Category Archives: Sexuality

Working Sex: Sex Workers Write About a Changing Industry

Being a intercourse employee isn’t anything to put in writing domestic approximately for many girls (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, degree, and television reveal on a daily basis, yet they generally retain their operating lives hidden from neighbors, kinfolk, and different employers. They do that simply because intercourse paintings is commonly thought of unlawful, dangerous, and immoral.

Edited via Annie Oakley, Working intercourse, New Voices from a altering Industry positive aspects 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 classification, gender, race, hard work, and sexuality with blazing perception and important observations contain Michelle Tea, Stephen Elliot, Nomy Lamm, Ana Voog, Vaginal Davis, and Mirha-Soleil Ross.

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Sex Bible for Women: The Complete Guide to Understanding Your Body, Being a Great Lover, and Getting the Pleasure You Want

By Susan Crain Bakos

By the writer of Quiver's best-selling title
Most books on sexuality educate girls that fulfilling their associate is the main to an exceptional sexual adventure. despite the fact that, for many girls, nice intercourse relies on figuring out their very own our bodies and needs first. additionally, a woman's sexual wishes and personal tastes aren't fixed-they are tremendously impacted by way of actual adjustments similar to being pregnant, menopause, and hormonal fluctuations. This consultant presents a entire assessment of all of the sexual suggestions to be had for girls all through their lifetime. Intrepid intercourse journalist and professional Susan Crain Bakos presents in-depth therapy of each sexual choice on hand to the sexually lively lady. This source indicates any girls the best way to sexually fulfill themselves and their companions, via masturbation, touching, oral intercourse, and sex. Racy, full-color photos will teach ladies on positions, foreplay recommendations, and the way to exploit intercourse toys on themselves or others. ladies also will achieve a deeper knowing in their personal designated body structure, the right way to in attaining orgasm, and the way to stick fit as they discover various sexual options.

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The Sex-Starved Marriage: Boosting Your Marriage Libido: A Couple's Guide

By Michele Weiner Davis

Carry the spark again into your bed room and your marriage with gutsy and powerful suggestion from bestselling writer Michele Weiner-Davis.

It is expected that one in all each 3 married struggles with difficulties linked to mismatched sexual wish. Do you? as a way to cease combating approximately intercourse and revitalize your intimate reference to your wife, then you definitely desire this publication. In The Sex-Starved Marriage, bestselling writer Michele Weiner Davis might help you realize why being complacent or sour approximately ho-hum intercourse may cost you your relationship.
filled with relocating firsthand bills from who've struggled with the erosion of sexual wish and rebuilt their passionate connection, The Sex-Starved Marriage addresses each element of the sexual libido problem:

If you are the extra hugely sexed accomplice, you are going to breathe a sigh of reduction. eventually somebody is aware your emotions in regards to the void on your marriage. detect why your pleas for contact have fallen upon deaf ears and why your method of the lull on your sexual courting can be a sexual turnoff. most crucial, examine new how one can encourage your wife to take your wishes for extra actual closeness to heart.

If you are the wife with a lagging libido, you are faraway from by myself. you will find out about the physiological and mental components, together with unresolved dating matters, which could give a contribution to the coolness on your bed room and what you are able to do to soften the ice. And in case you are a guy, you will be shocked to benefit that outstanding numbers of guys, even males whose sexual equipment works simply nice, "get complications" too!

The Sex-Starved Marriage provide you with and your wife the muse, encouragement, and solutions you wish.

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Tampa: A Novel

By Alissa Nutting

In Alissa Nutting’s novel Tampa, Celeste cost, a smoldering 26-year-old middle-school instructor in Florida, unrepentantly recounts her tricky and sociopathically decided seduction of a 14-year-old student.
 
Celeste has selected and lured the charmingly modest Jack Patrick into her internet. Jack is enthralled and in awe of his eighth-grade instructor, and, most significantly, prepared to simply accept Celeste’s phrases for a mystery relationship—car rides after darkish, rendezvous at Jack’s residence whereas his unmarried father works the overdue shift, and body-slamming erotic encounters in Celeste’s empty lecture room. In slaking her sexual thirst, Celeste cost is remorseless and deviously freed from hesitation, a monstress of natural motivation. She deceives everybody, is as regards to nobody, and cares little for something yet her pleasure.
 
Tampa is a sexually specific, virtuosically satirical, American Psycho–esque rendering of a monstrously lost yet undeterrable wish. Laced with black humor and crackling sexualized prose, Alissa Nutting’s Tampa is a grand, seriocomic exam of the wish at the back of scholar / instructor affairs and a sizzling literary debut.

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Virgin: The Untouched History

By Hanne Blank

Why has an indefinable country of being commanded the eye and fascination of the human race because the sunrise of time? In Virgin, Hanne clean brings us a progressive, wealthy and pleasing survey of an astounding untouched history.

From the easy job of opting for what constitutes its loss to why it issues to us within the first position, clean will get to the center of why we even care approximately it within the first position. She tackles the truth of what we do and do not learn about virginity and gives a sweeping travel of virgins in history―from virgin martyrs to Queen Elizabeth to billboards in downtown Baltimore telling younger women it is not a "dirty word." Virgin proves, besides, how totally modern the subject is―the butt of innumerable jokes, middle of religious mysteries, locus of youth angst, well known style for pornography and nucleus round which the world's strongest executive has created an extraordinary abstinence coverage. during this interesting paintings, Hanne clean indicates for the 1st time why this is often, and why every little thing we expect we all know approximately virginity is wrong.

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HIV/AIDS: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

By Alan Whiteside

HIV/AIDS is surely the worst epidemic to hit humankind because the Black dying. As of 2004 an expected forty million humans have been dwelling with the disorder, and approximately 20 million had died. regardless of swift medical advances there's nonetheless no therapy and the medication are pricey and poisonous. within the constructing global, in particular in elements of Africa, lifestyles expectancy has plummeted to lower than 35 years, inflicting a major decline in fiscal progress, a pointy elevate in orphans, and the approaching cave in of healthiness care structures. the inside track isn't all bleak notwithstanding. there were unparalleled breakthroughs in knowing ailments and constructing medicinal drugs. as the illness is so heavily associated with sexual intercourse and drug use, the necessity to comprehend and alter habit has prompted us to reconsider what it potential to be human and the way we must always function within the globalizing global. This Very brief creation tackles the technological know-how, the overseas and native politics, the attention-grabbing demographics, and the devastating outcomes of the ailment, and indicates how we needs to respond.

About the sequence: Oxford's Very brief Introductions deals concise and unique introductions to a variety of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary idea to heritage. now not easily a textbook of definitions, each one quantity offers trenchant and provocative--yet constantly balanced and complete--discussions of the primary matters in a given subject. each Very brief creation provides a readable evolution of the topic in query, demonstrating the way it has constructed and prompted society. regardless of the sector of research, regardless of the subject that fascinates the reader, the sequence has a convenient and cheap advisor that may most likely end up indispensable.

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The Erotic Engine: How Pornography has Powered Mass Communication, from Gutenberg to Google

By Patchen Barss

Pornography: The strength for switch that has been written out of the background of global culture.

From cave portray to images to the web, pornography has continuously been on the leading edge in adopting and exploiting new advancements in mass communique. And in so doing, it has helped to advertise and propel these advancements in ways in which are hardly ever stated. with no pornography, the web do not have grown so speedy. The e-commerce cost platforms which are now standard will be at a much more primitive level defense and usefulness. with out video streaming software program constructed for pornography websites, CNN will be suffering to bring information clips. with no ads from intercourse websites, Google couldn't have afforded YouTube.

This clever, witty and well-researched historical past exhibits how an unlimited mystery alternate has bankrolled and formed mainstream tradition and its machines.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Five-Minute Relationship Repair: Quickly Heal Upsets, Deepen Intimacy, and Use Differences to Strengthen Love

By John Grey

The device equipment No courting could be Without

Long-term happiness in love depends upon a couple’s skill to fix the inevitable rifts and alterations, huge and small, that ensue in any dating. Neuroscience means that courting upsets are most sensible mended quick, or they acquire in long term reminiscence, raise reactive conversation, and develop into tougher to fix effectively. And stable fix takes 5 mins or much less! This publication deals sensible instruments and steered scripts for resolving difficulties and having your wishes met. Following its suggestions, you could flip problems into possibilities to foster love, belief, and thriving intimacy.

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Mating Intelligence Unleashed: The Role of the Mind in Sex, Dating, and Love

By Glenn Geher, Scott Barry Kaufman

Psychologists usually paint an image of human mating as visceral, instinctual. yet that is not the full tale. In courtship and reveal, sexual pageant and competition, we're additionally guided by means of what Glenn Geher and Scott Barry Kaufman name Mating Intelligence--a diversity of psychological talents that experience developed to assist us locate the precise associate. Mating Intelligence is at paintings in our efforts to shape, continue, and finish relationships. It courses us in flirtation, foreplay, copulation, discovering and selecting a mate, and lots of different behaviors.

In Mating Intelligence Unleashed, psychologists Geher and Kaufman take readers on a desirable travel of the crossroads of mating and intelligence, drawing on state of the art examine on evolutionary psychology, intelligence, creativity, character, social psychology, neuroscience, and extra. The authors exhibit that regardless of what you'll learn within the most modern factor of Maxim, Playboy, Vogue, or GQ, actual acceptance is not the entire tale. Human mating attracts on a variety of psychological talents and attributes--from the artistic use of pick-up traces, to monitors of air of secrecy, intelligence, humor, character, and compassion. alongside the way in which, the authors shed new gentle on age-old questions, reminiscent of: What function does character play in mating? Which qualities are attractive--and which qualities repulse? How do humans particularly select friends? How do women and men lie to one another? How very important is emotional intelligence? Why do humans create art--and does it have something to do with intercourse? Do great men relatively end final?

Since Glenn Geher coined the time period Mating Intelligence in 2006, it has drawn loads of media realization, starting from a Psychology Today hide tale to articles within the New Scientist, the Washington Times, the Huffington Post, and in other places. Now, in Mating Intelligence Unleashed, readers could have the 1st complete account of this innovative new method of courting, mating, and love.

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