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Download E-books The Sex Doll: A History PDF

By Anthony Ferguson

This scholarly learn of the centuries-long background of fornicatory dolls examines the iconic obsession with developing an idealized, silent girl sexual item and the manifestations of this wish throughout the a long time in mythology, literature, paintings, philosophy and technology. this actual sexual impulse has been expressed in an outstanding number of varieties corresponding to statues, mannequins, intercourse dolls, and gynoids (robots). particularly this research makes a speciality of the evolution of the intercourse doll via its unique incarnation as a sack fabric effigy, throughout the advertising and marketing of inflatable dolls, to the present complicated cyber-technology figures, in an try to notice the hidden drives and wishes which gasoline this ongoing delusion of constructing an ideal, powerless, silent accomplice.

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Download E-books Playing Well with Others: Your Field Guide to Discovering, Navigating and Exploring the Kink, Leather and BDSM Communities PDF

By Lee Harrington, Mollena Williams

Even if you're a trembling beginner or a jaded professional, there's constantly anything new to be came across within the forever altering, advanced and titillating global of kink. whereas there are many different books in the market that specify the right way to provide a spanking or tie a half-hitch, Playing good With Others is the 1st ebook that explains kink culture—the munches, events, leather-based bars, meetings, workshops, fetish nights, exploratoriums and the entire different gatherings of kinksters that flip BDSM and leather-based from a bed room predilection to a life-style and a group. You'll examine to:
• research your individual motivations, wishes, wishes and needs
• Ease your means into proven groups
• comprehend etiquette in several adventurous intercourse groups
• make yourself familiar with the numerous forms of occasions on hand to you
• take care of your relationships as you discover new territory
• Negotiate for play and aftercare
• return to the "world at large" with out ruffling feathers
• ...and, in fact, resolution the all-important query: What do you wear?!

The staff of Harrington and Williams bargains 30-plus years of expertise in assorted kink groups: best, backside and turn; homosexual, bi and immediately; girl, male and trans; white and POC. either former titleholders and overseas educators, they're an unbeatable pair of "sexual sherpas" with an inimitable voice and loads of knowledge. Playing good With Others is an unparalleled and crucial guidebook for someone who desires to discover or comprehend the "community" point of the kink way of life.

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Download E-books Out in the Union: A Labor History of Queer America PDF

By Miriam Frank

Out within the Union tells the continual tale of queer American staff from the mid-1960s via 2013. Miriam Frank shrewdly chronicles the evolution of work politics with queer activism and id formation, exhibiting how unions all started asserting the rights of lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender employees within the Seventies and Nineteen Eighties. She records popping out at the activity and within the union in addition to problems with discrimination and harassment, and the construction of alliances among unions and LGBT communities. 


that includes in-depth interviews with LGBT and hard work activists, Frank offers an inclusive heritage of the convergence of work and LGBT pursuits. She rigorously info how queer caucuses in neighborhood unions brought household companion advantages and union-based AIDS schooling for wellbeing and fitness care workers-innovations which have been influential around the U.S. staff. Out within the Union additionally examines organizing drives at queer offices, campaigns for marriage equality, and different homosexual civil rights concerns to teach the long-lasting strength of LGBT workers. 

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Download E-books America Unzipped: In Search of Sex and Satisfaction PDF

By Brian Alexander

Welcome to the the US we don’t often discuss, a spot the place that great couple down the road will be saddling up for “pony play,” making and promoting their very own porn DVDs, or web hosting different for a bit flogging. As award-winning journalist Brian Alexander uncovers, fringe experimentation has long past suburban. football mothers, your accountant, even your individual mom and dad might be turning kinky.

Stunned by way of the uninhibited questions from usual humans on his column, “Sexploration” (“My spouse and i've heard lot of of their thirties are taking part in strip poker . . . in addition to skinny-dipping with different couples/friends. Any inspiration if it is a stylish development or has it been happening for a while and we by no means knew it?” or “I am drawn to bondage and listen to that there are mystery bondage golf equipment somewhere. are you able to support me locate them?”), Brian Alexander was once pushed to appreciate american citizens’ wish to get down and dirty—especially in an period the place conservative family members values dominate.

To discover what everyone is particularly doing—and why a rustic that suffered a countrywide freak- out over Janet Jackson’s breast was once enthusiastically entering into contact with its internal perv—Alexander set out on a sexual safari in smooth the United States. no matter if blending it up at a tradition of fetishists, suffering into his personal pair of PVC pants for a wild evening at a intercourse membership, being tutored on dildos through a nineteen-year-old manager whereas operating in an grownup shop, or studying the fantastic methods of Biblical intercourse from an evangelical preacher, Alexander makes use of humor and perception to bare a sexual global that's quick redefining the word “polite society.”

Gonzo journalism at its funniest and kinkiest, America Unzipped is an engaging cultural research and an eye-popping peek into the lives of individuals you’d least anticipate finding tied up and donning latex.

One Dozen issues to prevent whilst Exploring American intercourse

1. Asking an enthusiastic devotee to provide an explanation for cock-and-ball torture whereas status inside arm’s length.

2. Assuming an evangelical Christian aren't accustomed to the time period “69.”

3. exceedingly tight PVC pants.

4. attempting to develop into the 1st male intercourse toy domestic social gathering salesman in Missouri.

5. status too just about bondage types with out donning overalls and safeguard goggles.

6. Insisting that Dan Quayle may by no means put money into porn.

7. exhibiting a glance of shock while a grandmother discusses the danger of removal a dildo from a microwave oven.

8. Admitting your intercourse vocabulary is smaller than an 8th grader’s.

9. Explaining the adaptation among “cream pie” and “gonzo” to a suburban mother buying her son’s birthday intercourse DVDs.

10. attempting to interview a unadorned submissive locked on a cage.

11. looking ahead to solutions approximately intercourse from a six-foot-tall crimson rabbit.

12. considering that porn kings couldn't potentially have Ivy League levels and run charitable foundations.

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Download E-books Sex in Antiquity: Exploring Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World (Rewriting Antiquity) PDF

By Mark Masterson

Looking at intercourse and sexuality from numerous historic, sociological and theoretical views, as represented in quite a few media, Sex in Antiquity represents a colourful photograph of the self-discipline of historical gender and sexuality experiences, showcasing the paintings of major foreign students in addition to that of rising abilities and new voices.

Sexuality and gender within the old global is a space of study that has grown quick with frequently unexpected shifts in concentration and theoretical standpoints. This quantity contextualises those shifts whereas setting up new principles and avenues of exploration that additional increase this full of life box or set of disciplines. This large examine additionally contains reports of gender and sexuality within the old close to East which not just supply wealthy attention of these components but in addition offer a comparative viewpoint hardly present in such collections. Sex in Antiquity is a tremendous contribution to the sector of historic gender and sexuality reviews.

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Download E-books HIV/AIDS: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) PDF

By Alan Whiteside

HIV/AIDS is definitely the worst epidemic to hit humankind because the Black loss of life. As of 2004 an envisioned forty million humans have been residing with the affliction, and approximately 20 million had died. regardless of swift medical advances there's nonetheless no healing and the medication are pricey and poisonous. within the constructing global, specially in elements of Africa, lifestyles expectancy has plummeted to lower than 35 years, inflicting a significant decline in financial progress, a pointy elevate in orphans, and the upcoming cave in of health and wellbeing care structures. the scoop isn't really all bleak although. there were unheard of breakthroughs in knowing ailments and constructing medicinal drugs. as the illness is so heavily associated with sexual intercourse and drug use, the necessity to comprehend and alter habit has triggered us to re-evaluate what it capacity to be human and the way we must always function within the globalizing global. This Very brief advent tackles the technology, the overseas and native politics, the interesting demographics, and the devastating results of the affliction, and indicates how we needs to respond.

About the sequence: Oxford's Very brief Introductions bargains concise and unique introductions to a variety of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary thought to historical past. no longer easily a textbook of definitions, every one quantity presents trenchant and provocative--yet consistently balanced and complete--discussions of the significant matters in a given subject. each Very brief advent supplies a readable evolution of the topic in query, demonstrating the way it has built and encouraged society. regardless of the zone of analysis, regardless of the subject that fascinates the reader, the sequence has a convenient and reasonable consultant that might most probably turn out indispensable.

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Download E-books Les Kâma-sûtra, suivis de l'Anangaranga PDF

By Jean Papin, Vātsyāyana, Kalyāṇamalla

Texte intégral traduit du sanskrit par Jean Papin.

Écrits au début du XVIe siècle, l’Anangaranga est le dernier des grands traités érotiques indiens. Avec les célèbres Kâma-sûtra (vers IIe-Ve siècle), il constitue un quantity inédit et représentatif d’une culture amoureuse plus que millénaire.

Documents de preferable ordre sur les fondements de l. a. société indienne, ces deux classiques du savoir-vivre amoureux offrent le truculent tableau d’hommes et de femmes à los angeles recherche du bonheur, par tous les moyens possibles. Autant attachés aux voluptés de l’amour que les Kâma-sûtra, l’Anangaranga suggest en plus une class des zones érogènes en fonction des levels de los angeles lune, de même qu’un choix exceptionnel de recettes aphrodisiaques. Au-delà de ces curiosités piquantes, il accorde également à los angeles femme un statut jusque-là inédit.

Grâce à l’admirable travail de Jean Papin, qui a su rendre à merveille le ton, le rythme, l. a. fraîcheur et los angeles poésie des originaux, ce manuel du plaisir absolu est un incomparable texte de civilisation.

À vrai dire, on sait peu de choses sur Vâtsyâyana, l’auteur de ce grand « Livre de l’amour » que sont les Kâma-sûtra, et guère plus sur Kalyanamalla, celui de l’Anangaranga. Sinon qu’ils sont tous deux, à n’en pas douter, d’obédience brahmanique.

Le ideal a dû vivre entre le IIe et le Ve siècle. Il a composé son ouvrage, comme il l’avoue modestement, en condensant des textes d’auteurs vivant de mille à deux mille ans plus tôt. Ce qu’a également fait Kalyanamalla, auteur de l’Anangaranga, qui était roi et régna aux alentours de 1520-1540.

Jean Papin est l’auteur de plusieurs livres originaux sur le yoga, le tantrisme ou l. a. delicacies indienne, spécialiste de l. a. médecine ayurvédique dont il a traduit, également du sanskrit, le valuable traité.

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Download E-books Vitamin O: Why Orgasms are Vital to a Woman's Health and Happiness, and How to Have Them Every Time! PDF

They’re loose, enjoyable, and with this booklet, effortless to accomplish. And simply glance what a girl stands to achieve from her orgasmic life:

• Oxytocin—nature’s Ecstasy—in her bloodstream
• Relaxation—less tension and tension
• Falling asleep and staying asleep better
• extra supple pores and skin (really!)
• reduce probability of center disease
• Immunity boost
• diminished starvation and cravings for junk food

Far too many girls aren’t having fun with some great benefits of this scrumptious task, and Dr. Natasha desires to swap that. In Vitamin O, she explores guide innovations, oral tools, and crazy-fun intercourse positions that maximize a woman’s excitement. She covers the fundamentals in orgasmic foreplay, orgasmic positions, workouts to enhance orgasms, orgasm-enhancing yoga, respiring innovations, and extra. here's the 411 on extra complex climaxing—multiples and simultaneous orgasms. and she or he breaks out plenty of quickly fixes for buying an everyday dose with none fuss. by the point she’s via, having orgasms becomes as normal and pleasantly ordinary as ingesting a morning espresso (which you’ll be ingesting much less and no more of, as you’ll have elevated strength from greater sleep.)

Vitamin O’s merits are layered and far-reaching, with none fear of toxicity or build-up—because diet O is all approximately liberate. normal doses will gain each reader for life.

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Download E-books Common Women: Prostitution and Sexuality in Medieval England (Studies in the History of Sexuality) PDF

By Ruth Mazo Karras

Via a delicate use of a large choice of inventive and didactic texts, Ruth Karras indicates that whereas prostitutes as participants have been marginalized inside medieval tradition, prostitution as an establishment used to be imperative to the medieval realizing of what it intended to be a lady. this significant paintings might be of curiosity to students and scholars of heritage, women's stories, and the background of sexuality.

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Download E-books Our Sexuality PDF

By Karla Baur

This can be the main revered and authoritative university textbook on hand on human sexuality. Written in an instantaneous, non-judgmental demeanour, this variation of OUR SEXUALITY has been completely and punctiliously up-to-date to mirror the most up-tp-date learn findings. it's the first university textual content to carry state-of-the-art and in-depth emphasis at the impression of politics on sexuality. Crooks and Baur retain you with the main interesting, rising examine and insurance, and concentrate on strengthening fit conversation between companions. The authors even have revised their total assurance on protecting a accountable and fit sexual courting, with higher consciousness to range and inclusiveness.

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