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Publishing/Production: Down There Press: Press Releases: It's Not Stephen King, But You Can Ride a Bullet Vibe


For Immediate Release

March 28, 2000

For more information:
Leigh Davidson
(415) 974-8985 ext 205


It's Not Stephen King, But You Can Ride a Bullet Vibe

San Francisco -- Good Vibrations: The New Complete Guide to Vibrators (revised 4th edition) is ready to download from PublishingOnline.com, with fun tips on how to select the vibrator -- including the Silver Bullet and Pink Pearl -- that's right for you and your partner.

San Francisco independent publisher Down There Press is giving its e-savvy readers the opportunity to read its latest release several weeks before the print edition can get into bookstores. "This new technology offers an additional avenue for our authors to get their work before the public in a timely way," notes Managing Editor Leigh Davidson. "Stephen King's e-novella may have grabbed the mainstream headlines during the past weeks, but scores of publishers and authors have been creating e-books for this growing market for the past couple of years without crashing bn.com's servers."

To receive a digital review copy of Good Vibrations, e-mail Patricia Vaccarino at patriciav@PublishingOnline.com or call her at 206-439-9257 ext 110.

The new and completely updated edition of Good Vibrations is a must-have handy guide for those both new to vibrators and seasoned experts. Once used to "cure" women's "hysteria," and then sent underground for mention only behind closed doors, vibrators have become a part of popular culture, increasingly appearing in mainstream movies, TV shows and magazine features. "More women are unashamed to acknowledge that they rarely, if ever, leave home without theirs," affirms author Joani Blank.

While vibrators are usually thought of as a self-pleasuring aid, millions of sexually active adults use vibrators and other sex toys in partner sex, according to the National Sexual Health Survey. An earlier study by the author and researchers at Syracuse University found that two-thirds of its respondents used vibrators with partners. Vibrator users reported that their orgasms were generally more intense, and nearly half the respondents experienced multiple orgasms.

Vibrators come in dozens of sizes, styles, colors and shapes and an assortment of new materials. In addition to describing new ways for women to use vibrators, the authors discuss how to compare, buy, and care for the toys. Good Vibrations co-author Ann Whidden declares, "Vibrators are a girl's best friend!" but she and Blank also write about their use by men and in partnered sex.

Good Vibrations, an "explicit, entertaining guide -- with more than shoulder massage in mind" (Los Angeles Times), is filled with anecdotes by the authors. As an "unabashed and evangelical" (Playboy) leader in sexuality education, Blank addresses the embarrassment and hesitation many of us feel about sexual issues and provides a reassuring forum for exploring them.

PublishingOnline.com, ranked #8 on Q.com's Book Web Guide, currently offers titles from Down There Press and over 100 additional publishers. The Seattle-based company also releases electronic originals and supports a variety of platforms.

Down There Press, celebrating its 25th year of sex-positive publishing in the year 2000, publishes exclusively sexual health books. The press has a list of eighteen innovative, lively and practical titles, including Herotica®, Femalia and Exhibitionism for the Shy.

To request a review copy of the print edition, e-mail Leigh Davidson at downtherepress@excite.com or fax a request to 415-974-8989.

Good Vibrations: The New Complete Guide to Vibrators (revised 4th edition)
Author: Joani Blank with Ann Whidden
Price: $8.50, trade paper
ISBN: 0-940208-26-1
Bibliography, black and white line drawings
Pub Date: July 2000