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The New Joys of Sex

When I think of The Joy of Sex, I immediately recall a massive book, filled with pictures of a naked, bearded man in various positions with a nude woman, that my friends and I would sneak glances at when our parents weren't looking. Suffice it to say, it wasn't until later that I realized this was the manual for contemporary sex, at the time. Of course, having been published in 1972, I think it goes without saying that sex has changed since then, which is why relationship psychologist Susan Quilliam decided it was time for an update, saying, "A lot of research has been done. But also the whole attitude to sex has changed." An article in The Sydney Morning Herald considers Quilliam's changes:

The new book is aimed at the couple, rather than just the men, and includes many new entries including advice on Internet and phone sex, sex shops and intercourse during pregnancy.

Personally, I'm thrilled that this updated version takes into account female needs and desires, which in a time when women are finally gaining control over their sexuality, seems like a perfect way to modernize this classic. It's available on Amazon UK right now, and I for one will be checking it out when I can find it here in the US! You can never have too much information, right? Is this something that you and your significant other could learn from? Or do you think the idea of a sex manual in this day and age is just too silly?


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dhoffmann dhoffmann 4 years
My Grandmother gave me a copy of the original Joy of Sex, she even wrote in the inside cover, "hope you enjoy all the possibilities Love Grandma Dott !" It was fun to keep around, and tell my friends who gave it to me LOL. Might just give the new edition to my granddaughter one day.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I think I'd rather just go online. There is no way I'd ever want my friends or family stumbling on that one. Kama Sutra is okay to come across something with such a corny name as the Joy of Sex (even if it is updated) would be so embarrassing.
emmebeth emmebeth 8 years
I found the older version of this to be very lacking in information.
talanted08 talanted08 8 years
I like to experiment on a variety of thing's when it comes to sex! Me and my mate may find this interesting! I do agree with the Internet as being more popular than the book but good looking out!
sundaygreen sundaygreen 8 years
I would flip through it at a bookstore to get a gander at the photos but I certainly wouldn't buy it, ha ha.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
YAY!! it's about time that something was written to help everyone - and not just focus on the guy. i think that people forget that there's more to learn about what makes women happy and what can be done for both people to have a better intimate encounter.
Neekoh Neekoh 8 years
Dear, you should show us some excerpts from the book... you know, so we can make a more informed decision.
Muirnea Muirnea 8 years
I would buy it, it seems interesting.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I have the old one, and I'd be interested to see what they're putting in the new book. Jrocket01 - it's not that there's anything mind boggling new about it, but it can be fun to get some ideas or when you have less experience. I know I got the first one when I was in high school...
jrocket101 jrocket101 8 years
I kinda think a manual now a days is silly especially since we have the internet. People need to realiza that sex is sex and has been around since the beginningof time. The same positions that were used then are the ones used today. I guarantee you this new manual will have the same positions, more less be the same. Thats what is funny about Cosmo, they keep talking about new positions, but they are actually re runs with a different name.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
oooo i want to buy!
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