Author and sex educator Violet Blue has written this description of the new fourth edition which says it all:
It’s finally here! What I, and pretty much every sex educator I know, have long thought is the best all-around sex guide in the world has finally released a fully–and I mean fully–updated version. The Guide to Getting It On! is really now the most comprehensive sex guide in the world, and as a sex guide writer, I’m saying a lot.
Joannides and his team of researchers present a (huge) book that covers it all, in a very hilarious tone that delivers oodles of info yet remains expressly respectful to the reader at all times. This is an all-inclusive (yet heterosexually focused), sex-positive, non-judgmental tome.
First off, it has the very best sexual anatomy illustrations I’ve ever seen–and I don’t mean drawings that look like cadaver cutlets, I mean clear, bold illustrations that show anatomy for pleasure (as opposed to reproduction) like no other book in print. And trust me, learning pleasure anatomy is the key to giving and getting it good. Anatomy, sex toys, porn, positions, oral sex, anal sex, sex and disability, romance, hair removal, bugs, STD’s, Barbie, birth control, prostate, g-spot, straight, gay, bi, masculine, feminine, parents talking to teens about sex... phew, and I’m only skimming the surface. Good luck finding a topic *not* in this fabulous book. Make this one the centerpiece of your library, and augment with topic-specific books (many are recommended within the text).
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You won't believe this, but the new fourth edition of the Guide is now being used in medical schools. It is also being assigned in a number of college sex-ed courses, and one chain of sex stores requires new employees to read it as part of their training. The sellback rate among students is apparently quite low. (RJ from the University of Arizona cautions: "If you can find a used copy, thumb through it first for unusual stains or stuck pages.")
The Guide has now won three awards and has been translated into more than twelve languages. You won't find a sex book that has more heart and soul, and certainly not one that is a better value, or dare we say, bang for the buck.From the Author:
The best way I know to thank people who have supported the Guide over the years is to make sure that each new edition reaches farther and takes more risks. The new fourth edition has 782 pages, 51 new illustrations, eight new chapters, and a few thousand updates and tweaks. It found its way into bookstores in April of 2004. Hopefully, there's nothing mainstream or predictable about it.
Occasionally , I hear from people who expected the Guide to be like the cookie-cutter sexbooks that the big houses publish. Please understand that I never intended for the Guide to provide "the answers" or to tell you how to have sex. I just wanted it to help people think about sexual things in fun and intelligent ways. I wanted it be a 782-page excuse for people to share and explore their sexuality without it being too threatening or anxiety-provoking. My goal was for the Guide to tickle you as much between the ears as it does between your....
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