- ISBN 9780452274648 / 0452274648
- Title The Erotic Edge: 22 Erotic Stories for Couples
- Author Lonnie Barbach
- Category Erotic Fiction
- Format Paperback
- Year 1996
- Pages 288
- Publisher Plume Books
- Language English
- Dimensions 135mm x 19mm x 203mm
Lonnie Barbach was among the first sex educators to break the taboo on women's erotic writing at a time when erotica was written by men, for men, and therefore did not adequately represent the sexual tastes of women. The Erotic Edge, her first book of arousing fiction for and by both men and women, is designed to bring couples together, enhance their sexual pleasure and deepen their mutual understanding of intimacy.
In this long-awaited, graphically intense exploration of seduction, romance, and erotic fantasy, no taboos are put on shared pleasure or the imagination of desire. Lonnie Barbach, a highly regarded professional in the field of sexuality and relationships, has collected 22 erotic and arousing stories written by both men and women. In her commentaries, Barbach examines the strong connection between men's sexual response and visual stimuli, contrasted with the importance of foreplay and mental suduction for women, and offers advice on how to use particular stories as a starting point for sexual encounters.
Barbach received her MA and PhD in clinical social psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. She is now on the clinical faculty of the University of California Medical School in San Francisco and also has a private practice.