Feature: The real C-word for the Guardian / by Susanna Forrest


Ladies and gentlemen, a new sex manual has just sauntered into town. Punning title, check, cover image of sliced fruit, check, sexologist author with PhD, check. So far, so standard, but Dr Ian Kerner's She Comes First: The Thinking Man's Guide to Pleasuring a Woman is beginning to have an impact beyond the usual scope of a glossy paperback sex manual. It is rising steadily up the US bestseller lists, having been named a book of 2004 by Amazon.com and the book superstore Borders. The author is getting kudos from the New York Times and Relate, and the book is recommended by both feminist websites and swingers' clubs.

For the Guardian. (22nd April 2005)