Sex Disasters and How to Survive Them front cover

Sex Disasters and How to Survive Them front cover

by Charles Moser, Ph.D., M.D. and Janet W. Hardy
Published in 2002 by Greenery Press

While most of Sex Disasters and How to Survive Them deals directly with the physiological side of sexuality, it does highlight a few emotional and legal issues that could arise from sex.

Written in an easy to digest “topic and explanation” format, the tone is light and easy to follow.  Unfortunately, the topics aren’t organized, so if one hoped to find to find information on a pressing issue they would be forced to hunt through the index. Worse still, many explanations lack the comprehension one wants in the midst of that sort of crisis.

To be fair some of the topics such as “My Girlfriend and I were making out and her Doberman snarled at me” don’t really demand a great deal of detail.  Then again, how likely is someone to seek out this book for that sort of advice?  Having been confronted with issues covered in this book after I read it, my answer is not at all.

I have high expectations of Greenery Press.  Their books tend to be the very best on topics devoted to sexuality (alternative or otherwise).  Maybe it’s just cynicism, but I suspect that if coauthor Janet Hardy weren’t the head of Greenery Press this book wouldn’t bear their logo.  Sex Disasters and How to Survive Them certainly is certainly the weakest of their titles I’ve encountered so far. (Note: little did I know that Intimate Invasions would make this seem like a modern classic. Oh well.)

If you happen to have had the sort of puritanical parents who refused to let you attend the fun portion of high school health class, then this book might be beneficial to you. Otherwise save your money and buy your lover something nice.