Book Review: 101 Nights of Great Sex

27 Sep

So first off, let me start by telling you, this is not an LDS book. This is not a book with euphamisms about magical moments and flowers opening. If you’re squeamish about sex, this book might make you a little uncomfortable. But you should totally buy it anyway- because it’s frankly fantastic. If you’re looking for a way to spice things up, or to introduce some new ideas in what may have become a ho-hum sex repretoire, this is the book for you. Even if you’re not sure if you’re ready to try anything yet- this book is fun, and will give you some ideas that you might not have thought about before.

The book is cleverly put together, with “For Her Eyes Only” and “For His Eyes Only” tear-out pages that are actually sealed, like a report card or bank mailing, with perforated edges. Each sealed page (maybe it is Mormon!) has a code on the front, noting a dollar amount- from free, to a select few over hundred dollars- and whether this sealed page requires travel, props, etc… The pages are numbered, but you are free to skip around and choose one that fits your budget. In flipping through, a great deal of the pages require no money, and only a small handful are in the pricey +$100 category.

Part of the fun is that the pages are surprises for your partner- you chose which one sounds interesting from the clues on the front, then you get to tear it out and at some point, act it out with your partner. Some of the pages require a bit of planning, and I admit to not having torn out all of them yet, but the ones that I have are quite fun and some are risque and even naughty, depending on how far you want to take it. Of course its up to you if you want to fully act out the scenarios, and most of them are presented in a way that allows for modification for your comfort level. However, I would really suggest giving it a go- in my experience, we all need our comfort levels pushed a tad, and if you’re dealing with ho-hum, this might be just the thing to move it to whiz-bang.

In each opened page, on the left is a game, scenario, idea or play for you to do or act out with your partner. On the right side of the page are small excerpts from sex specialists and therapists supporting exploration and quotes that back up whatever is suggested on the left- kind of like a shot of courage. I honestly have not pulled any of the For Him pages- but I’ll return and report, when my partner in crime weighs in with his opinion on them shortly. I’m going to chose not to give a lot of specifics, but of nearly a dozen pages I’m opened and read, are all steamy, fun and full of seriously great ideas that I might never have imagined.

Just as a small teaser, one less-intimidating page I pulled suggests leaving a clever note (wording suggestions are provided) on your husband’s steering wheel that when he gets home you’d like to go for a walk “…someplace where we can study the birds. And the bees.” He’ll be intrigued and thinking about this all day- and you’ll have scouted out a park where perhaps you can go for a walk.  Wear a loose skirt on your walk, and keep your eyes out for a place that’s a little secluded… and on the scenario goes. It’s specific, but of course you can modify it to fit your comfort level and the space you have. You could even have fun with this one after dark in your own backyard.

I heartily endorse this book, and can’t wait to tear more pages out. Go get yourself a copy!

You can order it here on Amazon, or do what I did and pick it up at your local independent bookseller.

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13 Responses to “Book Review: 101 Nights of Great Sex”

  1. KaralynZ September 27, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    So be honest: how many things in this book are things you literally would never have thought up on your own?

  2. Fanny A September 28, 2011 at 9:28 am #

    Of the 12 I’ve pulled and read? Half.

  3. KaralynZ September 28, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    That’s not too bad! We probably got a less than 50% return from the Kama Sutra.

    Really though, I could not help but think of a review on Cracked that a friend posted on Facebook which was called “4 Romantic Books to Disgust and Annoy Your Lover” (disclaimer: cracked can be very crass and includes quite a lot of foul language.) All four books were by the same author- I had to make sure this book was not by the same author. (it is not!)

    The books they lambasted gave such helpful and thrilling ideas as “spend money on lingerie” and “make love with your eyes closed” and, my personal favorite, “Buy a cardboard cutout of your favorite celebrity and stand it in the bedroom to pretend they are watching you have sex.”

  4. Dane September 28, 2011 at 11:56 pm #

    Thanks for the suggestion, I’ve got it on order from Amazon now! 🙂

  5. Fanny A September 29, 2011 at 11:23 am #

    GAG!!! Oh ick!

    No, I was actually quite pleased with this book- They are pretty explicit, so I don’t think I should go into too much detail, but here’s a simple and condensed one that I may have tried (this is one that requires no money, and only strips of fabric or scarves)

    Leave a note on the door of your room, telling your partner to enter the room silently, get undressed and to sit in the chair you have placed at the foot of the bed. Have the room candlelit or with whatever lighting makes you feel sexy, and be out of sight while he enters the room.

    Once he’s sitting in the chair, chances are, his blood pressure is up already in anticipation. When you’re ready, come out from the bathroom or wherever you were out of sight, and still not speaking at all, approach him and lean down to kiss and tease him. Take a scarf and gently tie his hands to the chair, while kissing him, wherever you are inclined to do.

    Still no talking, and he can’t get out of the chair.

    When he’s good and excited, back away from the chair and lay down on the bed, giving him a good view of you. Slowly start to caress and please yourself. Continue to the natural conclusion.

    I guarantee this one is hot. And while it may not be groundbreaking, it’s just outside the norm and specific enough to perhaps give a shyer woman some confidence to try it.

  6. j September 29, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    Question: I’ve suggested reading a sex book together and my wife is not opposed to the idea. but she is very much against owning a book that is too graphic with art or photos and I agree with her on this. I’d rather not have actual porn – even if in an educational/relationship book – in the house.

    How is that part of the content? I’d like to enjoy a book like this, but I know if it’s full of actual pictures of people getting busy, it will be more of a turn off than a turn on for my wife – it would be a deal breaker, actually

  7. j September 29, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

    That said, any other books out there people recommend. I actually just bought “Tickle His Pickle” because while explicit, it’s not too over the top with the art. We’ll skip a few pages (butt play and watching porn together aren’t our thing, we’ve agreed) but it could be a nice, risque way to spice up our reading together

  8. KaralynZ September 29, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

    Sorry, we only have three “instructional type” books, and I would say they’re rather explicit. Actually I don’t know what your cutoff for ‘explicit’ is, so it’s hard to say. Frank words are ok without illustration? Line drawings are ok but not photos? IMO “porn” is designed to arouse, and most of your instructional books come with line drawing that are … well, instructional. They assume that your partner is arousing enough!
    I’ve only run across a few books that have actual photos, and I think those were all rope bondage ones.

    I do highly recommend both “She Comes First” and “He Comes Next” by Ian Kerner. (He also co-wrote “Love in the Time of Colic: The New Parents’ Guide to Getting It On Again” which is great but which I do not own.)

    A lot of libraries carry these books, you could check them out and screen them for what you think she’d like

  9. Fanny A September 30, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    j, there are no illustrations or photographs in this book whatsoever. And the pages, as I said, are all sealed, so even if it fell into little hands, until they are torn out and the seal broken, no one could even read anything flipping through it. Some of the content is explicit, in regards to what to do, but it isn’t anything I would call porn.

  10. j October 6, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

    Thanks for the feedback, ladies. I just purchased the book and we’ll try it out.

    I like that you have indicated modification is easy. I’m quite positive taking a walk to the park and having a quickie behind the shrubs isn’t going to happen with my wife (not that I’d mind if it did) but being able to adjust the scenarios to fit our personal comfort levels will, hopefully, make the book a little less intimidating for my wife.

  11. Kimmie February 10, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    I’m so glad I found your site! I love it! I recently purchased this book for my hubby and I and we have been loving it. It is what gets us out of bed on Sunday mornings since we have early church. We pull out our book snuggle in bed and then thumb through and each tear out a page that has a title that interests us and then we have fun, reading through it while we get ready for church. It is always SO much fun to plan your assignment and for the anticipation of your hubby planning his. We have been married for 21 years and have a great sex life, but it has grown rather routine. The book is wonderful for trying new things, OR, for doing things you’ve done before in a new way.

    The funny thing is, that I had mentioned this book in a blog post I did recently and wow the the sparks ever fly with people’s comments. (http://pinkcookieswithsprinkles.blogspot.com/2012/02/change.html)

    I am LDS and I guess people can’t handle the mention of the word “sex”…it amazes me that grown mature women have such a hard time with this subject. I’m going to be brave and do a post on my blog about “the elephant in the room” and approach the topic in a friendly, not too much information way because it is part of healthy life, being connected sexually with your spouse and being able to talk openly about sex.

    Thanks for such an informative blog with talking about issues that most people can’t allow themselves to talk about. The world needs more open-minded people. I will definitely be back to enjoy more of your blog. It is truly inspiring and a breath of fresh air to be in contact with people that aren’t so “up-tight”. Not sure if you are aware of this great website, but the lady is LDS as well and is passionate about sex and informing women about it. Here is her website: http://thewinonline.com/shows/marital-intimacy-show and she also has a book that she sells in Deseret Book “And they were not ashamed”.

    Anywho, have a great day and thanks for sharing such wonderful information!

  12. Kimmie March 3, 2012 at 7:25 am #

    Hello…I just wanted to let you know that I finally got around to doing my book review of 101 Nights of GRREAT Sex…you’ll have to check it out: http://pinkcookieswithsprinkles.blogspot.com/2012/03/elephant-in-room.html

    I’m not sure how it will go over to my blog followers, but I feel that honesty is the most important thing of all. Thanks once again for such a WONDERFUL website you have….I LOVE it! Have a wonderful day!

  13. B April 2, 2012 at 11:28 pm #

    Z — over on the fMh blog lots of people were recommending “She Comes First” and “He Comes Next” also titled “Passionista” and I would second those suggestions … I liked most of both books, though, in “Passionista” I’m with you on watching porn together as not our thing.

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