O: The Intimate History of the Orgasm

! Read * O: The Intimate History of the Orgasm by Jonathan Margolis Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB. O: The Intimate History of the Orgasm But are we? The history of the orgasm is as elusive as orgasm itself can be, for sex rarely makes the historical record. Some never experience it at all. Most people manage just twelve minutes of orgasmic bliss per year. Orgasm is one of society’s most compelling, shaping forces -- and most of us probably think that we are living in its golden age. How much have we learned about female pleasure since the 1558 discovery of the clitoris? How has the drive for pleasure, and the fear of it, sh

O: The Intimate History of the Orgasm

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Rating : 4.33 (716 Votes)
Asin : 0802142168
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 416 Pages
Publish Date : 2016-08-30
Language : English

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But are we? The history of the orgasm is as elusive as orgasm itself can be, for sex rarely makes the historical record. Some never experience it at all. Most people manage just twelve minutes of orgasmic bliss per year. Orgasm is one of society’s most compelling, shaping forces -- and most of us probably think that we are living in its golden age. How much have we learned about female pleasure since the 1558 discovery of the clitoris? How has the drive for pleasure, and the fear of it, shaped various societies -- from Saint Francis of Assisi and the thorn bush, to primitive” tribes who embraced maximum pleasure for both sexes? How much does the sensation of orgasm differ for different people? Drawing on the biology, literature, anthropology, psychology, and technology, Jonathan Margolis delivers the final word on both male and female orgasm in an enlightening history that is a pleasure to read.. Now acclaimed British journalist Jonathan Margolis delivers the definitive history of the human orgasm, of sex for pleasure as well as conception -- from prehistory to Viagra. Yet the urge for orgasm rules much of human life, across national and cultural boundaries

"Amusing, but not to be trusted" according to Christopher Ryan. I'm very well-versed in this material, as I'm in the process of writing a book that deals with much of it. So I was looking forward to reading what promised to be a well-written account of such juicy material, when most are dry as ash. I was pleased to find that the writing is lively and surprising, but like other reviewers, I was dismayed by the extremely poor editing and even more, by the plethora of mistaken "facts." Just the first few pages provide more than enough examples. On the first page of the preface, Margolis asserts that "Men and women have practiced procreative s. funny, and easy to read well-researched, funny, and easy to read.. "Interesting & informative, but the editor should be flogged" according to David Bartram. This book contains some fascinating history. Most helpfully, it presents the astonishing diversity of sexual practices around the world and throughout history - in a way that makes hash of the surviving moralistic sexual restrictions that inhibit greater exploration and fulfilment. Many western readers will know that there are different family forms around the world - a knowledge that helps legitimate diversity in our own cultures. The same lesson comes from an appreciation of diversity in sexual practices: once you know something about avisodomy in other cultures, it's hard t

He cites anthropological research indicating that while the innate human tendency toward "pair bonding" holds true, sex and pleasure were once free and synonymous. . Neither leering nor squeamish, Margolis has created a fresh, compelling work guaranteed to ignite much late-night conversation. All rights reserved. As civilizations became more sophisticated about reproduction and, sadly, property rights, orgasms and who gives, receives and enjoys them, became increasingly regulated. Orgasm, with its white-hot physical pleasure and consciousness-alter

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