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For Women Only: A Revolutionary Guide to Reclaiming Your Sex Life

3.25 of 5 stars 3.25  ·  rating details  ·  36 ratings  ·  10 reviews
The groundbreaking New York Times bestseller now in a fully revised edition

Dr. Jennifer Berman, one of the few female urologists in the United States, and her sister, Dr. Laura Berman, a sex therapist, wrote this comprehensive handbook for the whole woman to examine all facets of her sexual health. They discuss surprising new information about how the female anatomy really
Paperback, 304 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Holt Paperbacks (first published January 10th 2001)
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Ugh. Terrible. I had first read "Real Sex for Real Women" which I thought was a great book. I picked up a few of the Berman sisters' other books hoping that they would be of similar quality. They weren't.

First, there were numerous errors within the book due to it being an updated edition. It would tell you to turn to X-page for more information only to find that the pages were off, sometimes by a bit, sometimes by a lot. I think that when they were making revisions for the new edition they forg
I have been embarking on a process of self-discovery and came upon this book based on the suggestion of my therapist. As a person raised in a conservative household, I feel like there were definitely gaps in my education. Specifically, what I learned about sex education was from a video in 6th grade called "In God's Image." What Patricia told us, from her rocking chair with eyeshadow up to our eyebrows was that, "When a man and woman are married, and love each other, and make a baby, here is how ...more
Jul 22, 2007 Cristie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: women of all ages, feminists
Nevermind the somewhat lame title, this book is amazing. I spotted it on the library shelf and decided to check it out.

The most striking things I read in this book have to do with the gross inequality of scientific research dedicated to male and female sexual function and response. I read that surgically precise procedures are in place for male pelvic surgeries in order to avoid any disturbance in sexual function, but for female pelvic surgeries (like hysterectomy), the precise locations of the
Not uninteresting. But for a book titled "For Women Only" it could be a little more inclusive. A page in the beginning, a paragraph in the middle, and a page-long section at the end is pretty much all that's related to women whose partners are, well, not men. Perhaps it is useful as a self-help, but as a research tool it's about as useful as Oprah. The Berman sisters do seem to be doing spectacular work in their fields, and I applaud that. Lots of useful factoids regarding the medical field's co ...more
I don't really know why I read this book. It was sitting on my sister's bookshelf and I thought that I'd give it a try, so if it could answer my sex questions. It's a really helpful book and reads more like novel instead of a boring help guide. It didn't really help me with my sex problem, even though there was a woman who had the exact probably as I do, and they figured out it was caused by sexual abuse when she was younger. Well, that's never happened to me, so I don't know that the issue is. ...more
I saw Dr. Laura Berman speak on Oprah and I liked her ideas and approach to intimacy in marriage, so I went on a spree to read her books. Unfortunately, my first one was not a great experience. Anyone with any idea of how the female body works will not really gain anything from reading this book; I found it to be very basic and skimmed a great deal of it. I do, however, look forward to some of her other books.
Apr 03, 2009 Elizabeth rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: women and their sex partners
from the library c2001
sisters Jennifer Berman, MD and Laura Berman, PHD based on work the sisters did as codirectors of the Women's Sexual Health Clinic at BU Medical Ctr...

Helen O'Connell discovered tht the clit is twice as large and complex as shown in medical books
It was an okay book, wish it would have gone more into sexual dysfunctions though. A positive is that it doesn't make you feel ashamed about sex and the female body and it was very easy to get through.
Eleni Bourinaris
Good read for young women before going off to college. I'm including this in a basket of other female empowerment books as a gift for my young female cousins.
A MUST-READ for any woman. Period.
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