Tuesday, 23 October 2012

THE LIFESTYLE



ISBN-13: 978-1-55209-482-2
Writer: Terry Gould
Title:
The Lifestyle
Subtitle: A Look at the Erotic Rites of Swingers
Language: English
Place of Publication: Buffalo, N.Y.
Publisher: Fireplay Books
Year of Publication: 2000
Format: 133x205mm (trimmed)
Pages: 392; sources, 377; index, 384
Cover Design CS Richardson
Cover Image: Detail taken from “The Worship of Venus” by Peter Paul Rubens, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Binding: Paperback in colour printed wraps
Original Price: USD 16.95
Weight: 430gr.
Entry No.: 2012033
Entry Date: 23rd  October 2012


BOOK DESCRIPTION

Can open eroticism between more than two consenting adults be considered natural sexual behaviour? Is it possible to experience sex with other partners while happily ensconced in an emotionally monogamous marriage? Is swinging merely an invention of sexually permissive modern times? As award-winning investigative  journalist Terry Gould discovered, swinging ahs roots that go back thousands of years and seem to serve a variety of social and biological purposes, some of which we have only just begun to understand. Controversial and unique, The Lifestyle offers a riveting book at what it means to be part of a growing subculture of mainstream adults who are changing the rules of sexual behaviour for pair-bonded humans. Or are they?

Monday, 1 October 2012

SEXING THE MILLENNIUM


ISBN-13: 978-00-255362-9
Writer: Linda Grant
Title:
Sexing the Millennium
Subtitle: A Political History of the Sexual Revolution
Language: English
Place of Publication: London
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Year of Publication: 1993
Format: 130x223mm
Pages: ix+289
Illustrations: 1 black and white picture of the writer on the dust jacket by Caroline Forbes
Jacket Illustration: John Holmes
Binding: Boards in colour dust jacket
Original Price: GBP 12.99
Weight: 566gr.
Entry No.: 2012032
Entry Date: 1st
  Octoberr 2012

BOOK DESCRIPTION


Sex is under siege - sex is fighting back - sex has always been dangerous, to societies as well as individuals. It has always been the stuff around which utopias have been woven.

First there was the sexual revolution. Then the backlash: by feminism against pornography and by the right against the decline in moral values. But now sex is back in style. Madonna, porn for women, designer bondage: is this the shape of sex as we approach the year 2000?

Sexing the Millennium is the first serious attempt to examine the intellectual, economic and technological movements that formed the sexual revolution, from the sixties to the present day, charting the origins of sexual revolution in the anarchoerotic sects of the English Civil War, through the hippie idealism os xisties, counter-culture, to our present, postmodern bewildernment. Brilliantly written and brilliantly funny, it demolishes the wacky opportunism of West Coast communes through such luminaries as Jefferson Poland, who legally changed his middle name to Fuck.

But the memory of the brief years when sex was free from the threats of both pregnancy and disease continues to shape our dreams. Sexing the Millennium affirms that the personal is still political. In the age of Virtual Reality porn, it calls for a new sexual revolution - one which would at last liberate female desire from the thrall of male fantasy and allow women to pursue the passionate, erotic adventure of their own lives. Two decades after The Female Eunuch, this book should be read by all revolutionaries.