The Dictionary of Love (Avon A) is an A to Z list of romantic words and phrases ranging from the scientific Dopamine, which is a feel-good chemical in the brain, to the scandalous Hot Monkey Love, which is when two people engage in quick, crazy copulation.
Author John Stark combed through chemistry, history, and anthropology texts for other entries like Eros, and Ejaculatory Inevitability, but he also got some help from his computer and his naughty neighbors.
Stark says, Craigslist was a huge inspiration. There are a lot of unhappy people on Craigslist. Thats where Sexual Alcatraz and Eye-Hump came from. And I have romantic neighbors who baby talk. You cant be around it, but it helped for the book.
Although Stark is proud of clever entries like Brokebacking a man sneaking around to have gay sex hes unsure how his friends and family will react when they read the raunchier phrases.
Stark says, I think it depends on what page they turn to. If they turn to the page with G-Spot Directional Map, itll be a little embarrassing.
The Dictionary of Love is on shelves now.
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