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The Erotic Edge: Erotica for Couples

Barbach, Lonnie, Ph.D. (Editor)

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ISBN 10: 0525938095 / ISBN 13: 9780525938095
Published by E P Dutton, New York, 1994
Used Condition: Tres bon/very Good Hardcover
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The Erotic Edge: Erotica for Couples a collection of 22 stories authored by both sexes. Anna Nymus's "The Wager"-- touches on a gay relationship; domination/submission is dealt with once in the oddly moving "The Language of Desire," written by a couple identified only as Khafre and Patrice), offers up a veritable smorgasbord of spicy fantasies. Barbach has divided the tales according to theme--Very Male and Very Female; Common Themes; The Perfect Match --each prefaced by an introduction. She observes the differences between male and female erotic writing: "stories written by men concentrate on the details of the lovemaking scenes" while "women's stories emphasize seduction, desire and the mental foreplay that builds up to the sexual encounter." Kim Chernin's "The Sacred Harlot," an account of ancient erotic forces called up at an academic conference; Marsha Power's graphic depiction of a female-initiated one-night stand in "11:30 P.M.--Saturday Night"; Clark Sevill Demorest's flip wish-fulfillment fantasy, "A Matter of Attitude"; and B. J. Simmons's "Unconditional Positive Regard," in which a couple make a first effort at "swinging. Bookseller Inventory # 001203

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Title: The Erotic Edge: Erotica for Couples

Publisher: E P Dutton, New York

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: hard cover/Couverture Rigide

Book Condition:Tres bon/very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fair/moyen with a Tear

Book Type: Erotica

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A new collection of erotica designed to bring couples together encompasses works by Bruce Zimmerman, Deena Metzger, Kim Chernin, and others on such erotic themes as infidelity, fantasy, monogamy, group sex, and romance. 35,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo. Tour.

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Dr. Lonnie Barbach received her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical social psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. She is now on the clinical faculty of the University of California Medical School in San Francisco and also has a private practice. Among her several bestselling books on sex and relationships are For Yourself, Pleasures, Going the Distance, The Pause, Seductions, The Erotic Edge, and Erotic Interludes, her book with her partner, David Geisinger, Ph.D. They live in Mill Valley, California, with their daughter, Tess.

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