Heterophobia: Sexual Harassment and the Future of Feminism (American Intellectual Culture)

By Daphne Patai

What does it suggest to be a feminist at the present time? may still girls require specific laws to guard them from sexual harassment? Daphne Patai's debatable examine the nation's present epidemic of sexual harassment fees solutions those questions and illuminates complicated ideological struggles inside of modern feminism. via investigating the continuing makes an attempt to manage sexual behavior, Heterophobia argues that women's pursuit of a "comfortable" setting has created a feminist-induced hostility towards males and heterosexuality. Patai identifies the origins and evolution of "the sexual harassment industry," and he or she provides instances of these males and girls whose lives have been ruined by means of fake or frivolous fees of harassment. A scathing feedback of political and sexual "correctness," this thought-provoking and powerfully argued booklet is certain to incite debate between all americans excited by the legacy and way forward for women's rights.

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Out in the Open: The Complete Male Pelvis

This can be every thing you ever desired to learn about the pelvis yet have been afraid to invite. Louis Schultz examines the male pelvis lower than the twin lens of tradition and technology. North American tradition prizes male energy, upper-body bulk, and muscularity, yet ignores male genitalia for something except sexual functionality. the writer strives to extend wisdom of this physique quarter with a consultant to male pelvic anatomy and a dialogue of male sexual excitement and feelings.

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The Sex Myth: The Gap Between Our Fantasies and Reality

By Rachel Hills

From a daring new feminist voice, a booklet that might switch how you take into consideration your intercourse life.

Fifty years after the sexual revolution, we're instructed that we are living in a time of unheard of sexual freedom; that if something, we're too loose now. yet underneath the veneer of sleek hedonism, millennial journalist Rachel Hills argues that we're managed by means of a brand new model of sexual conference: one that impacts all of us—woman or guy, immediately or homosexual, liberal or conservative. on the root of this silent code lies the intercourse Myth—the defining importance we put money into sexuality that when intended we have been soiled if we did have intercourse, and now potential we're faulty if we don’t do it enough.

Equal components social remark, popular culture, and strong own anecdotes from humans around the English-speaking international, The intercourse Myth exposes the invisible norms and unstated assumptions that form the best way we expect approximately intercourse this day.

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The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

By Matt Ridley

Referring to Lewis Carroll's Red Queen from Through the Looking-Glass, a personality who has to maintain operating to stick within the similar position, Matt Ridley demonstrates why intercourse is humanity's top method for outwitting its continuously mutating inner predators. The crimson Queen solutions dozens of different riddles of human nature and tradition -- together with why males suggest marriage, the strategy in the back of our maddening notions of attractiveness, and the disquieting proven fact that a lady is prone to conceive a toddler by means of an adulterous lover than through her husband. Brilliantly written, The purple Queen bargains a rare new manner of studying the human and the way it has evolved.

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The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures

By Dossie Easton

The crucial consultant for singles and who are looking to discover polyamory in ways in which are ethically and emotionally sustainable.

For somebody who has ever dreamed of affection, intercourse, and companionship past the bounds of conventional monogamy, this groundbreaking consultant navigates the countless percentages that open relationships can provide. skilled moral sluts Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy dispel myths and canopy all of the talents essential to continue a profitable and dependable polyamorous lifestyle--from self-reflection and sincere conversation to working towards secure intercourse and elevating a relatives. contributors and their companions will the way to speak about and honor limitations, unravel conflicts, and to outline relationships on their lonesome phrases.

"I could not cease studying it, and that i for one establish as a moral slut. this can be a ebook for an individual drawn to growing extra excitement of their lives . . . a whole advisor to enhancing any kind of referring to, from going regular to having a longer family members of sexual friends." --Betty Dodson, PhD, writer of Sex for One

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

By Faramerz Dabhoiwala

For many of western background, all intercourse outdoors marriage was once unlawful, with the church and kingdom punishing any dissent. among 1600 and 1800, this whole world-view was once shattered by way of innovative new rules - that consenting adults have the liberty to do what they prefer with their very own our bodies, and morality can't be imposed through strength. This groundbreaking ebook indicates that the production of this contemporary tradition of intercourse - broadcasted and debated in a quickly increasing universe of public media - used to be a vital a part of the Enlightenment, and helped create a brand new version of western civilization whose ideas of equality, privateness and person freedom final to this present day.

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Working Sex: Sex Workers Write About a Changing Industry

Being a intercourse employee isn’t anything to write down domestic approximately for many ladies (and males) within the $12 billion-a-year intercourse industry.

Prostitutes, strippers, and grownup movie stars positioned themselves, and what they do for a dwelling, out in the street, level, and television reveal on a daily basis, yet they generally retain their operating lives hidden from pals, family members, and different employers. They do that simply because intercourse paintings is generally thought of unlawful, dangerous, and immoral.

Edited by way of Annie Oakley, Working intercourse, New Voices from a altering Industry positive aspects tales and contributions from intercourse workers—strippers, prostitutes, domes, movie stars, cellphone intercourse operators, and net models—who are conversing out. This provocative anthology showcases voices from a colourful neighborhood motive on unmasking the roles they do with dignity and pride.

Contributors tackling problems with category, gender, race, exertions, and sexuality with blazing perception and demanding observations comprise Michelle Tea, Stephen Elliot, Nomy Lamm, Ana Voog, Vaginal Davis, and Mirha-Soleil Ross.

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Cupid's Poisoned Arrow

By Marnia Robinson

Zing! Cupid's arrow skewers a primitive a part of the mind. Obediently, we fall in love amid showers of passionate fireworks, bond for a time ' after which frequently get bored stiff with one another and develop irritable or numb. might be we attempt to transform our mate, search solace on-line, or pursue a brand new love curiosity. old sages well-known this organic snare and hinted at the way to steer clear of it: use lovemaking to stability one another and harmony arises naturally. With an enjoyable mix of private stories, the most recent neuroscience, and forgotten insights from around the world, Cupid's Poisoned Arrow confronts present assumptions approximately intercourse and love and gives a fresh, functional method of sexuality.From the exchange Paperback edition.

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America Unzipped: In Search of Sex and Satisfaction

By Brian Alexander

Welcome to the the USA we don’t often speak about, a spot the place that great couple down the road can be saddling up for “pony play,” making and promoting their very own porn DVDs, or internet hosting different for a bit flogging. As award-winning journalist Brian Alexander uncovers, fringe experimentation has long gone suburban. football mothers, your accountant, even your personal mom and dad should be turning kinky.

Stunned by means of the uninhibited questions from traditional humans on his msnbc.com column, “Sexploration” (“My spouse and i've heard lot of of their thirties are enjoying strip poker . . . in addition to skinny-dipping with different couples/friends. Any concept if this can be a trendy pattern or has it been occurring for it slow and we by no means knew it?” or “I am drawn to bondage and listen to that there are mystery bondage golf equipment somewhere. are you able to support me locate them?”), Brian Alexander was once pushed to appreciate american citizens’ wish to get down and dirty—especially in an period the place conservative relatives values dominate.

To discover what everyone is quite doing—and why a rustic that suffered a countrywide freak- out over Janet Jackson’s breast used to be enthusiastically getting into contact with its internal perv—Alexander set out on a sexual safari in glossy the USA. no matter if blending it up at a practice of fetishists, suffering into his personal pair of PVC pants for a wild evening at a intercourse membership, being tutored on dildos by means of a nineteen-year-old manager whereas operating in an grownup shop, or studying the outstanding methods of Biblical intercourse from an evangelical preacher, Alexander makes use of humor and perception to bare a sexual global that's speedy redefining the word “polite society.”

Gonzo journalism at its funniest and kinkiest, America Unzipped is an interesting cultural research and an eye-popping peek into the lives of individuals you’d least look forward to finding tied up and donning latex.

One Dozen issues to prevent while Exploring American intercourse

1. Asking an enthusiastic devotee to give an explanation for cock-and-ball torture whereas status inside of arm’s length.

2. Assuming an evangelical Christian should not conversant in the time period “69.”

3. highly tight PVC pants.

4. attempting to develop into the 1st male intercourse toy domestic occasion salesman in Missouri.

5. status too with reference to bondage types with out donning overalls and security goggles.

6. Insisting that Dan Quayle might by no means put money into porn.

7. showing a glance of shock whilst a grandmother discusses the chance of removal a dildo from a microwave oven.

8. Admitting your intercourse vocabulary is smaller than an 8th grader’s.

9. Explaining the variation among “cream pie” and “gonzo” to a suburban mother buying her son’s birthday intercourse DVDs.

10. attempting to interview a unadorned submissive locked on a cage.

11. looking forward to solutions approximately intercourse from a six-foot-tall purple rabbit.

12. considering that porn kings couldn't most likely have Ivy League levels and run charitable foundations.

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Kama Sutra

By E. Lamairesse

The Mega sq. assortment can pay tribute to the most well-liked artists and subject matters in the course of the heritage of artwork. The books include a plethora of illustrations, all in colour besides certain biographical and ancient details. The Mega sq. Kama Sutra is a homage to the magic of affection and a common academic handbook. because of the refinement of the frescos and gentle prints, this version is tastefully illustrated. The Mega Squares’ small and useful layout is sure to make the best gift.

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