Have you heard? Sex sells. Specifically, a book called Stuff About Sex… For Guys Who Are Not Like, Total Idiots, a digital-only books of sex tips by cartoonist David Mellon that in only a few days has become one of comiXology’s top 20 graphic novels. Published by Top Shelf, here’s a sneak peek at the first two pages—it’s basically a bro-to-bro sex guide for the uninitiated. The author is a self-confessed hippie and it shows….but you know, maybe we need more hippies!




  1. I discovered this when Top Shelf sent me the advertisement for their GN sale.

    The preview is quite good. I would buy the comic if he sold them (and I’d love to see this as part of a longer book!)

  2. Um, will someone tell David that “I’m not on the pill or anything” does not mean total rejection.

    Total rejection is “David, no,” or “Please don’t,” or “You have the wrong idea, David.” Or old reliable “Jump back, Jack!” Total rejection is a knee to the groin or an outburst of weeping, or a slow shaking-of-the-head followed by walking away. I suppose had she laughed in David’s face, it might fairly be interpreted to mean total rejection. Seems to me, “I’m not on the pill” counts instead as a mature, responsible and plainspoken matter of fact. Was it total rejection?

    Before David rolled over and strode away, before he waved a fond “T-see ya” over his shoulder, he might have tried asking, “Do you want me to stop?”

    Or in the words of Those Who May No Longer Be Quoted:

    “What’s wrong with a kiss, boy? Hmm? Why not start her off with a nice kiss? You don’t have to go leaping straight for the clitoris like a bull at a gate. Give her a kiss, boy […] Nibbling the earlobe, uhh, kneading the buttocks, and so on and so forth. So, we have all these possibilities before we stampede towards the clitoris, Watson.”

  3. Why is it that some guys STILL assume that preventing unwanted pregnancy is only the woman’s responsibility?

    Off the top of my head I can think of two things David could have said that may have resulted in a much better memory for both of them:
    1. “I’m enjoying just exploring your body. If your are enjoying it also, we don’t have to do anything that requires protection.”
    2. “I brought some condoms, just in case.”

  4. Of course “I’m not on the pill or anything” doesn’t mean total rejection. But in his 15-year-old mind, it FELT like total rejection. The fact he never spoke to her again was also not a very constructive or sensitive response. I presume that’s the point of the book. It’s a nice intimate moment he ruined (and maybe even regretted) because he got focused on going for home!