Synopses & Reviews
A comprehensive and instructional guide to the new sexual landscape, covering "new territories" such as bondage, role playing, and sex toys that would make your parents blush. Since the publication of The Joy of Sex in 1972, the sexual landscapes boundaries have been expanded to include a host of practices that are unthinkable in that classic tome. Although it also covers the basics, The Boudoir Bible fills those niches missing from other sex guides nicely, with full, elaborated chapters on rope bondage, restraints of sound and sight, erotic flagellation, and the stimulation of new erogenous zones, among innumerable other offerings. Well-researched, The Boudoir Bible is written from a joyful, sex-positive point of view. Going beyond the "lovemaking" of older guides, this witty and uninhibited tome expands the sexual act to encompass "verboten" topics, with chapters entitled "The Genital Gym," "Nipple Tease," "Male Ejaculation Control," and "The Anthems of Anal Sex." Illustrated by the renowned artist François Berthoud, whose provocative creations have graced both Prada campaigns and museum exhibitions, The Boudoir Bible provides a fresh view of sexuality in the twenty-first century.
About the Author
Betony Vernon is a sex educator based in Paris and Milan. Her role as advisor for fashion editors and magazines makes her a go-to sex expert, from the boardroom and television studio to the bedroom. Vernon is a continuous presence in high fashion magazines such as French Vogue, GQ, Playboy, and the New York Times. She has starred in a TV series on sexual education on both French and Italian television. François Berthoud is recognized as one of the most original illustrators working today. His work is prominently featured in the exhibition and catalogue Drawing Fashion.