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Friday, September 12, 2008

Now Even Joyfuller

posted by on September 12 at 16:00 PM

The Joy of Sex has been updated. There is apparently much more about pleasing women in the book—the female orgasm wasn’t discovered until 1998, after all—and the book now includes cybersex, including something called “teledildonics.” There’s also a whole section devoted to horseplay. As in equine role play. It remains to be seen if the illustrations are still those same hairy hippies who were getting it on when the book was introduced in 1972:


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I never understood why you need a manual for these things

Posted by mnm | September 12, 2008 4:02 PM

I was at a party at a friend of a friend's house once when someone discovered that their copy had notes written in it -- "very satisfactory", "did NOT enjoy this one", "better on the left", etc. Much hilarity ensued (and red faces).

Posted by Fnarf | September 12, 2008 4:11 PM

"There is apparently much more about pleasing women in the book—the female orgasm wasn’t discovered until 1998, after all".

i think cuntilingus was covered in the original.

Posted by max solomon | September 12, 2008 4:34 PM

I believe it was discovered in 1979.

Posted by Irena | September 12, 2008 4:37 PM

Oh man, I learned so much from those hairy hippies. I would have been... 9 when I first found a copy?

Posted by gfish | September 12, 2008 4:42 PM

Soon to be pulled from the shelves in a library near you.

Posted by flamingbanjo | September 12, 2008 4:49 PM

Wow, if Irena @4 is correct, then I am a pioneer! I found it way before then (unless, as I suspect, she was lying).

Posted by Fnarf | September 12, 2008 4:56 PM

Didn't they have an updated version in 1993? Because I know the version I've seen didn't have the hairy hippies.

Posted by Greg | September 12, 2008 5:01 PM

Those hairy hippies look just like today's hairy hipsters.

Posted by CML | September 12, 2008 7:11 PM

Those hairy hippies were hot then, and they're hot now. A pox on the cult of depilatory wax!

Posted by Brandon Burt | September 12, 2008 7:37 PM

Man oh man, when I was little I thought all sex was that hairy. Thanks Joy of Sex, for haunting my to-be sex life until I discovered the joy of shaving!

Posted by GT | September 12, 2008 7:53 PM

Lord knows there was room for improvement.

I returned the copy I bought in 1998 because in the section, "By her, for him," the female voice ACTUALLY SAID that she got off more on pleasing him than being pleased herself. Hello?!?!? I bought the damn book to give to my (now ex) boyfriend because I WASN'T HAVING ANY FUCKING ORGASMS! The! Very! Last! Thing! He! Needed! To! Read! Was! That! I! Didn't! Need! To! Come!

Grrr...damn dirty hippies.

Posted by TVDinner | September 12, 2008 8:01 PM

To quote a college friend: "Women have orgasms?"

Posted by Amelia | September 12, 2008 10:48 PM

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Posted by busyno | September 12, 2008 11:09 PM

Fnarf, if I were going to lie about my age, I'd make myself younger than that!

Posted by Irena | September 13, 2008 1:50 PM

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