The Guide to Getting it On

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The Guide To Getting It On! is a sexuality guide by research psychoanalyst Paul Joannides, illustrated by the comic book artist Dærick Gröss, Sr.[1] An 8th edition was released in April, 2015.[2]

Cover of the 7th edition

Structure and content of the Eighth edition[edit]

The Eighth edition of the Guide To Getting It On! is 1,152 pages long.

The scope of the book regarding the type of sex discussed is depicted by the way the chapter Kinky Corner begins: "Readers will hopefully appreciate that vanilla is The Guide's favorite flavor. So rather than being an introduction to BDSM, this chapter is an attempt to explain a little of this and that."

Style[edit]

The book uses informal language and quotations extensively to illustrate the points the author makes. These quotations are from males and females, of a broad age range, that the author has interviewed during his research or who sent letters to him after publication of previous editions of the book.

It is illustrated throughout with realistic body drawings. It also uses comic-like drawings to maintain a light-hearted approach, such as a drawing of a vagina and a penis, both with eyes, mouth, nose, hands and feet, having a dialogue.

English editions[edit]

In the English language, Guide to Getting It On! has had eight editions. [2]

  1. Guide To Getting It On! A New and Mostly Wonderful Book About Sex for Adults of All Ages (1st edition, June 1996) ISBN 1-885535-14-7. 376 pages.
  2. Guide To Getting It On! A New and Mostly Wonderful Book About Sex for Adults of All Ages (2nd edition, September 1, 1998) ISBN 1-885535-00-7. 432 pages.
  3. Guide To Getting It On! (3rd edition, February 2000) ISBN 1-885535-10-4. 698 pages.
  4. Guide To Getting It On! (4th edition, April 2004) ISBN 1-885535-67-8. 782 pages.
  5. Guide To Getting It On! (5th edition, September 2006) ISBN 978-1-885535-69-6. 854 pages.
  6. Guide To Getting It On! (6th edition, January 2009) ISBN 978-1-885535-33-7. 992 pages.
  7. Guide To Getting It On! (7th edition, October 2012) ISBN 1885535759. 1,184 pages.
  8. Guide To Getting It On! (8th edition, April 2015) ISBN 978-1885535450. 1,152 pages.

Translations[edit]

The Guide To Getting It On! has been translated into 14 languages: Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Croatian, German (Wild Thing: Sex-Tips for Boys and Girls),[3] Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, Serbian and Slovenian.[4]

Reviews[edit]

  • Oprah Magazine reports ″You've never read a manual as warm, friendly, liberating, thorough, and potentially sex-life-changing as the Guide to Getting It On!" [5]
  • Perry Tsai, Co-director American Medical Student Association Sexual Health Scholars Program (AMSA SHSP) “Very few medical schools are teaching about the importance of sexual pleasure, so doctors are not prepared to care for this aspect of their patients’ health and well-being. We use the Guide to Getting It On to help our scholars gain a more complete understanding of sexuality and to help them promote the sexual health of their patients and peers.” [6]
  • Christian Perring, PhD., Associate Professor of Philosophy, Dowling College, New York, from metapsychology.com points out, that ″the book contains answers to just about every sexual question″ the readers of The Guide to Getting it On ″ever had″. He criticizes that the readers of the book might have trouble in finding the answers to their questions.[7]

Awards[edit]

The Guide To Getting It On! has won the following awards:[8]

  • American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists Book Award.
  • Ben Franklin Book Award.
  • Firecracker Alternative Book Award.
  • Sexuality.org Best Heterosexual Book Award.
  • USABookNews.com Best Book Award.
  • American Foundation for Gender & Genital Medicine Book Award.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the Author". Goofy Foot Press. 2015. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  2. ^ Book's page on Amazon.com The book's page on Amazon.com
  3. ^ Wild Thing: Sex-Tips Online
  4. ^ Goofy Foot Press, publisher, Guide To Getting It On Description from the US publisher
  5. ^ Oprah Magazine Interview with Paul Joannides
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ Review on metapsychology.com, December 18, 2007
  8. ^ A list of awards that the Guide To Getting It On has won

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