Category Archives: Sexuality

Geisha of a Different Kind: Race and Sexuality in Gaysian America (Intersections)

In homosexual bars and nightclubs throughout the US, and in gay-oriented magazines and media, the buff, macho, white homosexual guy is exalted because the ideal—the most fascinating, the main sought after, and the main emulated kind of guy. For homosexual Asian American males, frequently considered via their friends as submissive or too ‘pretty,’ being sidelined within the homosexual neighborhood is simply the newest in a protracted line of racially-motivated offenses they face within the United States.Repeatedly marginalized through either the white-centric queer group that values a hyper-masculine sexuality and a homophobic Asian American neighborhood that frequently privileges masculine heterosexuality, homosexual Asian American males principally were silenced and alienated in present-day tradition and society. In Geisha of a special Kind, C. wintry weather Han travels from West Coast Asian drag exhibits to the across the world sought-after Thai kathoey, or “ladyboy,” to build a concept of queerness that's consisting of the race and gender particularities of the homosexual Asian male event within the United States.
Through ethnographic commentary of queer Asian American groups and Asian American drag exhibits, interviews with homosexual Asian American males, and a examining of present media and pop culture depictions of Asian american citizens, Han argues that homosexual Asian American males, used to gender privilege inside their very own groups, needs to grapple with the concept, as Asians, they've got traditionally been feminized due to Western domination and colonization, and accordingly, they're minorities in the homosexual group, that is itself marginalized in the total American society. Han additionally indicates that many Asian American homosexual males can flip their strange place within the homosexual and Asian American groups right into a confident identification. of their personal notion of self, their Asian history and sexuality makes those males targeted, specified, and, in terms of Asian American drag queens, even more in a position to show a powerful erotic femininity. hard stereotypes approximately attractiveness, nativity, and desirability, Geisha of a unique Kind makes a tremendous intervention within the research of race and sexuality in America.

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Sexier Sex: Lessons from the Brave New Sexual Frontier

By Regina Lynn

Sexier intercourse: classes from the courageous New Sexual Frontier is the guide for each girl who has ever desired to attempt issues that she would not divulge to her ally … each girl who has desired to push the bounds of her sexuality … each lady who has suspected there can be a voyeur … a seductress … an erotic storyteller … a dominatrix … a polyamorous, polysexual goddess … lurking simply underneath her "nice woman" exterior.

With step by step directions, scorching counsel, and "tales from the front," sex-tech columnist Regina Lynn exhibits girls how to define higher sexual excitement, intimacy, and experience via artistic use of contemporary know-how, despite their courting prestige or sexual orientation. what is extra, many of the know-how is already established — no specified purchases invaluable. finally, we all know, it isn't the tech, it really is the way you use it that counts.

Sexier Sex dispels the apprehension surrounding using new applied sciences and invitations girls to take the lead in redefining intercourse, relationships, and love within the info age.

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Marthe: The Story of a Whore (Dedalus European Classics)

By J. K. Huysmans

Taking pictures the full of life linguistic inventiveness of the unique, this clean telling additionally contains an creation and accomplished notes. First released in 1876, Marthe used to be an incredible landmark in J.K. Huysmans’s literary profession, his first expedition into the unconventional, which propelled him into the transforming into ranks of the Naturalist stream. Marthe was once one of many first French novels to at once tackle the topic of prostitution, which later turned a valuable subject matter for plenty of novelists, Impressionist painters and poets. Set in and round the demi-monde of the Parisian track corridor, it facilities on a would-be actress, Marthe, who works in a single of the bottom dives in Paris, who tells the tale of her short, and eventually doomed, courting with Léo, a romantic looking for whatever to take where of his misplaced illusions.

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Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze, Sex, and My Mother

By Jamie Brickhouse

"A blisteringly humorous, wrenching account of wrestling approach too shut to―and later free from―booze, intercourse and medicine and his lovable, infuriating mom. Bravo!" ―Mary Karr, New York instances bestselling writer of The Liars' Club

"Whoever acknowledged you cannot get sober for somebody else by no means met my mom, Mama Jean. while I got here to in a ny emergency room after an overdose to the scoop that she was once on her method from Texas, I panicked. She used to be the final individual i wished to work out on that darkish September morning, however the individual i wished the most."

So starts off this staggering memoir―by turns either darkly comedian and deeply poignant―about this local Texan's lengthy fight with alcohol, his advanced courting with Mama Jean, and his sexuality and his sexuality, that is indexed as “Required analyzing” in Mary Karr’s bestselling The artwork of Memoir and used to be a booklet Chase most sensible 10 Nonfiction publication of 2015.

From the age of 5 all Brickhouse sought after used to be to be at a celebration with a drink in a single hand and a cigarette within the different and all Mama Jean sought after used to be to maintain him at that age, her Jamie doll ceaselessly. A Texan Elizabeth Taylor with the break up character of Auntie Mame and Mama Rose, continually camera-ready and decoratively outspoken, Mama Jean haunted him his complete lifestyles, regardless of how distant he went or how deep in booze he swam.

Brickhouse's trip takes him from Texas to a high-profile profession in booklet publishing amid New York's glamorous ingesting lifestyles to his near-fatal descent into alcoholism. After Mama Jean ushers him into rehab and he finally starts off to dig out of the outlet he'd stumbled on himself in, he nearly misses his likelihood to turn out that he loves her up to she loves him. Bitingly humorous, uncooked, and insightful, Dangerous whilst Wet is the unforgettable tale of a special courting among a son and his mother.

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The Transgender Phenomenon

By Richard Ekins

CHOICE journal remarkable educational identify for 2007

`The box of "transgender" and "transpositionality" has been carved out as a brand new box of inquiry long ago decade, displaying the fragmentation and diversification of masculinities and feminities - besides the mistake of any sharp polarisation. Dave King and Richard Ekins are the major international sociologists during this box and feature mined it richly because the 1970's. The booklet brings jointly a super synthesis of background, case stories, rules and positions as they've got emerged during the last thirty years, and brings jointly a wealthy yet consistently grounded account of this box, offering a state-of-the-art of severe innovations and ideas to take this box extra in the course of the 21st century. it is a needs to learn for all attracted to this new sector of inquiry ' - Ken Plummer, Professor of Sociology, collage of Essex. Editor of Sexualities. writer of Intimate Citizenship

`An remarkable survey of the evolution of trans phenomena, wonderfully written, hugely informative, scholarly at its top, but effortless to learn even for these neither trans nor sociologist. Drs Ekins and King, specialists within the box, unroll the panoramas of intercourse, gender, and transgendering that experience evloved over the past many years. for everybody eager to comprehend the interplay of ladies and males and of these who can't or won't determine with both of those cataegories, examining this booklet is a needs to, and a true excitement' - Professor Friedmann Pfaefflin, collage of ULM

`In a piece destined to be a vintage, Ekins and King supply a finished assessment of the variety of up to date transgender expression, besides a magnificent conceptual framework for making feel of that range. The plentiful case vignettes carry the authors' options to existence and make the e-book a excitement to learn' - Dr Anne Lawrence, scientific Sexologist in inner most perform, Seattle

`An notable survey of the evolution of trans phenomena, wonderfully written, hugely informative, scholarly at its most sensible, but effortless to learn even for these neither trans nor sociologist. Drs Ekins and King, specialists within the box, unroll the panoramas of intercourse, gender, and transgendering that experience evloved over the last a long time. for everybody eager to comprehend the interplay of girls and males and of these who can't or won't establish with both of those cataegories, examining this booklet is a needs to, and a true excitement' -

This groundbreaking research units out a framework for exploring transgender range for the recent millennium. It units forth an unique and entire study and offers a wealth of shiny illustrative material.

Based on twenty years of fieldwork, lifestyles heritage paintings, qualitative research, archival paintings and speak to with a number of thousand cross-dressers and sex-changers world wide, the authors distinguish a few modern transgendering `stories' to illustrate:

" the binary male/female divide;

" the interrelations betwen intercourse, sexuality and gender;

" the interrelations among the most sub-processes of transgendering.

Wonderfully insightful, The Transgender Phenomenon develops an unique and leading edge conceptual framkework for figuring out the whole diversity of the transgender experience.

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Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic

By Esther Perel

Why does nice intercourse so usually fade for who declare to like one another up to ever?
do we wish what we have already got?
Why does the transition to parenthood so frequently spell erotic catastrophe?
Does strong intimacy continually make for stable intercourse?

Ether Perel takes on those tricky questions, grappling with the hindrances and anxieties that come up whilst our quest for safe love conflicts with our pursuit of ardour. She invitations us to discover the paradoxical union of domesticity and sexual wish, and explains what it takes to convey lust domestic.

In her two decades of scientific adventure, Perel has taken care of countless numbers of whose domestic lives are empty of ardour. They describe relationships which are open and loving, but sexually boring. what's going?

during this explosively unique booklet, Perel explains that our cultural penchant for equality, togetherness, and absolute candor is antithetical to erotic wish for either women and men. Sexual pleasure doesn't continually play by means of the foundations of fine citizenship. it really is politically flawed. It prospers on energy performs, unfair merits, and the distance among self and different. extra intriguing, playful, even poetic intercourse is feasible, yet first we needs to kick egalitarian beliefs and emotional housework out of our bedrooms.

whereas Mating in Captivity shows why the household realm can consider like a cage, Perel's tackle bed room dynamics gives you to free up, enchant, and impress. Flinging the doorways open on erotic existence and domesticity, she invitations us to place the "X" again in intercourse.

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Sexuality: A Psychosocial Manifesto

The modern learn 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 through hormones, drives and, such a lot lately, genetics; by contrast, historians and sociologists element to the social box because the defining strength that shapes the meanings given to sexuality and sexual experience.

Confronting the constraints and demanding situations this deadlock poses, Katherine Johnson argues for a psychosocial procedure that rethinks the connection among psychic and social geographical regions within the box of sexuality, with no decreasing 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 viewpoint on sexual identities, subjectivities and politics that makes an unique contribution to key debates starting from id politics and homosexual marriage, to psychological wellbeing and fitness ‘risks’ and queer adolescence suicide.

Embracing principles from developmental psychology, social constructionist sociology, social and significant psychology, psychoanalysis and queer thought, this unique booklet might be worthy studying for college students and students of sexuality around the social sciences.

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Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence

By Esther Perel

One of the world’s most valuable voices on erotic intelligence, Esther Perel deals a daring, provocative new tackle intimacy and intercourse. Mating in Captivity invitations us to discover the paradoxical union of domesticity and sexual hope, and explains what it takes to deliver lust home.

Drawing on greater than 20 years of expertise as a therapist, Perel examines the complexities of maintaining hope. via case reports and full of life dialogue, Perel demonstrates how extra fascinating, playful, or even poetic intercourse is feasible in long term relationships. clever, witty, and as revelatory because it is easy, Mating in Captivity is a sensational ebook that would rework how you reside and love.

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Kama Sutra

By E. Lamairesse

The Mega sq. assortment will pay tribute to the preferred artists and subject matters through the heritage of paintings. The books include a plethora of illustrations, all in colour besides special biographical and old details. The Mega sq. Kama Sutra is a homage to the magic of affection and a common academic guide. because of the refinement of the frescos and mild prints, this variation is tastefully illustrated. The Mega Squares’ small and useful structure is sure to make the precise gift.

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The Sex Myth: The Gap Between Our Fantasies and Reality

By Rachel Hills

From a daring new feminist voice, a ebook that may 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 unfastened now. yet underneath the veneer of sleek hedonism, millennial journalist Rachel Hills argues that we're managed by way of a brand new model of sexual conference: one that impacts all of us—woman or guy, directly or homosexual, liberal or conservative. on the root of this silent code lies the intercourse Myth—the defining value we put money into sexuality that when intended we have been soiled if we did have intercourse, and now skill we're faulty if we don’t do it enough.

Equal elements social statement, popular culture, and robust own anecdotes from humans around the English-speaking global, The intercourse Myth exposes the invisible norms and unstated assumptions that form the way in which we expect approximately intercourse at the present time.

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