She Comes First

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  • Copyright: 2009-09-14
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This essential guidebook to oral sex offers a radical new philosophy for pleasuring women which promises a proven and consistent method of eliciting the ever-elusive female orgasm.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Confessions of a Premature Ejaculator 1(16)
Part I: The Elements of Sexual Style
1. She Comes First: The Courtesy That Counts
2. Her Clitoris: The Little Engine That Could
3. Think Outside Her Box
4. The Female Orgasm: Keep it Simple
5. The Tongue Is Mightier Than the Sword
6. Her Inner Goddess
7. Avoid Freud
8. What's in a Name?
9. Now You See It: Female Sexual Anatomy, Part 1
10. Now You Don't: Female Sexual Anatomy, Part 2
11. Avoid "G-Spotty" Logic
12. When Raindrops Keep Falling on Your Head: Female Ejaculation
13. How Wet Is Wet?
14. Aristotle and the Poetics of Arousal
15. A Synopsis of Female Sexual Response
16. Scent and Sensibility
17. We've Come a Long Way...
18. ...But Proceed with Caution
19. Eat Right
20. The Cunnilinguist Manifesto
Part II: Rules of Usage
21. A Note on the Play Process
22. Foreplay: A Lexicon of Relevant Terms
23. Introducing Coreplay
24. Form Follows Function: Getting into Position
25. A Quick Refresher of the Top Ten Hot Spots in the Clitoral Network
26. Grand Openings: the First Kiss
27. Establishing Rhythm
28. Developing Tension, Part 1
29. "Time Flies"
30. Developing Tension, Part 2
31. Escalating the Action, Part 1
32. Two's Company
33. An Interlude
34. Escalating the Action, Part 2
35. A Stitch in Time
36. Preorgasm, Part 1
37. Preorgasm, Part 2
38. Posterior Pizzazz
39. Preorgasm, Part 3
40. A Note for Those Stuck Without an Ending
41. The Female Orgasm: Expanding Your Vocabulary
42. Moreplay: She Comes Again (and Again)
43. Seamless Transitions
44. Achieving Simultaneity
45. Don't Forget Your Epilogue
PART III: Putting it All Together
46. The Substance of Style
47. Routines: A Cheat Sheet
48. Routines: Beginner to Advanced
Conclusion 203(4)
Appendices 207(18)
1. Manual Stimulation During Foreplay
2. Some Pointers on the Use of Restraint
3. Modifications of the Standard Position
4. The Protected Kiss, Part 1
5. The Protected Kiss, Part 2
6. The Scarlet Kiss
7. The Virgin Kiss, His First Time
8. The Virgin Kiss, Her First Time
9. The Pregnant Kiss
10. Useful Toys
11. Routine Template (blank)
Bibliography 225(2)
Acknowledgments 227


She Comes First
The Thinking Man's Guide to Pleasuring a Woman

Chapter One

She Comes First:
The Courtesy That Counts

Ladies first, gentlemen. When it comes to satisfying awoman, a little old-fashioned chivalry goes a long way.

Lest you think the importance of such courtesy is overexaggerated,direct your attention to Lorena Bobbitt, who, when questionedby police as to why she cut off her husband's penis, responded, "He always has an orgasm and doesn't wait for me. It's unfair."

Need one say more?

Men are designed for efficiency. It doesn't take much to get us aroused, it's a rather uncomplicated process, and we tend to come only once before requiring a "refractory period" (also known as the part where we turn over and start snoring). And depending upon our age, this period could last anywhere from a couple of minutes to a couple of days.

The simple fact is that male orgasms come easy. Masters and Johnson dubbed it "ejaculatory inevitability" and the late Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey, famous for interviewing thousands about their sex lives, declared that 75 percent of men ejaculate within two minutes.

But when it comes to the female orgasm, nothing's inevitable. As Sally Tisdale wrote:

Male sexuality seems different from mine fundamentally becausenothing need be involved but the head and shaft of thepenis, no other part of the body need be troubled, touched,undressed, or soiled ... the male orgasm has always seemedto me to burst almost from nowhere, to be infinitely moreready and willing than my own.

The female orgasm is a more complicated affair and often takes much longer to achieve during a session of sexual activity. In particular, her first orgasm is the most difficult to accomplish, requiring persistent stimulation, concentration, and relaxation. Is it any surprise, then, that researchers from the University of Chicago declared in the 1994 Sex in America Survey that men reach orgasm during intercourse far more consistently than do women, and that three fourths of men, but less than a third of women, always have orgasms. Less than a third! That means more than two out of three women on average are consistently denied their climax -- good reason to start hiding the cutlery.

Irony, bitter and cruel, seems to be embedded into our respective processes of arousal: that a woman, so unique in her sexuality, possessing both a clitoris -- an organ designed solely for the production of pleasure -- as well as the ability to experience multiple orgasms during a single session of sexual activity, should so often find this vast potential for blazing ecstasy smoldered -- a magnificent conflagration left unlit -- all for lack of a match that can hold its flame.

It's not a problem with the match, say many men, but rather that a woman's fuse is too long. Perhaps, but then this raises the question how long is too long? Studies, like those by Kinsey and Masters and Johnson, have concluded that among women whose partners spent twenty-one minutes or longer on foreplay, only 7.7 percent failed to reach orgasm consistently. That's a shift of tectonic proportions -- from two out of three women not being able to reach climax to nine out of ten achieving satisfaction -- all because of a matter of minutes.

Few, if any, of the world's problems can be solved with a mere twenty minutes of attention, and yet here, in the complex sociopolitical landscape of the bedroom, we have an opportunity to create bilateral satisfaction. When put that way, in the context of sexual peace and equality, is twenty minutes of focused attention, applied appropriately, really too much to ask, especially if it can save your sex life?

Take the path of the true gentleman: postpone your pleasure. As Sir Thomas Wyatt, father of the English sonnet wrote, "Patience shall be my song."

Ushering a woman into orgasm is both exhilarating and liberating. When she comes first, anxiety and pressure are dispensed with; you are emboldened, empowered to pursue with gusto the gratification that awaits you -- a climax that will be heightened all the more for having been postponed.

I love to make my girlfriend come, I love to experience the wholething -- the buildup and release of waves of pleasure, the surrender to ecstasy, the spasm of satisfaction, the momentary loss of self. It turns me on even more to know I made it happen."(David, 27)

What greater reward could a man ask for?

She Comes First
The Thinking Man's Guide to Pleasuring a Woman
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