DEAR SUPERLADY OF SEX by Susan Crain Bakos

DEAR SUPERLADY OF SEX

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The scoop on men's sexual behavior and psychology, presented with wit and intelligence by Bakos, sex-advice columnist for Penthouse magazines and the author of Appointment for Murder (1988). Bakos bases her observations not only on the many letters she read and answered as a columnist, but also on responses to a questionnaire she distributed to ""hundreds of men contacted through upscale city magazines."" Quoting the male respondents extensively, and identifying them by their wide range of ages, professions, and locations, she offers an entertaining overview of male sexuality: what attracts a man to a woman, ""why he asks you to do that,"" what his greatest fear and number-one erotic desires are, why he doesn't call when he said he would (the leading female preoccupation, it seems), what he fantasizes about (""maybe you'd rather not know""), and how he talks about sex when women aren't around. Bakos's perspective is feminist, moderated into a warm humanism by a respect and sympathy for men. And though the book is addressed to women, men will doubtlessly be interested in locating their place in the spectrum of tastes and behaviors candidly presented here.

Pub Date: Oct. 24th, 1990
Publisher: St. Martin's