Pete & Samantha’s Guide to Seasonal Sex Summer 2012 by Peter Birch and Samantha J Hall
Story Rating: 3 of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 4 of 5
Pete and Samantha’s Guide To Seasonal Sex – your one stop shop for everything you want to know about seasonal adult activities. As well as spring themed erotic stories, and seasonal adult articles!
This is THE guide you need to read, whether you are a girl, a boy, or both! Written by the world renowned erotic writer Peter Birch, Samantha J Hall, with editing by erotic author Nicky Raven, this new quarterly seasonal adult guide is sure to enlighten, amaze and entertain you through the fresh spring months.
I was not sure what to expect when I picked up this book, well I’d call it something more like a periodical. The focus of this “book” is Summer and there are 4 articles and 2 short stories:
Article #1 “Social Nudity: Fetish, Fantasy Or Lifestyle?” focused on the subject of nudity and what it meant to different people, why some people are nudists, and what they get from being nude. Overall it was a good article, a little long and dull in places, but interesting.
Story “Confirmed Sighting” – a man with a camera on a bluff and 2 young girls nude sunbathing on a private beach below.
Article #2 “Sweat Baby, Sweat” dealt with sweat – what it really means to us as humans and as a fetish was actually pretty interesting to me. While this is not a fetish that particularly appeals to me in the extreme, we all are attracted to other people based on scent in one form or another. I found it intriguing to read about what attracts people to it.
Article #3 “Sneaky Peeks – Voyeurism, And Where To Draw The Line?” focused on a “study”they conducted by staging pictures and having people give their opinions on different situations.
“What I do think is clear is that when judging what is or is not acceptable in the way of voyeurism, a great many factors come into
play: if an image is seen or recorded, and how it’s recorded; what is done with the image, how intrusive the image is, how intimate
the image is, and the reaction of the viewer to the image, and most importantly, whether the subject has consented to the image being made.”
Story “Visible Excitement” – imagine you were invisible and no one could see anything that you did out in public, what would you do?
This was nice light-hearted story, a good breather from the heavier topics and articles.
Article #4 “Sex In The Sunshine – Some Helpful Hints From Peter Birch” was a guide on having sex in the summer, aka outdoor sex. While nothing new or revolutionary it provided some good tips for those looking for a little outdoor fun in the sun. (sunblock people!!)
I will admit that I had an issue with the story “Confirmed Sighting”. I’ve been mulling this over for a few days now and I am trying really hard to keep an open mind. The story is about a man who pretends he is bird watching when in fact he is looking for voyeuristic opportunities. He ends up finding two young girls on a private beach who end up sunbathing in the nude. He takes lots of pictures and pleasures himself.
Personally I found the story disturbing, but as it was actually the second item you read in the book part of me wonders if I would have had such a harsh reaction if I had read it after reading the article on voyeurism? However, let’s consider the recent pictures of the Princess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. Was it right or wrong for the paparazzi to take these pictures? Did it cross the line?
So overall it was good, with some interesting articles. However, while it is 55 pages, which seems decent for a periodical, only 38 are actual content, and it included 3 ads!! There were also several editing issues that I found distracting. I don’t know about you but I have a fairly strict book budget so I want to make every dollar count and I just don’t know that I would spend the money on this. (costs seem to range from $4 – $5)
Reviewed by Book Huntress