Did you know that...
The word "vanilla" comes from the Latin word vagina, because of the vanilla pod's resemblance to the female genitalia.
In Middle Eastern Islamic countries it is not only a sin, but a crime as well, to eat a lamb that you've had sex with.
The male pig has a corkscrew shaped penis that looks like his tail, and he slowly "winds" into the female pig before achieving a ten-minute-long orgasm.
While the above information hasn't raised your IQ, helped you to find a high-paying job, or improved your own personal love life, you no doubt find yourself richer for having the knowledge. (At least you've got something to say during those long lulls in the conversation.)
If you're like most people, you have a fascination with sex, otherwise you wouldn't be reading this book. While nearly every magazine from Cosmo to Sports Illustrated -- and even The Wall Street Journal -- manages to work its fair share of articles on everyone's favorite subject into its pages, the most interesting facts go far beyond your garden-variety coitus. There's a tremendous amount of intriguing material about sex to be found in all areas of life, from animals to history to the rich and famous.
Within these pages I've attempted to gather every little fascinating factoid, titillating tidbit, and carnal curiosity on the world's favorite pastime. And while everyone does indeed enjoy sex and loves to hear more about it, I wanted to make sure that the book could be enjoyed by a wide range of readers. I tried to avoid being raw and overly explicit, choosing instead to be tastefully prurient and use fouler language and more-graphic detail only when absolutely necessary. I think you'll find that this book truly details everything you wanted to know about sex but didn't know to ask. And all of it's guaranteed to be completely useless.
Copyright © 2000 by Shane Mooney