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'O' : the intimate history of the orgasm

Author: Jonathan Margolis
Publisher: London : Arrow, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1558 an anatomist called Columbus discovered the clitoris, and so a whole new world of sexual pleasure began to be opened up - and it was a steady progress that culminated in the present Golden Age. That at least is the official history. Here Jonathan Margolis produces evidence to show that in Europe and America progress was extremely slow whilst in other places the secrets of the orgasm created almost  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Margolis
ISBN: 0099441551 9780099441557
OCLC Number: 61301440
Notes: Originally published: London : Century, 2003.
Description: x, 401 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The sexiest primate --
Coming, coming, gone --
Herstory --
Afterglow --
The way we were --
The evolutionary paradox of orgasm --
Orgasm BC --
Sex and the city state --
Orgasm in the Orient --
Faith, hope, and chastity: Orgasm in the early Christian World --
Orgasm in the Middle Ages --
The foundations of Victorian prudery: The orgasm from the Late Restoration to 1840 --
A tale of two sexes? The orgasm from Victoria to health & efficiency --
The orgasm from Freud to Lady Chatterley --
The orgasm comes of age: From Kinsey to the swinging sixties --
A little coitus never hoitus: From fear of flying to sex and the city --
Epilogue: How was it for us?
Other Titles: Intimate history of the orgasam
Responsibility: Jonathan Margolis.

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The orgasm was revered in ancient societies, but by the 13th Century modesty ruled: St Francis of Assisi would throw himself into a thorn bush to disguise unwanted erections and avoid all possibility  Read more...

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