The Velvet Underground by Michael Leigh

By Michael Leigh

Swingers and swappers, strippers and streetwalkers, sadists, masochists, and sexual mavericks of each persuasion; all are documented during this mythical exposé of the diseased underbelly of '60s American society. The mythical sexology booklet that lent its identify to the seminal ny rock'n'roll staff THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, led by means of Lou Reed, whose songs have been to reflect its topics of depravity and social malaise. topics variety from mail-order pornography and prostitution to bondage and SM events, orgies, and clandestine intercourse golf equipment. In 1966 the e-book was once picked up on by way of Lou Reed, a tender long island musician who had simply shaped a band, The Falling Spikes. Reed instantly replaced the band's identify to The Velvet Underground, grew to become Andy Warhol's residence band, wrote a raft of songs in accordance with sleaze and the demi-monde, and the remainder is history...

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Experience, Meaning, and Identity in Sexuality: A by James Horley, Jan Clarke

By James Horley, Jan Clarke

This booklet takes the head-scratching out of human sexuality. own build concept offers the basis for a psychosocial clarification of sexuality that perspectives daily social interplay as key to the improvement of sexual id and needs. the speculation built right here debts for balance and alter in sexual id via an knowing of the significance of expertise and the significance of that means in lifestyle. the capability impression of erotica and pornography on sexual wish is mentioned, as is the function of social strength on sexual behaviour. the difference of sexual expression between individuals—everything from asexuality and sado-masochism to sexual assault—is tested and defined. Formal ideas for altering sexual wants also are awarded.

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Sex and Sexuality Three Volumes 3 volumes by M. Michele Burnette, Richard McAnulty

By M. Michele Burnette, Richard McAnulty

An unheard of resource of knowledge approximately intercourse and sexuality before everything of the twenty first century, those volumes contain study, present occasions and new advancements in matters starting from hypersexuality, intercourse for the elderly, and intercourse treatment, to orgasmic problems, sexual fetishism and sadism. arguable matters comparable to pornography, nude dancing and prostitution are explored, as are dysfunctions, from loss of sexual wish to gender id affliction. Pedophilia and different crimes also are addressed.The outstanding group of contributing authors contains psychologists, sociologists, psychiatrists, doctors and public overall healthiness officers. they supply clean insights on intercourse in the United States this present day, on sexual improvement in youth, midlife and the senior years, and at the impression of media and the kinfolk within the social building of intercourse and sexuality. The books additionally supply insights into the psychology of sexual arousal and the results drugs could have on sexual functionality, and so they make clear such little-heralded reviews as these on intercourse and race, and intercourse and faith.

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Digesting Jung: Food for the Journey (Studies in Jungian by Daryl Sharp

By Daryl Sharp

• identify quantity ninety five within the sequence reviews in Jungian Psychology via Jungian Analysts
• Pinpoints and elucidates key passages within the paintings of C. G. Jung
• A stimulating presentation of the way subconscious components effect us all
This e-book developed out of a wish to pin-point key passages in Jung's writings that experience nourished the writer for a few years. It offers readers new to analytical psychology with the most parts of Jung's paintings and the way they could style a existence. The appetizers that head every one bankruptcy are fleshed out through the author's commentaries intended to stimulate the reader to ruminate at the subconscious components that impression us all. these looking an improved meal might be amply rewarded by way of following up the footnote references.

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Culture, society and sexuality: a reader by Peter Aggleton, Richard Parker

By Peter Aggleton, Richard Parker

This new and revised version of Culture, Society and Sexuality brings jointly and makes obtainable a huge and overseas collection of readings to supply insights into the social, cultural, political and fiscal dimensions of sexuality and relationships, and rising discourses round sexual and reproductive rights.
Clearly dependent and awarded, the publication makes an exceptionally beneficial reference for college students and researchers. part one makes a speciality of the social and cultural building of sexuality as an rising box of inquiry over the process contemporary many years, and examines the most vital theoretical insights and components of research that experience emerged as this box has built. part hyperlinks examine at the building of sexuality to a transforming into physique of labor on gender and sexuality relating to quite a lot of useful matters and modern social coverage debates.
It is a vital reader not just for college kids and researchers in those components, but additionally for activists, medical examiners and repair prone, who day-by-day confront functional and coverage matters relating to sexuality, sexual well-being and sexual rights.

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Manhood in Hollywood from Bush to Bush by David Greven

By David Greven

A fight among narcissistic and masochistic modes of manhood outlined Hollywood masculinity within the interval among the presidencies of George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush. David Greven's competition is profound shift in illustration happened throughout the early Nineteen Nineties while Hollywood was once reworked by way of an explosion of movies that foregrounded non-normative gendered id and sexualities. within the years that experience undefined, well known cinema has both emulated or kept away from the representational innovations of this period, particularly by way of gender and sexuality.

One significant concentration of this examine is that, in loads of the feedback in either the fields of movie concept and queer concept, masochism has been definitely forged as a kind of male sexuality that resists the constructions of normative energy, whereas narcissism has been negatively solid as both a regressive sexuality or the bastion of white male privilege. Greven argues that narcissism is a almost certainly radical mode of male sexuality that may defy normative codes and different types of gender, while masochism, faraway from being radical, has emerged because the default mode of a standard normative masculinity. This research combines methods from quite a few disciplines--psychoanalysis, queer thought, American reviews, men's reports, and picture theory--as it deals clean readings of a number of vital movies of the earlier 20 years, together with Casualties of conflict, The Silence of the Lambs, struggle membership, the fervour of the Christ, vehicle concentration, and Brokeback Mountain.

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The Art of the Pimp: One Man's Search for Love, Sex, and by Dennis Hof

By Dennis Hof

Dennis Hof, owner of the world-famous Moonlite BunnyRanch brothel and the P.T. Barnum of prostitution, charts his route to status and infamy, whereas shelling out homespun knowledge approximately intercourse, revenues, cash, and the way to reside because the country’s so much recognizable pimp.

In The paintings of the Pimp, Dennis Hof bargains a hilarious, insightful, behind-the-scenes examine lifestyles because the owner of The Moonlight BunnyRanch, the world’s most famed felony brothel, and recounts his chaotic lifestyles because the king of America’s intercourse undefined. Hof, the big name of HBO’s significantly lauded sequence Cathouse, unearths the tips of turning methods, the secrets and techniques of his outrageous advertising stunts, and scandalous information of his friendships with porn stars, prostitutes, and politicians. Readers will find out how Hof’s “girls” negotiate the top costs for intercourse, the soiled little secrets and techniques of having males to fall in love with them, and the interior stories of “The female friend Experience,” the number 1 asked menu merchandise. The artwork of the Pimp will take readers on a wild experience via his numerous sexual conquests, romantic mess ups, and company successes.

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Homosexualities: Psychogenesis, Polymorphism, and by Elda Abrevaya, Frances Thomson-Salo

By Elda Abrevaya, Frances Thomson-Salo

This newest quantity within the Psychoanalysis and girls Series for the Committee on girls and Psychoanalysis of the foreign Psychoanalytical organization offers and discusses theoretical and medical paintings from a few authors around the world. It essentially demonstrates that there's no common improvement of homosexuality and that every individual’s object-choice can simply be grasped by means of studying their psychic historical past. whereas the healing paintings calls for no precise variation of method, countertransferential problems which can come up and stem partially from cultural representations approximately gender ameliorations are totally explored. The publication incorporates a designated retrospective view through Ralph Roughton over 3 time issues which charts alterations in contemplating the analyst’s reaction in the wider cultural context.

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The Book of the Courtesans: A Catalogue of Their Virtues by Susan Griffin

By Susan Griffin

They charmed a few of Europe’s such a lot illustrious males, honing their social abilities in addition to their sexual ones, and gathering wealth, popularity, and tool alongside the way in which. in contrast to their geisha opposite numbers, courtesans didn't lived in brothels or bend their wills to fit their suitors. They have been the muses who enflamed the hearts of our so much celebrated artists--Raphael, Manet, Dumas, and Proust, to call only a few--as good as changing into artists of their personal correct. providing the 1st finished travel in their worlds, Susan Griffins celebrates those first feminists and hails their virtues: Timing, attractiveness, Cheek, Brilliance, Gaiety, Grace, and grace.

From Veronica Franco, who graced the palazzos of sixteenth-century Venice, and Madame de Pompadour, the arbiter of all issues trendy at Versailles in the course of the reign of Lous XV, to l. a. Belle Otero of the grand boulevards of Paris within the homosexual Nineties and Marion Davies, who took Hollywood through typhoon within the 1920's and 1930's, The e-book of the Courtesans enticingly illustrates the intricacies in their lavish life and excellent existence tales. attention-grabbing real stories and enlightening snippets from courtesans' memoirs extra display how those crafty girls seized their chance to turn into the West's first liberators, loose to decide on their very own fans and command amazing respect.

Delving into his scintillating international, The publication of the Courtesans is an impeccably researched, superbly crafted portrait of a few of the main exciting figures in women's heritage.

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