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Summary

A classic for 30 years, Intended for Pleasure is a reference book that combines biblical teaching on love and marriage with the latest medical information on sex and sexuality. This popular resource gently encourages married couples to make their sexual relationship the fulfilling experience it was meant to be. This is a complete sex manual, with basic facts and frank discussion of all facets of human sexuality. A perfect gift for newlyweds and a source book for pastors and marriage counselors, this book has helped more than a million people understand and enjoy the gift God intended for pleasure.

Contains mature themes.

©1977 Fleming H. Revell; revised editions, copyright 1981, 1997 by Ed Wheat and Gaye Wheat; fourth edition copyright 2010 by Gaye Wheat (P)2018 Tantor

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if you want a great marriage

want a loving marriage, then this book is for you. it will tell you how to have great sex but most important, when the wife is pregnant, changes thru age etc. it gives understanding and the facts.

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This is a must read or listen 🎶

This is so instructive. Christian or not, this book is a treasure trove of wisdom that could save so many people from misery. It is open and straight to the point.
I wish I had it sooner but it is not too late.
The part on STDs was really scary given what is going on in these day and age.

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Exceptional.

It doesn't matter if you are Christian or not this is an amazing piece of resource material covering matters in the realms of sex in marriage. It covers everything from making a virgin comfortable, partner's responsibilities right down to the nitty gritty of sexual diseases. Very well presented and thought out book. You think you would know everything there is to know until you dive into this narrated publication then you'll get a surprise to find out there is much more to know. Who would have thought there was a technique on hymen stretching to prepare a virgin?

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AMAZING!! INSPIRING!! HONEST!! AIDING! INSIGHTFUL!

So powerful, I am a 28 year old female virgin and am getting married next month GOD willing and this book was fantastic in helping me to be prepared for my wedding night. I thought I knew what to do (only from movies and friends) but now I realise I was so clueless and unless my husband knew the powerful information contained in this book I could have hurt myself or he could have ended up hurting me. I hope my husband has read this book or something similar or has been taught it, if not I will definitely tell him to read/listen to it. The narrator spoke with such clarity, with excellent diction, enuciation and articulation and at a perfect speed. I was absolutely hooked. I listened to the whole of this book in under a week! I wrote down some very useful information and now I feel like I can be a better wife and please my husband in an area that means so much to him, probably more to him than me I would have said before this book. I prayed to my DADDY in heaven YAHWEH GOD some time ago that that I would please ny husband in sexual intimacy and I honestly believe that this book is the answer to my prayer, right on time, as GOD always is :) Whether you are a virgin or not, engaged or not, nearly wed, been married for 50 years or more I would definitely recommend this book, it is so powerful. Even if you have no plans for marriage you could help a married couple or a young man or woman who wants to get married one day, your children, your grandchildren, a brilliant read for marriage councillors and pastors too, this exceptional education should be preached in church. The chapter about birth control does state that we are to decide for ourselves what we are going to pick but I would say to avoid the pill, iud and some other forms of birth control as if their primary function fails then the secondary function is to stop a fertilised egg being implanted in the womb (Please research which ones). If you are a believer in GOD then please know that this is very displeasing to GOD as life begins at conception (as soon as the sperm enters the egg) and so the secondary function is actually aborting babies, it is killing your child, and we know that we should not kill, it is against GODs commandments. GOD bless you in all truth and wisdom as you read this book and may our LOVING, FAITHFUL and HOLY FATHER in heaven bless you with many fruit of your womb in your marriage :) x

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  • 21-01-19

Amazing transformation

Absolutely loved the book. Very easy to understand and explained in a systematic manner. It caused an explosion in our sex life and marriage. As for me it helped me drop my usual inhibitions and shyness and I was then easily aroused. It also helped me overcome any resentment I had towards my husband and helped me several him better.

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  • Kate
  • 25-02-19

A great book for anyone from newlyweds to people who have been married for 49 years

I listened to this book with my husband of more than 25 years. We both enjoyed it and learned some new things. The speaker was clear and very entertaining.

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  • 19-11-20

Worse Piece of Sex Advice Yet

Besides the narrator droning on in a tone as if making certain not to excite anyone, the information isn't even Biblically based. There were scriptures mentioned, but then there were statements made that were given as if they were "Biblical counsel" but only showed just how much the author really didn't know what he was talking about when it comes to sex and women.

Just one among other examples: the author states in Ch. 1 that man is the head and lover in his marriage, while the wife is "the help and responder" in the marriage. I have no issues with the man being the head of his marriage and his wife being his help as the scriptures say.

The part where the man is named as the lover and his wife is simply the responder smacks of ignorance as to what women are as sexual beings in or out of marriage. I totally cannot recommend this book for sexual guidance in Christian marriages...or otherwise. It completely misses the mark.

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  • 13-02-19

Very helpful, and straightforward information!

Encompassing all aspects of intimacy, with the main emphasis on closeness and bonding between a married couple. The practical language makes learning the techniques easy to understand.

I enjoyed listening to this book; because it contains medical knowledge to enhance and overcome intercourse roadblocks.

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  • 18-09-20

Life changing to the extreme.

I wish I could have read this book as a 20 year old. How much richer my life would be right now in my late 40's. Even so, I have been moved in so many deep areas through this book that its difficult to describe in this review. I will say to all men, READ THIS! I promise you have been looking for these insights your entire married life.

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  • Chappy D
  • 16-06-20

Boring

Great book if you have trouble sleeping. This is an antique. The reading was just plain boring.

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  • 27-05-20

Ever timely

Ever timely book of medical truth with Spiritual wisdom regarding sex, love and marriage as valued in the Christ centered home. I gained more understanding and confidence for this book to be used as a resource with my family.

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  • 11-05-20

A book to be read to young men and women.

This book is full of so much information at provides so much wisdom to men and women. A great read prior to marriage, or dating!

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  • 09-09-21

Not what I expected

The book was not what I was expecting, I did not intend to learn about anatomy. Some of the messages are very good, however I could not finish the book because the reader and content bored me. I felt as if I were in school for some of it.