Holy Harlots: Femininity, Sexuality, and Black Magic in Brazil

By Kelly E. Hayes

Holy Harlots examines the intersections of social marginality, morality, and magic in modern Brazil via studying the ideals and non secular practices on the topic of the Afro-Brazilian spirit entity Pomba Gira. stated to be the disembodied spirit of an unruly harlot, Pomba Gira is a arguable determine in Brazil. Devotees hold that Pomba Gira possesses an intimate wisdom of human affairs and the paranormal energy to intrude within the human international. Others view this entity extra ambivalently. Kelly E. Hayes offers an intimate and interesting account of the elaborate dating among Pomba Gira and considered one of her devotees, Nazaré da Silva. Combining Nazaré’s non secular biography with research of the gender politics and violence that shapes lifestyles at the outer edge of Rio de Janeiro, Hayes highlights Pomba Gira’s function within the rivalries, relationships, and struggles of lifestyle in city Brazil.

A DVD of the movie Slaves of the Saints is included.

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The Power of Shakti: 18 Pathways to Ignite the Energy of the Divine Woman

By Padma Aon Prakasha

Transformational knowledge designed for either men and women to entry and increase the internal energy of the Divine

• unearths easy methods to turn on your sacred sexual self and locate your soul venture

• indicates easy methods to entry the knowledge of the Galactic heart

• Explains why males desire the Shakti Circuit to connect to the Divine Masculine

Shakti is the Divine existence strength that eternally manifests, creates, and prompts. Igniting this residing energy inside of is the most important for either women and men to remodel themselves and accomplish union, concord, and peace. The fluid intelligence of Shakti enflames, empowers, and awakens, igniting existence strength, pleasure, and natural knowledge inside.

Uniting the types of Tantra Yoga present in Indian, Tibetan, and Aramaic sacred traditions, Padma Aon Prakasha finds tips on how to turn on the facility of Shakti by means of commencing the 18 vigorous pathways of the Shakti Circuit. The Circuit starts off with galactic strength coming into the physique on the Alta significant chakra, positioned in the back of the top. touring down the pillar of the backbone during the root chakra, the Circuit passes in the course of the Seven Gates of the Womb-Grail to hyperlink the sacred sexual middle and the center heart. From the center, the strength completes the Circuit through touring to the 3rd eye and again to the Alta significant place to begin to bare the All-seeing eye.

Centered at the womb in girls and the hara in males, the Shakti Circuit hyperlinks the soul, body-mind, feelings, and chakras to the ability and loving knowledge of the Galactic heart. The strength of Shakti contains the insights and reviews of either women and men as they turn on the ability of Shakti and exhibits that clearing all 18 pathways of the Shakti Circuit allows us to turn on our sacred sexual self and locate our soul challenge.

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Our Sexuality

By Karla Baur

This is often the main revered and authoritative university textbook to be had on human sexuality. Written in a right away, non-judgmental demeanour, this variation of OUR SEXUALITY has been completely and thoroughly up-to-date to mirror the most up-tp-date examine findings. it's the first university textual content to convey state of the art and in-depth emphasis at the effect of politics on sexuality. Crooks and Baur retain you with the main intriguing, rising study and insurance, and concentrate on strengthening fit conversation between companions. The authors even have revised their total insurance on conserving a accountable and fit sexual dating, with higher consciousness to range and inclusiveness.

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Mediated Eros: Sexual Scripts Within and Across Cultures

By Miglena M. Sternadori

This e-book makes a distinct contribution to the sector of media experiences through reading the perpetuation of sexual scripts via information articles, movies, television indicates, way of life magazines, ads, and other kinds of renowned mediated tradition. targeting cultural alterations among North the US and Europe, the ebook catalogues and contextualizes universal sexual scripts via the ways that humans have or shouldn't have intercourse, eroticize each one other’s our bodies, penetrate every one other’s our bodies, and provides intending to these kinds of activities.
different such analyses have explored no matter if, whilst, and why humans choose to have intercourse, and so forth. This booklet in its place specializes in how the sexual interplay itself is culturally scripted to take place - what series of occasions occurs after a pair have made up our minds to have intercourse. whereas the 1st 1/2 the e-book catalogues sexual scripts in a basic method, in keeping with geography and sexual orientation, the second one part is framed round sexual discourses linked to some extent of disgrace and social stigmatization. The publication ends via addressing the hegemonic perpetuation of mediated sexual scripts throughout cultures and the position of sexuality in fourth-wave feminism.
Mediated Eros is appropriate because the fundamental or secondary textual content in seminars on media, tradition, and sexuality, and might even be of curiosity to reporters and freelance writers whose paintings explores the sociocultural building of intercourse and the sexual self.

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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 critical feedback for The paintings of Love, which playfully steered ladies within the paintings of seduction and males within the abilities crucial for studying the paintings of romantic conquest. during this striking 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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The Joy of Gay Sex, Revised & Expanded Third Edition

By Charles Silverstein, Felice Picano

For a brand new century and a brand new new release of readers comes an absolutely revised and multiplied variation of a vintage advisor to homosexual intercourse, love, and life.

priceless as a intercourse consultant, a source on development vainness, and a relied on reduction for popping out of the closet, The pleasure of homosexual Sex covers the bits and bobs of homosexual existence alphabetically from "anus" to "wrestling." famous psychologist Dr. Charles Silverstein has collaborated once more with significantly acclaimed novelist Felice Picano in this 3rd variation, updating each access and including approximately thirty new entries. The authors offer confident and in charge recommendation on secure intercourse in all its types; on emotional and relationship-oriented concerns resembling long term undefined, loneliness, and aging; and on ratings of numerous themes starting from spirituality to on-line courting. With fifty new line drawings through acclaimed illustrator Joseph Phillips, this landmark reference is an important addition to each homosexual man's bookshelf.

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The Sexual Teachings of the Jade Dragon: Taoist Methods for Male Sexual Revitalization

By Hsi Lai

Unearths how the sexual practices of the Taoist Jade Dragon will help males in attaining "immortality" during the enhancement in their sexual prowess.

• A spouse advisor to The Sexual Teachings of the White Tigress that makes a speciality of the male part of White Tigress sexual practices.

• unearths the 9 Jade Dragon routines and different Taoist recommendations for reaching the elixir of immortality.

• deals actual and non secular strategies for the sexual concerns dealing with males.

Hsi Lai keeps the paintings he started in The Sexual Teachings of the White Tigress by way of exploring extra absolutely the male position in Taoist sexual transformation. As with these of the White Tigress, the ideas of the Jade Dragon are a part of a disciplined sexual and religious perform. The aim for the Jade Dragon is health and wellbeing, toughness, and immortality via exterior and inner regimens for the enhancement and accumulation of the 3 Treasures of Taoism--ching (sexual and actual energy), qi (breath and very important power) and shen (spiritual and psychological energy).

The writer provides the 9 Jade Dragon routines that advance erections, amplify the penis, elevate semen volume and caliber, hinder untimely ejaculations, and improve sexual power. He additionally information natural treatments for revitalization that tackle either actual and non secular sexual parts, in addition to historic Taoist respiring and meditative practices and sexual stimulation concepts that magnify sexual depth with the intention to create the elixir of immortality. Concluding with the significance of the interactions among and interdependence of White Tigresses and Jade Dragons, Hsi Lai exhibits the reader how those historic Taoist secrets and techniques will be included right into a modern way of life.

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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 yr you allow hope name the shots?

The undertaking used to be easy: Robin Rinaldi, a winning journal journalist, might movement right into a San Francisco condominium, sign up for a relationship website, and get laid. by no means brain that she already owned a stunning flat a couple of blocks away, that she was once forty-four, or that she used to be married to a guy she'd been in love with for eighteen years. What followed-a 12 months of abandon, heartbreak, and unforeseen revelation-is the subject of this riveting memoir, The Wild Oats Project.

Monogamous and sexually wary her complete grownup existence, 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, anything snapped. If i am not going to have children, she advised herself, then i'll have lovers. in the course of the week, she could stay on my own, seduce males (and women), attend erotic workshops, and feature wall-banging intercourse. at the weekends, she may cross domestic and be a spouse. Her marriage supplied defense and love, yet she additionally wanted ardour, and she or he was once prepared to head open air her marriage to discover it.

At a time while the bestseller lists are crowned through books approximately eroticism and the moving 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 such a lot 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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Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity

Kerry Cohen's trip from that hopeless position to her present convinced and fulfilled life is either a cautionary story and a revelation. Loose Girl is Kerry Cohen's eye-catching memoir approximately her descent into promiscuity and the way she progressively discovered her manner towards actual intimacy. the tale of addiction--not simply to intercourse, yet to male attention--Loose Girl is additionally the tale of a tender woman who got here to think that boys and males may well provide her lifestyles which means. by no means lower than riveting, Loose Girl re-creates what it seems like to be in that determined second whilst a lady attempts to manage a boy by way of turning in her physique, whilst the contact of that boy turns out to provide facts of whatever yet finally provides little greater than vacancy. The unforgettable tale of 1 younger lady who desperately desired to topic, Loose Girl will communicate to numerous others with its compassion, knowing, and love.

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Ecstasy is Necessary: A Practical Guide

By Barbara Carrellas

From Barbara Carrellas, intercourse professional and writer of the best-selling e-book Urban Tantra, comes Ecstasy is Necessary. this isn't your regular tips-and-techniques intercourse booklet; fairly it truly is an exploratory trip of the sexual self and the limitless chances of ecstatic expression. In Ecstasy is Necessary, Carrellas teaches readers tips to observe, nurture, extend, and embody their real, ever-evolving, sensual, sexual self.

Everyone is going via various stages of sexual expression and wish, and there are an enormous variety of erotic and ecstatic chances to be had in any respect issues alongside the way in which. The insights readers will achieve of their trip with Carrellas can assist them expectantly process intercourse and relationships in a fashion that works for them regardless of the place they're of their sexual evolution. they'll get instruments for fixing the inevitable demanding situations that come up. They’ll even obtain permission to not have intercourse in any respect, if that’s what’s correct for them, since it is feasible to create ecstatic studies even if intercourse itself isn't attainable, to be had, or appropriate.

Using tales and straightforward routines, Carrellas is helping readers know how they're stressed for intercourse and relationships, what their own indications appear like, and what they want for max care. Plus, they’ll easy methods to successfully converse this knowledge to others so we can be enjoyed extra simply and effectively.

As readers become aware of their real sexual selves, they are going to how one can create the stipulations that permit progressively more in their stories and relationships to be possibilities for—and invites to—ecstasy.

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