A Curious History of Sex

A Curious History of Sex


  • Author : Kate Lister
  • Publisher : Unbound Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-02-06
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781783528066


A Curious History of Sex Book Description :

This is not a comprehensive study of every sexual quirk, kink and ritual across all cultures throughout time, as that would entail writing an encyclopaedia. Rather, this is a drop in the ocean, a paddle in the shallow end of sex history, but I hope you will get pleasantly wet nonetheless. The act of sex has not changed since people first worked out what went where, but the ways in which society dictates how sex is culturally understood and performed have varied significantly through the ages. Humans are the only creatures that stigmatise particular sexual practices, and sex remains a deeply divisive issue around the world. Attitudes will change and grow – hopefully for the better – but sex will never be free of stigma or shame unless we acknowled...

A Curious History of Sex

A Curious History of Sex


  • Author : Kate Lister
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-02-06
  • Genre: Sex
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1783528052


A Curious History of Sex Book Description :

An eye-opening exploration of the weird and wonderful things human beings have done in pursuit (and denial) of the mighty orgasm, based on the hit Twitter account @WhoresofYore...

The Curious History of Dating

The Curious History of Dating


  • Author : Nichi Hodgson
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Release Date : 2017-01-26
  • Genre: Humor
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781472138057


The Curious History of Dating Book Description :

'A new approach to romance... The heroines of Regency novels could teach today's young women a trick or two' Sunday Times What if Mr Darcy had simply been able to swipe right? 'This book was a real education for me. It's like a Lonely Planet guidebook to dating.' Gilo 'Lessons to learn for committed singletons and happily married alike, and everyone in between.' Anon 'I loved it.' Adele Taylor 'I found it hard to put down.' richie666 Dating has never been easy. The road to true love has always been rutted with heartbreak, but do we have it any easier today? How did Victorians 'come out'? How did love blossom in war-torn Europe? And why did 80s video-dating never take off? Bursting with little-known facts and tantalizing tales of lovelorn men and beso...

Bonk  The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
Score: 3.5
From 127 Ratings

Bonk The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex


  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2009-04-06
  • Genre: Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 0393069214


Bonk The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex Book Description :

A New York Times Bestseller “Rich in dexterous innuendo, laugh-out-loud humor and illuminating fact. It’s compulsively readable.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review In ?Bonk, ?the best-selling author of Stiff turns her outrageous curiosity and insight on the most alluring scientific subject of all: sex. Can a person think herself to orgasm? Why doesn't Viagra help women-or, for that matter, pandas? Can a dead man get an erection? Is vaginal orgasm a myth? Mary Roach shows us how and why sexual arousal and orgasm-two of the most complex, delightful, and amazing scientific phenomena on earth-can be so hard to achieve and what science is doing to make the bedroom a more satisfying place....

The Curious History of Love

The Curious History of Love


  • Author : Jean-Claude Kaufmann
  • Publisher : Polity
  • Release Date : 2011-12-12
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780745651545


The Curious History of Love Book Description :

The one emotion that matters most to many people is the one about which social thinkers rarely speak - love. For many people, love is the thing that matters most in their lives: they are searching for love, hoping to find in love a kind of happiness that they cannot find in their work or by surrounding themselves with material goods. But where does this peculiar and powerful blending together of love and happiness come from, and why do we find it such a compelling idea today? In this short book Jean-Claude Kaufmann offers a fresh account of the history of a feeling unlike any other. The modern idea of love as passion was born in the 12th century but it was marginalized by the rise of a kind of instrumental, calculating reason that became increasingly...

In Case You re Curious

In Case You re Curious


  • Author : Planned Parenthood
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781632281234


In Case You re Curious Book Description :

Did you ever walk out of class having even more questions than when you walked in? You may feel that way about History or Math, but what about your Sexual Health class (if you even had one)? If you’re anything like most of the youth in America today, your head is probably spinning with a swirling, high-speed hurricane of questions. It is totally normal to be curious and to have questions about relationships, bodies, consent . . . you name it! But where can your average teen go to get all the reliable and accurate answers they need? In Case You’re Curious (ICYC), a text-and-answer program conceived by Planned Parenthood, has been providing this educational service for teens for years. And now In Case You’re Curious: Questions about Sex from Youn...

A Brief History of Oral Sex

A Brief History of Oral Sex


  • Author : David DePierre
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476671260


A Brief History of Oral Sex Book Description :

"The ancient Greeks and Romans considered it degrading yet depicted it in art and literature. The Early Christian Church called it "the worst evil." Nearly all of the 13 original United States had laws against it." Attitudes about oral sex have varied through the centuries and across cultures. This book explores its history and impact on world events"--...

A Million Years in a Day
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

A Million Years in a Day


  • Author : Greg Jenner
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-06-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250089458


A Million Years in a Day Book Description :

Who invented beds? When did we start cleaning our teeth? How old are wine and beer? Which came first: the toilet seat or toilet paper? What was the first clock? Every day, from the moment our alarm clock wakes us in the morning until our head hits our pillow at night, we all take part in rituals that are millennia old. Structured around one ordinary day, A Million Years in a Day reveals the astonishing origins and development of the daily practices we take for granted. In this gloriously entertaining romp through human history, Greg Jenner explores the gradual—and often unexpected—evolution of our daily routines. This is not a story of wars, politics, or great events. Instead, Jenner has scoured Roman rubbish bins, Egyptian tombs, and Victorian s...

Seduction

Seduction


  • Author : Clement Knox
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-02-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781643133843


Seduction Book Description :

A brilliantly original history that explores the shifting cultural mores of courtship, told through the lives of remarkable women and men throughout history. If sex has generally been a private matter, seduction has always been of intense public interest. Whether the stuff of front-page tabloid news, the scandal of nineteenth-century American courts, or the stuff of literature across the eras, we are fascinated by stories of seduction and sex. In the first history of its kind, Clement Knox explores seduction in all its historical and cultural incarnations. Moving from the Garden of Eden to the carnivals of eighteenth-century Venice, and from the bawdy world of Georgian London to the saloons and speakeasies of the Jazz Age, this is an exploration of t...

Stiff  The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Score: 3.5
From 3,836 Ratings

Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers


  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2004-05-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393069192


Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Book Description :

"One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."—Entertainment Weekly Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them....