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Seven segments related to one another only in that they all purport to be based on sections of the book by David Reuben. The segments range from "Do Aphrodisiacs Work?" in which a court jester gives an aphrodisiac to the Queen and is, in the end, beheaded to "What Happens During Ejaculation?" in which we watch 'control central' during a successful seduction. Written by Scott R. Vaughn <scott@vaughn.hon.msu.edu>

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If you want to know how this man made a movie out of this book... "Everything you always wanted to know about sex* - *But Were Afraid to Ask" you'll have to see the movie! See more »

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31 January 1973 (West Germany)  »

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Are Transvestites Homosexuals?  »

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Trivia

The roles of Fabrizio and Gina, for the segment "Why Do Some Women Have Trouble Reaching an Orgasm?", were offered to Richard Benjamin with Paula Prentiss and John Cassavetes with Raquel Welch. In the end, the parts were played by Woody Allen and former wife Louise Lasser. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene, The Operator says to think of baseball players to prolong sex and then says "Willie Mays, Joe Namath, Mickey Mantle". However, Joe Namath was a football player, not a baseball player. See more »

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[Dr. Ross is in divorce court]
Divorce Court Judge: The defendant did commit an adulterous act with a sheep - most distasteful in view of the fact that the sheep was under 18 years old.
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Spoofs 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Red River Valley
(pub. 1896) (uncredited)
Music by James Kerrigen
Played on harmonica by Woody Allen
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A Woody Allen Must See
2 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is a wildly hilarious comedy about sex and nothing less. One of the very under rated skits is Gene Wilder's love affair with a lamb. Of course, the one that can't be missed is the all famous medievil one with the fool. It has some very low points, (let's face it, the giant tit was awful), but overall a ten! Most people think that this movie appeals to guys, but I'm a girl and this is one of my favourite of Woody's films. If you're anxious about talking about sex, or highly religious perhaps this movie will not strike your fancy. However, if you like romance stories, alot of shagging from different points of the world, and above all, Woody himself then this is your movie! ****/****


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