MORE JOY: A Lovemaking Companion to THE JOY OF SEX by Alex -- Ed. Comfort

MORE JOY: A Lovemaking Companion to THE JOY OF SEX

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KIRKUS REVIEW

. . . If part one was about climbing, this is about mountaineering,"" declares the Edmund Hillary of sex popularizers. As in The Joy of Sex, Comfort wishes to loosen the bonds of taboo, to suggest the range of sexual heights. He discusses positions (not covered in the first expedition)--gayness, and more outre turn-ons such as erotic pictures (looking at those liberally strewn throughout his pages, taking your own), threesomes and group scenes, which, he cautions, are fraught with pitfalls, but worth it if you can dodge them. Comfort also offers new peaks to be scaled: in the sexual highlands one surmounts the genital-centered experiences of Joy of Sex in a more complete sensuality and psychology. He explores hot tubs, massages, skin awareness; body image, communication, the place of ""technique,"" jealousy, marriage. He discusses sex roles and gender. He pays particular attention to aggression--hostility, assertion and dominance (""the ability to relate confidently and unanxiously to other individuals and know, intuitively, and by reading nonverbal signals, what role to adopt towards them""). Finally, he probes ""resources"" (therapies, analyses, exercises, biofeedback, meditation, surrogates) and special complications such as alcohol, depression, heart attacks, weight, ""masochism,"" vaginismus. For members of the sexual Himalyan Club, this is a fine guide, as long as they watch their step; for others this will seem far out.

Pub Date: Sept. 10th, 1974
Publisher: Crown