Forty years ago, a London publisher was working on a groundbreaking sex manual - a "gourmet guide" to sexual pleasure, with copious and detailed illustrations. But how could this be done tastefully and legally? Think of The Joy of Sex and chances are your mind will drift to an image of a man with a bushy beard and a woman with hairy armpits. In early s Britain, photographs would have been too risque.
How the Joy of Sex was illustrated
The Joy of Sex by Dr. Alex Comfort | Penguin Random House Canada
The Joy of Sex. Alex Comfort. The ultimate guide to lovemaking The uninhibited bestseller that has sold more than 8 million copies since its first publication in is now updated and revised for a new generation. As captivating and provocative as ever, and filled with illustrations, The Joy of Sex sparks the imagination with its playful, erotic, and exhilarating presentation. But most of all, it is the no-nonsense yet fun approach of Dr.
The Joy of Sex
An updated edition was released in September The Joy of Sex spent eleven weeks at the top of the New York Times bestseller list and more than 70 weeks in the top five — The original intention was to use the same approach as such cook books as The Joy of Cooking , hence section titles include "starters" and "main courses". The book features sexual practices such as oral sex and various sex positions as well as bringing "further out" practices such as sexual bondage and swinging to the attention of the general public.
A revised and updated edition of the book famous for helping couples discover how sex can be playful, erotic, passionate, exhilarating, and most of all, pleasurable. The Joy of Sex revolutionized how we experience our sexuality. An international bestseller since it was first published in , Dr. He was known for his frank and funny writings on love and sex, and was the inventor of the modern sex manual. Cofounder of the… More about Alex Comfort.