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Get Your Read On – New books at MB

Friday, September 5th, 2014

With Spring in the air (the Jasmine is in bloom in Newtown!) now is the perfect time to pick up a sultry new volume and soak in the sunshine along with some sexy inspiration. Our huge book department has grown a little larger this week with these new titles available now:

All of these titles, and few more, are in-store and online now. Visit the New Books section of to see all the new volumes.

SIZZLING NEW SEX BOOKS – Learn something new this Spring!

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

This Spring looks set to be a bumper season for all-new reads that are sure to put some new skills into your sex life. Three great new titles arrived this week and we can’t wait to tell you about them!

MARATHON SEX by Sonia Borg

Incredible Lovemaking Experiences

Get the toe-curling sex you’ve been dreaming of! The only thing that makes a good thing better is more of it. Marathon Sex gives you scenarios for prolonged lovemaking sessions that deliver incredible techniques and positions that make sex last longer and build to incredible orgasms. From seduction to foreplay to positions one, two, and three, each of these multi-hour scenarios provide a sex date hot enough to put the sizzle back into any relationship. It’s practical, it’s real,

and it’s FUN!

Every scenario gives you hours of moves and lets you explore a different side of sex and intimacy from playful to kinky. Marathon Sex gives you inspiration, techniques, and positions from start to finish line.

Sonia Borg


Sonia Borg – Dr. Sonia Borg earned her Ph. D. in Human Sexuality and Masters in Public Health from The Institute For The Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco and her Masters Degree in Communication from San Francisco State University. Sonia is certified as a Clinical Sexologist by the American College of Sexologists and is a member of AASECT The American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists. Dr. Sonia is also a writer, speaker, and sex educator. She meets with clients at her San Diego office and online from her website.



The Secrets to Sensational Foreplay teaches you toe-curling touch techniques, creative kissing and mouth moves that will drive your partner crazy, and sultry seduction skills that will stoke all of your senses for maximum responsiveness and pleasure.

You’ll learn how to take foreplay to the next level with sensual and daring activities that put you in the mood or build the excitement.

We loved the fun, soft layout filled with sexy images that are helpful to getting into the mood and realising some of the suggestions. It’s a lighthearted read that doesn’t put any more pressure on either partner. It’s already a big hit at MaXXX Black and is as helpful to beginners as it is for couples who’ve been playing together for a while now.


Laura Ross is a writer, editor, and literary agent specializing in provocative nonfiction and illustrated books. +

While much of her current work reflects her particular interest in sexuality and women’s issues, she has produced a wide range of magazine features, anthologies, textbooks, and even an occasional celebrity biography.



Ok, so we’ve seen field guides for birds, for trees, and even for bees, so maybe it’s about time there was a field guide to that most essential of human endeavours.

This is no serious tome of sexual education. Rather, it’s a fun and funny “encyclopedia” that shows how to identify the physical characteristics and bizarre seduction rituals of the creatures that are likely to be encountered during sexual forays. Hey, even members of the same species can have anatomical differences, right?

The Field Guide to F*CKING teaches you how to map out your partner’s primary erogenous zones and decode sexual signals based on body language, kissing, and touch techniques. Sex has attracted many adventurers in search of its oft-elusive pleasures. It’s all about having fun, but the information inside is no beat-up. Based on real research, and full of little tidbits that will have you giggling and learning at the same time, this is one book that you’ll have lots of fun reading.

Emily Dubberley

Author: Emily Dubberley –  Emily is a British author and journalist specialising in sex and relationships. She founded women’s sex website Cliterati in 2001 and is the founding editor of Scarlet, a sex magazine for women that launched in September 2004. Emily has written for numerous publications including More, New Woman, Elle, Men’s Health, Forum, The Guardian, Penthouse, The Star, and Glamour. She wrote the four most recent Lovers’ Guide videos, edited the Lovers’ Guide magazine.



All of these titles, and many more, are available in-store at MaXXX Black and online at Just look for the Books & Literature Pages.


New Review: The No Excuses Guide to Soul Mates

Friday, June 15th, 2012

There are times in my life I could look back on now and feel foolish.

And I’m not talking about those times at the pub doing obnoxious a-capella renditions of Bohemian Rhapsody at the top of my lungs whilst playing air guitar and standing on the pool table. On a school night.

I’m talking about the times I was sure I had found ‘The One’.

Silly me. Yep, six months of swanning around, blissfully declaring that I had found “My Soul Mate”…. only to wake up one morning, roll over and think, “Really? YOU? I thought YOU were my SOUL MATE?!?!” before running from the building at full speed, half-dressed, screaming in terror and wearing only one shoe.

Then there were the times of knowing, deep within, that this time I actually had found my Soul Mate, like really-really-actually-for-real-this-time. The electricity. The intense passion. The sublime spiritual connection. And at the root of all this, the certainty that the feeling was mutual.

Until I got dumped.

You know that moment when the world crumbles around you as you lie bloodied and broken, heart shattered on the floor?

Yup. We’ve all felt it at some point.

These moments of heartbreak and disillusionment send us into limbo. Some days we curse the day we fell for the soul mate myth. What a crock. “Soul mates are for gullible wimps and they’re not even real anyway,” we say. “I’m gonna be a player. I’m gonna leave a trail of broken hearts. Once I’ve eaten this entire pack of Tim Tams.”

Other days we might call our best friend and wail through the phone, “The soul mate IS SO real and my one dumped me, I’ll NEVER leave the house again!”

It becomes apparent that, in order to restore our faith in humanity, we must find another soul mate to fill the void and end the suffering.

So we go out looking for The One. We search ALL the bars. ALL the clubs. We roam the streets. Every cute shop assistant is a potential soul mate. And after quite a few uninspiring dates and at least three bit-of-a-shocker hookups, we start to get really down. “Why can’t I find my soul mate? What’s wrong with all these people? Maybe it’s just me? Why am I not good enough? Am I destined to walk this earth alone forever? I’m so ugly…”

Does any of this sound familiar?

If so – well, I read a book recently which was really helpful. It’s called The No Excuses Guide To Soul Mates by Stacey DeMarco and Jade Sky.

This book explained a lot for me. So get this – according to DeMarco and Sky, Soul Mates do exist. But not in the traditional sense. For instance, it’s not like there’s only One Perfect Match for you in your whole life and if you screw that up, well you might as well be dead. There’s more than one type of soul mate. Some are platonic, some are romantic, some are very physical, some are more spiritual. Even our teachers, family, or best friends can be a type of life-changing soul mate, and we attract them into our lives at different times depending on where we’re at – in that moment.

Something clicked for me as I read this book. I could actually look at each soul-mate-type and relate it to my own relationships and experiences. Suddenly these feelings of having found The One didn’t seem so misguided and foolish. Those people were special to me for a reason. Sure, they would be wrong for me now. But for me then, they were…the One.

DeMarco and Sky show you how to detox from a bad relationship and move on, build your personal power, break destructive patterns, and make dating FUN again. It’s a very heartwarming, empowering, and comforting book.

If you’ve ever had any kind of doubts, guilt, embarassment or bewilderment about any of your ex-“Soul Mates” – don’t beat yourself up, give this book a read. It might just give you some closure.

The No Excuses Guide To Soul Mates is always available at MaXXX Black. To view or purchase online please click HERE.

– Fae Fox

Tristan Taormino Appears At MaXXX Black

Friday, April 20th, 2012

For the very lucky 50 or so people who got a ticket, the Expert Guide To Female Orgasms workshop, presented here over Easter, was a fantastic evening – and we have to thank Tristan Taormino for making it so much fun!

Tristan’s books and products have long been part of the MaXXX Black mix, but to have this international sex expert, writer and producer here in person was a genuine treat for all of us.

On the night we spent just over 2 hours learning even more about the female orgasm, and every morsel of information was delightfully presented. Tristan makes talking about sex fun, easy and educational, and we sincerely hope she’ll visit us again on her next trip to Australia.

Until then, remember we are always here to answer your questions about sex, love and life, and we stock Tristan’s maarvellous books should you want to do a little ‘study’. Believe us when we say that learning from Tristan is nothing like normal school. Far More Fun!!

Many thanks go out to Tristan herself, but also to the MaXXX Black team who worked hard to create a magical evening for all of us!

New Products: Jacqueline Hellyer’s Books Now In-Store

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Jacqueline Hellyer, more fondly known as The Sex Coach, has two amazing books out – and we have them right here!

Jacqueline is one of Australia’s foremost experts on sex and sexuality. In addition to her private clinical practice, she is the “I’m the Sex Coach” for Men’s Health and Women’s Health magazines; a published author with a growing web presence and she runs the Tantric Fusion workshops amongst many others right here in Sydney.

We love that her articles (and she is our featured therapist) appear on our blog, and her advice and wisdom has helped so many of our clients and friends achieve great sex.

So when Jacqueline let us know she has some books out, we couldn’t wait to get them in. There are so few Australian authors on the subject of sex, and as always Jacqueline’s words are not only useful, they’re timely, fun, and ultimately satisfying.

So what are the books?

The Sex Life Survival Guide for Parents

The Sex Life Survival Guide For Parents helps you and your partner boost the richness of your relationship.

An essential read for parents-to-be and those of us who’ve had kids already. It includes

  • Tips on how to keep your energy levels up.
  • Steps to take to keep your sanity and protect your relationship.
  • Ideas on how to distract the kids.
  • Blokes’ Notes – the section just for men.


Sex Secrets For Busy People

Sex Secrets For Busy People

Is your busy lifestyle stopping you from having really great sex?

Or has your lifestyle killed off your libido?

Finally, an answer (and from a local!). Sex Secrets for Busy People dispels the limiting beliefs that stop people from having really great sex, then shows how to replace those beliefs with empowering understanding and practical solutions to create the great sex you deserve.

To see more about these books, or to order from our online store, simply click on the images above. Happy reading!

News: Signed editions of Midori books in-store!

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

The incredible educator, sexpert and shibari seductress Midori is in town this week for her workshops and we were blessed with a little visit from her last night.

It was lovely to see Midori here at MB but even more exciting is the fact she signed every copy of her books that we have in store!!! We have two copies of each that are signed, so you better get in quick if you want one of these limited editions.

So which books? Click on the pics to see the full description.

This coffee table book (the larger format shows Morey’s photographs at their best) provides very clear, thorough, step-by-step instructions to achieve the decorative functionality of each pose.

NEW: The Ultimate Guide To Orgasms For Women

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Every now and again a book arrives at MB and takes our breath away – The Ultimate Guide To Orgasms For Women by Mikaya Heart did that….and more!

This fantastic volume takes the ‘ultimate guide’ series and turns it on its head – it’s not just about the physical, it’s also about the energetic, the spiritual, the emotional, your relationships and what works, what doesn’t – and why!

Mikaya Heart talks about womens’ experiences in a genuine and engaging way that is easy to relate to and even better to learn from. Her holistic approach makes it genuinely empowering and our reviewers have all said that it can make a positive impact on you within just the first 20 pages!

All of our staff here are madly reading this book – it has become one the MaXXX Black ‘bibles’.

We believe this is an essential read for all women (and those who love them). We’ll be posting a full review soon and you can read more about the book by visiting the webstore HERE.

There’s also a strong possibility of Mikaya holdinga couple of VIP workshops right here in Sydney in December 2011. If you’re interested in taking part, please drop us a line via with your email phone and name details.

Product News: Douglas Kent’s Shibari Land Back In Stock!

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

A few months ago the publisher’s of Douglas Kent’s Complete Shibari instructional books gave us the bad news that they were going out of print. The resultant rush of customers all over the world trying to get their hands on one of the last copies pushed prices for the Land volume well above $150 in the United States.

Well, the good news is that all that interest has sparked a re-print of both volumes, and as of today, Douglas Kent’s Complete Shibari Volume 1: Land, is back in stock!

And no, we’re not charging $150 a copy.

It’s only $50.00 and if you’re a rope enthusiast you can’t do much better than this wonderful book, complete with step-by-step instructions and images.

Product News: Douglas Kent’s Shibari Land Back In Print

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

It’s been unavailable in oz for some time now so when the publisher of Douglas Kent’s best-selling Complete Shibari Land told us it’s coming back we were very excited!

Land explores the essential ground-based ties and forms of shibari. With short, clear explanations and over 440 lavish, step-by-step illustrations and photographs, Douglas Kent introduces the basic “building blocks”, then guides you in applying those basics to create a full range of beautiful and exciting ground-based shibari ties.

This is not a “knot book” – if you can tie an overhand knot, you already know half the knots you’ll ever need. This practical, hands-on guide to doing shibari covers everything from choosing and preparing rope, to scene safety, to the techniques… and the reasoning behind the techniques.

Since going out of print the book has reached prices as high as US$190 as fans of rope tying and bondage do their best to get their hands on the very limited number of copies still out there.

All that changes on 29th August, when we will get a whole new stack of copies!!! Mark the date in your diary – you don’t want to miss out!

Book News: “The Ethical Slut” Now In-Store

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Consider yourself a ‘relationship pioneer’? Do you want more than monogamy, mortgages, and marriage? Well, The Ethical Slut may be the book that changes your life.

First published in 1997, Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy (pictured left) gave the world the first ‘real’ book to deal with relationship issues from a different point of view – poyamory, open relationships, new models of partnership and so much more. It blitzed the bookseller’s lists, and before the 2nd edition was finished in 2008 it had already sold over 100,000 copies.

Here at MaXXX Black we’ve been recommending this book ever since we opened, and today, finally, the 2nd Edition paperback arrived in store!!!

For anyone who has ever dreamed of love, sex, and companionship beyond the limits of traditional monogamy, this groundbreaking guide navigates the infinite possibilities that open relationships can offer. This new edition has been heavily revised to include more communication skills, workshops, and discussions. It is far more effective in helping us to create and honour boundaries, resolve conflicts and define relationships on YOUR terms.

This is a wonderful book, and we have lots of copies in store (though expect this first shipment to go quickly). If you haven’t heard of it before, or you have been lucky enough to read the first edition, this new improved 2nd edition is a must-have!

Click the book cover to go to the product page!

The Ethical Slut: A Roadmap for Relationship Pioneers