• Friction and fantasy:opening pandora’s box
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  • 作者: by Ramon Piñon Jr
  • 出版社:Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co.
  • 出版年:c2014
  • ISBN:978-1-63135-298-0 ; 1-63135-298-9
  • 格式:EPUB
租期14天 今日租書可閱讀至2020-04-17

Human sexuality resists simple or facile evaluations, and no generalization can do justice to the vast inventory of sexual feelings, practices, or behaviors. Our sexuality is not only a source of joy, wonderment, emotional release, and happiness, but also of frustration, revenge, intimidation, and deadly power. Coming to grips with our sexuality is no easy task, for our attempts to understand ourselves, to distinguish between reality and illusion, are mired in mythologies of the past, misinformation, moral and religious imperatives, lack of scientific knowledge, and wishful thinking.

By tracing the development of our understanding, Friction and Fantasy: Opening Pandora’s Box presents a historically informed way of trying to make sense of one of the most emblematic aspects of our humanity. Beginning with the seemingly simple query “what is sex,” Friction and Fantasy: Opening Pandora’s Box provides for the general reader a wide-ranging exploration of the complexities and mysteries of our multidimensional sexual universe: sexual fantasies, why we have sex, the mythologies of our sexual anatomy, love, sexual desire and arousal, orgasm in females and males, the taboo subject of solitary sex, the controversies regarding erotic preference and gender diversity, unusual sexual practices, sexual violence (rape, pedophilia and child sexual abuse), and the dilemmas of sexual discontent.

Blending scientific and historical perspectives with literary commentaries, Friction and Fantasy: Opening Pandora’s Box offers a wealth of information not easily available to the general reader in a stimulating and thought-provoking manner.

  • Cover Page
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Table of Contents
  • Chapter 1: What is Sex Anyway?
    • The biological answer
    • The origin of sex
    • The cost of sex
    • Is sex good for you?
    • Opening Pandora’s box
  • Chapter 2: Ruminations on Sex and Love
    • Tela Incantata–reality and illusion
    • An unbounded fabrication
    • Sexual Fantasy–our secret inner life
    • Why we have sex–not a simple question
    • Does sex have meaning?
  • Chapter 3: Anatomy of Sex
    • The iconic tissues–cultural obsessions
    • The sexual sensory apparatus
    • Genital blood flow–objective measure of sexual arousal
    • The brain–does sex matter?
  • Chapter 4: Our Sexual Theater
    • Nothing is new
    • The coital drama–in four (three) acts
    • Desire / Arousal–can they be distinguished?
    • Orgasm–summa voluptas
    • The one character play–a cultural taboo
  • Chapter 5: Erotic Preference and Gender Diversity
    • Human sexuality–what is normal?
    • Erotic preference and gender–perceptions of ourselves
    • Sexual orientation / identity–a cultural obsession
    • Transgender–through a glass darkly
  • Chapter 6: Our Disturbing Sexual Corridors
    • Our problematic sexual corridors
    • Arousal in the margins–unresolved questions
    • Sexual violence–an ancient scourge
    • Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) –a major social concern
  • Chapter 7: Sexual Discontent and Its Origins
    • The tragedy of the bedroom
    • Sexual discontent–a perspective
    • Sexual discontent - origins
    • Sexual discontent–personal vignettes
  • Citations and Readings
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