This miniature pillow book contains a selection of the foods and substances, sexual techniques and postures which men and women have used throughout the centuries to fire their erotic imaginations. It is illustrated with a wide range of visual erotica from East and West.
Pillow Books have long been a traditional gift exchanged between lovers: they take their name from the lacquered wooden pillow of Japan in which these conveniently small works of erotic instruction and amusement were usually kept.
Aphrodisiacs is a unique collection of the foods and techniques which men and women down the ages have used to increas sexual desire and pleasure. Erotic art - itself designed to be aphrodisiac - is used to illustrate the sexual secrets of the lovers from Ovid to Casanova and the from Cleopatra to Madame Pompadour.