best how-to books on sex ever written — and certainly the most fun to read. This new commemorative edition doesn't disappoint. Along with the tips, techniques, positions, inhibitions, photographs, and slang terms from earlier editions, it includes over 100 new pages on a wide array of topics. Finally, the clitoris gets its very own chapter ("Under the Hood of Nature's Roadster") and so does the prickly topic of smooth skin ("Deforestation — Shaving Your Lips and Nads"). Other new chapters cover sex in the military (devoted to General Joseph Hooker, a man more successful in the bedroom than on the battlefield), threesomes, sex and cancer, and sex in the Victorian era. No topic is too verboten, no question too stupid, no hang-up too weird — it's all here, presented with a joy and acceptance of all aspects of human sexuality that puts readers at ease and ready to get it on.
The Guide To Getting It On has won five awards and has been translated into 12 foreign languages. It has sold hundreds of thousands of copies from the dorms of UC San Diego to the bedrooms of Tripoli. Some people say The Guide is the best how-to book on sex ever written — we say it's the most fun to read. It is smart enough to be used in sex education courses, but is also a favorite at stores that sell the kind of sex toys that will land you in the slammer in Mississippi, Alabama and Texas. Schools even use it to train doctors. The Guide covers a full range of topics from romance, necking and losing your virginity, to things we can't even mention here.
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