This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
The "Sex and the City" star explores the mysteries of sexual desire in this provocatively illustrated companion book to the 90-minute HBO documentary special.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
This may well be the sexiest coffee table book ever created. A companion to the HBO documentary of the same name, Sexual Intelligence is a follow up title to Kim Cattrall's simpler, more technical Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm. Gorgeously sensual photos and a sprinkling of poetry cozy up to science, combining experts like Betty Dodson and Thomas Moore with Sappho and Georgia O'Keefe; this time around, the goal is exploration, rather than instant delivery.
Specifically, all this lush intelligence directs itself towards education about why we want what we want. After poring over the five lovely chapters (Desire, Messaging, Arousal, Fantasy, and Release), you still might not have a definite answer, but the final pleasure far outweighs the impression of flightiness. Straightforward explanations of anatomy (a definite step up from school health class) intermingle with tales of ancient gods and goddesses that liven up facts, while the layer of glamour over all wraps the package in a big fluffy bow. Shots of classic paintings mix equally with shots of Kim, each providing eye candy that is tailored to please.
Six "average folks," ostensibly representing a wide sample of sexual interests and ideas, provide quotes throughout the text; sometimes offering a complex thought, other times simply throwing in something along the lines of, "I drive a nice Porsche so I can get chicks." While their voices do help make the book more representative of the general population, it still feels like a book aimed mostly at straight women--which might make it a very handy title for straight men to keep in their living rooms.--Jill Lightner
Amazon.com: Can you explain what you've got in mind by the phrase "sexual intelligence"?
Kim Cattrall: A person who knows what they like! And has some idea why. Intelligence is traditionally defined -- Webster's for example would define intelligence as success in coping with situations and solving problems. Intelligence can also mean a collection of useful insight and information that enriches understanding. I used the word "intelligence" in the title of the book and the documentary because it reflects my desire to gather whatever insights, inspirations, and information that could nourish the part of us that is sexual and sensual, so that it might be strong and function well.
Amazon.com: What was the starting point for Sexual Intelligence?
Kim Cattrall: My previous book Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm was unabashedly a how to, complete with colored arrows and schematic diagrams by way of demonstration. People responded so positively the book -- they wrote me these amazing letters and I could see there remained an enormous amount to explore and learn -- for myself as well as everybody else. Orgasm is fabulous, but I realized I had started at the end of the story. Writing a book on how to satisfy sexual desire lead me to become more interested in what its roots and sources actually are. What inspires arousal in the first place? Where does it come from? What can it tell us? How does it keep us engaged with the world?
Amazon.com: Of the five chapters (Desire, Messaging, Arousal, Fantasy and Release), the one on desire is by far the longest. What makes this topic so much more important?
|Courage! [Samantha Jones] was courageous and totally without prejudice.|
|The classical era of Greece and Rome are endlessly fascinating because those cultures so openly celebrated sex on both a literal and a metaphorical level.|
|Examining the underpinnings of eroticism was very exciting.|
Kim Cattrall was born in Liverpool, England, and raised in Canada. At the age of sixteen she moved to New York to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Her professional stage debut in The Rocky Horror Picture Show was followed by appearances on television and in many movies. Her role on HBO's Sex and the City earned her iconic status and made her an international star.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Bullfinch, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. New, sealed in original factory shrinkwrap, never opened. Illustrated. (J1). Seller Inventory # 5027
Book Description Bulfinch, NY, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. First U.S. Edition. 2005.Book and dust jacket are both like new inside and out. Like new or better. Gift quality.Travels in a box with tracking and a new clear Mylar dust jacket cover installed prior to shipping. Size: Large 8VO. Seller Inventory # L-0372
Book Description Bulfinch, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Second Edition. Seller Inventory # DADAX0821261754
Book Description Bulfinch, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0821261754
Book Description Bulfinch, 26.10.2005., 2005. Condition: Neu. Auflage: Genehmigte Lizenzausg.. 144 Seiten neu, noch in Schutzfolie, Versand spätestens am nächsten Werktag 227442 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 24,9 x 22,9 x 2,0 cm, Gebundene Ausgabe. Seller Inventory # 125155
Book Description Bulfinch. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0821261754 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0419707