Bonoboville City Limits
Just started reading ” Sex Drive” by Stephanie Theobald, just into the first few pages, starts off right away into Betty Dodson and all the Female
(Bonoboesque ) understanding of Sexual Wellbeing from self loving regularly. One derogatory anti male comment so far, but I don’t think she’ll go into that
much as it is so Female Centric. Females as the Center of Society and Males as the Circle of Society is the great new model, I’ll see if she gets to that , but it is mainly a book for exploration, hence the title. More later as I read more ! Lots of Love ! Theodore
New books available on Block Books!
Here are just some of the new titles available online:
The Girl with the Million-Dollar Legs: My Life in Burlesque, Porn and Kink
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Cosmo’s Kinky Sex Games: Erotic Adventures That’ll Take You Both to New Levels of Ecstasy
The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe
Cunt: A Declaration of Independence Expanded and Updated Second Edition
Right now I am reading ”Sex at Dawn” this book has changed/is changing my life. Chris Ryan is the king of reason and his explanation of humanity and its connection to monogamy and non monogamy has changed my relationship and helped my partner and I grow closer and build trust… And if you haven’t listened to Chris Ryan’s podcast Tangentially Speaking you should find the episode where he interviews Susan Block its very good.
@BLKcurrant, I’ve only read excerpts but have had the pleasure of listening to Dr. Ryan’s podcast, Tangentially Speaking. And had an opportunity to speak with him the last time he was in Bonoboville.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘s for The Bonobo Way
“The social system they [the bonobos] foster works better than any species we’ve encountered for its efficiency and capacity for generating peace and happiness. This book explains it best.” Joseph
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘s for The Bonobo Way
“”An impactful, often hilarious how-to guide for humans to learn from the libidinous bonobos (that) just might hold the key to world peace…” –Steve Karras
Join the social RƎVO˩ution in Bonoboville, Read The Bonobo Way!
From cover to cover, learn about the bonobos, peace, sexuality, and more. The critically acclaimed book has been praised by porn-stars and professors alike. Order your copy today and discover why.
The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace Through Pleasure is a breath of fresh air for a culture that has been at war with itself for far too long. Written by international sex expert and Yale graduate Dr. Susan Block, The Bonobo Way highlights how humanity’s own lusty relationship with war and violence has not only affected countless human lives, but also the lives of Earth’s nonhuman nature—most notably, the bonobos (Pan Paniscus). At the book’s core, it is a call to action, a seductive moan from a lover’s ear to put down the war toys and come learn the ways of pleasure. From the jungles to the bedrooms, this book is an arousing, and downright sexy journey, complete with orgasmic anecdotes, as well as tales of lust, love and relationships built on power exchanges and trust.
What is most appealing about this book is the inclusiveness of Dr. Block’s narratives, she provides practical relationship tools– for the monogamous, the polycurious and the full-fledged swingers; her tone is light, uplifting, and supportive. The tools she lays out are useful for all relationship dynamics; addressing matters of intimacy, tips for role-play, BDSM and sexual etiquette. Much of the information is laid out in a twelve step guide, “release your inner bonobo.”
The step work itself is a public and private affair, with strategies for cultivating the (somewhat) dormant sensual self, a self which is attuned to primal nature and our “kissing cousins” the bonobos. The anecdotes from Dr. Block’s personal life, along with world news and history, make the step work relatable and add a personal touch to the text. The approach brings the concept of peace through pleasure to life, guiding the reader across this great earth we love to “make love on”, and down a river of ecstasy towards a destination that is, not only picturesque, but achievable–for those willing to do the work of course.
Due to its broad range of topics, The Bonobo Way can appeal to a wide audience; from environmental conservationists, animal rights activists and ecological advocates to porn stars, feminists, and military veterans. On a textual level, the book is eco-feminism, with Block’s own environment described in great detail (the bedroom, the Speakeasy, the urban jungle). All the while, her connection to the bonobos is never far from the surface of the text; from Dr. Block’s first glimpse of the bonobos while watching a PBS broadcast, to her first visit with Lana the Bonobo at the San Diego Zoo. She narrates how studying bonobos has helped her develop a greater consciousness of empathy, compassion and sexual awareness. The results of her various states of “bonobo liberation” are disclosed in great detail, with an emphasis on preserving the bonobos who “empower the female” and “never kill each other.”
As a piece of literature, The Bonobo Way may deserve its own shelf, in between sexual studies and ecology, in a genre of its own dubbed “ecosexual.” The push for the preservation of the bonobos, their bioregion, and the call to action to repair our relationship with our “over-farmed and abused mother earth” (83), all help to categorize this book as ecological literature– comparable to the works of Mary Hunter Austin, and Octavia Butler. However, the sexual narratives woven throughout the text are akin to the pages of high erotica, a literary orgasm that details escapades, advances, and near misses. The fusion of both the ecological and the sexual is really what defines this book.
The cost of this book is an investment into your character, and hopefully, your sex life. At 240 pages it is available in print and eBook– the latter includes full color photos. Other features of the book are Dr. Block’s notes, which vary from “hat tips” to writers and rock stars, to supplemental information on clinical and “scene” terms, as well as vital historical references. For those inspired, to take action, the appendix of The Bonobo Way provides a list of sites and organizations that are dedicated to helping the bonobos, and a list of zoos, reserves, sanctuaries where bonobos can be seen.
© October 8, 2015. Del Rey, is an ecosexual writer & sex therapist, editor of the Dr. Susan Block Institute Newsletter and Humboldt circus alumni, occasionally seen on DrSuzy.Tv and other channels. For more information, call 310.568.0066.
Ten Commandments for a lifetime of pleasure:
A review of Dr. Susan Block’s book, The 10 Commandments of Pleasure
by Del Rey
Moses came down from the mountain with 10 commandments; Dr. Susan Block laid the foundation of Bonoboville with the 10 Commandments of Pleasure. This book is a holy grail that can lead you through orgasmic peaks, with waves of pleasure on how to delight, excite, and arouse your partner(s). From fantasies to fetishes, love languages to erotic displays of affection, Dr. Block’s 10 Commandments of Pleasure is peppered with personal narratives, sex acts, and an orgy of ways to stimulate your partner outside of the sheets. This book is an empowering affirmation of our sexual nature, and a revolutionary leap towards better communication between partners, with space for greater gender and sexual fluidity, and an openness towards sexual exploration. 2016 will mark the book’s 20th year, but pleasure is timeless and Dr. Block’s Commandments are more essential today, especially with the rise of social media and digital dating.
The tone of the book is alluring, as sexpert Dr. Susan Block advises the reader to explore the body, to practice safer sex, to tease, to tantalize, to deny, to indulge, to orgasm, to squirt, to listen– as in Commandment 7 of a Lady’s Pleasure, “Thou Shalt Have Foreplay.” Additionally, there are pearls of wisdom, for instance, in Commandment 6 of a Gentleman’s Pleasure, “mother him, but not smother him,” the lesson is that “you can teach a man to appreciate touch, if you have the patience and feel that he’s worth it. Block words of affirmation, empower the female; a unifying theme throughout the book and a trumpeting venture she continues to this day.
As a whole, the commandments are a guide to improve the quality of your relationships– both sexual and nonsexual; between the lines, the book is humorous, as any great sex story should be, inviting to the reader to explore intimacy outside of the bedroom. Dr. Block weaves together a feminist narrative for the modern age, one that evokes a program of female empowerment through sex and sexuality. She writes, that the woman is “in charge of her fantasies. She’s the head honcho of her life (just as you are of yours). But you can help. You should help, if you want to give her pleasure. Unless she tells you she doesn’t want your help. But if she doesn’t want your help, that’s a pretty clear signal that she doesn’t want you (131). ” The advice is blunt, with a subtext of consent and personal boundaries that (although it is directed at heterosexual relationships) is applicable to any relationship. While the book does focus on monogamy, Dr. Block does also include a broad spectrum of relationship dynamics; threesome, swingers and the BDSM communities.
The 10 commandments of pleasure are exactly that, a pleasure. From start to finish the book is a comprehensive look at sexuality, intimacy, and serves as a handy playbook for keeping your monogamous relationship from becoming a monotonous relationship. Unlike her previous book, Advertising for Love, this book, The 10 Commandments of Pleasure, provides erotic keys to thrust a relationship beyond past the first series of dates. While there is some overlap in content between her previous book, Advertising for Love and her subsequent book The Bonobo Way, this book is a standalone text that is (now its third edition) also available as an audio book. Whether you’re in a swinging, monogamous, polyamorous, heterosexual or homosexual relationship, Dr. Susan Block’s The 10 Commandments of Pleasure: Erotic Keys to a Healthy Sexual Life has something for everyone.
© September 14, 2015. Del Rey, is an ecosexual writer & sex therapist, editor of the Dr. Susan Block Institute Newsletter and Humboldt circus alumni, occasionally seen on DrSuzy.Tv and other channels. For more information, call 310.568.0066.
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