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  • Mitchell Beazley

The Joy of Sex

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Prose: non-fiction, Sex & sexuality, sex manuals

A facsimile edition of the original illustrated sex guide - rereleased to celebrate the launch of the new Cameron Diaz/Jason Segal/Jack Black movie Sex Tape (Columbia Pictures, September 2014), which features the book.

The original, groundbreaking The Joy of Sex returns in this audio version of the first (1972) edition of the illustrated sex guide.

Featuring 100 tracks covering all the chapters of the original edition.

A bestseller since it was first published in 1972, Alex Comfort's classic work celebrates human physical intimacy with such authority and clarity that a whole generation felt empowered to enjoy sex. It was groundbreaking and unique in the wide range of subjects it discussed and in its reassuring authority and sense of fun.

No other book has come close in providing such a wise, witty, uninhibited - sometimes delightfully eccentric - guide to lovemaking.

As featured in the movie Sex Tape.

Dr Alex Comfort, M.B., D.Sc., (1920-2000) was a leading expert on human sexuality and one of the most versatile authors of the 20th century.

A pioneer in the study of old age, co-founder of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, anarchist, social commentator, novelist and poet, he wrote over 50 books and countless scientific papers. Dr Comfort also worked as head of research on gerontology at University College London, a lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University and Adjunct Professor at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles. A member of the Royal Society of Medicine and an Associate Member of the American Psychiatric Association, he died in March 2000, aged 80.

(p) 2017 Octopus Publishing Group

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