Hot And Bothered
Hot and Bothered
By Wendy Dennis
Key Porter Books Limited, 1992
Hardcover, 276 pages
How have women reacted to the so-called man shortage? How have men reacted to the feminist makeover? What are the flirting do?s and don?ts from the male perspective? What about from the female perspective? Is the one-night stand a thing of the past? Why are men faking ######? Does size matter? What happens when the passion goes? How do you keep sex interesting? How do single men feel about sleeping with married women? Do men have any idea how unfaithful women can be? What?s the price of an affair?
These and so many other provocative questions are explored in length in Wendy Dennis?s up close and personal look at male-female relationships and sexual behavior in the nineties (that is still very much a wealth of information for our society in 2005).
This accomplished author has interviewed people of all ages and all different types of marital status?s- single, young marrieds, old marrieds, post-marrieds, re-marrieds- and has attempted to get to the heart and soul of how we view sex today, and how our attitudes and ideas have shaped our ensuing behavior.
Looking back as far as the sexual revolution in the 1960?s, Ms Dennis discusses the arrival of the birth control pill and the changes it brought about in women?s sexual lives. She also discusses the onset of the scary phenomenon called Aids and how the male consciousness has been raised over the decades. She asks frank, honest questions in this book and her tone is both serious at times and lighthearted at other times.
This comprehensive analysis of sexual mores in North America makes us all stop and examine what our sexual thoughts and behaviors have to say about our lives today.
Hot and Bothered provides a challenge as well. That challenge is to the assumptions we all have about how men and women think about sex and think about each other. This book is designed to be read and enjoyed by both sexes and could be considered a roadmap through the complicated labyrinth of our sexual existence.
Hot and Bothered is broken down into three parts and the chapter titles include:
The State of the Heart
Why are Women Confused?
Why are Men Confused?
Getting Men and Women Together
Sexual Etiquette for the Nineties
Sex and the Long Haul