Books: Less Joy

COME OUT TO PLAY by ALEX COMFORT 182 pages. Crown. $7.95.

Down but not out in Paris, Dr. George Goggins and his mistress Dulcinea decide to found a sex clinic for dissatisfied couples. Why not? Goggins is a biologist specializing in human fertility, and Dulcinea is:—well, skilled and nubile. Before they can say Kama Sutra, a throng of tense American and English twosomes have assembled for lessons. Soon odd things are happening. The shrill, squeaky voices of the wives turn plush and throaty. The husbands, mostly NATO officials, lose their interest in rocketry and...

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