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My apologies for the delay in getting the second part of our interview up - we had some software trouble that's all fixed! If you missed part 1, you can catch it here.How do you think your sex guide, "SEX: How to Do Everything", is different from other sex guides out there?Re: the advice of SEX: We try to reconceptualize sex in ways that reject traditional notions of what sex is supposed to be. For example, the assumption that sex = intercourse; we try to take intercourse off its pedestal as the be-all-end-all of sexual activities. We encourage people not to think of lube and toys as crutches. We encourage people to step outside their stereotypical gender roles during sex. We reassure straight guys that enjoying anal play doesn't make them gay. We try to give equal time to all sorts of different spots, not just the G-spot -- which, for some women, just isn't their magic button.Re: the tone of SEX: We also try to approach sex writing with a sense of humor. It's not that we make fun of sex, but if you take it too seriously, you'll just stress out. And why shouldn't a sex manual be fun to read? So many sex manuals take sex way too seriously, where you feel like if you're not prepared to spend 3 hours massaging your partner and doing yoga together first, you can't improve your sex life. Which is not to say that massage and yoga are bad ideas -- in fact, they can be great for your sex life! But they're not the only answers.Re: the photos of SEX: Finally, we think it's something sexy couples can read together without it feeling like homework, a medical book, or sleazy porn. So often pictures in sex manuals are super cheesy and give you second-hand embarrassment; but these seem much more sleek and sophisticated without feeling fake.The Position of the Day Book is incredibly popular at Babeland - how did you come up with all of the names and positions? Do you ever hear reports from people who have tried some of the more impossible looking ones?That book was a group effort at Nerve. We'd pass around the drawing of whatever ridiculous position was coming up next and everyone would throw in their suggestions. They should do a book of all the alternate names that didn't make the final cut -- some of them were hilarious. One of our all time faves that did make the cut: The "I Can See My House From Here".What is your favorite sex toy (either individually or together) and why?When we were researching our book, Sex Toy, we learned a lot about how widespread cheap novelties are (that are poorly made, don't come with instructions, and are perhaps even toxic), so we're both huge fans of anything by the German manufacturers Fun Factory -- they make high quality products that work well, look good, feel great and are safe for your bod.