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Sex for Dummies (For Dummies)

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  212 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
Try new sexual positions

The bestselling guide to a rewarding sex life and a deeper relationship

Looking 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 lo
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ebook, 432 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by For Dummies (first published September 1st 1995)
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Youness
A must read, especially in the Arab world.
Advises, Informations and all this with a beautiful sense of HUMOUR.
Warning : Some informations are not compatible with the arabic and islamic culture. but it still helpful to have a sexual culture, the matter that we need in our society.
Chrysanthos
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
May 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't remember any other book which made me laugh so hard...
Sarah
Mar 29, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to check this out of curiosity. I skipped a lot much information I already knew or didn't need. I say this is good for people who don't have much knowledge or maybe have some issues.
Nutter
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).
Efe Karabulat
Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eğer 18 yaşında olsaydım bu kitap bana hediye edilebilecek en iyi şey olurdu.

Seks, hiç tartışmasız insan hayatındaki en önemli konulardan biri. Temel bilgileri edinmenin zorunluluğu bir yana, kitapta da vurgulandığı gibi bilmek ya da şüpheden kurtulmak daha büyük bir hazzın da anahtarını teşkil ediyor.

28 yaşında bir erkek olarak ise bu kitapta aradığım başarı kıstası bana yeni bir şey öğretip öğretemeyeceği idi. Adı üzerinde ''for Dummies'', yani acemiler için. Çok genç birinin öğrenebileceği ço
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Laura
Nov 06, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: referance
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
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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.
Shacoria
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.
Jessica
Apr 08, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  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.
Kelly Kelly
Dec 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
mai
Jul 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kesukaan
Terlepas dari judul, pembahasan di buku ini justru lebih banyak soal kesehatan organ reproduksi yang kita miliki, mitos seputar organ reproduksi, dan cara menanganginya. bahasa yang dipakai di buku ini ringkas, jelas dan tidak menggunakan kalimat yang..membingungkan. Pembaca seperti saya jadi tidak ''jijik'' dan takut dengan organ reproduksi yang kita miliki.

menarik dan informatif banget
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.
Spence
Dec 22, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  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.
Yenny
Seru & lucu juga ternyata...hahaha....
Tessa
Mar 12, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Alexandria
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.
Sean
May 16, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Got it from a friend just before I got married. Very educational.
Vanessa List
Jul 29, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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.
Jewlia Love
Jun 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
GREAT educational book with practical information, humor, and words of wisdom from Dr. Ruth. She tells it like it is!
Alena Clark
Jun 11, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It was a small book I got during my Bridal Shower.
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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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