Category Archives: Sexuality

The Fantasy Fallacy: Exposing the Deeper Meaning Behind Sexual Thoughts

By Shannon Ethridge

Erotica has invaded greater than our minds – it has exploded onto our bestseller lists and into our bedrooms.

Many want to sexual and emotional fantasies as avenues to fulfillment.
Our fantasies, although, usually are not trustworthy courses into the future―they are literally rocky street maps from our previous. Best-selling writer Shannon Ethridge theorizes, “Fantasies are easily the brain’s manner of attempting to heal itself from unresolved tragedies and traumas. We mentally compartmentalize our discomfort to make room for pleasure.”

Fantasies have deep mental roots, and if acted on lots of them can do deep mental harm. instead of permit fantasies rule us, let’s take out the edge and convey them lower than God’s rule, permitting the Lord to heal us from the brokenness and insecurities that reason irrelevant fantasies to hang-out us.

Without being judgmental or condemning, Shannon is helping us dissect a number of universal and often-disturbing subject matters, such as:

• a distorted fascination with pornography
• the psychological pursuit of a number of partners
• the entice of homosexual and lesbian desires
• bondage, domination, and sadomasochism (BDSM)

With counsel for controlling undesirable fantasies and assets for supplying a secure haven for restoration, The fable Fallacy is helping us realize and heal our emotional soreness and equips us to aid others do a similar.

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Fuckology: Critical Essays on John Money's Diagnostic Concepts

By Lisa Downing, Iain Morland, Nikki Sullivan

One of the 20 th century’s so much debatable sexologists—or “fuckologists,” to take advantage of his personal memorable term—John cash used to be thought of a trailblazing scientist and sexual libertarian by means of a few, yet damned by way of others as a fraud and a pervert.  Money invented the idea that of gender within the Fifties, but fought its uptake by means of feminists. He subsidized surgical remedies for transsexuality, yet argued that gender roles have been set via reproductive means. He formed the remedy of intersex, advocating experimental intercourse alterations for kids with ambiguous genitalia. He pioneered drug remedy for intercourse offenders, but took an ambivalent stance in the direction of pedophilia. In his so much publicized case learn, cash oversaw the reassignment of David Reimer as girl following a circumcision twist of fate in infancy. Heralded through many as facts that gender is pliable, the case used to be later discredited while Reimer printed that he had lived as a male because his early teens.

In Fuckology, the authors contextualize and interrogate Money's writings and practices. The e-book makes a speciality of his 3 key diagnostic suggestions, “hermaphroditism,” “transsexualism,” and “paraphilia,” but in addition addresses his lesser-known paintings on issues starting from animal habit to the philosophy of technological know-how. the result's a accomplished choice of new insights for researchers and scholars inside cultural, old, and gender stories, in addition to for practitioners and activists in sexology, psychology, and sufferer rights.

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From Sappho to De Sade: Moments in the History of Sexuality

The background of sexuality is a topic of accelerating value within the interpretation of prior attitudes. but historians have just recently all started to review sexual practices and to set up that sexuality isn't really a organic consistent yet an ever-changing phenomenon, regularly being formed by way of humans themselves. Few sexual attitudes are immutable, and incest, homosexuality, pornography, and masturbation, for instance, were the topic of greatly differing critiques at diverse classes of heritage. The participants deliver their services in historical in addition to medieval historical past, anthropology, glossy background, and psychology to undergo upon the heritage of sexuality. They discover numerous facets of sexuality in successive classes: pederasty and lesbian love in antiquity, incest within the heart a long time, sexual schooling through the Dutch Republic, voyeurism within the rococo, prostitution in Vienna round 1900, and the discovery of sexology. This booklet may be of curiosity to scholars and academics of historical past, sociology, cultural stories and social paintings.

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Disturbing Practices: History, Sexuality, and Women's Experience of Modern War

For many years, the heritage of sexuality has been a multidisciplinary undertaking serving competing agendas. Lesbian, homosexual, and queer students have produced strong narratives by means of tracing the gay or queer topic as non-stop or discontinuous. but organizing ancient paintings round different types of identification as basic or irregular usually obscures how sexual issues have been identified or said within the past. Set opposed to the backdrop of women’s paintings studies, friendships, and groups in the course of global conflict I, Disturbing Practices attracts on a considerable physique of latest archival fabric to reveal the roadblocks nonetheless found in present practices and picture new alternatives.

In this landmark booklet, Laura Doan clarifies the moral price and political objective of identification history—and certainly its very potential to provide upward thrust to leading edge practices borne of sustained trade among queer experiences and important history. Disturbing Practices insists on taking heavily the valuable to step outdoor the good judgment of identification to tackle questions as but unasked in regards to the smooth sexual past.

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The Delicious Grace of Moving One's Hand: Intelligence is the Ultimate Aphrodisiac

By Timothy Leary

Timothy Leary (1920-1997) used to be the most arguable figures of the Sixties, the guy who recommended a new release to show on, track in, and drop out. Now, approximately years after his demise, this manuscript has emerged comprising his most sensible writings approximately sexuality. starting with an account of his first sexual come upon -- his personal notion -- Leary takes readers on an exploration of the hyperlink among sexuality and the brain. each one brief bankruptcy comprises both a standard or novel method of what Leary known as "improving your navigational keep an eye on over your excitement cruises," together with Hindu tools for stimulation through hypnogogic yantras, chemical aphrodisiacs, and neurolingual methods for arousal.

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The Johns: Sex for Sale and the Men Who Buy It

By Victor Malarek

Each yr, greater than 800,000 ladies and kids are lured, tricked, or pressured into prostitution to fulfill an it appears insatiable call for, becoming a member of an anticipated 10 million girls already ensnared within the $20 billion around the world intercourse alternate. thus far, such a lot study at the topic has fascinated with some of the matters that propel those ladies into the exchange, yet little has been investigated, or written, approximately those that set off the demand—the “Johns.” during this difficult- hitting expose´, Victor Malarek levels all over the world, unmasking the type of men—and organizations—that foster and force the intercourse alternate, from the United States to Europe, Brazil to Thailand, Phnom Penh to St. Petersburg and Costa Rica.

From socioeconomic historical past to emotional balance, Malarek investigates the basis of the reason and assaults the concept prostitution is a victimless crime. He explores the efficacy of Sweden’s outlawing the buying—rather than the selling—of intercourse, and its dramatic influence at the country’s prostitution charges. The Johns is a chilling look at a gloomy nook of the realm that those males have created on the cost of numerous girls and children.

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Sex in Consumer Culture: The Erotic Content of Media and Marketing (Routledge Communication Series)

Sex in buyer tradition: The Erotic content material of Media and Marketing considers using intercourse to advertise manufacturers, magazines, games, television programming, track, and flicks. supplying either quantitative and qualitative views from best students in various disciplines, this quantity addresses quite a number essential matters similar to media promotion, racial representations, appeals to homosexual and lesbian groups, content material analyses, and case reports. Chapters symbolize various views, addressing such questions as:

*What occurs while sexual content material created for adults reaches children?
*What that means do sexual phrases and photographs have in the contexts of physical games, exchange indicates, games, own advertisements, or patron internet sites?
*What results could sex-tinged photographs have on audiences, and the place may still the focal point be for brand spanking new results research?
*Where are the present obstacles among pornography and mainstream sexual depictions?

Exploring sexual details because it is utilized in mass media to promote items and courses, Sex in customer Culture is a crucial assortment, and it'll be of significant curiosity for students and scholars in advertisements, advertising and marketing, media advertising, persuasion, mass verbal exchange & society, and gender experiences.

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The Myth of Sex Addiction

The media this day is full of strong males in hassle for his or her sexual behaviors, and perpetually, they're clinically determined as sexual addicts. due to the fact Adam first concealed his nakedness from God and pointed the finger at Eve, males have struggled to take accountability for his or her sexuality. over the last 3 a long time, those behaviors have come to mirror no longer an ethical failing, yet as an alternative, facts of an ill-defined affliction, that of “sexual addiction.” the idea that of sexual habit is a debatable one since it is predicated on questionable examine and subjective ethical judgments. Labeling those behaviors as intercourse dependancy asserts a fake, harmful fantasy that undermines own accountability. not just does this epidemic of intercourse habit excuses mislabel male sexuality as harmful and dangerous, however it destroys our skill to carry humans responsible for their behaviors. by way of labeling men as susceptible and powerless earlier than the onslaught and churning tide of lust, we remove these issues that males may still dwell as much as: own accountability; integrity; strength of mind; independence; responsibility; self-motivation; honor; appreciate for self and others.

In The delusion of intercourse Addiction, Ley offers the heritage and questionable technology underlying this alleged ailment, exposing the ethical and cultural judgments which are embedded within the idea, in addition to the numerous fiscal elements that force the label of intercourse habit in medical perform and the preferred media. Ley outlines how this label represents a social assault on many varieties of sexuality—male sexuality in particular—as good as proposing the trouble this label creates in keeping humans liable for their sexual behaviors. Going opposed to present assumptions and developments, Ley debunks the concept that intercourse habit is genuine, or no less than that it really is as common because it seems to be. as a substitute, he means that the high-sex behaviors of a few males is whatever that has been tacitly condoned for numerous years and is barely now categorized as a ailment as males are being held responsible to an identical ideas which were utilized to ladies. He indicates we must always count on males to take accountability for sexual offerings, instead of helping an procedure that labels male sexual hope as a "demonic strength" that has to be resisted, feared, taken care of, and exorcised.

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1,001 Best Places to Have Sex in America: A When, Where, and How Guide

By Jennifer Hunt, Dan Baritchi

Some humans simply follow the bed room - and the mattress, for that topic - by way of having intercourse. yet where's the thrill in that?

Dan and Jennifer, resident sexcapaders of the extremely popular AskDanandJennifer.com site, provide 1,001 principles for areas to get it on within the usa. Broadening reader's sexy horizons, Dan and Jennifer take on every kind of nookie hideaways like locations the place readers can:

  • Experiment round the house
  • Be one with nature
  • Go for a quickie
  • Get stuck (maybe)
  • Really permit go

entire with suggested positions for every locale in addition to a score procedure settling on the Ecstasy issue, Calorie Burn, Kink point, and threat issue, this extraordinary consultant gets you going - in additional methods than one.

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Abandoned to Lust: Sexual Slander and Ancient Christianity (Gender, Theory, and Religion)

By Jennifer Wright Knust

Early Christians used fees of adultery, incest, and lascivious habit to demonize their rivals, police insiders, withstand pagan rulers, and outline what it intended to be a Christian. Christians often claimed that they, they usually on my own have been sexually virtuous, evaluating themselves to these marked as outsiders, particularly non-believers and "heretics," who have been acknowledged to be managed by way of lust and not able to rein of their carnal wants. actual or now not, those fees allowed Christians to offer themselves as varied from and morally more desirable to these round them. via cautious, leading edge readings, Jennifer Knust explores the writings of Paul, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus of Lyons, and different early Christian authors who argued that Christ on my own made self-mastery attainable. Rejection of Christ resulted in either immoral sexual habit and, eventually, alienation and punishment from God. Knust considers how Christian writers participated in a protracted culture of rhetorical invective, a rhetoric that was once usually hired to protect prestige and distinction. Christians borrowed, deployed, and reconfigured classical rhetorical recommendations, turning them opposed to their rulers to undercut their ethical and political authority. Knust additionally examines using accusations of licentiousness in conflicts among rival teams of Christians. Portraying rival sects as wicked allowed accusers to assert their very own crew as consultant of "true Christianity." Knust's ebook additionally unearths the ways that sexual slurs and their use in early Christian writings mirrored cultural and gendered assumptions approximately what constituted purity, morality, and fact. In doing so, Abandoned to Lust highlights the complicated interrelationships among intercourse, gender, and sexuality in the classical, biblical, and early-Christian traditions.

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