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Manhood : the rise and fall of the penis

Manhood : the rise and fall of the penis

Author: Mels van Driel
Publisher: London : Reaktion, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
In Manhood, van Driel presents the history of the male sexual organ from medical, psychological, and cultural perspectives.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Driel, Mels van, 1954-
London : Reaktion, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mels van Driel
ISBN: 9781861897084 1861897081
OCLC Number: 676696262
Language Note: Translated from the Dutch.
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Introduction --
1. The testicles and the scrotum --
2. The penis --
3. The prostate and seminal glands --
4. Testosterone and sperm --
5. Castration --
6. Ailments of the scrotum --
7. Ailments of the penis --
8. Voluntary and involuntary sterility --
9. Spilling one's seed --
10. Women --
11. Eroticism --
Conclusion: That wraps it up.
Other Titles: Geheime delen.
Responsibility: Mels van Driel ; [translated by Paul Vincent].


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A lighthearted gambol through the uses and abuses of the penis and its unjustly overlooked companion organs ... a marvellous read ... Manhood is an eccentric delight The Observer The tidbits of Read more...

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