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Women Who Fly by Serinity Young

Published 1 February 2018

From the asparas of Hindu myth to the swan maidens of European fairy tales, tales of flying women-some with wings, others with clouds, rainbows, floating scarves, or flying horses-reveal both fascination with and ambivalence about female power and sexuality. In Women Who Fly, Serinity Young examines the motif of flying women as it appears in a wide variety of cultures and historical periods, expressed in legends, myths, rituals, sacred narratives, and artistic productions. She covers a wide rang...

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This book presents an analysis of the social organization of escort agencies in Poland. Izabela Slezak focuses on the actions of female sex workers, who are seen as active participants co-creating their working conditions. She analyzes the interactions between sex workers and their clients. Furthermore, she discusses the relationships between employees of the premises, namely the women providing sex services, the managers of the agencies, and security workers. The conclusions of the publication...

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Despite evidence of a more sexually active 'third age', ageing and later life (50+) are still commonly represented as a process of desexualisation. Challenging this assumption and ageist stereotypes, this interdisciplinary volume investigates the experiential and theoretical landscapes of older people's sexual intimacies, practices and pleasures. Contributors explore the impact of desexualisation in various contexts and across different identities, orientations, relationships and practices. Thi...

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The Evolution of Love by Emil Lucka

Published 1 June 2006


We must assume that sexual intercourse was irregular and haphazard up to the dawn of history. Every woman-within the limits of her own tribe, probably-belonged to every man. Whether this assumption is universally applicable or not, must remain doubtful; later ethnologists, more particularly von Westermarck, deny it because it does not apply to every savage tribe of the present day. Herodotus tells us that promiscuity existed in historical times in countries as far removed from each other as Ethi...

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What Is Marriage? by Sherif Girgis and Ryan T. Anderson

Published 28 February 2012


Until yesterday, no society had seen marriage as anything other than a conjugal partnership: a male-female union. What Is Marriage? identifies and defends the reasons for this historic consensus and shows why redefining civil marriage is unnecessary, unreasonable, and contrary to the common good. Originally published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, this book's core argument quickly became the year's most widely read essay on the most prominent scholarly network in the social sc...

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Modernist Sexualities

Published 1 December 2000


In this study, critics working in Britain, Canada and the United States discuss modernism's imaginative rethinkings of sex, gender and sexuality. Employing diverse theoretical approaches, the essays in this volume show how modernism intersects with historical developments such as the suffragette movement, technological change and its effects on women and labour, the growth of pseudo-scientific writings and the burgeoning lesbian and gay movement. They show how modernism questions the fundamental...

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Around the World in 80 Lays by Joe Diamond

Published 21 May 2009


As globalization erodes national borders and the Internet spawns online communities for every conceivable interest or fetish, sex tourism is surging. Around the World in 80 Lays is the first book to explore the emergence of the online sex tourist subculture and its mounting impact on the world's flesh trade. The author, Joe Diamond, is himself an enthusiastic sex tourist, and an expert. In this groundbreaking travelogue, he traverses the globe to put sex tourism under the microscope. Through col...

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The unquenchable thirst of Dracula. The animal lust of Mr. Hyde. The acquiescence of Lewis Carroll's Alice. Victorian literature--with its overtones of prudishness, respectability, and Old World hypocrisy--belies a subverted eroticism. The Victorian Gothic is monstrous but restrained, repressed but perverse, static but transformative, and preoccupied by gender and sexuality in both regressive and progressive ways. Laura Helen Marks investigates the contradictions and seesawing gender dynamics in...

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Understanding Sexuality

Published 1 February 2018


In this compilation, the authors include a brief discussion of the myths, taboos, tendencies and new human relations that are related to the sexual behavior of elders, since sexual activities are a determinant factor when it comes to one's satisfaction in life. Additionally, they discuss the physiological changes that are inherent to aging, such as menopause, andropause, and consequently, the medications and hormonal replacement therapies which have been allowing seniors over 60 years of age to...

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What makes a woman 'bad' is commonly linked to certain 'qualities' or behaviours seen as morally or socially corrosive, dirty and disgusting. In Bad Girls, Dirty Bodies, Gemma Commane critically explores the social, sexual and political significance of women who are labelled 'bad', sluts or dirty. Through a variety of case studies drawn from qualitative and original ethnographic research, she argues that 'Bad Girls' disrupt heterosexual normativity and contribute new embodied knowledge. From ne...

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Do you know your erotic potential? Is your attitude toward sex too passive or conventional? Do you want to leave your partner in awe? How do you lose yourself with a man? This guide presents endless advice and strategies that will make you a goddess of seduction and pleasure. These pages contain a wide range of creative suggestions to expand your erotic experiences and to provide your partner with moments of pure ecstasy. With this book, you will learn about: Psychological keys of sexual desir...

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The story of the artistic collaboration between the originators of the ecosex movement, their diverse communities, and the Earth What's sexy about saving the planet? Funny you should ask. Because that is precisely-or, perhaps, broadly-what Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens have spent many years bringing to light in their live art, exhibitions, and films. In 2008, Sprinkle and Stephens married the Earth, which set them on the path to explore the realms of ecosexuality as they became lovers with...

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Sex Positive by Dr. Kelly Neff

Published 11 February 2020


Offering a new take on the psychology of human sexuality, Sexpositive integrates modern day themes such as technology and the use of social media with self-help. This is the book that millennial's will turn to in order to rewrite the story of their love lives. THE DIGITAL AGE IS USHERING IN A SEX POSITIVE REVOLUTION Millennial disrupter Dr Kelly Neff believes radical change is underway in our love and sex lives. Fuelled by developing technology and shifting cultural beliefs, the Sex Positive m...

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Almost a Man by Mary Wood-Allen

Published 24 November 2009


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Restless Heart by Kim Zember

Published 17 September 2020


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Using a sample collected from Ashley Madison, this book is the result of a yearlong inquiry into women's extramarital experiences. Ultimately, these women reject the binary proposition of marriage that assumes that either we work on our marriages and remain monogamous within them, or we break up the relationship and take up other relationships. These women conceive of an alternate solution to a marriage that is not wholly working, where their own needs are ignored, unmet, and not prioritized. Th...

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Want to Share? by Jenna a Riley

Published 17 April 2019


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Sex Positions for Couples by Steffi Bell

Published 21 March 2020