Sometime in the early Eighties, my parents were really appalled to be lent a copy of this book by some friends of theirs who said it had done something incredible to their sex lives. My father – Anglican, Aquarius – went ballistic at the familiarity. So they put it someplace & never looked at it.
Then some relations of mine (schoolboys) turned up to stay for a week, from boarding school. They had THEIR copy of this book only it had been passed around the dormitory for a year and was suitably grubby, dog-eared, scuffed, scribbled in and worse. I went and got the OTHER copy of the book to compare, for some reason.
Then, when the friends who’d lent their pristine copy to my parents returned, my mother handed it back with an apologetic Anglican smirk, explaining that they had not even had time to LOOK at it. Only it was not at all convincing because somehow the books had gotten mixed up.
The boys went back to school with a clean copy of The Joy Of Sex and my mother had to hand back the tatty copy that had some of the pages stuck together and smutty diagrams scribbled all over the place.
ANYWAY, that’s the only one i’ve ever read and the illustrations freaked me out totally, the guy in particular.
Someone must be buying these things…Which sign IS most likely to read sex manuals? I have Mercury in Aries so i don’t read manuals for anything, not even dishwashers.
Oh, have just remembered – i read the Kama Sutra – front to back. All I remember is something called Congress of the Goat and that only concubines talk to Elephant Drivers.
Note also that sex manuals big in the 70s, when Pluto was in Libra and Uranus either in Libra or Scorpio.