“Wild Guide to Sex and Loving” Book Review

September 19th, 12   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comment
"Wild Guide to Sex and Loving" Book

"Wild Guide to Sex and Loving" Book

The “Wild Guide to Sex and Loving” is a large, full-color book that covers the bases of sexuality. It is a large book at about ten inches tall and about eight inches wide, and it includes photo-enabled pages on the inside of the book. This book was published in 2002, so it is not the most up-to-date book. The book is 159 pages long with 9 different chapters in those pages. The guide contains a lot of large, full-color pictures, and it obviously says “Wild Sex” on the cover, so this is not a guide I would read in public.

The “Wild Guide to Sex and Loving” covers a whole variety of topics. According to the table of contents, this book covers: Foreplay with the fingers and before-sex foreplay, Pleasuring yourself, Foreplay including stripping, turn-ons, talking dirty, and mutual masturbation, Oral Sex, Sex Positions, Erotic massage, Tantric Sex, Kinky Sex, and Sexy Playthings. There’s a wide variety of topics covered, but again, nothing gets too much detail because

I absolutely love the pictures in this book. The pictures do show some nudity (including breasts and bare bums), but it’s nothing hardcore. The pictures do look a bit outdated, but it’s because the book is a bit older (you can tell in the photographic quality and lighting). A couple different races are represented, but the people look to be about the same in terms of body type, so that may be something to keep in mind. All of them definitely look like models, so if seeing very attractive and slightly airbrushed people will bother you, this book may be more harmful than helpful.

The book does seem to have an extensive selection of sex positions to try out. It’s nothing like a sex position book would have, but it has enough to definitely be helpful if you bought the book for sex advice. Each position includes a picture of a couple doing the sex position for you – not illustrations like some books have. The real picture does help you figure out where things should go, but like always it’s just a starting point.

With the sex positions, each thing talks about how to do it, what’s a good thing about it, what’s a bad thing about it, and some variations you can practice. The text that goes along with the pictures is really helpful compared to picture-only sex position guides. The positions themselves aren’t too challenging, and the majority of couples will be able to do most of them, but there are more challenges ones involved as well. The book also groups them by type such as “doggy”, “missionary”, and such.

This book seems to work well for those who are not looking for an in-depth look at anything – and want a pretty basic look at everything. Nothing in this book goes into too much detail, but with the pretty pictures and okay detail, you can get a good idea of other things, sexually, that you and your partner could do including roleplaying, sex toys, sex positions, oral sex, and others. It just doesn’t go in-depth on any of those, so if you are one that tends to want to go in-depth, you’ll want to pick up a book that is targeted at what you’re looking for.

Some of the issues I had was some of the ways of generalizing pleasure. There were a lot of things like “Ten Steps to Heaven for Her” or things like that. A lot of the step-by-step sex help portions really didn’t explain that not everything will work for everyone – it made it sound like those steps will really be pleasurable for every person out there. As I know that not one sexuality fits all, this may be a disadvantage for some.

As a personal preference, under the sex toys portion, it really didn’t go nearly enough in depth. All of the pictures showed unsafe material toys, and it didn’t talk about different types or different materials. Again, though, this book was written back in 2002, and a lot has really changed in the sex toy industry since then, so I’d love to see a redone version of this book that really explains a lot of differences now.

Overall, this book is not perfect, and it certainly isn’t one of the best guides out there on sexuality and sex. It seems to skim over a lot of information, and some of the information seems women’s magazine-ish. Plus, it’s a bit old, and it really could use an update. However, it does have some okay pictures, and it is a light read that doesn’t go too in-depth into any one thing. I still, though, over other sex help books, probably wouldn’t recommend this one. Thanks to Amorata Press for sending out this sex help book for my The Wild Guide to Sex and Loving book review.




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