The Joy of Sex

Author(s): Alex Comfort

Self Improvement

This imaginative and uninhibited guide to lovemaking and sex has been a bestseller since it was first published in 1972. It discusses a wide range of subjects in practical detail with a reassuring authority and sense of fun. Colour drawings capture the intimacy of the act of love in frank detail.


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Dr Alex Comfort, M.B., D.Sc., was one of the world's leading experts in the field of human sexuality and one of the most versatile authors of the 20th century. He was known throughout the world for his frank and funny writings on love and sex, and was, effectively, the inventor of the modern sex manual. A pioneer in the study of old age, co-founder of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, anarchist, social commentator, novelist and poet, he wrote over 50 books and countless scientific papers. He is best known for The Joy of Sex and More Joy. In the course of a distinguished and varied career, Dr Comfort worked as head of research on gerontology at University College London, a lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University and Adjunct Professor at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles. A member of the Royal Society of Medicine and an Associate Member of the American Psychiatric Association, he died in March 2000, aged 80.

General Fields

  • : 9781840006063
  • : Octopus Publishing Group
  • : Mitchell Beazley
  • : February 2003
  • : 198mm X 99mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 613.96
  • : 256
  • : 100 colour drawings
  • : Alex Comfort
  • : Hardback
  • : 30th anniversary pocket ed