Book Review: The Ultimate Sex Diet

Posted On: June 5, 2011

When I stumbled upon the book The Ultimate Sex Diet, I scoffed at the cheesy subtitle ‘The Secret Formula for a Slimmer, Healthier, More Passionate Life’. Could I possibly learn anything at all from this book? I decided to put my scepticism aside and give it an honest chance. After all, if there is anybody who should be curious about all things related to sex, it would be me – a clinical sexologist.

I do not disagree with McCloskey that there are tremendous physical, mental and emotional benefits to sex. Some of the benefits I can rattle off the top of my head include relieving stress, boasting immunity and self-esteem, improving cardiovascular health, and, of course, intimacy within your relationship, as well as reducing pain and prostate cancer risk. And, also, sex helps you to sleep better, strengthens your pelvic floor muscles and burns calories.

In fact, I applaud McCloskey’s courage for talking about losing weight through sex. As I began to read, I realise this woman had indeed done her research and knows her stuff. Her promise to help readers slim down and shape up by using one of life’s greatest pleasures is not impossible – in fact, it is highly plausible.

I saw a lot of value in her various sexual positions and “sex-ercises” she described in detail, including ‘Crunchy kisses’, ‘Elvis’ Pelvis’, ‘Wheelbarrow of fun’ and other erotic moves to help you get fit. I went through the book trying each out with my husband. These sex-ercises were surprisingly fun, and to her credit, we actually worked ourselves up to a slight sweat. Let’s just say the room temperature certainly went up. She is a genius in coming up with these ultra-intimate bonding activities which one can do with their partner.

It is not just sex in the bedroom that McCloskey advocates. She also mentions that moderate exercise outside of the bedroom is important (more exercise leads to better sex, and vice-versa) and includes dietary guidelines. She recommends that “Everyone should know exactly how to take advantage of the amazing health and exercise benefits of making love as well as the passion-igniting secrets, the sexy exercises, and the sensual eating strategies which every relationship needs.”

I am a convert. I believe that losing weight easy, natural and fun with The Ultimate Sex Diet method can work. I recommend this book for its unique couple exercises and creative positions. Try them, and have some fun in the bedroom!


Dr. Martha Lee is Founder and Clinical Sexologist of Eros Coaching. She is a certified sexologist with a Doctorate in Human Sexuality. She provides sexuality and intimacy coaching for individuals and couples, conducts sexual education workshops and speaks at public events. For more, visit or email

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