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The Sensuous Man

3.33  ·  Rating Details  ·  79 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
First there was The Sensuous Woman. Next was The Sensuous Man, the first how-to book for the man who wants to be a great lover. A number one best-seller.
Paperback, 215 pages
Published 1971 by Dell
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Sometimes while perusing the filthy shelves and bins of that '70s-book purgatory known as Goodwill -- dismissively paying no mind to the umpteenth copy of Alvin Toffler's Future Shock or Erma Bombeck's The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank or the gazillion tree-killer copies of Sometimes God Has a Kid's Face -- my eye catches the rare gem. Pulling The Sensuous Man (1971, courtesy of Dell, that once reliable purveyor of mass market sleaze) off the shelf and opening randomly to this: "Y ...more
Aug 15, 2011 Erin rated it it was ok
Recommended to Erin by: my lovely love
Hilarious in parts, contradictory in others. Some of this was great advice; however, I found the numerous feminist references offset by phrases like, "the talky bitch" disturbing and (sadly) not surprising. I've found that the men most insistent on identifying themselves as feminist often "leak" their resentment of and disrespect for women rather nastily. A friend of mine once said she trusts a man more when he's at least honest about his lingering vestiges of sexism. I'm inclined to agree becau ...more
Connie Barillas
Mar 19, 2008 Connie Barillas rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: health
I used to clean house for an opthamologist back in high school. He was reading this book and left it on his desk in his bedroom. When I cleaned his room, I'd read a few pages at a time until I had read the whole thing. He never knew. He was a very nice man.
Jun 05, 2008 jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i found this treasure of a book in the basement of our rented apartment, amidst stacks of law books.

such a good find. i will totally post quotes soon...
May 03, 2011 AJ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was excellent for hilarity purposes. If you go in with the expectation that you will laugh, then you are in good hands.
Aug 31, 2010 Linda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't even remember this one, so it must have not had much impact.
Loran McDonald
May 07, 2007 Loran McDonald rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
This book is my Rosetta stone.
Feb 24, 2016 Weradi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a trend setter in its time, and still helpful, but there are better on male sexuality today.
Barbara Janssens
Feb 05, 2014 Barbara Janssens rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Best laugh I had in years.

Oct 06, 2015 Katherine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A real page turner to say the least...
Jul 31, 2013 Chris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A classic of the era.
Dec 11, 2007 John rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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