Satisfaction
Kim Cattrall, Sex and the City's Samantha, slides between the sheets and shares her secrets on reaching the heights of pleasure. She teams up with her husband in this how-to-sex book, based on viewer feedback from the show and designed to help couples focus on achieving the female orgasm. 75 illustrations.

Satisfaction Details

TitleSatisfaction
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 1st, 2003
PublisherWarner Books (NY)
ISBN-139780446690904
Rating
GenreNonfiction, Sexuality, Adult Fiction, Erotica, Reference

Satisfaction Review

  • abby
    January 1, 1970
    men shoud read this book. i'd be happy to let you borrow it.
  • Alex Telander
    January 1, 1970
    Warning: this review contains language of an adult nature.This is certainly a book for guys; girls are not invited. Just kidding! But Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm is intended for guys – read the title. Do girls need to know how to give girls orgasms? Well, yes, but that is another matter. The point is guys are not so wise in the ways of giving a girl satisfaction, mainly in the form of an orgasm, or perhaps multiples (contrary to what Jay of Silent Bob fame may indicate). And so Warning: this review contains language of an adult nature.This is certainly a book for guys; girls are not invited. Just kidding! But Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm is intended for guys – read the title. Do girls need to know how to give girls orgasms? Well, yes, but that is another matter. The point is guys are not so wise in the ways of giving a girl satisfaction, mainly in the form of an orgasm, or perhaps multiples (contrary to what Jay of Silent Bob fame may indicate). And so the star/slut (?) of Sex in the City has got together with her husband and written a book about satisfying women, since us guys simply seem unable to do it right, and we need a woman to teach us how. But that’s okay, because the best way you’re going to find out what your girl really likes is by her telling you. Well, now you can surprise her by buying and reading this book.The book begins with some basic introductions from each of them touching on how this book is mainly for a couple who are in love and are looking to reach new heights in their pleasure, specifically geared towards men making women feel great. In Cattrall’s words: “No one wants to admit that millions of women have unsatisfactory sex lives and that most men do not know what to do about it.”Satisfaction takes it a step at a time, chapter by chapter. With chapter headings like “The Clitoris,” “Circles,” “Figure Eights,” “Up-Down Flicks,” “Lips and Teeth,” “Fingers,” as well as a detailed index, the man has no excuse for losing his way in this book which is not even 150 pages long, and is filled with pictures on almost every page. Divided into two major sections: oral sex and sexual positions, the book seeks to enlighten and teach a man how to make a woman reach orgasm in many different ways. Now, the man doesn’t have to perform every single act from every single chapter in the book in one “session,” nor does he have to “take one page out of the book” for a single session. The point is to experiment, once the basics are known, and eventually come up with your own style. Each of the chapters in the book have only pleasure in mind, and whenever there is any possible pain involved there is a warning, plus with detailed sketches and drawings, mistakes are not likely to be made.Kim Cattrall and Mark Levinson wrote Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm with the aim of binging couples closer together and improving their sexual relationships. This isn’t a Men’s Health publication with the “100 Ways to Satisfy Your Woman” piece, but a book that can only help a loving couple. So don’t feel embarrassed, because ultimate you both want to have as much fun and get as much pleasure out sex as possible. The key term here is “mutual pleasure.” So one of you guys buy the book and don’t feel ashamed in using it as a reference tool during sex. Remember, it is all a learning process, and we have our whole lives to perfect it. This book is simply offering us a very detailed foundation that will give us a head start on every guy who doesn’t have this book and doesn’t know how to pleasure the woman he loves.Originally published on September 30th, 2002.For over 500 book reviews, and over 40 exclusive author interviews (both audio and written), visit BookBanter.
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  • Dawn Serra
    January 1, 1970
    I was skeptical about this book. It has some great things and some not so great things, but overall, I was pleasantly surprised. Despite some major pitfalls, the book has some good lessons for those looking to find new ways to talk about sex with a lover.The good:The illustrations in this book are beautiful. Tasteful, sensual, and erotic. Kim and Mark, the authors, repeatedly stress the importance of checking in with your lover during sex, taking your time, communicating, and trying different I was skeptical about this book. It has some great things and some not so great things, but overall, I was pleasantly surprised. Despite some major pitfalls, the book has some good lessons for those looking to find new ways to talk about sex with a lover.The good:The illustrations in this book are beautiful. Tasteful, sensual, and erotic. Kim and Mark, the authors, repeatedly stress the importance of checking in with your lover during sex, taking your time, communicating, and trying different techniques. The most important point in the book is that what your lover likes will change from day to day, so never assume that what worked yesterday will work today. For people who need illustrations of how to do basic techniques, this book can be a great jumping off point. Especially for the cunnilingus/oral sex on a person with a clitoris techniques.The bad:This book is very heteronormative. Most of the content and techniques would work for man on woman and woman on woman. Some of the other techniques and concepts would be great for any body/sexuality/combination of lovers. However, the entire book is based off the concept that a woman needs a man to set her free sexually, and it's his job to do that by coaxing her out of her shell.While I understand what they were going for (they want to challenge straight men to up their game and to be more sensitive lovers), it came off as condescending and misogynistic at a few points.There are SWEEPING assumptions in this book about what women like. Talking about various techniques and sensations is very important, but saying that ALL WOMEN love something or ALL BODIES are built a certain way lends itself to shaming people who don't fit into those boxes.I wrote "ugh" several times in the margins of the book. Overall:This book is a good starting point for straight couples, mostly because of the illustrations. There are other books that much better at talking about connection, communication, pleasure, and erotic situations (like Barbara Carrellas' "Urban Tantra").Decent effort. Not a bad book, just not the best.
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  • Rossen Antonov
    January 1, 1970
    The book has several profound and very simple ideas, that we all know but we don't know that we know. The book is practical and simple. I would recommend every man to read it.
  • Lodane
    January 1, 1970
    The 1-5 Star Review is the total of what I have to say about this book, specifically.Caveat: This review is historical/archival in nature. It was likely in the neighborhood of twenty years ago when I read this. Date read is speculative.This book is one of many non-fiction books I have read about human sexuality. At some point in my youth, I consumed a large swath of this reading material -- most of which was scholarly, clinical, or instructional in nature. (I was totally a Dr. Ruth and Anka The 1-5 Star Review is the total of what I have to say about this book, specifically.Caveat: This review is historical/archival in nature. It was likely in the neighborhood of twenty years ago when I read this. Date read is speculative.This book is one of many non-fiction books I have read about human sexuality. At some point in my youth, I consumed a large swath of this reading material -- most of which was scholarly, clinical, or instructional in nature. (I was totally a Dr. Ruth and Anka Radakovich fangirl.)Some societal attitudes have changed, new science is in, etc. -- so this review cannot account for modern sensibilities and current knowledge. On the other hand, there's not much new under the sun.
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  • Leisha
    January 1, 1970
    Cattrall did a good job with this one - I mean, it's mainly intended to be a money maker but it's definitively not bad and a good choice for those who wish to dig into the subject ;) - there's better out there of course.
  • Julia
    January 1, 1970
    This is a great erotic book not only for personal shelves but public libraries. It's written in a clear, comfortable style with excellent illustrations - something you can recommend without people edging away from the desk.
  • Diane Wachter
    January 1, 1970
    Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm, Kim Cattrall & Mark Levinson, HB-B, @ 2002, 7/02. Intended for use by adults who are informed and want to invigorate and maintain a great sexual relationship. Interesting and Informative.
  • Jana
    January 1, 1970
    Satisfaction is not just about technique; it is about loving, and the deep enrichment that comes from caring about your lover's sexual fulfillment.
  • Molly
    January 1, 1970
    A really really REALLY basic book for people who know very little about anything to do with sex. But that means it's great for beginners!
  • Angela
    January 1, 1970
    good descriptions. helpful in an explicit way without being tacky or preachy. classy? definately honest.
  • Tammy Downing
    January 1, 1970
    A very interesting book full of information on how to help woman and man achieve mutual satisfaction. Good illustrations and hints.
  • Rebecca
    January 1, 1970
    I remember reading this back in 2003 out of curiosity. This was when SATC was still a huge draw and I wanted to know what Kim Cattrall had to say about sex. I was in my very early 20's, so sex can be quite different at that age compared to a woman in her 40's, and I wanted to learn any tips. I don't remember getting much knowledge from it that I didn't already know, but what is interesting is how this book has impacted Kim's life and all of her relationships with men since writing it. I think I remember reading this back in 2003 out of curiosity. This was when SATC was still a huge draw and I wanted to know what Kim Cattrall had to say about sex. I was in my very early 20's, so sex can be quite different at that age compared to a woman in her 40's, and I wanted to learn any tips. I don't remember getting much knowledge from it that I didn't already know, but what is interesting is how this book has impacted Kim's life and all of her relationships with men since writing it. I think people assume she is Samantha in real life. Many men might think this is all about sex tips when they pick it up, but it's more about tuning in to the needs and wants of your partner, which some guys choose to ignore in the heat of the moment.
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  • Rosemary
    January 1, 1970
    i have the 2002 edition - will add the cover picture sometime - just found it lol
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