The Sex Doll: A History

By Anthony Ferguson

This scholarly research of the centuries-long historical past of fornicatory dolls examines the iconic obsession with growing an idealized, silent woman sexual item and the manifestations of this wish throughout the a while in mythology, literature, paintings, philosophy and technology. this actual sexual impulse has been expressed in a very good number of kinds akin to statues, mannequins, intercourse dolls, and gynoids (robots). particularly this learn specializes in the evolution of the intercourse doll via its unique incarnation as a sack textile effigy, during the advertising and marketing of inflatable dolls, to the present tricky cyber-technology figures, in an try and become aware of the hidden drives and wishes which gas this ongoing myth of constructing an ideal, powerless, silent associate.

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The Art of Love (Modern Library Classics)

By Ovid

Within the first century a.d., Ovid, writer of the groundbreaking epic poem Metamorphoses, got here less than serious feedback for The artwork of Love, which playfully steered girls within the paintings of seduction and males within the abilities crucial for gaining knowledge of the paintings of romantic conquest. during this awesome translation, James Michie breathes new lifestyles into the infamous Roman’s mock-didactic elegy. In lyrical, irreverent English, he finds love’s undying dilemmas and Ovid’s enduring brilliance as either poet and cultural critic.

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Race and the Education of Desire: Foucault's History of Sexuality and the Colonial Order of Things

By Ann Laura Stoler

Michel Foucault’s History of Sexuality has been essentially the most influential books of the final twenty years. It has had an incredible effect on cultural reviews and paintings throughout many disciplines on gender, sexuality, and the physique. Bringing a brand new set of inquiries to this key paintings, Ann Laura Stoler examines quantity one in every of History of Sexuality in an unexplored mild. She asks why there was this type of muted engagement with this paintings between scholars of colonialism for whom problems with sexuality and gear are so crucial. Why is the colonial context absent from Foucault’s historical past of a ecu sexual discourse that for him outlined the bourgeois self? In Race and the schooling of wish, Stoler demanding situations Foucault’s tunnel imaginative and prescient of the West and his marginalization of empire. She additionally argues that this primary quantity of History of Sexuality encompasses a suggestive if now not studied remedy of race.
Drawing on Foucault’s little-known 1976 collage de France lectures, Stoler addresses his therapy of the connection among biopower, bourgeois sexuality, and what he pointed out as “racisms of the state.” during this severe and traditionally grounded research in response to cultural idea and her personal vast examine in Dutch and French colonial files, Stoler indicates how Foucault’s insights have long ago constrained—and sooner or later will help shape—the methods we hint the genealogies of race.
Race and the schooling of Desire will revise present notions of the connections among eu and colonial historiography and among the ecu bourgeois order and the colonial therapy of sexuality. Arguing heritage of ecu nineteenth-century sexuality also needs to be a background of race, it is going to switch the best way we expect approximately Foucault.

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With the Hand: A Cultural History of Masturbation

By Mels van Driel

People name it every little thing from “walking your puppy” to “scratching your bean.” girls frequently do it at domestic. males, it occasionally turns out, do it all over. a few humans imagine it’s fit; others imagine it's a sin that may ship you immediately to hell. yet whereas many of us claim that everyone’s doing it, nobody really talks approximately it—outside the pages of Cosmo, masturbation is likely one of the such a lot taboo of themes, no longer compatible for well mannered society or public conversation.

Mels van Driel boldly breaks this silence so one can support the realm conquer its diffidence towards solo intercourse in With the Hand. Consulting every person from medical professionals and sexologists to feminists and chauvinists, van Driel explains what masturbation truly is and describes the most recent discoveries and developments on the topic. He additionally appears to theologians, historians, and philosophers to appreciate perceptions of masturbation throughout cultures and religions all through historical past. protecting a number of issues, together with age, situation, and frequency, in addition to the consequences of circumcision and the power to have a number of orgasms, With the Hand also explores masturbation in artwork, literature, poetry, and music.
 
Addressing the actual, legendary, and mythological, this frequently funny and continuously informative e-book clears up the confusion surrounding this common, and universally unmentionable, topic.

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The Wild Oats Project: One Woman's Midlife Quest for Passion at Any Cost

By Robin Rinaldi

What if for only one 12 months you allow wish name the shots?

The undertaking was once basic: Robin Rinaldi, a winning journal journalist, might stream right into a San Francisco condominium, subscribe to a courting website, and get laid. by no means brain that she already owned a stunning flat a couple of blocks away, that she used to be forty-four, or that she was once married to a guy she'd been in love with for eighteen years. What followed-a yr of abandon, heartbreak, and unforeseen revelation-is the subject of this riveting memoir, The Wild Oats Project.

Monogamous and sexually wary her whole grownup lifestyles, Rinaldi by no means deliberate on an open marriage-her precedence as she approached midlife used to be to begin a kinfolk. but if her husband insisted on a vasectomy, whatever snapped. If i am not going to have children, she instructed herself, then i will have lovers. in the course of the week, she might dwell on my own, seduce males (and women), attend erotic workshops, and feature wall-banging intercourse. at the weekends, she could move domestic and be a spouse. Her marriage supplied protection and love, yet she additionally wanted ardour, and she or he was once prepared to head outdoor her marriage to discover it.

At a time while the bestseller lists are crowned via books approximately eroticism and the transferring roles of ladies, this courageous, brutally sincere memoir explores how our sexuality defines us, the way it pertains to maternal longing, and the way we needs to stroll the road among loving others and staying actual to ourselves. just like the so much searing memoirs, The Wild Oats Project demanding situations our sensibilities, yielding truths that all of us can realize yet that few could dare write down.

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The Psychology of Human Sexuality

By Justin J. Lehmiller

The Psychology of Human Sexuality deals a entire assessment of human sexual habit from a biopsychosocial standpoint. The textual content highlights mental learn and idea on human sexuality while additionally contemplating the organic, evolutionary, social, and cultural elements that impression our intercourse lives.

  • Features accomplished insurance of subject matters together with gender and sexual orientation,  relationships, sexual behaviors, sexual problems and ideas, prostitution, and pornography
  • Offers extra in-depth remedy of relationships than related texts, with separate chapters facing appeal and courting processes
  • Written from a sex-positive viewpoint, and is inclusive and respectful of a various audience
  • Includes various actions to facilitate a dynamic and interactive lecture room environment

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The Origins of Sex: A History of the First Sexual Revolution

By Faramerz Dabhoiwala

For many of western heritage, all intercourse open air marriage was once unlawful, with the church and nation punishing any dissent. among 1600 and 1800, this whole world-view was once shattered by means of progressive new principles - that consenting adults have the liberty to do what they prefer with their very own our bodies, and morality can't be imposed by way of strength. This groundbreaking ebook exhibits that the construction of this contemporary tradition of intercourse - broadcasted and debated in a quickly increasing universe of public media - used to be a important a part of the Enlightenment, and helped create a brand new version of western civilization whose rules of equality, privateness and person freedom final to at the present time.

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Le sexe en mal d'amour : De la révolution sexuelle à la régression érotique

By Jocelyne Robert

Ce livre n'est pas un manuel. Ni un consultant. Jocelyne Robert ne se contente pas de dénoncer le vacarme sexuel et les diktats qui castrent les hommes et les femmes de leur humanité. Elle nous suggest de nous affranchir de ce pénible modèle sexuel qui nous colle à l. a. peau, de rapatrier le sens de los angeles fête, de promouvoir los angeles célébration de l'être humain, l'aptitude au bonheur autant qu'à l'orgasme... Elle montre que los angeles liberté sexuelle ne peut résider dans l'assujettissement à criteria, des normes, des carcans. Faire l'amour, c'est le contraire de se conformer ou de se soumettre ! L'auteur soutient que ce n'est pas parce qu'on parle, ç l'heure du lunch, de vibrateur, de Viagra ou de aspect G qu'on est plus évolué sexuellement. Avec un humour réjouissant et une rigueur à toute épreuve, Jocelyne Robert cherche à retrouver les clés égarées, ces clés qui nous libèrent de l. a. platitude érotique.

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The Chronology of Water: A Memoir

By Lidia Yuknavitch

This isn't really your mother’s memoir. In The Chronology of Water, Lidia Yuknavitch expertly strikes the reader via problems with gender, sexuality, violence, and the relatives from the viewpoint of a lifelong swimmer grew to become artist. In writing that explores the character of memoir itself, her tale lines the impression of maximum grief on a tender woman’s constructing sexuality that a few outline as untraditional as a result of her charm to either women and men. Her emergence as a author evolves while and takes the narrator on a trip of dependancy, self-destruction, and eventually survival that eventually is available in the form of affection and motherhood.

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Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation: The Definitive Guide to the Evolutionary Biology of Sex

By Olivia Judson

"Delightful . . . effortless to appreciate and difficult to withstand, it really is intercourse schooling at its prime―accurate, finished, and hilarious." ―Newsweek

An uproarious and authoritative average background within the type of letters to and solutions from the preeminent sexpert in all construction, this bestselling guidebook to intercourse finds, for instance, whilst necrophilia is suitable, the right way to have a virgin delivery, and whilst to devour your lover. It additionally advises on extra mundane matters―such as male being pregnant and the fun of a removable penis.

At as soon as exciting and clever, Dr. Tatiana (a.k.a. Olivia Judson) fuses normal historical past with recommendation to the lovelorn, blends wit and rigor, and reassures her frightened correspondents that even though the acts they describe might seem appalling and unnatural, they're all completely normal―so lengthy as you're not a human. within the method, she explains the technology in the back of all of it, from Darwin's idea of sexual choice to why sexual copy exists in any respect. by means of making use of human criteria to the wildlife, after all she unearths the wonders of both.

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