“In Your Hands: The Everyman’s Guide to Masturbation” by Mark Emme— The Art of Self Pleasure

in your hands

Emme, Mark. “In Your Hands”, Bruno Gmuender, 2013.

The Art of Self Pleasure

Amos Lassen

I doubt many of us think of masturbation as an art—it seems to be a way to pass the time and receive instant gratification. I have just learned that there is artistry to pleasuring oneself. So now as we jack off, we should think of ourselves as artists. Mark Emme has studied, tested (lucky guy) and compared techniques and patterns of every variety of masturbation and tells it all in this little book of masturbatory techniques. What we get is a guide so that every man can learn all of the wonderful tricks of spanking the monkey. After reading it, I find it impossible to look at hand jobs in the same old ways.

I could not help but be reminded of two other books on the subject and they both have remained high on my list of popular reviews—“The Handjob Handbook” and “Do It Yourself”. I mean how much can one write about “self abuse”? Well let me say that you will be surprised at how much you can learn and how much more fun you can have when you are alone. Using humor and unabashed wit, Emme opens us up to all kinds of possibilities—“from the tried and true to the exotic and adventurous”. He is obviously a dedicated onanist and wants to share that with us. We feel his self-confidence throughout the book and he tells us that masturbation is “not something to be ashamed of, but something to celebrate”. Maybe the next time that you decide to take things into your own hands, you should invite your friends to come over and celebrate with you. He quotes Woody Allen, “Onanism is sex with somebody you really love” and that cannot really be disputed. Here is a book that “will open up new and untold vistas of your sexuality”.

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