Publisher's Description: This collection of essays reveals that every woman has her own answer for what women want. Susan Cheever talks about the "excruciating hazards of casual sex." " In "Everything Must Go," Jennifer Weiner explores how, in love, the body can play just as big a role as the heart. The octogenarians in Karen Abbott's sharp-eyed piece possess a passion that could give Betty White a run for her money. Molly Jong-Fast reflects on her unconventional upbringing and why a whole generation of young women has rejected "free love" in favor of Bugaboo strollers and Mommy-and-me yoga.
Publisher's Description: John Corvino (a philosopher and prominent gay advocate) and Maggie Gallagher (a nationally syndicated columnist and co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage) explore fundamental questions regarding same-sex marriage: What is marriage for? Is sexual difference essential to it? Why does the government sanction it? What are the implications of same-sex marriage for children's welfare, for religious freedom, and for our understanding of marriage itself? While the authors often disagree, they share the belief that marriage is a vital public institution and that this issue deserves a thoughtful debate.
Publisher's Description: Until now, there has been no handy reference to the horny human in his natural habitat, or for navigating the rocky terrain of mating and seduction. This encyclopedia of sex shows how to identify physical characteristics and bizarre seduction rituals of the creatures that are likely to be encountered during sexual forays, like the mushroom-headed penis or a hooded clit?
Publisher's Description: An upfront, matter-of-fact, and teenage-friendly sex education and sexual health guide book, for both boys and girls, in one flip volume. Designed to help teens make healthy, positive choices based on the right information, this guide explores the complex issues teenagers face around sexual exploration, sexual desire, and making the right decisions about sex.
Publisher's Description: A comprehensive survey of erotic art from ancient times to the modern era. All of the major erotic artists of the Western tradition are analyzed: Egon Schiele, Hans Bellmer, Thomas Rowlandson, Pablo Picasso, Titian, Jean Baptiste Dominique Ingres, Felicien Rops, Leonardo da Vinci, Edgar Degas, and Eric Gill. Other chapters include erotica in ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, Oriental erotic art (Taoist and Tantric art from China, Japan and India), gender and eroticism in Renaissance art, and the sensuality of sculpture.
Publisher's Description: With scenes from his childhood alternating with acidic ruminations on the present state of an America he and his famous fundamentalist parents helped create, Frank Schaeffer asks what the Glenn Becks and the Sarah Palins are all about. Here’s a hint: sex. The central character in this memoir is the author’s far-from-prudish evangelical mother, who sweetly but bizarrely provides startling juxtapositions of the religious and the sensual throughout young Frank’s childhood.
Publisher's Description: Harris develops a nuanced picture of the prostitutes' backgrounds, their reasons for entering the trade, and their attitudes towards their work and those who sought to control them, as well as of their clients and the variety of other players within the wider prostitute milieu. Public responses to the issue of prostitution are revealed through the motivations of the law enforcement agencies, social workers, and doctors who increasingly attempted to manage and contain prostitutes' movements and behaviour and to scientifically categorize them as a group.
Publisher's Description: Tantra is a celebration and awakening of sexuality, love, and life. This book offers enhanced relaxation and well-being; clear, honest, and intimate communication; ways to maximize sexual-loving potential for both men and women; tools for self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-love; and principles for experiencing bliss and ecstasy.
Publisher's Description: What we know of the marked body in nineteenth-century American literature and culture often begins with The Scarlet Letter's Hester Prynne and ends with Moby Dick's Queequeg. This study looks at the presence of marked men and women in a more challenging array of canonical and lesser-known works, including exploration narratives, romances, and frontier novels. Jennifer Putzi shows how tattoos, scars, and brands can function both as stigma and as emblem of healing and survival, thus blurring the borderline between the biological and social, the corporeal and spiritual. Her particular focus is on both men and women of color, as well as white women-in other words, bodies that did not signify personhood in the nineteenth century and thus by their very nature were grotesque.