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Joy of Sex by Alex Comfort
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Jun 29, 2009

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bookshelves: read-some, hippie-shit

i used to sneak this book out of parents room and secretly read it in my backyard in the dog days of summer in my budding youth. i remember very little... just the proliferation of body hair. what makes me laugh is that they really really wanted to make this into a movie in the 70's... starring john belushi no less!

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message 1: by Misha (new)

Misha It was a movie in the 80s.

Kristin Myrtle wow! i totally missed that one! i wonder if netflix has it...

message 3: by Evan (last edited Jun 30, 2009 05:59AM) (new)

Evan But they took the title and nothing else; no relation to the book at all, apparently, other than that Comfort did get some royalties out of the deal (he has original book screen credit).
It's interesting I should see this review now because I have (or had) the 30th anniversary edition of this book from the early 90s sitting somewhere and now that I really want to read it, of course I can't find it. Like a lot of my books that have gone missing, I suspect it succumbed to the great Ebay purge of 1999-2000, when I put a lot of my books up for sale for needed cash.
I do remember the book seeming very prudish in some ways actually; Comfort did not seem comfortable with anal sex or homosexual sex practices. It seemed a little behind the times in that regard. Oh well.
(Yes, I realize that I said Comfort didn't seem comfortable...)

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