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The Ultimate Guide to Cunnilingus: How to Go Down on a Woman and Give Her Exquisite Pleasure

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  187 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Many people enjoy giving and receiving cunnilingus, but where do you turn when you want to learn more about oral sex or ways to introduce it into a relationship? The Ultimate Guide to Cunnilingus is a resource for people who are looking to expand their expertise or are simply curious. In her clear, concise, and informative text, sex educator Violet Blue provides step-by-st ...more
Paperback, 150 pages
Published March 4th 2002 by Cleis Press
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Erin O'Riordan
Jun 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction
In September 2010 I read Violet Blue's The Ultimate Guide to Fellatio: How to Go Down on a Man and Give Him Mind-Blowing Pleasure. The other day a little package arrived for me from Cleis Press. This time, it contained Blue's The Ultimate Guide to Cunnilingus: How to Go Down on a Woman and Give Her Exquisite Pleasure(Second Edition). I had to read it.

By the way, which is better--exquisite or mind-blowing?

The foreword by Margaret Cho begins with "Pussy is a wondrous mystery." Vaginas and vulvas
Jun 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sexuality
No seriously, if you're thinking about reading this this book. There are diagrams, artists pictures, sexual negotiation skills, erotic stories, personal experiences, and is not exclusively talking to heterosexual couples.
Jessica Lindsley Casavant
Why isn't this being read more??
Kate Vassar
Sep 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I particularly like the section on inhibitors, and the author's obvious enthusiasm. There are short erotica ficlets at the end of each chapter (by Alison Tyler). And I particularly appreciated the passage in which the author lets us know that upcoming material on golden showers might be squicky: she recommended that if it wasn't the reader's thing, they could skip to the story at the end of the chapter.
Joe S
Apr 01, 2008 marked it as to-read
I finally ordered this from Amazon just because I want to see how their preference-predicting algorithm handles this. Recommend another purchase for me now, bitches.

Also, I love looking at the people who gave this book five stars. Seriously. It's better than the zoo.
Sep 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sexuality
I don't know how useful the information in this book is going to be to me personally, but it was enthralling nonetheless!
Jun 11, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: the curious, the wanna be luvah
Okay- so this wasn't a book purchase that I made, but it was there and I read some just to check it out and make sure that it didn't say anything like "Go down on a woman and then try repeatedly poking your fingers in her eyeballs- she'll think it exquisite!" It didn't.
May 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great advice.
Nilaja Montgomery
Mar 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing
It only helped to improve my techinique. ((^_~))
Elizabeth Bear
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Adorable lesbian sex guide is adorable. The illustrations are a little too pen-sketchy to be really useful. The author is charming and knowledgeable.
I really liked this book, not only with how detailed it is on how to give good, safe oral sex to a woman but it can be very enjoyable for both parties. The author does a really thorough job of explaining certain methods of oral (like analingus), the toys you can use, and how to practice safety while doing this action like using dental dams or other alternatives.

She also details how to have oral sex properly when either the giver or taker are injured, disabled; the tastes, tricks, and how to use
Frank Bukowski
Nov 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
How I wish this book had existed when I was a teenager. It would have saved me a rap sheet of frustrated lovers and broken relationships as long as a porn star’s pork sword with a pommel on the end. Men, if you’re really serious about being a good lover, go out and buy this book. It will be the best fiver you ever spent. In fact, I’m thinking of buying my girlfriend the author’s companion volume, The Ultimate Guide to Fellatio, next Christmas. Not that she needs it, you understand.

I’ve posted a
Sep 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The most no-bullshit guide to the subject that you will ever read. To old hands at/enthusiasts for the art, this probably won't provide you with any new info, but it's good to know that such a time exists to provide much-needed reference for this all-too-often neglected aspect of lovemaking. If I were to recommend only one book on the subject to those who truly need its help and advice, this is the one I would cite.
Solid, well written book which I would recommend to counter She Comes First. The Ultimate Guide is just as sex positive - if not more so - with greater diversity of topics covered (disability and S/M sections come to mind) and less heteronormativity.
Jimmer Bimmer
Jul 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
from the 'lips' of a porn starlette
David Schwan
May 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A comprehensive guide to cunnilingus with coverage of male-female and female female techniques. Lot's of emphasis safe sex practices which take about about 20% of the book. Well worth reading.
May 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
A useful guide for guys. Gals should slide this book under the pillow of their partners. Lots of good suggestions here.
Recommended for all men trying to improve their bed performances.
I seriously didn't know this existed. Thanks, Scott! (Though I think of myself as well-practiced...)
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Violet Blue has authored and edited over 40 books, including five (Bronze, Silver and Gold) IPPY award-winners, some of which are now in eight translations. Violet was a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, when Ms. Winfrey featured Violet's book on women and pornography (11/17/09). That book is also excerpted and featured on Oprah Winfrey's website, as well as in O, The Oprah Magazine.

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