Picks and Pans Review: Delicious Sex

updated 10/27/1986 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 10/27/1986 AT 01:00 AM EST

by Gael Greene

Greene, who's about 50, is a restaurant critic. Her main credential for writing a book of advice on sexual technique for women is that she has written two novels that are notable primarily for their prurience. So the only way to evaluate this volume is to cite some of her suggestions. They include: Wear shoes with mirrors on the bottom "so he can see himself as he licks your ankle"; wear bikini panties "with a bunny fur tail"; keep a "cut-glass box of chocolate truffles" near the bed; make love in a taxi, "exposing your panties and garter belt to the driver." Perhaps her most inspired suggestion is to try making love "on the George Washington Bridge at dawn in a heavy fog." This could lead to a lot of things, being run over by a lettuce truck or catching a severe cold, for instance. Delicious Sex is, however, definitely a long shot. While she may be as sensitive as a turnip when it comes to the grace of lovemaking, Greene obviously is not overzealous when it comes to setting limits. That's not to say that this book caters to extremists; not a single chapter is devoted to necrophilia or the finer points of pursuing one's lust for water buffalo. (Prentice Hall, $15.95)

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