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Sex for Dummies

3.61 of 5 stars 3.61  ·  rating details  ·  147 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Try new sexual positionsThe bestselling guide to a rewarding sex life and a deeper relationshipLooking for the straight facts on sex? In this friendly, authoritative guide, renowned sex therapist Dr. Ruth gives you the latest on everything from oral sex and popular positions to new methods of birth control. She also debunks sex myths and covers new therapies to manage low ...more
ebook, 432 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by For Dummies (first published September 1st 1995)
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The book covers the pretty basics but at least the author has humor. Most things are common knowledge but it didn't hurt to refresh my memories.
Aditya Hari Raj
I don't remember any other book which made me laugh so hard...
And another no so serious read on the subject.
May be interesting for teenagers though, and helpful at some point.
But I don't agree with some things the author says. Don't think its a good idea when an author of a book on such touchy subject (for most people) pushes her own view and opinion on life.
Like - sex only if you love the person.
Come on, its not 18th century, move on already!
Yeah, I know...who wants to be the dummy that doesn't know anything about sex? Well, I certainly don't want to be, so I read the book and now I know something about sex. This really is worth the read, especially for those with traditional values (well, you'll have to skip the chapter on homosexuality if you have traditional values).
Pretty much everything you need to know about sex, it was really helpful to me and my boyfriend when we started out as he was a virgin and I'd only had sex once before. It has a lot of good advice for beginners especially those who's parents didn't do a very good job with "the talk". In fact if I ever have children I'm going give them this book when they're teenagers. The advice about putting a pillow under the girls bum to make it easier for an inexperienced boy to get things where they ought ...more
Apr 08, 2008 Jessica rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone (13+)
Recommended to Jessica by: My Mom
Surprisingly enough this was a great book! Not to read all at once, but to pick at bits and pieces throughout High School. Then once college came along and the parts were relevant - ALL of my friends and their boyfriends, and their boyfriends friends borrowed it.

Yeah its a sad version of my mother's "maturation" book. But hey at least I can't say I wasn't well informed.

PS very clinical. NOT porno style. I'd recommend it to every pre-teen, teen, college student & adult.
Vanessa List
Für erfahrene 20jährige nicht viel neues. Ausserdem scheint mir die Wahl der Autorin, eine eher konservative Jüdin, nicht die beste Wahl dafür zu sein. Für andere Leute gute Allgemeinlektüre.
This book is a wealth of knowledge and the information is presented in a way that is easy to understand. The book is also quite humorous.I was happy to see that Dr. Ruth included Natural Family Planning in the birth control section of the book. I like that the book included information on so many topics. I give this book a three, only because I disagree with some of Dr. Ruth's teachings on things like abortion and planned parenthood.
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This nice sexual advice that has been written by Ruth K. Westheimer are really so great to the extent of Joy, I find all her recommendations and advice quite acceptable and understandable. she speaks about sex in General and to It's forms in particular with focusing much attention to the health section and safe sex recommendations, her book is really recommended to any person who is new to the world of sex and its joy and magic.
Kelly Kelly
It's not really what you would think to be honest. I got the book as a joke for a friend and never ended up sending it. Sorry Miss. But the book is great! It tells you everything from medical information, psychological, sociological, sexual and everything between and beyond. It's educational and not just about coitus.
Rosa Folgar
Quite humorous and has some good advice and tips. Lots of information that I wish I had found out years ago. Interesting read for the most part, most stuff I wanted to skim because was pretty basic. Recommend for a young adult or teen curious on the topic. Would probably be most beneficial to them.
The only part that sucks about this handy guide (I really do own this, and I don't know why) is it barely covers anal.

So, not such a good book for porn research.
I think I am probably beyond the "dummies" stage, but if you imagine Dr. Ruth's cute little old lady German voice narrating, then this book is a hoot!
Jewlia Love
GREAT educational book with practical information, humor, and words of wisdom from Dr. Ruth. She tells it like it is!
Dec 22, 2007 Spence rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Eunichs
There will be a day when this subject can be captured in a great book. That day is not today.
Got it from a friend just before I got married. Very educational.
Alena Clark
It was a small book I got during my Bridal Shower.
Seru & lucu juga ternyata...hahaha....
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Ruth Westheimer, Ed.D (born Karola Ruth Siegel) is an American sex therapist and author. She is best known as Dr. Ruth.
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