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The Illustrated Guide to Extended Massive OrgasmReview - The Illustrated Guide to Extended Massive Orgasm
by Steve Bodansky and Vera Bodansky
Hunter House, 2002
Review by Jodi Forschmiedt
Jul 12th 2004 (Volume 8, Issue 29)

First, a word about the authors.† Vera and Steve Bodansky claim to hold Ph.D. degrees in "sensuality" from More University.† A Google search turned up no trace of such an institution, and Departments of Sensuality are surely few and far between.† In the Question and Answer section of the book, Vera discusses the final exam she passed to win her degree -- having a three-hour orgasm in front of the faculty.† The Bodanskys conduct workshops in which they perform public demonstrations of their techniques, giving an extended massive orgasm to a "trained" female for the edification of the audience.† (The course costs $300 at Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts in New York City.)† They also run seminars from their home to facilitate "enjoyable communication" and "networking" with respect to their methodology.† Didn't that used to be called "swinging?"

Now, about the book.† Orgasm isn't just the intense release we all thought it was, the Bodanskys explain.† If one simply surrenders to the ministrations of a trained "doer," one experiences the whole process of sexual arousal as one long orgasm, with "peaks" along the way.† The recipient of this treatment (the "doee") must be trained as well (preferably by the capable, altruistic hands of a Bodansky, one presumes).

From there we learn the proper techniques for "doing" and "being done," including "teasing," "anatomy," and "overcoming resistance."† Illustrations include line drawings of the required body parts, and a series of photographs of a hand practicing "doing" a woman by manipulating a pencil eraser.†

Many books discuss sexual techniques and offer tips for pleasuring your partner.† This one proffers a rigidly delineated method in excruciating detail.† It states, for example, that a woman's most sensitive spot is the left upper quadrant of the clitoris.† It demands that the "doer" perform an action that the authors acknowledge some women find uncomfortable or even painful. Those women just haven't been doing it right, the Bodanskys insist!

It's not all bad.† The book places an emphasis on constant communication.† It discourages men from pursuing the "goal" of ejaculation and missing a deeper, more sensuous experience.† But somehow, even though it's all about sex and the authors conscientiously use hip, slang language, the overall effect of the book is coldly clinical.† And the "doing" method discussed for both men and women is entirely manual (using hands).† Other popular methods of lovemaking do not produce the sought-after extended massive orgasm.

Maybe the faculty of More University should figure out how to get an EMO from intercourse and add it to the curriculum.

 

 

© 2004 Jodi Forschmiedt       

 

Jodi Forschmiedt reads, writes, and teaches in Seattle, Washington.


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