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The Joy of Sexby Alex Comfort
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The 30th anniversary edition of the bestselling guide to love-making and intimacy. Since it was first published in 1972, this wise, playful, and uninhibited guide has been indispensable reading in millions of bedrooms. Now, The Joy of Sex continues to take a straightforward and fun approach to the limitless variety and possibilities of sex. With newly updated text and illustrations, including sixteen pages of full-color photographs, this book gives readers everything they want — and need — to know about sex.
Addressing current concerns about sex and health, it balances the need for protection against sexually transmitted diseases with the need for a happy and relaxed attitude toward the joy of sex. This contemporary classic will appeal to a whole new generation of readers with its modernized text and illustrations — the perfect companion to sex in the twenty-first century.
The ultimate guide to lovemaking.
The uninhibited bestseller that has sold more than 8 million copies since its first publication in 1972 is now updated and revised for a new generation. As captivating and provocative as ever, and filled with illustrations, The Joy of Sex sparks the imagination with its playful, erotic, and exhilarating presentation. But most of all, it is the no-nonsense yet fun approach of Dr. Alex Comfort that speaks to anyone seeking to achieve greater sexual satisfaction — as he contends with every aspect of our sexual territory, including today's most vital issues: AIDS and other venereal diseases, the practice of responsible sex, birth control, Viagra, menopause, and more.
Candid, inviting, and informative, this is the classic guide that's never gone out of style, as decades of readers discover that nothing compares to the joy of sex.
Since it was first published thirty years ago, this wise, witty, and uninhibited guide to lovemaking has been indispensable reading in millions of bedrooms. Now, The Joy of Sex continues to take a no-nonsense yet fun approach to the limitless varieties and possibilities of sex. Addressing current issues about sex and health, this contemporary classic balances the need for protecting against sexually transmitted diseases with the need for a happy and relaxed attitude toward lovemaking — telling readers everything they ever wanted to know about sex but were afraid to ask.
About the Author
Dr. Alex Comfort, one of the world's leading experts in the field of human sexuality and one of the most versatile authors of the 20th century, was, essentially, the inventor of the modern sex manual. Though best known for The Joy of Sex series, he was also a novelist, poet, and social commentator who authored more than fifty books. A pioneer in the study of old age, Dr. Comfort worked as a head of research on gerontology at University College, London, as well as a lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University, and an adjunct professor at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles.
He was a member of the Royal Society of Medicine and an associate member of the American Psychiatric Association. He died in March 2000, at the age of eighty.
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