Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Paperback 416: Sex For One / Harvey T. Leathem with Hugh Jones (Century Books 036)

Paperback 416: Century Books 036 (PBO, 1967)

Title: Sex For One
Author: Harvey T. Leathem with Hugh Jones
Cover artist: —

Yours for: $10


Best things about this cover:
  • "Frank"!
  • Yes, if you are going to masturbate, by all means, do it behind a curtain of silence. I'm trying to work over here!
  • Puzzled by the little logo in the "O" (nice!). Is the real title "Sex For One Pouty-Lipped Woman"?


Best things about this back cover:
  • Oh, I'm sorry, *Dr.* Harvey T. Leathem.
  • "... during his years of practice" is the best adverbial phrase ever. "I've been jacking off for years, and let me tell you..."
  • Does he also discuss his hyphen fetish?
  • I'm sorry, what's Hugh Jones's role in all this again?

Page 123~
"You see, I had the cycle situated next to an old couch. As soon as the orgasm grabbed me, I'd fall off my bike onto the couch (1). Oh, incidentally—I'd have put a wild record on the phonograph that was kept down there, something with a big rock-'n'-roll beat. This not only further stimulated me, but it drowned out some of the wild laughing (2) that I enjoyed doing, during the moments that the climax had me in its vise" (3).
  1. Oh, that old trick.
  2. "Honey, what's going on in the basement? Is there supposed to be wild laughing in 'Daydream Believer'?"
  3. Wow, her orgasm is a harsh mistress. Grabbing her ... putting her in a vise ... but she's laughing, so I guess it's cool.

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Ms Avery said...

Years of practice... HA!

I'll never look at an exercise bike the same way again.

Rex Parker said...

I tactfully left out the part about the Tampax in her rectum (seriously). Actually, I would have included it, but that part was entirely on p. 122, so no dice.


bliss_infinte said...

Hilarious! I've got to track this one down.

Deb said...

Ah, the good ol' days!

borky said...

Re: "wild laughing".

Clearly, whatever she was doing with the cycle, it tickled her fancy.

I have to say, though, she couldn't've kept many of her blokes for long if, every time she orgasmed, she burst out laughing...which is probably why she needed the cycle.

Cue an LSD infused 'behind the barn' moment: " really the bike? Me...or the cycle?"


Rex: "I'm sorry, what's Hugh Jones's role in all this again?"

Maybe that's his pet name for his pecker...Huge (Coj)ones?

Anonymous said...

"..Yet a curtain of silence has made this practice one of the least known in sexual behavior until this frank book."

Uh, I'd say it's one of the MOST known. Universal, in fact.

Graham Powell said...

"...years of practice." They should have hired a copy editor friend of mine, whose motto is "A dirty mind breeds clean copy."