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  • By Helen Garvey
    Nov 10, 2011
    Review by Stu on 26 April 2011 It is one of life’s great ironies that the more you learn about something…the more you discover that you are sadly missing information on the subject…which brings us to…”the sexual mind”…I simply cannot remember the last time I opened up a book and was saturated with so much new information…it was enlightening and educational…but more than that…Helen approaches the subject with humility and beauty…I mean…let us face facts here…”the girl with a dirty mind”…is the girl with both a brilliant and a caring mind…but more so than that…a heart of gold…if you want to get into the specifics of the sexual dynamic of the human condition…you will absolutely adore this book…sincerely…stu strang __________________________________________________________________ Review by Emily on 7 November 2011 “Let’s face it: We all have questions about sex. We all want to find ways of giving more enjoyment and of overcoming the barriers to our own full enjoyment of it. There are a... More > thousand and one books out there which tell you that they were written to do just that, but this is the first one I’ve found which really delivers. What’s so special about “The Horny Book of Happiness” is that it’s about the whole experience of sex, and that’s a lot more than just getting in the right mind-set or finding more interesting ways to have sex. “Helen Garvey" leads the reader through all of the angles needed to enjoy sex and to give that enjoyment and, as the title would suggest, a lot of that is in the mind. Starting with the a look at just how important the mind is in achieving sexual enjoyment, the author looks at just how one starts thinking the right way to break down the barriers to sexual fulfilment. She talks about how to be receptive to sexual enjoyment and how to build the right responses to sex as well as how important communication is in building a strong sexual relationship between a couple. Then, leading us through the different ways that attraction is built and on to the power of the orgasm, she takes us on to a wonderfully frank and balanced look at the ways we can have sex. Finally, she talks about how to push the barriers and to get even more out of sex. I’ve avoided sex books for a lot of reasons, for being overly dry or too tacky, as well as for too much focus on just one area. This is the first time I’ve come across a book which looks at sex holistically, covering the mind, the body and the spiritual questions which come up and does so in a way which is light-hearted and very clear. I’d recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about their sexuality and how to enjoy sex more. It’s a pleasant read and will give just about anyone helpful direction on how to enjoy great sex. Who can complain with that?” __________________________________________________________________________ Review by Carl on 4 November 2011 “This is the book you’ll wish someone had given you years ago,” writes Marcus Morisette, on the back cover of this glossy goody. Well, as a very young teen I was a very lucky lad as I had been given a copy of sexologist Wardell B.Pomeroy’s 1968 ‘classic’, “Boys & Sex”. Together with its sister-tome, “Girls & Sex”, which I was thrilled to acquire soon afterwards, I had also found a copy of “Rodox”, a 1980′s hard-core porn mag. I had been fortunate enough to chance upon it during a canal-side truant along a countryside towpath, not far from my home, whilst I was skiving off school (U.S: cutting class). Bunking-off school had been my fave form of pre-sex self-entertainment, and, as the aforementioned serendipitous chancing upon my first real, xxx porno mag, “Rodox”, had proved, the universe had a reassuring way of rewarding solo-ventures along one’s true path. The same celestial beneficiary should reward this young writer’s brave venture too, for “Girl With A Dirty Mind” has compiled a splendid ‘sexography’, and even though, by the time I had reached the age of sexual activity with others, and had already compiled a fairly weighty shelf-full of serious sex manuals, comic smutt or porny tomes, this book would have been my number one sex book! It’s hot enough that it could auto-ignite! ‘Fahrenheit 451′ is not required. There are some books worth burning, and then there are others that are worth burning in hell for – this is one of the latter. As a non-believer I do not worry about burning at the pitchfork end of Him on Card XV of The Major Arcana of The Tarot [ever noticed how similar it is to The Lovers card?] and neither should you. However, you may well burn-down your conditioning, by reading this. In fact, that should be a matter of course. The advice, tips and well-rounded guidance offered here tastes of author-tried techniques. She is a very broad-minded and creative force! It is ideal for young adults, a dream-read for teenagers and it even offers much for the more mature readership, wherein this reviewer turns his pages. The 240 sides in this fine book are guaranteed to deliver you unto a zone of heightened sexual awareness … at the very least! I very much liked the open, honest and enthusiastic style of the author’s writing. She has a refreshing way about her, and is able to energize even the most staid reader into planning a surprise or two next time the sheets are parted, or for that matter, next time church pews are flesh-polished; next time clothes shopping changing rooms are bulging, next time in teacher’s detention class … well, without ruining any surprises, it is enough to say that the author’s ideas are a lot more creative than mine are! Over 240 pages of passionate, hot, lusty new ideas and insights are very well ‘illustrated’ with a series of photos of a very handsome young couple, trying out every possible combination you can dream of! The wealth of information herein includes the sexy and the sublime. Chapters and sections include “Time to get experimental”, a thrilling roller-coaster ride through strange yet tempting delights, whereas “The Hidden Power Within” is a genuinely eye-opening carousel of insights. Amongst the many pearls and gems in this tome, I very much enjoyed the writer’s notes on how to increase & display confidence outside of a relationship; and her sexual workouts – how encouraging it was to discover how much fun exercise can be when done sexually. Avoid those double chins and tone your facial muscles in ways you never would have expected could be so rewarding! The tools and tips offered by this fine author will allow you to build a bridge between your sexual mind and your body – easy technique yet delirious results – to enhance and strengthen the bond between you and your partner/s. I note that this author also writes on other, even more fascinating subjects. Whether it is more along these lines or those, I look forward to more from “Girl With A Dirty Mind”. Audacious Angel This is one of her erotic fiction works that I have enjoyed. Recommended. She has a bright future in this genre, no doubt. ______________________________________________________________________________ Review By Steve on 3 March 2011 “Fantastic book, gave me enormous confidence, had an amazing sexual experience after reading the book, great insight into the sexuality of men and women, you will miss out on some fantastic pleasures if you do not read this book, its a book of knowledge and will teach you things you never knew, love it and recommend it to couples who want a fantastic love life……steve.” _______________________________________________________________________________ Review by Grady Harp on 7 November 2011 This book may be overlooked by many because of its cover - a photograph well made by Cathy Helms but suggestive of an erotic story inside. But the book is not a novel but rather a straightforward source book to answer the many questions both women and men have but are afraid to ask about sexuality. The author is Helen Garvey and has the courage to address many topics not discussed in other books of this genre. Some may regard this as a book as 'purple' as the cover suggests, but there is nothing obscene about a book that discusses the human sexual response, especially in as frank and open a way as does this author. The contents of the book begin in the Introduction where the author emphasizes the idea of 'empowering your sexuality'. She then proceeds with chapters on THE HIDDEN POWER WITHIN (including a sexual mind quiz and the Do's and Don'ts to create sexual ecstasy); ANATOMY (both female and male); YOUR SEXUAL POWER; THE BIG O; SENSUALITY; EROGENOUS ZONES; FOREPLAY FUN; GET IN SEXY SHAPE; TIME TO GET EXPERIMENTAL; SEXUAL AIDS; AND FUN SEX TIPS. In the body of each of these chapters the author shares in a very conversational manner the information that in other's hands might be awkward. But her honesty of approach and good sense of propriety mixed with a dose of humor keeps the reader's attention. A very handy manual for people who care about the happiness of themselves and their partners, this book would be well placed in therapists' offices as a reference for couples having physical relationship problems. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Review by Christine on 2 March 2011 “The Horny Book of Happiness has a different outlook on sexuality and wellbeing. However, I found the pictures inappropriate and unnecessary.” ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Review by Justine on 1 March 2011 “I’ve just finished the book and it was quite an eye opener. I have been faking orgasms all my life, but now I realize that I have nothing to feel ashamed of with masturbation. I want to learn how to satisfy my body and that of my boyfriend. It’s a guide that contains plenty of fun tips and it is written in a very motivating way. Recommended!” ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Review by Rachel on 27 February 2011 “The Horny Book of Happiness is informative and educational, the free thinking women’s guide to self expressional sex and lovemaking, with a hint of naughtiness! This book is what every woman needs!”< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9780956350176
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Audacious Press
Published
February 13, 2012
Language
English
Pages
254
Binding
Hardcover (casewrap)
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.93 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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