Just a quick update post.
It has been exactly 4 weeks since the book officially launched and progress has been interesting and encouraging.
Feedback has been very good, first reviews and interviews have appeared and I also have some Apple iBookstore news.
The first Amazon review called the book “A philosophical essay of sheer clarity” and went on as follows :
A must-read for anybody who has ever looked at relationships and asked, “why?” Roberts draws a simple distinction between “natural” (biology-ruled) desires and “normal” (society-ruled) desires. He argues that the contradictions between these two sources of motivation cause us to see relationships as “hard” when they ought to be easy.
He further posits that understanding these two levels of awareness, accepting what they mean for us, and making informed choices in your own relationships that take these realities into account, can increase our power to successfully find and maintain caring relationships in whatever configurations we choose.
By refusing to allow the battle between “natural” and “normal” (aka “relationship duress”) to continue to frustrate us — and by instead focusing on the health of what he calls “the 4 pillars of pure form relationships” — we can simplify our relationships and better understand our selves and our lovers (as well as our friends, and everybody we relate to on every level).
While this reviewer still needs to experience directly how these principles work out in practice, the theory seems quite solid. Well worth the time!
Another reviewer wrote – Blew my mind! and went on as follows :
This book really blew my mind. JJ Roberts has sown the seeds for a sexual revolution!
The author gives a great historical account of sexual relationships, the sinister origins of marriage, and the current sexual marketplace post-civil rights and and post-feminism.
With a liberal, cynical and humanist paradigm, the author explores how our conditioning and social environment pressures us to settle down in a “fenced” relationships, whilst denying our basic nature. The book clearly shows shows how “Marriage is normal, but not natural.”
This book makes you question everything you’ve ever learned about what relationships should be like, and ultimately offers a better alternative where love and nature, not traditional, triumphs.
Sex 3.0 may well change your life.
A must read!
Several bloggers also posted reviews :
I did my first radio / podcast interview here :
Interview starts about 20 minutes in (I was chatting on skype from the other side of the world so sound quality is not great).
I also found out that Apple just accepted the book for the iBookstore and it is now available via iTunes in 32 countries in the world. Full list :