An illustrated, practical book on how to feel confident about your body and- enjoy sex, covering- every aspect of- sexual wellbeing, including emotions, self-image, health, and relationships.
the title says it all dr. berman's latest book really is about real sex for real women. how many times have you wandered into the "sex and relationships" section, opened a book, and been completely overwhelmed or baffled by the recommendations? this is a book for those of us who aren't gymnasts, super models, or super humans. she covers the basics, as well as information for those who are simply trying to mix things up a bit in the bedroom (or living room, or kitchen...) dr. berman's background allows her to talk about the psychological aspects of human sexuality in addition to the mechanics. her sections about communication and how stress or depression or emotional issues can affect your sex life provide a level of insight you don't get in just any book about sex. i've recommended this book to all my girlfriends and my partner (and theirs) are grateful!...more info
A good addition to books on sex for women As someone who has read several books on the topic of sex written for women, I agree with many of the reviewers that this isn't the best book in the genre. But I have to admit, I did take away a great deal from reading this book.
Dr. Berman devotes a lot of content to help women build their confidence in the bedroom. As women, we need more of this. I think, for those women who have been too nervous about buying a book like this and felt comfortable doing so after seeing it on Oprah, nothing but good can be taken away from what they learn. Knowledge really is power. ...more info
A must-read! I received this book as an engagement present, and it has really helped spice things up! Not only does it feature real women, which is great, it gives practical advise on not only how to improve your sexual well-being, but how that directly correlates to your relationship as well. I highly recommend it for any woman!...more info
Exactly what I was looking for! This book is short and to the point. It has great view points. I just needed to get reacquainted with my sexual side....more info
opened my eyes to what sex is all about! i stumbled upon real sex for real women and i am so glad i did. i already told all of my girlfriends about it. i love that the pictures are of real people...not fake looking models. reading this book has shown me that exploring my sex life is an important part of being a woman, regardless of age, body shape, etc. yes i might be the mother of 3 kids and i have been married for 13 years, but i realized while reading this book that i am still sexy!!...more info
RealSex with Real Women Orginally I purchased this book for myself then after reading it, I purchased it for my (4)daughters and daughter in law for a Christmas gifts. I also took this book to work with me and shared it with my co-workers. This book is a must for all women of all ages!...more info
IF A DOCTOR SAYS IT, IT MUST BE TRUE, RIGHT? I've noticed that whenever doctors or other credentialed "experts" write books about sex, dieting, dating or any other currently hot subject, they are always best sellers. I find this particularly strange when they are writing for the benefit of "real" or average people, such as myself and 95% of the population. It seems to me it should be just the opposite. Since I am a "real" person, wouldn't I be more of an expert about what motivates, titillates and activates other real people? Just a thought. I do admire this PhD for her plain language and lack of fear regarding the content of this book, however. She has hit on some very sore spots, such as not being beautiful, perfect and airbrushed, and it's something we need to keep hearing. Real sex for real women is taken a step further in The Sensuous Couple's (Flip Over) Guide to Seismic Oral Sex, where it is even more important that women feel comfortable exposing themselves in a very intimate way. These would make great companion books....more info
Generic All of the information in this book is very generic. Every single chapter reads like this..."(fill in the blank)is very important". Insert the words "communication", "kissing", etc., and you have most of the book right there. For people who are interested in this book as a learning tool, save your money by looking at the table of contents, and researching each topic individually on google--you'll get more (and better) information. If you're a person who is already confident in the subject matter, and looking for an interesting read, I'd suggest looking elsewhere. It's not an interesting book, and the language used is geared toward women looking for romantic experiences. I found it very sappy and lacking in passion.
Get some! Look, sweetheart - we both know where you can find some "real sex," and there ain't no book-learnin' involved. Know what I'm sayin'? ...more info
Great Gift! A very practical and easy read. I'm giving it to all my girlfriends for the holidays. ...more info
No Warning About Explicit Pictures I ordered this book after carefully reading the reviews and description. This is the first sex book I have looked into, so you could say I'm not well-versed in this genre.
I have not read the book itself, but was shocked to find the explicit pictures found within. Yes, I do know this book is about sex, but it should still have a warning about the explicit pictures. I feel they aren't necessary. ...more info
I Give This Book to My Patients This is quite helpful to me in my practice. Regarding the prior review, It looks like her sister wrote that one! It took us forever to get rid of that loose cannon. Thank goodness Laura is on her own. She continues to make meaningful contributions to the field and to public education. BRAVO!...more info
Saw on Oprah Saw Laura Berman on Oprah and was very interested to learn more about the sexual side of the female body. ...more info
New Package OLD Product I am unimpressed and uninspired. Dr. Laura continues to put a new spin on the same old information and she often times over steps her knowledge base and area of expertise it seems. There's just enough to wet the whistle, but not enough useful information to solve the problem or really make a difference, at least in my sexual relationship. I like what both she and her sister Dr.Jennifer Berman have to say when they appear in the media, but the book department is disappointing....more info
Real Sex for Real Women I just started reading this book. It is very informative. I believe it will help me learn a lot! I definitely recommend this book to all women!...more info
Greatest Advice Ever from Dr. Berman was... This book was great. It came at a time when I was experiencing a sexless marriage. The best advice I got from Dr. Berman's book was to experiment with sex toys. So, I went to a women owned and operated sex toy company online (www.goodvibes.com) and bought my first vibrator. It changed my life --as has this book. I can only encourage other women to do the same. Seriously, if you have never used a sex toy in the past and you are a women over 40, go buy one!!...more info
Female Kegel Does anyone recommend this book for sex kegel exercises or is there some other book that is better for that? Thanks for any suggestions!!
Very well written Dr. Berman has written a book about real women for real women. I felt my self and body esteem rise as I read the book. You understand that you do not have to be a super model to be sexy. Another book on sex that I enjoyed was The Dot.com Call Girl, A Silicon Valley Escort's Memoir...more info
Not at all what I exp!ected After watching the Oprah show, I was excited to read this book. What a HUGE let down! I would not recommend this book to anyone. Buyer beware!...more info
WARNING: VERY BAD BOOK - NOT FOR OPRAH FANS - PORN-LIKE PHOTOS - NOTHING HELPFUL I returned this awful book. It has very short sections that say nothing. Offensive naked pictures are on almost every page. Not instructional! Pictures are of skinny, big breasted girls who look like they are from porn, not "real women." Trust me, you do NOT want this book in your house if you are married, because it would be like handing your husband a Playboy, or worse. It hurts women. I am not a prude. I was looking for information about sex, and this book failed. It has absolutely no useful information at all. As a loyal Oprah viewer, I am shocked that Oprah made the huge mistake of mentioning this book! It deserves zero stars. Trash! ...more info
Will Buy For Friends and Clients This is an insightful, useful and well-written book that will make a practical contribution to everyone who reads it. ...more info
At last a sex guide for everyone! I am so happy this book has real women in it. This sort of straight talk sex guide is perfect for couples. Plus the models are normal body types and all colors. So, your husband will want you, not the women in the book!...more info
No pictures, please! I would recommend this book to every young WOMAN. As I thought I knew it all, I found alot of knowledge here and sage advice. Dr. Laura uses common sense along with expert advice and has taught this old dog new tricks! Quite possibly the best thing I have read so far concerns young women and their thoughts of self esteem. If used properly a young woman will come away from this book with the knowledge she needs for a happy, well adjusted, serene intimate life. Having grown up in the '60's, in rural Florida, I had no idea just how inhibited I was and that there was a whole world out there to explore. Kudos to Dr. Laura!
Please mom's let your daughters understand the biology, the chemistry and the emotions that are so important to a happy life....more info
REAL SEX FOR REAL WOMEN Real Sex for Real WomenI found this book to be very informative about anything to do with women and their sexual needs. It is very graphic so would not leave it out for young children to pick up and look at. It covers any subject that you might be interested in as a sexual human being. If you don't get your question answered you have a real problem and might want to see some other type of doctor other than a sex therapist. Good easy reading....more info
The only sex book you need. This was a terrific manual for me and my wife. We learned a lot about how to make things better in the bedroom....more info
The Big Sister Good job sis! I loved the true to life models you used in the book and the coffe table look that brings the importance of sexuality and sexual function and satisfaction into the forefront of our daily lives. We've overcome the taboos, and blushing faces, and censorship and hopefully our friend Charlie from GMA isn't blushing anymore over the word clitoris.
Jennifer R. Berman, MD
Big SisFor Women Only : A Revolutionary Guide to Overcoming Sexual Dysfunction and Reclaiming Your Sex Life
For whoever is using the alias Urology Chief -- who wrote that wierd and creepy review --FYI the real chairman of Urology at UCLA is Dr. Dekernion who is both a gentleman and a scholar and serves as vice dean of the entire medical center. He is a mentor, colleague and friend and would never in a million years write something so classless. It will most likely result in the person using his name and likeness for secondary gain some serious consequences. I suggest you come up with another alias and leave me out of it. Focus on the good things Laura is doing not me....more info
Still Reading... I'm only like 20 pages into this book. I was really excited to get is, as I saw her a few times on Oprah. I love reading self help books. This book doesn't exactly give me the "I can't put this book down" factor. We will see as I read more....more info
Fantastic advice! This book is awesome! It's chock full of practical advice on how to improve both your sex life and your relationship in general. It really is for real women-it features women of all shapes and body types in its pictures! We need more of that. A must-read for any woman who cares about her relationship!...more info