Joy of Sex by Alex Comfort

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"The Joy of Sex" is an imaginative, uninhibited and entertaining guide to lovemaking and sex. A bestseller since it was first published in 1972, it discusses a wide range of subjects in practical detail with a reassuring authority and sense of fun. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of its publication, Mitchell Beazley presents a totally updated edition, bringing "The Joy of Sex" to a whole new generation. Illustrated throughout, the text has been revised in such a way as to retain Dr Comfort's original, revelatory advice while making it appropriate for the 21st century. Addressing concerns about sex and health, he balances the need for a responsible attitude to the risks presented by AIDS with the importance of happy and relaxed sexuality in people's lives. This text should be of interest to people who want to make their lovemaking richer and more exciting, and its drawings capture in full, frank detail the intimacy of the act of love.
 

About Alex Comfort

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Alex Comfort was a leading expert on the natural history of human sexuality. A physician and researcher in the fields of human biology and the study of aging, he wrote numerous literary, medical and scientific works. He died in 2000. Dr. Alex Comfort, one of the world's leading experts in the field of human sexuality and one of the most versatile authors of the 20th century, was, essentially, the inventor of the modern sex manual. Though best known for "The Joy of Sex" series, he was also a novelist, poet, and social commentator who authored more than fifty books. A pioneer in the study of old age, Dr. Comfort worked as a head of research on gerontology at University College, London, as well as a lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University, and an adjunct professor at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles.He was a member of the Royal Society of Medicine and an associate member of the American Psychiatric Association. He died in March 2000, at the age of eighty.
 
Published February 15, 1974 by Pocket. 255 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Education & Reference, Romance, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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""This trick can cause air embolism and has caused sudden death."" If new information is what readers are after, this revision probably won't do the trick, but for anyone whose 1972 copy is getting a little rough around the edges, here's a perfect excuse to get a new one.

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