Editor: Jeffrey Escoffier
Τitle: Sexual Revolution
Introduction: Jeffry Escoffier
Foreword: Erica Jong
Place of Publication: New York
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press
Year of Publication: 2003
Pages: xli+693; bibliography, 685; permissions, 690
Illustrations: 14 black and white pictures by Fred W. McDarrah
Cover Design: David Riedy
Entry No: 2009031
Date of Entry: 20th May 2009
The Sexual Revolution changed how we experience orgasms, female sexuality, pornography, homosexuality and marriage – and how we think about sex.
Collected here is the most provocative, entertaining, and essential writing documenting the immense, contradictory, and incomplete evolution of our attitudes about sexuality and gender. From Susan Sontag's “Pornographic Imagination” to Al Goldstein's notorious review of Deep Throat, writing from Sexual Revolution ranges from inspirational to outrageous. Sexual Revolution explores the cultural, political, and moral consequences of new ways of sexual thinking and behaving: Reclaiming the female orgasm and challenging the double standard; Celebrating open marriage and homosexuality; Defying taboo and censorship. From Anne Koedt's classic “The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm” to Norman Mailer's “The Homosexual Villain”; from Helen Gurley Brown to Lenny Bruce; from Wilhelm Reich and Freud to Foucault, here are the voices of those who registered and provoked popular consciousness and transformed how we think about sex. Today, Dr. Phil talks about oral sex among grade-schoolers on Oprah and pornstar Jenna Jameson gets a six-figure advance for her memoirs--something has changed – but Sexual Revolution reminds us that our sexuality remains a bitterly contested battleground.