For many of us, a covert peek into Alex Comfort M.B., Ph.D's The Joy of Sex was some of our first sex ed: highly explicit yet strangely unsexy, horrible to think of in connection to one's parents. While the newer editions have excised the joys of sex on motorcycles, sex on horseback and sex with hookers (all featured in the 1972 original), the latest update has gone one better, adding 43 new sections from a woman's perspective and reflecting a new clitoral consciousness. In addition, JOS 08 involves obligatory nods to cybersex, high-tech sex gadgetry and what the Guardian describes as "a harrowing section on penis injuries caused by vacuum cleaners." [The Guardian]