The Nymphomaniac wrote:
Bought and read Dr Pam Spurrs Sinful Sex... not particularly sinful nor does it really cover anything that unusual. There were a few ideas on techniques that we mean to try but no earth shattering revelations.
I can understand really, everyone has their own definition on what is sinful. The cover looks appealing comparded to some, but others could find it off putting. If there any areas of the book you really didn't get a long with? and areas that you did actually enjoy, whether they are helpful to you or not?
It felt a little basic in parts but I don't know if that was the intention. I felt it strived to be all things to all men (or women) and ended up not really being indepth or exploratory enough. There seemed, to me, to be a heavy emphasis on the emotional/romantic side of the sexual relationship. I didn't buy the book for relationship advice but something to spark ideas and add a little 'pep'. The other thing was that the illustrations were absolutely awful! I think part of a sex books job is to stimulate visually as well as mentally BUT the drawings were so bad that I found them distracting. Have a look at the book on Amazon and you'll see what I mean.
I wouldn't say it's a bad book as it did have some oral tips and games which we found interesting but to describe itself as 'sinful' was over egging it a little. I got it half price so not too bad a purchase.
understand a lot of books I've read recently have been like this. I purchase both self-help and textbooks regarding sex and understand the differances, with self help a visual can help as long as it's kept in line with the rest of the book. Not sure if that makes sense, but some books are lighter than others. with a book stating it is sinful you expect something a little visually sinful. Seems like a good book, though I personally may not buy as I have so many on my list to purchase.
What was your fav tip on oral within the book, did you find it explained it well enough to take it from the pages into real life?
Sorry I must seem annoying.
I recently read Sex at Dawn which is a book theorizing about the sexual habits of early mankind. I found it a pretty fascinating read. I'm not convinced that the evidence proves anything about pre-civilization humans, but the evidence itself - the sexual habits of various primate species and humans in tribal cultures - was interesting.
This book seems interesting, was there any parts of evidence that really caught your eye? and some bits that you felt were more filler than fact?