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by Laurence Roy Stains and Stefan Bechtel
Ballantine, 2002
Review by Dana Vigilante on Jul 25th 2006

What Women Want

This book was an absolute blast to read.  As a single thirty-something, I enjoyed every single page.  The entire book consists of interviews with women who range in age from early twenties to late sixties.  The topics discussed are as personal as the input the women give.  Topics range from threesome's, married sex vs. single sex and one very humorous chapter asking women to divulge the oddest place they have ever had sex (hands down, at a Grateful Dead concert was the most imaginative).

The goal of this book is basically to educate men as to what women want, desire and crave in the bedroom (and bathtub, handcuffs, hotel room, swimming pool, etc…).  This book should be a mandatory read for all of the men who think they've cornered the market on sexual techniques, romance, passion and pleasure.  The stories the women in this book tell about men they've dated and the sexual disasters that they've encountered kept me in stitches for the three nights that it took me to read the entire book.  Personal hygiene among men was also spoken about.  For the record guys, bad breath, passing gas and belching are all definite "don'ts", whether you are single, married or just plain old dating -- don't do it. 

This book is geared toward both single and married men, as well as the young and old, as it discusses "dating" sex, "casual" sex, "married" sex and every other type of sex you can think of.

While the book does cover somewhat serious topics such as marriage and fatherhood and becoming a better lover after going through both, it tends more to be a lighthearted read geared toward men who really need to polish their sexual skills as well as re-educate themselves on what women today really want. 



© 2006 Dana Vigilante


Dana Vigilante is a hospice educator as well as an advocate for proper end-of-life care and a certified bereavement group facilitator. Currently writing a book based on interviews with terminally ill hospice patients, she divides her time between New Jersey and San Francisco


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