From Sappho to De Sade: Moments in the History of Sexuality

The heritage of sexuality is a topic of accelerating significance within the interpretation of previous attitudes. but historians have only in the near past started to check sexual practices and to set up that sexuality isn't really a organic consistent yet an ever-changing phenomenon, consistently being formed by way of humans themselves. Few sexual attitudes are immutable, and incest, homosexuality, pornography, and masturbation, for instance, were the topic of broadly differing critiques at diverse classes of heritage. The participants deliver their services in historic in addition to medieval background, anthropology, glossy background, and psychology to endure upon the heritage of sexuality. They discover quite a few facets of sexuality in successive classes: pederasty and lesbian love in antiquity, incest within the heart a while, sexual schooling in the course of the Dutch Republic, voyeurism within the rococo, prostitution in Vienna round 1900, and the discovery of sexology. This ebook may be of curiosity to scholars and lecturers of historical past, sociology, cultural reports and social paintings.

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Working Sex: Sex Workers Write About a Changing Industry

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

Prostitutes, strippers, and grownup movie stars placed themselves, and what they do for a dwelling, out in the street, level, and television reveal each day, yet they typically preserve their operating lives hidden from neighbors, relatives, and different employers. They do that simply because intercourse paintings is broadly thought of unlawful, dangerous, and immoral.

Edited by means of Annie Oakley, Working intercourse, New Voices from a altering Industry beneficial properties tales and contributions from intercourse workers—strippers, prostitutes, domes, movie stars, mobilephone intercourse operators, and net models—who are talking out. This provocative anthology showcases voices from a colourful group cause on unmasking the roles they do with dignity and pride.

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

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“Where Did I Come from?” A Guide for Children and Parents (African-American Edition)

By Peter Mayle

How do you clarify orgasm to a seven yr old?

How do you clarify the method of conception?

How a lot when you inform and what if you pass? and the way do you inform it in order that it curiosity your baby and doesn't embarrass you?

"Where Did I Come from?" covers all of the uncomplicated proof from love-making, orgasm, notion and development contained in the womb, via to the particular start day. It names the entire names and exhibits all of the very important components of the body.

"Where Did I Come from?" tells the evidence of existence as they're – with none nonsense, and in a manner that kids can comprehend and fogeys enjoy.

About the Author

Peter Mayle is a British writer well-known for his sequence of books detailing existence in Provence, France. He spent fifteen years within the advertisements ahead of leaving the enterprise in 1975 to put in writing academic books, together with a sequence on intercourse schooling for kids and youngsters. His 1989 e-book A yr in Provence turned a world bestseller; it chronicled a yr in his existence as a British expatriate in Ménerbes, a village within the southern département Vaucluse.

His books were translated to greater than twenty languages. A 12 months in Provence was once produced as a television sequence starring John Thaw and screened in 1993. His novel A reliable Year used to be the root for the 2006 movie of a similar identify directed through Ridley Scott and starring actors Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard.

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The Artisan's Book of Fetishcraft: Patterns and Instructions for Creating Professional Fetishwear, Restraints and Sensory Equipment

By John Huxley

This pretty and necessary e-book teaches the reader to layout and build fetishwear, restraints, sensory deprivation units, toys and whips, professionally stylish and customised to the maker's person wishes and wishes. each one venture encompasses a unique trend with whole directions for tailoring it to slot the wearer's or user's body structure and fantasies. that includes such never-before-shown luxurious goods as full-body zentai, customized lace-up hoods, totally expert and correctly weighted floggers and singletails, and numerous physique harnesses for all genders, The Artisan's consultant pays for itself hundreds of thousands of instances over within the fingers of an inventive craftsperson.

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Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Sexual Psychology and Behavior (Evolutionary Psychology)

This quantity within the Springer sequence in Evolutionary Psychology provides a state-of-the-art view of the subject of sexuality and sexual habit drawing on theoretical constructs and study of famous participants within the field. Comprehensive and multi-disciplinary, this publication seeks to supply a wide evaluation with no sacrificing the complexity of a multi-faceted approach. The e-book is framed by means of introductory and shutting sections that offer a context for the variety of principles contained inside. abundant house is equipped in targeted sections that concentrate on key components of sexuality from either female and male views and that come with info from primate studies. This quantity can function a graduate textual content in sexual habit in evolutionary phrases and as a consultant for additional study.

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The Story of Owen: One Man's Submissive Journey

By Claire Thompson

All his lifestyles Owen has secretly dreamed of sexual submission by the hands of a dominant woman—kneeling bare sooner than his Mistress, expecting the stroke of her whip, the stinging kiss of her cane, the tight grip of rope and chain—but he’s by no means really discovered the chance, or the nerve, to make these desires come true…until now. while a chum presses the enterprise card of an specific seasoned Domme into Owen’s arms, he embarks on a trip from which there's no return—a trip full of erotic discomfort, fierce pleasures of the flesh and brain, or even, if he has the braveness to grab it, an opportunity at real love.

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Vitamin O: Why Orgasms are Vital to a Woman's Health and Happiness, and How to Have Them Every Time!

They’re loose, enjoyable, and with this ebook, effortless to accomplish. And simply glance what a lady stands to realize from her orgasmic life:

• Oxytocin—nature’s Ecstasy—in her bloodstream
• Relaxation—less pressure and tension
• Falling asleep and staying asleep better
• extra supple pores and skin (really!)
• reduce possibility of middle disease
• Immunity boost
• lowered starvation and cravings for junk food

Far too many girls aren’t having fun with some great benefits of this scrumptious job, and Dr. Natasha desires to swap that. In Vitamin O, she explores handbook options, oral equipment, and crazy-fun intercourse positions that maximize a woman’s excitement. She covers the fundamentals in orgasmic foreplay, orgasmic positions, routines to enhance orgasms, orgasm-enhancing yoga, respiring strategies, and extra. this is the 411 on extra complex climaxing—multiples and simultaneous orgasms. and he or she breaks out plenty of quickly fixes for purchasing a regular dose with none fuss. by the point she’s via, having orgasms becomes as ordinary and pleasantly ordinary as ingesting a morning espresso (which you’ll be ingesting much less and no more of, as you’ll have elevated strength from greater sleep.)

Vitamin O’s advantages are layered and far-reaching, with none fear of toxicity or build-up—because diet O is all approximately unlock. ordinary doses will profit each reader for life.

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Sexuality: A Psychosocial Manifesto

The modern examine of sexuality too often finds itself at an deadlock, conceptualizing sexuality both psychologically or sociologically: sexologists and psychologists have tended to indicate to the organic origins of sexuality underpinned by means of hormones, drives and, so much lately, genetics; by contrast, historians and sociologists aspect to the social box because the defining strength that shapes the meanings given to sexuality and sexual experience.

Confronting the restrictions and demanding situations this deadlock poses, Katherine Johnson argues for a psychosocial strategy that rethinks the connection among psychic and social geographical regions within the box of sexuality, with out lowering it to both. Weaving via an expanse of theoretical and empirical examples drawn from sociology, psychology, queer and cultural reviews, she produces an leading edge, transdisciplinary point of view on sexual identities, subjectivities and politics that makes an unique contribution to key debates starting from id politics and homosexual marriage, to psychological health and wellbeing ‘risks’ and queer early life suicide.

Embracing principles from developmental psychology, social constructionist sociology, social and demanding psychology, psychoanalysis and queer concept, this unique publication may be valuable interpreting for college kids and students of sexuality around the social sciences.

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Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy (Studies in the History of Sexuality)

By Judith C. Brown

The invention of the attention-grabbing and richly documented tale of Sister Benedetta Carlini, Abbess of the Convent of the mummy of God, through Judith C. Brown used to be an occasion of significant ancient value. not just is the tale printed in Immodest Acts that of the increase and fall of a strong lady in a church neighborhood and a list of the lifetime of a spiritual visionary, it's also the earliest documentation of lesbianism in glossy Western background.
Born of well-to-do mom and dad, Benedetta Carlini entered the convent on the age of 9. At twenty-three, she started to have visions of either a non secular and erotic nature. Benedetta was once elected abbess due principally to those visions, yet later aroused suspicions through claiming to have had supernatural contacts with Christ. through the process an research, church experts not just came across that she had faked her visions and stigmata, yet exposed facts of a lesbian affair with one other nun, Bartolomeo. the tale of the connection among the 2 nuns and of Benedetta's fall from an abbess to an outcast is printed in unusually candid archival records and retold the following with a great experience of drama.

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Amor, sexo y noviazgo (Enfoque a la Familia)

Que quiere decir ser soltero Y sexual en los ojos de Dios? Esto no es un mero sermon sobre los men del sexo prematrimonial. Con testimonios de gente genuine, este libro pretende ser tu companero en los retos que representa vivir tu sexualidad en concordancia con el diseno de Dios, expresado en principios biblicos. Provee amplias explicaciones claras y bien fundamentadas cientificamente (en los procesos biofisicos y psicologicos) para que conozcas y comprendas adecuadamente las implicaciones a nivel corporal, emocional y espiritual de l. a. sexualidad en todos sus aspectos. Lucha con que quiere decir ser soltero y sexual en un entorno cultural que ofrece miles de respuestas que desilusionan. El libro pinta un bello cuadro de jovenes varones y mujeres, fuertes, realizados en su sexualidad de una forma que refleja el glorioso diseno de Dios en un mundo roto."

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