Tuesday, 30 April 2013


Title: American Swing
Subtitle: The Rise and Fall of  Plato's Retreat
Jon Hart, Mathew Kaufman
Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Mongrel Media
DVD Release Date: April 14, 2009
Run Time: 81 minutes
Price: USD 19.98
Entry No: 2013013 

Entry Date: 30th April 2013                         


Larry Levenson, a.k.a. the King of Swing, was the quixotic owner of Plato’s Retreat during the late 1970’s. From 1977 to 1985, Plato’s Retreat was home for Larry and his gang of swinging couples, inquisitive singles and celebrities of all kinds. Nights included dancing, drinking, drugs, and of course, the live group sex. Despite attacks from the media, politicians, the IRS and finally the Mayor of New York, Larry responded to his critics with a sometimes jovial, always honest defense of the lifestyle. This provocative documentary chronicles the rise and fall of the notorious nightclub.

Friday, 26 April 2013


ISBN-13: 978-0-684-83850-2
Writer: Susie Bright
Title: The Sexual State of the Union
Language: English

Place of Publication: New York
Publisher: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster Inc.
Year of Publication: 1998
Format: 140x217mm (trimmed)
Pages: 251
Cover design: Janet Perr
Cover Photograph: Photonica / Honey Lee Cottrell

Binding: Paperback in colour printed wrappers

Original Price: USD 16.95
Weight: 381gr.
Entry No.: 2013011
Entry Date: 26th April 2013


Lust brngs out the liar in everyone. Every erection has Pinocchio written up and down its length
yes, everybody wants to be REAL, a real boy, an honest woman, unafraid and upright but then desire, the ultimate honesty, does us in. Desire doesn't give a whit about shame. Our secrets, our exaggerations and distractions, it's all just a lot of twisting in the wind as far as sex is concerned what we want WILL come out.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013


ISBN-10: 0-8018-1578-9
Editors: James R. Smith & Lynn G. Smith
Title: Beyond Monogamy
Subtitle: Recent Studies of Sexual Alternatives in Marriage
Language: English

Place of Publication: Baltimore &London

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Year of Publication: 1974
Format: 140x233mm
Pages: xi+336
Binding: cloth in laminated duotone illustrated wrappers

Original Price: USD 3.95
Weight: 616gr.
Entry No.: 2013010
Entry Date: 23rd April 2013


Marriage has always and everywhere been a commitment to some combination of socioeconomic and sexual roles with identifiable boundaries. In this volume, recent changes in these roles and boundaries are subjected to serious examination by social and clinical psychologists, anthropologists, family sociologists, biologists, and social theorists
among them  such well-known writers as Nena and George O'Neill, Alex Comfort, Jessie Bernard, and Albert Ellis.

Beyond Monogamy is a collection of sixteen articles and research reports whose contributors seek understanding of relatively new patterns and styles of marriage, including: co-marital sex, group marriage, "swinging," and related sexual practices. By bringing a variety of alternative marriage arrangements and experiments into clearer focus, they examine behavior that may constitute a further step in the evolution of interpersonal relationships. The contributors reinterpret this behavior in the light of current education and socialization practices, family processes, social dynamics, and marital ideologies. Beyond Monogamy is the first comprehensive collectionof scientific material devoted exclusively to the transfrormation and evolution of the sexual boundaries of contemporary marriage.

Monday, 22 April 2013


ISBN-10: 0-491-00257-2
Writer: Gwen Davis
Title: Touching
Language: English
Edition: First British Edition

Place of Publication: London & New York
Publisher: W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd
Year of Publication: 1971
Format: 140x210mm
Pages: 216
Illustrations: 1 black and white of the writer on back flap
Jacket design: Ken Reilly Ltd

Binding: Boards in colour dust jacket
Original Price: GBP 1.50
Weight: 433gr.
Entry No.: 2013009
Entry Date: 22nd April 2013


The author of the best-selling novel The Pretenders has once again taken a probing look behind the facade of contemporary leisure society, this time concentrated in a twenty-four Encounter session in Southern California. Encounter, in which people meet and touch, is the new psychiatric therapy that has recently become popular in America.

This short and powerful novel is about two women who attend a naked Encounter session, what happens to them at the gathering, and how it affects their lives. Marion, the narrator, is assigned to report the meeting for the magazine she works for, and asks her close friend, Soralie, to join her because she thinks it might amuse her. Both the women are married and reasonably happy, but it seems tnat they, too, are hoping to learn more about themselves at the Encounter.

The reader becomes involved with Simon, the leader of the session, and many of those participating. They have contemporary problems –sexual, social, religious. But the reader’s chief interest is Soralie –attractive, interesting, witty and gay –or at least superficially so. During the session, however, it develops that Soralie is convinced that her husband does not love her, and that she has taken a lover in an act of emotional desperation. She is trying to work this out, and by the end of the Encounter makes a decision to try to resolve her marital problems.

Miss Davis has created and interesting and sympathetic set of characters who are very much a part of our time.  They are completely real, as in their dialogue and their story. This is the contemporary novel at its most readable –involving, penetrating, witty, tragic, always human –and with a shattering and surprising finale.

Saturday, 20 April 2013



10 Good Reasons Couples Don't Enjoy Sex-- 
And Innovative Ways To Help Them
April 29, 2013
Noon-1:00pm PDT
Power struggles. Narratives of failure. Normality anxiety. Inadequate initiation routines. 

These are just some of the reasons that couples don't enjoy sex. Our job is to see such dynamics, communicate about them in helpful ways, and then offer alternatives--all while helping couples feel safe and understood, and that we're not judging or taking sides.

Of course, couples don't come in complaining about things like "power struggles." They say they want better sex, more desire, less conflict. And sometimes they reject our initial interpretation of their situation--especially if it's accurate.

In this lively 1-hour teleseminar, we'll cover these issues and more. I'll discuss: 
  • Initiating--the transition from not-sex to sex; 
  • Assessing couples' sexual ecology, and how they can change it
  • Enhancing the emotional skills couples need to create satisfying sex
  • The limitations of sex therapy's current function/dysfunction model
  • Therapists' assumptions that can make things worse
  • Helping couples see the choices they don't realize they're making--and helping them make different choices.
 ...in all, 10 good reasons that couples don't enjoy sex--and how you can help them. 

Sounds like a lot to cover in one hour? It is! By the end, you'll have better skills for addressing and resolving the reasons couples don't enjoy sex. Use those skills, and your therapy will be more effective. 

And as with every Marty Klein seminar, you'll be laughing while you learn. 

Cost: $49, which includes: 
  • One-hour seminar 
  • 30 powerpoint slides 
  • A recording of the entire seminar 
  • CE certificate (AASECT, California MFTs & LCSWs) 
  • Local call-in number (or you can use Skype) 
To register, click here

Want to attend, but can't make it April 29? Sign up and use the recording to "attend" on our own schedule

Your 100% guarantee: Sign up and attend the seminar April 29. If after 15 minutes you don't find it valuable, hang up, send me an email, and you'll get a full refund.

Write: Klein AT SexEd.org

Teleseminar Series:
Spirituality, Sexuality & Erotic Wellness
April 22-26, 2013
4:00pm PDT
Listen for free!
Or purchase the recordings for your convenience
Click here to register.
One of my favorite colleagues is psychotherapist Bill O'Hanlon, author of 30 books and one of the world's greatest psychology teachers. 

I was delighted when he asked me to participate in his new series of thought-provoking--and, hopefully, life-changing conversations with our friend Alan Hutner, co-host of Transitions Radio Magazine.

Check out this lineup of expert guests:

Marty Klein:
Sexual Intelligence: What We Really Want From Sex--And How To Get It 

Deborah Sundahl:
Deep Sexual Self-Acceptance, The G-Spot, & Female Ejaculation 

Kenneth Ray Stubbs:
Sexual Shamanism: The Healing Power of Erotic Energy 

Deborah Anapol:
Beyond Jealousy and Possessiveness in Intimate Relationships 

Bill O'Hanlon & Alan Hutner:
Gems from the Spirituality & Sexuality Series

This series is designed to reduce shame, increase pleasure, and enhance decision-making around sexuality. It's also a chance to expand our definitions of spirituality when it comes to sex, dismantling obsolete ideas that sex can't be hot and sacred at the same time. Each of these speakers knows pleasure. Listen to us, and you will, too. You can listen to the seminar by phone or over the web--FREE!

It all starts on April 22, and lasts the whole week. For more information and to register, click here
If you prefer, there's a paid version that allows you to download the recordings so you can keep them and listen anytime. You also get bonus sessions, transcripts and CE credits (for most professionals). For details, use the same link.

Just call me at 650/856-6533
Or email me at Klein AT SexEd.org

Monday, 15 April 2013


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