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The pleasure's all mine : a history of perverse sex

Author: Julie Peakman
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, [2016] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Homosexuals, transvestites, transsexuals, sado-masochists, necrophiliacs - all of these have been, or still are, considered 'deviants'. Concomitantly there has been almost universal acceptance that unembellished vaginal penetration, performed by one man and one woman, is 'normal' sex. This is now contested. But what is perverse sex and what isn't? The Pleasure's All Mine explores the gamut of sexual activity that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Peakman
ISBN: 1780236751 9781780236759
OCLC Number: 938382599
Notes: "Reprint edition"--Amazon.com.
Description: 472 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Taking it straight --
From onanism to spending --
From Ganymedes to gays --
From female friendships to lipstick lesbians --
From transvestites to transsexuals --
Man's best friend: bestiality --
Ties that bind: sadomasochism --
Loving the dead --
Too close for comfort: incest --
Child love or paedophilia? --
Games people play --
On body parts: fellatio, fetishism, infibulations and fisting --
Epilogue: a limit to tolerance?
Responsibility: Julie Peakman.

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The Pleasure's All Mine explores the gamut of sexual activity that has been seen as strange, abnormal or deviant over the last 2,000 years. This first comprehensive history of sexual perversion  Read more...

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'For those with an erudite interest in debauchery, this latest from author, historian, and sex scholar Peakman is just the ticket... Peakman's broad overview is stunning, sweeping, and very carefully Read more...

 
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