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Iris and Steven Finz have the uncanny knack of getting people to talk about intimate details of their sex lives. For more than a decade, they have been interviewing people from all segments of society and, with the permission of their subjects, passing the stories along to their readers.
Their books about the sexual experiences and fantasies of real people have become standard night table fare in bedrooms all around the world. Readers use them, not only to put erotic sparks into their own relationships, but also to develop a better understanding of the sexual behavior of others.
In Unspoken Desires, the Finzes describe the secret erotic thoughts and practices of people who are unwilling to discuss them with their partners. They relate the story of an architect who dreams of being the prize in a poker game, forced to provide sexual services to the winners each time her husband loses; an office worker who invested two weeks' salary in a complicated sex machine and spends his lunch hours watching women amuse themselves with it; a housewife who has a clandestine lesbian affair with a childhood friend, another who dreams of being a high-priced call girl, and a third who keeps a collection of erotic toys with which to satisfy herself when her military husband fails to do so.
They tell of a real estate broker who once auditioned for a role in a porno movie; a computer nerd who sends strangers videotapes he has secretly made of himself and his wife having sex; and a public defender who is happily married, but spends her evenings in mutual masturbation sessions with a female friend.
In all, they present a total of 29 stories that are likely to change your ideas about what is normal and what nice people do.
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Iris and Steven Finz are the authors of The Best Sex I Ever Had, What Turns Us On, and Erotic Confessions. They have written dozens of erotic novels and numerous articles on sexuality. They live in The Sea Ranch, California.
Still another volume of sexual fantasies, helpfully subdivided into threesomes, prostitution, exhibitionism, etc., from the apparently insatiable Finzes (Erotic Confessions, 1998, etc.). A construction worker who lets a charity auction off six hours of his time ends up serving as a sex slave to three women; a flat-chested young woman passes herself off as an unshirted male on a public beach; a peeping Tom is discovered (by his wife) watching a neighboring couple through a telescope. No, it's not Penthouse Forum; it's a group of two dozen forbidden fantasiesmost of them (if the authors are to be believed) acted out in real lifethat the Finzes have brought together to show us that our own most secret longings are not so unusual after all. If the analysis provided by the Finzes doesn't cut much deeper than what you'd likely find at your local hairdresser or barber shop, it has to be said that the people who get their hair cut alongside you probably aren't nearly so forthcoming about their erotic fantasies (although the Finzes suspect they have fantasies of their own). ``We will not attempt to offer any explanation for the attractions our informants described,'' they sagely warn in introducing their chapter on garment fetishes (a woman who cherishes memories of her leather orgies as a biker, a maintenance worker who collects panties from the college dorms he works in). Their sole therapeutic recommendation: Consider sharing your fantasies with your mate. Or, better yet (in a stunning example of the closed feedback loop), send them to the Finzes, who supply their Website, e-mail, and snail-mail addresses so that you can help them work on their next installment. The ideal pillow book for readers who, caught up in the authors' bland assurances that there's nothing wrong with fantasies, don't stop to think about how sleazy the Finzes' own project is. -- Copyright ©2000, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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