The essential sex book for the 90s - frank, funny and informative!
Tracey Cox is one of the world's foremost (and hottest) writers on sex and relationships, and is also a TV presenter. Her numerous appearances include Hotter Sex and the BBC's Would Like to Meet, along with regular columns in the Sunday Times Style magazine and Closer. Tracey was born in England and spent many years in Australia, where she was associate editor of Cosmopolitan. She has a degree in psychology, is the web sexpert for handbag.com and contributes regularly to leading women's magazines across the globe. Her books, Hot Sex and Hot Relationships are international bestsellers. She lives in London.
Cox is a popular provider of sex advice in Australia. Her how-to is an enthusiastic, slangy, and comprehensive guide primarily for twenty- and thirtysomething heterosexuals. The sections on foreplay, intercourse, oral sex, contraception, and STDs are outstanding, and much of the rest of the book is direct and on target. Unfortunately, Hot Sex is marred by occasional bad editing and sloppiness, notably in a dictionary with grossly inadequate definitions. There are unpredictable shifts in point of view and some incomplete or confusing descriptions of body parts and techniques. Australianisms like STI instead of STD are not translated. A few illustrations and a short bibliography or resource list would also have helped. These shortcomings do not seriously compromise the books value for large collections, but smaller libraries can stick with Sari Lockers Mindblowing Sex in the Real World (HarperPerennial, 1995; Sex Texts Come out of the Closet, LJ 10/1/97, p. 5356.) for the same age group.Martha Cornog, Philadelphia
"Frank, forthright and at times hysterically funny... the one sex manual you'll want to read from cover to cover" Cosmopolitan "At last! Good, easy-to-read information about sex and reproduction for both men and women" -- Dr Edith Weisberg "Punchy and to the point... essential reading" -- Dr Janet Hall, Sex Therapist "What distinguishes Cox is at the heart of her appeal: the ability to talk about sex in a universal way" The Times "A brilliant book to get hold of if you're planning a night in with the girls" Woman's Own