Books of the Week: "Our Bodies, Our Junk" and the "Sexy Book of Sexy Sex"

Books of the Week: "Our Bodies, Our Junk" and the "Sexy Book of Sexy Sex"

Books of the Week: "Our Bodies, Our Junk" and the "Sexy Book of Sexy Sex"

The XX Factor
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Aug. 27 2010 12:34 PM

Books of the Week: "Our Bodies, Our Junk" and the "Sexy Book of Sexy Sex"

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As summer comes to a close, we bring you book recommendations that will soothe your sun-fried brain. Both are send-ups of sex guides and both have some Daily Show DNA: The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex by TDS correspondent Kristen Schaal and her boyfriend, writer Rich Blomquist, and Sex: Our Bodies Our Junk , co-written by folks from the Daily Show , the Onion , Vanity Fair , and the Conan version of Late Night .

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The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex is a send-up of the riduclous sex advice peddled by Cosmopolitan Magazine (the mag recommends putting a scrunchie at the base of your man's business as an actual thing ). Schaal and Blomquist take this already absurd counsel to the next level: Suggesting that you cut yourself and pee on your guy to excite him. Re, urination-as-seduction technique : "This is a great way to tell him you’ve lost control of your mind and your bladder. While you’re doing it, be sure to look him directly in the eye so he knows that you know that the toilet is only a few feet away and you don’t even care." Erotic!

Sex: Our Bodies Our Junk , is a parody of books like the Joy of Sex and Our Bodies, Ourselves . It boasts quizzes with titles like "Have You Lost Your Erection?" and a guide to "Judging the Character of Your Genitals on the Harrison Ford Scale." The latter helpfully explains, "No two sets of gentitals are completely alike, and the same could be said of the many roles played by the late, great Harrison Ford." Do you possess the "Jack Ryan" of junk, "dependable and solidly patriotic," or the "Dr. Richard Kimble," which means that "your genitals will be vindicated, even though your anus might remain suspect."

Highbrow it ain't, folks, but either of these books would make a delightful gift for your most perverted friend-or a super awkward addition to your coffee table.