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The Resource The pleasure's all mine : a history of perverse sex, Julie Peakman

The pleasure's all mine : a history of perverse sex, Julie Peakman

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The pleasure's all mine : a history of perverse sex
Title
The pleasure's all mine
Title remainder
a history of perverse sex
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Julie Peakman
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The pleasure is all mine
Title variation remainder
a history of perverse sex
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Language
eng
Summary
Homosexuals, transvestites, transsexuals, sado-masochists, necrophiliacs - all of these have been, or still are, considered 'deviants'. Concomitantly there has been almost universal acceptance that unembellished vaginal penetration, performed by one man and one woman, is 'normal' sex. This is now contested. But what is perverse sex and what isn't? The Pleasure's All Mine explores the gamut of sexual activity that has been seen as strange, abnormal or deviant over the last 2,000 years. This first comprehensive history of sexual perversion examines an abundance of original sources - letters, diaries, memoirs, court records, erotic books, medical texts and advice manuals - and shows how, for ordinary people, different kinds of sex have always offered myriad different pleasures. There never was a 'normal'. Almost all sexual behaviours have travelled to and fro along a continuum of proscription and acceptance. Attitudes have changed towards masturbation, leatherwear, 'golden showers' and sado-masochism. From the specialised cultures of pain, necrophilia and bestiality to the social world of plushies and furries, and lovers of life-sized sex dolls, some previously acceptable behaviour now provokes social outrage, while activities as diverse as sodomy and wife-swapping have moved on the spectrum of acceptance from sin to harmless fun
Summary
Delving into the specialized cultures of pain, necrophilia, and bestiality and the social world of plushies, furries, and life-size sex dolls, Peakman considers the changing attitudes toward these, as well as masturbation, golden showers, sadomasochism, homosexuals, transvestites, and transsexuals
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10223305
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BTCTA
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1957-
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Peakman, Julie
Dewey number
306.77
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Paraphilias
  • Sex customs
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adult
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a history of perverse sex
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The pleasure's all mine : a history of perverse sex, Julie Peakman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000052238243
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
472 p.
Isbn
9781780231853
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)834409100
Label
The pleasure's all mine : a history of perverse sex, Julie Peakman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000052238243
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
472 p.
Isbn
9781780231853
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)834409100

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