Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) (book)

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)
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Author David Reuben
Cover artist Lawrence Ratzkin
Country United States
Language English
Subject Sex
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher McKay
Publication date
June 1969
Media type Print
Pages 368 pp.
ISBN 0-06-019267-4
OCLC 39856116
306.7 21
LC Class HQ31 .R436 1999

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) is a book (1969, updated 1999) by U.S. physician David Reuben. It was one of the first sex manuals that entered mainstream culture in the 1960s, and had a profound effect on sex education and in liberalizing attitudes towards sex.[1] It was the most popular non-fiction book of its era and became part of the Sexual Revolution of modern America.[citation needed]

The book was No. 1 best-seller in 51 countries and reached more than 100 million readers.[1] In 1972 it was parodied by Woody Allen in the comedy film of the same name and received a favorable response from movie critics.[2]

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