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Barefoot doctor's handbook for modern lovers : a spiritual guide to truly amazing love and sex
Russell, Stephen, 1954-
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First ed in the U.S.A.
Publication Information:
New York : Broadway Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
xviii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
Originally published : Great Britain, Judy Piatkus, 2000.

Includes index.
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HQ31 .R934 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Blending Eastern practices, such as breathing, meditation, and energy work, with modern knowledge about physiology, Barefoot Doctor's Handbook for Modern Lovers prescribes dozens of techniques, ranging from the erotic to the exotic, for great sex that stimulates your mind, body, and soul.

•••••Become a master/mistress of erotic sex
Attain sexual nirvana
Learn some stupendous sexual tricks
Sustain long-term sexual relationships·Attain sexu
Unlock yourself and have a whopping-great orgasm
Grow healthier the more sex you have
·Grow healthier the more sex you have
Believing that sexual health is a key aspect of overall health, and that all peak experiences are worth attaining, Barefoot Doctor has created an earth-shattering series of techniques that will take your lovemaking to a whole new level.

Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

Whether or not he's actually a doctor (a passage on the author's credentials makes no mention of a Ph.D., much less an M.D.), British healer Russell (Barefoot Doctor's Handbook for Heroes) boasts two decades as an acupuncturist, martial-arts expert, practitioner of "Wayward Taoism" and alternative health columnist for the London Observer. Forewarned from the first page that the author will not watch his language (no cold clinical terms here) and that he will candidly share his vast personal sexual experience, readers are led into a hip, irreverent romp through "Taoist sexology" lessons. The cheeky Russell explains activities with names like "The Big Squeeze," "Whooshing the Chi" and "Scoopin' the Loop," as well as covering more predictable practices, from French kissing to condoms. However, the subtitle may be misleading, as Russell's brand of "spirituality" should not be confused with ethics or "moral codes," which he personally eschews and mocks as culturally variable. Russell also risks alienating a sizable portion of his potential audience with his vitriolic attitudes toward marriage ("this extreme form of bondage") and his more puzzling assertion that "there is in reality no such thing as a relationship." At the same time, he leaves out dated free-love rantings, tailoring this merry sex manual for millennial readers. (Aug. 14) Forecast: Despite Russell's unusual views, his prose style, free of the earnest tedium that mars so many books about Eastern practices, should appeal to some seekers. One of his previous books, The Tao of Sexual Massage, has sold 500,000 copies worldwide. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved