Wednesday, November 08, 2006

11 minutes

a book by paulo coelho. the same brazilian author of The Alchemist. 11 minutes is an erotic and spiritual adventure of a prostitute. it is an easy read with a delicate subject matter. sex.

my favorite part was when it teaches you how to give pleasure to the woman via the sides of the clitoris and the clitoris itself. penetration apparently is not as pleasurable to women as it does to men. another interesting part is when it describes the several sexual problems that men have. his insécurités. his needs.

its hard to believe that women from history were not aware of the clitoris. after this discovery, i am very glad that women of today are able to finally enjoy sex as much as men do. they absolutely deserve it. [français]

rating: 3/5 ***
informative

8 comments:

rob said...

I found it interesting that it was the same author of 'The Alchemist' (although The Alchemist is a bit overrated in my opinion).

Does the title '11 Minutes' refer to the minimum time it takes for a woman to orgasm?

roehl said...

rob, in terms of a woman reaching her orgasm (and comparing it with a man reaching his), is 11 minutes too long, too short, or just about the same as a man's. i don't want to compare it with the time i reach orgasm cause mine might not be the average.

rmacapobre said...

11 minutes is about the time it takes for a man to finish ...

roehl said...

enlightening .... by the way, just passed thru national bookstore and they were displaying lots of paulo coelho books. unfortunately, no "11 minutes" available. :-(

rmacapobre said...

incidentally. this weekend. i finally, got up the courage to tell someone that i was interested. it was unplanned and it just went that way because the timing was appropriate. i could not help but tell. to not tell was being myself in highschool. or in college. and for that i am proud of myself. the response, however, was unfavorable. which maybe i expected. i dont know for sure. i dont hurt as i did before. when these things happen. but i do feel empty and devoid of purpose.

rob said...

ey max, good to hear that. I'm sure it was a liberating feeling. And though the response was unfavorable at the moment, it may become favorable in the future (things change with time that may improve the situation).

By the way, how do you tell someone that you're interested? How do you say it and what do you say?

rmacapobre said...

By the way, how do you tell someone that you're interested? How do you say it and what do you say?

dinner. when you think the conversation is going well. but inside your head you are already thinking what's about to happen. the sex afterwards. hehehe. but i was wrong. there was no sex afterwards. you just manage to slip it in. i think i was just lucky in the sense that the date was receptive. we were being honest to each other all of a sudden. i dont know if there is a formula .. i think that's just it. there was a good conversation happening ..

rob said...

Max, I envy you because you were able to be honest. Just heard this quote from David Letterman of all people, it was his advice to Jerry Seinfeld when he was just starting out his new sitcom: "Make sure you fail doing what you want to do."