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Paperback Sextrology: The Astrology of Sex and the Sexes Book

ISBN: 0060586311

ISBN13: 9780060586317

Sextrology: The Astrology of Sex and the Sexes

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Picking up where Linda Goodman's Love Signs never dared to go, here is an original, smart, and provocative approach to evaluating sexual identities that will once again have people asking, "What's your sign?"

In sophisticated, uninhibited language, Sextrology candidly explores each sign of the zodiac, male and female, through a unique, wholly original astro-sexual philosophy. In this highly entertaining and illuminating...

Customer Reviews

7 ratings

obviously biased

Not for those who actually want a fair and balanced view of all the signs. As with almost all so-called "astrologers", these authors are seem to be obviously very biased against a certain sign in particular and it shows. One would think they'd keep it together enough to at least act like they wanted to provide a trustworthy and even-handed account of all the signs, but they couldn't; therefore, this is not as impressive OR ACCURATE as everyone makes this book out to be


Great read very lengthy but insightful.

Find out what's between their ears -- and other places -- before you hit the sheets.

I happened upon this book while perusing the shelves at my local library. I was lingering by the "133.5" section when its bright-red cover caught my eye. After reading the title, I knew that I would be taking it home. I thumbed through the pages to my own section and that of my partner. I didn't find anything too objectionable, so I checked it out. Unlike a seemingly-similar-and-also-excellent tome, "Linda Goodman's Love Signs," this book does not discuss in length signs in combination with each other. It does, however, give in-depth interpretations of each individual sign with a cursory list of the different combinations for both straight and gay couplings. The format separates men from women so that the nuances of each gender may be better understood. I really like the construction of this book. Each sign/gender has a one-page introduction followed by the subheading "Sign + Mind." This first section describes the psychological makeup of its natives, using the cosmology of astrology (polarity, rulership, element, quality, etc.) in association with and represented by mythological and Biblical archetypes. If examples exist, modern literary characters are cited as well. The second section, "Body + Soul," illustrates how the psychology of an individual expresses itself in corporeal form. I do find this section to be less "on the money," because an individual's physical form is highly colored by the Ascendant sign at birth; thus, making morphological generalities based upon sun sign alone somewhat less accurate. If you know your own (or your partner's) rising sign, you can cross-reference the corresponding section for this other sign. The third section, "Sex + Sexuality," addresses the reasons most of us are interested in this book in the first place. It synthesizes the previous two segments in order to tell us how we like it and why. The language is of an adult nature, but this is an adult topic meant for adults, so it is wholly appropriate. I don't have enough experience to know whether all the sexual proclivities are spot-on, but after reading the corresponding "sign + mind" divisions, I can see that there is quite a bit of congruence. Throughout the book, there are informative asides for each sign/gender in the margins of the pages -- "principle," "planetary symbol," "sign quadrant," "sign glyph," "element + quality," "polarity," "sign number," "sign-age association," "psychology," "archetype + myth," "Bible + literature," "keywords for the astrological house," "keywords for the sign," "body rulership," "list of famous people," "straight turn-ons," and "gay turn-ons" -- which serve as a sort of "Cliffs' Notes" for this hefty tome. In fact, the reader can get a heck of a lot out of just reading the margins without ever delving any deeper into the chapters. In summary, I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in knowing themselves, and their partners or prospective partners, intimately. You will not be disappointed!

Excellent book

This is worth a read even if you don't believe in astrology. It's accuracy is better than I've seen elsewhere and the tone makes it a fun read. It has sections devoted to both straight/gay/bi compatibility and by sex. Sextrology incorporates the spectrum when it comes to gender, identity and relationships. I loved it.

More like six stars actually.

Finally someone has dragged astrology into the current millenium. I couldn't speak more highly of this book. Starsky and Cox take us for a stimulating walk down a well trodden path. Those who compare them to other authors in the same field miss the point entirely.

I've been converted!

I never was one for astrology, but this book is so smart and so accurate, I've been completely turned around. It's freaky how dead-on the descriptions of each sign are. Plus the writing is so sharp and funny (and VERY sexy), it's absolutely impossible to put down. I stayed up reading (mostly about my exes) till 2 last night. My friends keep begging me to lend them my copy, but they'll have to get their own; I just can't let go. Stella Starsky and Quinn Cox are my new idols! Buy this book for yourself and your friends. You'll thank me.

Lots to Learn and Tons of Fun

Learned and encyclopedic meet playful and raunchy ... Sextrology is so much fun I quickly found myself reading ALL the signs and ALL the combos - not just those that had me "Taurus Man" pegged. No astro-sex guidance through inference and innuendo here - this book goes straight to the (pardon me) head. Would highly recommend to anyone aspiring to a richer (mental, physical, spiritual) sex life ... and anyone who loves a raucous romp through a mix of history, mythology, astrology and the urge to merge.
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