Saturday, 28 September 2013

THE NAKED TRUTH ABOUT HEDONISM II



ISBN-13: 978-0-9662683-3-4
Writer: Chris Santilli
Title: The Naked Truuth About Hedonism II
Subtitle: A totally unauthorized, naught but nice guide to Jamaica's very adult resort
Introduction: Chris Santilli
Preface: Tom Hatfield
Language: English
Place of Publication: Villa Park, IL
Publisher: Scarlett, Oh! Publishing
Year of Publication: 2005
Format: 140x220mm (trimmed)
Pages: 384
Illustrations: 98 colour and black and white pictures, line drawings and maps
Jacket Design: No. 9 Design, Inc., Chicago
Binding: paperback in duotone printed wrappers
Weight: 562gr.
Original Price: USD22.95 / CAD29.85
Entry No.: N/A
Entry Date: N/A

BOOK DESCRIPTION

What Happens in Jamaica, Stays in Jamaica...

Except in this tell-all, cheeky guide to the world's naughtiest resort, Hedonism II.

Everyone returns from Hedonism II with at least one good story no one at home believes.
Is Hedonism II a retirement home for worn-out swingers? Is it the testosterone tour-de-force with too few eligible single women to clamor over? Is it a cult that sucks away all you vacation time? Well, the last oen might be true.

Learn why Hedonism II has a 90% repeat guest rate - the highest of any Carribean hotel - even though the facilities are tired, the food is inconsistent, and the beach sand hurts your feet - if you are still standing after a week.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

SANDSTONE EXPERIENCE




ISBN-10: 0-517-518791
Writer: Tom Hatfield
Title: Sandstone Experience
Introduction: Robert Rimmer
Preface: Tom Hatfield
Language: English
Place of Publication: New York
Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc.
Year of Publication: 1975
Format: 153x231mm
Pages: 184
Illustrations: 12 single colour by Tom Hatfield
Jacket Design: George Hornby
Binding: cloth spine and boards in duotone dust jacket
Weight: 572gr.
Original Price: USD6.95
Entry No.: 2013031
Entry Date: 26 th September 2013


BOOK DESCRIPTION

One of the most daring and controversial experiments in the movement toward open sexuality, Sandstone-a retreat  in the California mountains – has long been  the subject of much conjecture and speculation. Now, in SANDSTONE EXPERIENCE, Tom Hatfield, the resident manager and the first member of the permanent inner “family” to write about his experiences, reveals the facts of what went on in this much-misunderstood community where nudity and sexual sharing were part of daily life.

The author vividly describes the rare excitement generated by the diverse, well-educated, and creative population of Sandstone, including eminent representatives of the creative arts and professions. A thorough screening process eliminated those looking for cheap thrills, restricting guests and members to an intellectually aware group of adults willing to probe society’s strictures on our minds and bodies and eager to share their liberating discoveries with others ready to set aside limiting boundaries. Sandstone’s novel approach to intepersona; relationships created an environment that dispelled many conventional illusions about marriage, jealousy, and masculine and feminine stereotypes.

Tom Hatfield explains how the release of sexual tension functions to free our psychic energy for our own  inner development and discusses the rationale behind nudity, “recreational” sex, and group sex. He traces his first involvement with Sandstone, his relationship with the other members of the nuclear “family,” his growth within its walls, and his final commitment to its philosophy. The reader is introduced to many of the fascinating people who participated in Sandstone’s wide range of activities and who represent all facets of emotional and physical inclination.

As Robert Rimmer, author  of The Harrad Experiment, says of the book in his introduction: “In my opinion, it’s an important sociological document. As you read this book, you can discover the parameters of your own morality.”






Saturday, 21 September 2013

BOOKS ON ORDER


[2013023] ΗΑTFIELD, Tom, Sandstone Experience, New York: Crown Publishers,
1975, 184pp., hardbound,

[2013026] O'NEILL, Nena & George O'NEILL (1972). Open Marriage: a New Life Style for Couples, New York: M Evans and Co.,1972, 287pp., hardbound

[2012033] BELLEMEADE, Kaye. Swinging for Beginners: An Introduction to the Lifestyle, Revised edition, New Tradition Books, 2008,  paperback

[2013034] MUNCY, Raymond Lee. Sex and Marriage in Utopian Communities: 19th Century America, Bloomington and London: Indiana University Press, 1973, hardback, 275pp.

[2013035] WELLS, John Warren. Wide Open: The New Marriage, New York: Dell Publishing Co., 1973, paperback, 219pp.

[2013036] FRANCOEUR, Anna K. and Robert T, FRANCOEUR. Hot and Cool Sex: Cultures in Conflict, New York and London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974, hardback, xv+220pp.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

THE AMERICAN SEXUAL TRAGEDY


Writer: Albert Ellis
Title: The American Sexual Tragedy
Language: English
Edition: Second edition revised
Place of Publication: New York
Publisher: Grove Press, Inc.
Year of Publication: 1962
Format: 106x179mm (trimmed)
Pages: 320
Binding: paperback in colour printed wrappers
Weight: 176gr.
Original Price: USD0.95
Entry No.: 2010030
Entry Date:
19 th September 2013

CONTENTS

(11) Introduction
(15) The Beatification of Beauty
(47) The Psychology of Dress
(66) The Sex Tease of Courtship
(88) The Folklore of Marital Relations
(113) Romantic Love
(138) Jealousy
(163) Weddings
(178) Marriage
(194) Divorce
(203) Family Relations
(217) Economic and Class Aspects of Love and Marriage
(231) Women -and  Something About Men
(243) Behavioral Effects of American Sex and Marriage Attitudes
(254) The Results of Sex, Marriage and Family Conflicts
(263) Sexual Dont's Versus Love and Marital Do's
(283) Male-Female Differences in Sexual Response
(293) What Is To Be Done?
(303) Bibliography
(315) Index

Thursday, 5 September 2013

JOHN AND MIMI: A FREE MARRIAGE



Writers: John and Mimi Lobell
Title: John and Mimi
Subtitle: A Free Marriage
Language: English
Place of Publication: New York
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Year of Publication: 1972
Format: 140x215mm
Pages: 159
Illustrations: 2 single colour pictures of the couple on front and back dust jacket
Binding: Boards in duotone dust jacket
Weight: 307gr.
Original Price: USD5.95
Entry No.: 2010029
Entry Date:
th September 2013

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Today, in the midst of the sexual revolution, millions of people are robbing themselves of complete sexual fulfillment. Their greatest desire -often hidden even from themsleves- is for variety: variety in sexual experience, in sexual partners, and in types of sexual acts. Most people never fulfill this desire, held back by fear, timidity and the conventions of monogamy. John and Mimi Lobell have achieved it.

Their books tells everything: their former sexual conventionality, what changed their living patterns, what their new life has meant to them. They speak in loving detail of their encounters with friends, together or separately. Often their new lovers reacted first in astonishment and disbelief, only to find themselves gaining similar fulfillment by broadening their sexual horizons, increasing their capacity for love. The effcet of all this is joyful and liberating. John and Mimi, in showing how sexual openness can result in fuller and richer lives, have givent he world a stirring and important book.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

WOMEN WHO LOVE SEX



ISBN-13: 978-1-59030-503-4
Writer: Gina Ogden
Title: Women Who Love Sex
Subtitle: Ordinary Women Describe Their Paths to Pleasure, Intimacy, and Ecstasy
Preface: Gina Ogden
Language: English
Place of Publication: Boston and London
Publisher: Trumpeter Books
Year of Publication: 2007
Format: 150x227mm (trimmed)
Pages: xv+247
Illustrations: 5 single colour sketches
Cover Photo: Kate Mitchell/zefa/Corbis
Binding: Paperback in duotone printed wrappers designed by Jim Zaccaria
Weight: 386gr.
Original Price: USD14.00 / CAD18.00
Entry No.: 2010028
Entry Date: 4th September 2013


BOOK DESCRIPTION

Wonderful sex does more than melt both body and soul; it brings power, energy, and deep satisfaction to all aspects of our lives. In this unique book, women who consider themselves highly sexually responsive talk in intimate detail about what gives them the greatest pleasure. They redefine sex - based on how women really experience sexual pleasure - confirming  what every woman knows instinctively, while creating a new language that every woman will understand.

Based on interviews conducted by Dr. Ogden with hundreds of women, this thought-provoking, wise, and unprecedented book transforms how we view sex by giving us new ways to think about sexual pleasure.

CONTENTS

(ix) Foreword by Our Bodies Ourselves
(xi) Preface to the 2007 Edition
(1) Opening Thoughts
(5) Portrait of a Feminist Sex Researcher
(25) Alice-Lust and Correctedness
(55) Maya-Pleasure, Orgasm, and Ecstasy
(89) Iris and Company-Adventures beyond the Jade Gate
(111) Dr. Suzanne-Thinking Off and Other Thoughts on Sexual Imagiantion
(139) Molly-Sexual Nurturing: The Dance of Give-and-Take
(163) Rosa-Slouching toward Intimacy
(189) Reflections on Self, Spirit, and Social Change
(197) Afterword
(203) Acknowledgements
(207) Notes
(219) Appendix A: Interview Questions Asked of of Women Who Love Sex
(227) Appendix B: Guided Imagery for Women Who Love Sex
(229) Selected Readings
(237) Index